Melbourne’s beloved Bar Americano takes up residency in Bondi

June 22, 2021
By Ioni Doherty

Melbourne’s Bar Americano is making a temporary home for itself at Bondi’s iconic Icebergs Dining Room and Bar in August.

The idea was dreamt up by Iceberg’s Maurice Terzini and Bar Americano’s Matthew Bax during a long night out in Venice over a few Negronis and is made possible with the support of Bacardi-Martini Australia (BMA).

Bacardi-Martini’s Marketing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Sarah Nichols said “This is an exciting opportunity for Bacardi-Martini Australia to have three of its of premium brands at Bondi’s iconic Icebergs Bar, with the backdrop of one of Australia’s best views.

Tucked away in the tangle of Melbourne’s laneways, Bar Americano holds just ten people standing and it will do the same at Icebergs as an exclusive and intimate space that can accomodate seven seated or ten standing guests.

Bar Americano opened in 2011 as an homage to the Golden Age of drinking, the time of the “American Bar”, a concept born in the early 20th century as well-heeled Europeans sought out these liquid delights in the Jazz cities of Chicago and New York. They (along with the thirsty Yanks fleeing the drought of Prohibition) cried out for these innovative concoctions back in Europe. The “American Bar” is the perfect balance of American “get-up-n-go” and refined European service.

Bar Americano limits the drinks menu to just eight to ten select cocktails per night, reflecting the season and the creative whims of bartender and founder, Matt Bax. Every sip unveils the layers and secrets behind what Matt describes as “simple” classics.

When recreating this experience at Bondi Beach, the drinks menu will include eight classic cocktails, inspired by premium spirits, Tequila Patrón, Grey Goose Vodka and Bombay Sapphire Gin.The space is available for individual and group bookings from Thursday, 5 August.

Bar Americano at Icebergs promises cocktail lovers an unforgettable experience.

Session Times: Thursday, 5 August – Wednesday, 1 September
  • 2.00pm – 3.30pm: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 4.00pm – 5.30pm: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 6.00pm – 7.30pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 8.00pm – 9.30pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Icebergs Bar, 1 Notts Avenue Bondi Beach

Book online here for $80 per person pre-paid. (This amount will be deducted from the final bill.)

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