Who: 21 Sydney
What: Inspired by the New York loft and it’s industrial heritage, ’21′ is a venue whose interior reflects the raw materials indicative of this genre of space, combined with the luxurious elements characteristic of an upper east side establishment. The brick has been used throughout as a symbol of this New York inspiration, both in its traditional form and replicated through graphic laser cut motifs and materiality shifts. ’21′ will become the turning point for intimate and decadent evenings within our nations most prominent nightlife district. Infusing the finest creative team and interior design with an incredible food and beverage menu will establish ’21′ as (quite simply) the place.
Where: 12 Kellet Street Potts Point
I turned up at 21 last night at 7pm with my BFF Samisoni to be greeted by the host. To our surprise he told us that they were running behind schedule and to please come back in 30 minutes. Feeling like we had just been turned away from the latest and greatest club to hit Sydney we went and had a drink at nearby bar Barrio Chino and had a laugh at what just happened. After 40 minutes we headed back to 21… and this time we were allowed inside!
The layout of the venue is great, with a large dance floor and an even larger disco ball as well as several booths to sit down and chat with friends, it has everything you could want in a nightclub. I find one of the biggest problem with Sydney nightclubs is that they don’t have air conditioning systems that can cope with the amount of people inside the venue. You don’t need to sweat anymore – I have finally found a club in Sydney where the air con can cope… let’s just hope that 21 doesn’t turn into a sweatbox! DJ Tomfoolery played some awesome music everything from RnB to old school 80′s tunes which kept everyone on the dance floor. Cocktails flowed freely from 7pm-10pm and I was more than impressed that they had the right number of bar staff working so it was quick and easy to get a drink. Surrounded by the fresh greenery this was a welcomed and refreshing change to usual dark clubs that occupy Kings Cross.
Despite being turned away at first, 21 quickly redeemed itself and will definitely be my new hangout. I hope that they keep up the high standard that they set last night.
Make sure you check out 21 this Friday when they open their doors to the public for the very first time… see you there!
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