New bar Mr Tipply's is ushering in the death of the hipster, and the rise of the gentleman. A rogue gentleman, that is.
Mr Tipply is coming, and you need to prepare yourselves.
Who is Tipply, you ask?
Why, he’s a gentleman about town. A devastatingly handsome chap in the leagues of Oscar Wilde and Gatsby, who leaves in his path a wake of intrigue, scandal, and broken hearts. He’s travelled the globe, mixing cocktails with the rich and powerful, and rumour has it he's back in town.
Actually, Mr Tipply's is a new bar on the corner of King and Kent in Sydney. It's a three-levelled city funhouse: gaming in the basement, a bar and restaurant on street level, and a cocktail lounge upstairs.
On offer here will be Asian-fusion eating (with share plates in the $6-$30 range), and deft hands mixing drinks. While we don’t know too much yet, the tidbits are enough to whet our appetites about what’s to come: erotically-charged wallpaper, knick knacks sourced from a certain ‘Mr Tipply’s’ travels, and the promise of a dance floor in a city beginning to lack them.
We're still a little devastated that Tipply is not a real person, because he seems like the world's best drinking buddy. You know – the type to get picked up by the cops and charm his way out of trouble.
With that in mind, we'll be consoling ourselves with a gin martini at the bar. Think of this place as an "in" to one of Gatsby's parties. Your invitation to Mr Tipply's has arrived.
Address: Corner of Kent and King streets, Sydney
Opening Hours: Daily 10am-late (subject to change)