STANDING ROOM ONLY
Bar Americano was the first standing room only venue in Australia. When you visit us, you will understand why.
Whilst our drinks maybe be classic, our systems are very modern. We only accept EFTPOS, VISA and Mastercard payment. No service fees are charged. American Express is no longer accepted.
NO BOOKINGS & WAITING LIST
Given our broom cupboard dimensions, walk ins only but if we are full, just give your number to our staff through the window and we will text you when we have space. The bar concept is designed for quick turnover, so wait times are never excessive.
Being a tiny venue, our patrons’ privacy is extremely important. So we ask if you can refrain from taking photographs. If you are interested in a photo of a drink or the venue, please just ask, as we are happy to provide you with a professional press image.
Our team has been very fortunate to have won multiple international and national awards including Best Cocktail bar, Best Cocktail Menu and Best Bartender & Hot Talent. If that stuff rocks your world click here.
WHO IS THIS TWAT, MATTHEW BAX?
Is an artist and ex-accountant who created the internationally renowned Der Raum (2001, Richmond) and Tippling Club (2008, Singapore). Gamsei (2013, Munich) and Bar Economico (2013) Bar Exubernate (2015), and the Matcha bar concept SAMU (2016). If you want know more about the art click here or learn more about the other the bars here.
HISTORY & CONCEPT
Bar Americano was opened by Matthew Bax in 2011 as homage to the Golden Age of drinking, the time of the “American Bar”. The drinks of the “American bar” are the USA’s greatest cultural export. The concept was born out of foreign demand; well-heeled Europeans discovered 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.
We unashamedly only serve classic cocktails. Our section changes each week to reflect seasonality and whim. We stock our bar according to the menu so please understand if your non-menu selection is not available. A copy of the current menu can be downloaded from this website. Click here.
We take our coffee as seriously as any of our cocktails. We are proud to have simply the finest espresso machine ever created, the ‘Slayer’. We work closely with our partners at Coffee Supreme to bring justice to this marvel of modern engineering.
We offer a small curated selection of local olives & prepared nuts and a daily selection Tramezzini ( fancy Italian toasted sandwiches).
We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm until 1am.
WEDDINGS, PARTIES ANYTHING
Only when the 3 moons of Tatooine align and small children are willing to be sacrificed to the old gods and the new, is the bar available for private events/photo shoots. Booking fees apply. Cross your fingers and just email firstname.lastname@example.org.