Hello, Sailor! A new port-themed bar in Sydney’s Darlinghurst

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A change of direction from the Americana-style boutique bars popping up across Sydney, port-themed bar and eatery Hello Sailor has just moored on Darlinghurst’s Foley Street.

The team behind Cockatoo Island’s The Island Bar, Mike Edkins and Marco Faraone, enlisted its head bartender Luke Redington (formerly of cocktail bar Eau de Vie), with whom they craft a rotating list of drinks to reflect a different seaside port from around the world each week.linebreak

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Head upstairs for the Seafood Shack — featuring a seafood aperitivo bar — or relax down below with a cocktail in the dimly lit Sailor’s Den. Seafood alternatives include  pork belly with pumpkin puree, buffalo mozzarella salad or beef with thyme, spicy chicory and pea sprouts. Island-kitch piña coladas are the house specialty, made fashionable with the use of Sailor Jerry spiced rum.linebreaklinebreakHello Sailor-17

Brightly coloured booths and furnishings liven up the decor, which is accented with taxidermy swordfish, life preservers, flags and dangling ferry rope. A continuous loop of Finding Nemo screened through a porthole makes for a unique entertainment area, with the timber dinghy seating adding another playful touch.linebreak

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Hello Sailor, 96 Oxford Street, Sydney (entry on Foley Street between Crown and Palmer Streets).

Words: Dijana Kumurdian
Photography: courtesy Hello Sailor

2 Responses to “Hello, Sailor! A new port-themed bar in Sydney’s Darlinghurst”
  1. This place looks amazing! Will be popping in to check it out asap, thanks for the heads up Vogue Living. P.S I have that same Sailor Girl pin up poster at my house!!

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