Sydney Institution, The Abercrombie, Test Drives 24-Hour Licence With A Packed January Lineup

Bars, Drink, Eat, Sydney / 23 January 2023

The Abercrombie has officially reopened to the public after a 9-year closure, and they’re making up for lost time with a stacked summer programme of partying

We hope you’ve got your dancing shoes on, Sydney, because the summer season is set to be filled with late nights on the dancefloor! Not long ago, Kissuu announced their dumpling-fuelled-disco arrival onto Oxford Street, and this month Chippendale’s iconic Abercrombie reopened its doors for the first time in 9 years!

Kicking off the new year as they mean to go on, The Abercrombie have just dropped a sensational live music lineup which will see some of Sydney’s most revered party starters taking over the venue for a series of late-night extravaganzas.

January 2023 Lineup

On Thursday January 26, Blueprint and Oasis will team up to host Berlin artist and head of Get Physical Music, DJ T. A musical legend who effortlessly blends house, techno, disco and electronica, supported by Ben Nott, Kaan, Veda, Garth & Pip and more.

Friday, January 27 will see Basel-based house label Karussell Records take to the Abercrombie stage for the launch party of Berlin producer Nils Twachtmann’s Gimlet EP, with Jerk Boy, Jaqui Cunningham, Lustwell, Lumana and Dan.B on supports.

On Saturday 28th, local crews eclectic. and Parallel will join forces to host revered Melbourne selectors Millú and Pjenne. Taking over 2 floors of the Abercrombie, the event will also feature Command D, Harley Ferris, Jungist, End User License Agreement, 99 Nissan Patrol and more.

The celebrations will span across all three bars including Casa Rosa the rooftop-disco bar-shaped cherry atop a flavourful sundae of entertainment destinations which also include a neighbourhood wine bar and shop, beer garden, and ground floor performance and club space which just slammed back into the Sydney club scene with 36-hour, non-stop launch party.

Following a transformative re-design, the ground level of the heritage-listed space transitions seamlessly from day to night with a DJ ‘pyramid’ taking centre stage. The sculptural and recessed-lit DJ ‘pyramid’ shapeshifts between casual bleacher-style seating in pub mode to dancing podiums in club mode, backdropped to gold velvet curtains, sculptural lighting, a high communal table and horseshoe booths with olive-brushed leather banquettes.

Upstairs on level one, Lil Sis redefines everything you thought you knew about the humble wine bar and gives it a (very) late-night Parisian spin. Open ‘til 3 am, you’ll find a quirky take one on a charming French ‘cave à Vin’s’, featuring it’s very own disco-ball-lined bottle shop and DJ spinning French-inspired lounge disco tunes.

Abercrombie, Chippendale

In keeping with the fit-out, Zoe Brunton (head sommelier for Monopole) has curated a relaxed, approachable and fun wine list showcasing producers and wine regions from all over the world.  To pair, Lil Sis will offer a grazing-focused bar menu, also served until midnight, featuring a range of local cheeses; Pino’s and LP’s cured meats sliced to order; gildas; and Ortiz anchovies and mussels escabeche. For a more filling late-night feast, take your pick from a nostalgic jaffle menu including a Heinz spaghetti with cheddar jaffle, toasted to ultimate late-night-snack perfection.

Up on level two, Casa Rosa will be the Terrazza-shaped vessel to introduce the world to Abercrombie’s top floor and hidden rooftop. The playful late-night Italo-disco cocktail lounge with rooftop Terrazza has been inspired by a NYC icon – Palazzo Chupi ‘pink house’.

The space is as eclectic as it is colourful featuring Neapolitan colour-washed walls, green leather lounges, yellow and black terrazzo tables, and pink leather director’s chairs served alongside Italian-inspired cocktails, DJs playing Italo-disco beats, Mediterranean-style lounge snacks, table service, and dancing on tables into the early hours.

Find out more and book your tickets here.

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