Eve’s Bar at the Mercure Sydney near the Central station has been many different things over the past years. At some point, it even housed a Vietnamese restaurant. But it looks like Eve’s bar has finally found itself and the re-launch showed a completely new, but old concept.
The limited, but comfortable and centrally located space is now the home of an urban small bar. Eve’s bar has now a very modern look, with leather furniture and my favourite, black tiles that accentuate the bar in the right places. The concept of the menu is simple, but awesome: American style comfort food.
Before arriving at the launch, I was sure that there would be burgers, chips, the usual food. However, I was pleasantly surprised to even find corn dogs. I had never tried corn dogs before and every time I saw them, I didn’t try them because they looked rather artificial. But not the ones at Eve’s bar. They looked extremely fresh and the first bite revealed a crunchy skin on the outside, but very juicy, mouthwatering meat on the inside.
But it was not just the food that left a very memorable taste in my mouth, the drinks were equally fantastic. I hit it off with sweet, but fresh Apple Pie cocktail, while Aidan enjoyed a cocktail with espresso. The launch was a night full of socializing, delicious food, fantastic drinks and showcased, what Eve’s Bar is all about: Having a place to meet with friends and just enjoy life.
With seats inside and outside, Eve’s Bar seems to be a great location all year around and the delicious food and drinks are best enjoyed with friends.
Even Travel & Lifestyle Editor decided to pop by and enjoy the food and cocktails on offer the following day. “With dark furnishings, it gave off a New York vibe and American tempting menu that is good for the soul”, Rafael mentioned.
Eve’s bar is a go-to hub for the after-work drinks crowd, tourists looking to explore the Chippendale/Central area or students on a lunch break (you know them days when you have time to kill). The small bar provides the perfect atmosphere for a cold craft beer, brewed at the nearby Sydney Brewery. Recommend trying out the Tasting Paddle ($12) and soak it with some decent carbs. Like the Mr Piggy burger – smokey bbq pulled pork, or the The Great Southern – buttermilk marinated chicken, dusted southern spices and smokey chipotle burger sauce.
General Manager of Mercure Sydney, Daniel Barnard said “The small bar scene is becoming more and more popular in Sydney and Eve’s Bar is a great new addition. The design is chic yet welcoming, the menus are themed around freshly prepared American style comfort food and this hint of New York is carried through to the uniforms. Our teams’ focus is delivering consistent quality, prompt service and creating memorable experiences”.
Take advantage of happy hour specials with friends and work colleagues.