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Luxe drinking has just returned to Potts Point

Science! Alchemy! Nitrogen! Expect to read these words on the menu at the Roosevelt, a bar that's equal parts theatrics and class. Here, drinks are served in hip flasks, are lit right at your table or freeze-dried at their bespoke liquid nitrogen trolley. Sure, these stage dramatics aren’t necessary – a great drink is a great drink regardless of props and drama – but it somehow seems to work at this venue. Perhaps it’s got to do with the curved lines of the Art Deco room, the collection of vintage cocktail shakers and the outfits the waitresses wear – it all goes together to create a sense of sophistication and glamour not seen in many other joints around town. While the food is not as successful as the liquid concoctions, things like fried chicken and waffles, spanner crab cakes and duck liver parfait, it’s good to have something to soak up all the delicious booze.

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The Roosevelt details

32 Orwell St , Potts Point 2011

Telephone 0423 203 119

Price per person including drinks $10.00 to $60.00

Open Tue-Fri 5pm-midnight; Sat noon-4pm, 5pm-midnight; Sun 3-10pm

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