There were those who had their doubts when it was announced that the Star were putting indie bands on in their new venue in the middle of the gaming floor of the Star, but those doubters have had to concede that Rock Lily's carved a niche in the Sydney scene - especially in terms of having a venue in the Glebe/Pyrmont area, which remains oddly underrepresented when it comes to live rooms.
This intimate, 200-capacity bar openied in April 2011, boasting regular live music and the biggest selection of whiskey and tequila in Australia, with 120 of the most sought-after tequilas available. Rock Lily is the only place in Australia you can find many of them.
With such an extensive tequila menu, naturally Margaritas take front row on the drinks menu, such as a ‘Cadillac’ (traditional 1930s-style Margarita, but using Grand Marnier), shaken, frozen or stirred with your choice of tequila. A strong American bourbon/whiskey menu is a highlight as well as signature and classic cocktails.
Rock Lily features a mixture of new, vintage and wooden interiors with concrete floors and converted Cadillac seat booths, plus a duke box and photobooth.