Melbourne’s reputation for hospitality shows up no better than in their incredible bar scene, so we’re paying tribute to our neighbouring city by celebrating a selection of their best! Award-winning Melbourne venues will take up temporary residence at the Golden Age Bar each evening, with an impressive lineup of bartending talent from the likes of Above Board, Black Pearl, Byrdi and The Everleigh coming to town to share their top Don Julio tipples with Sydneysiders.
When: Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm-late
Simon Johnson x Ketel One: The Truth About Caviar
Celebrating the increasingly popular vodka and caviar pairing in an afternoon titled ‘The Truth About Caviar’, the team from Simon Johnson, Purveyor of Quality Food, will offer unique tastings and education for guests to better understand this luxury ingredient and its history of being partnered with vodka. Ketel One vodka martinis will be served alongside a bump of caviar, or for the more inquisitive guests, a hosted in depth 20minute tasting experience.
When: Saturday, 2pm-5pm
Mexico’s Golden Age
If you’re missing holidays abroad, Don Julio is going to transport you to Jalisco at Paramount House, where all week we bring the spirit of Mexico to life with a feast for the senses! For a cultural buzz, sip contemporary Don Julio tequila cocktails while you watch cinematic favourites celebrating some of Mexico’s most esteemed film directors at Golden Age Cinema. For a cultural buzz that pays homage to Mexico’s best, Don Julio has taken charge of the film schedule, screening Desperado, Like Water For Chocolate, El Mariachi, Brimstone & Glory and Pan’s Labyrinth.
When: Wednesday to Saturday, session times available at www.ourgoldenage.com.au
Originally constructed in 1940 and utilised as the home of Paramount Pictures in Sydney until the 1970s, Golden Age Cinema was re-opened in 2013 along with its David Lynch-inspired bar, and immediately cast a spell over the city with a fresh take on curating and socialising. Operating beneath the streets of Surry Hills, the award-winning independent cinema program is similarly underground, bringing together exclusive titles, special events, classics, cults, creepies and the best new releases of the year. Reserve your favourite corner of the bar online or grab a takeaway bottle of wine or cocktail from the Bottle Rocket shop.