|Dreamtime and Whisky Sour|
Design Bar by Classique, formerly known as C-ique Design Bar, reopened its doors in January after a complete makeover.
The bar itself occupies the ground floor and produces some excellent and creative cocktails. For a refreshing drink, go for The Nightingale (Hendrick's gin, Pimm's No. 1, French Canton ginger liqueur, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, pressed lemon zests, ginger beer). Or if you are feeling patriotic, try Dreamtime (Tasmanian vodka, Tambourine Mountain lemon myrtle liqueur, house eucalyptus syrup). During happy hour, a complimentary sharing plate will come with every two cocktails purchased, so bring your friends and share the love!
Up the stairs is the furniture showroom that doubles as a function centre, all the fabulous Italian and French designer furnitures will make you feel like you are visiting someone's house rather than attending an event at a function centre. Whilst I can't tell the difference between a Phillippe Starck and Matteograssi, I can still appreciate the beauty in the pieces. Each and every one of them simply oozes elegance, prestige and screams "take me home". If only I had more room at home...
Even though we were there on a Friday night, given the wet weather, the bar stayed quiet, which suited us just fine. No crowd meant no wait at the bar! It'd probably been a very different story if the sun was out. The outdoor area expands into the courtyard and the lounges looked ridiculously comfortable.
Sipping cocktails while lounging on beautiful designer furnitures, what's not to like?