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Monopole Is Waving Goodbye To Potts Point And Heading To The CBD

Bars, Drink, Sydney / July 22, 2020

Get in quick, Monopole is closing its doors in September before relocating to the CBD.

It’s been one of Sydney’s most exciting wine bars. Since launching in 2012, chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt have been leading the charge behind Monopole, the award-winning and trailblazing wine bar located in the heart of Potts Point.

With a 500-strong wine list, compelling cocktail selection and delicious, wine-friendly menu, it’s no surprise these hospitality heavyweights have earned industry acclaim. With multiple hats under its belt, Monopole has been a boundary-pushing destination that effortlessly delivers delicious drinks and snack-style dining.

And in 2020, change is ahead for the Monopole team. The wine bar will be closing its doors for good in Potts Point, moving to a new location on Hunter Street, overlooking Australia Square, and set to reopen for service in October 2020.

Monopole’s new CBD site boasts an 80-seat space that will offer a bistro-esque dining experience by day and wine bar by night. The offering has been tailored to fit the new CBD market, designed for corporate long lunches and post-work dinner, snacks and drinks.

But one thing that won’t change is Monopole’s impressive wine program, which will contribute to feature undiscovered local winemakers, impressive international grape varieties and regions as well as legendary drops from Australia and across the globe. And as you’ve come to expect from the Potts Point location, a large portion of the wine list will still be available by the glass.

This move has been a long time coming, as co-owner and sommelier Hildebrandt explains, “we’ve been wanting to move Monopole to the CBD for a while and were offered a great site that is ideally suited to the evolution of Monopole.”

Co-owner and chef Brent Savage echoes this sentiment, explaining, “we’ve given a lot of thought to Monopole’s evolution, and this new menu will give me the opportunity to put the Monopole twist on some classic combinations, such as Salad Niçoise, Steak Frites and snacks like a Moreton Bay Bug Roll.”

The CBD space will be designed by long-time collaborator Pascale Gomes-McNabb, set to feature floor-to-ceiling glass bi-fold doors and a colourful, light-filled space complete with a 20-seat marble bar, blonde wood tables and even a 25-seat private dining room.

As for the original Potts Point space? Savage and Hildebrandt are working hard to craft a new concept for the venue (with more news coming soon).

Monopole Potts Point will close in September, with the new venue launching in October at Shop 3, 20 Hunter Street, Sydney. Find out more here.

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