Just when you thought nothing could knock Eau de Vie off its best cocktail bar block, along comes The Roosevelt – an even more impressive (is that possible?) restaurant and cocktail bar by the same small bar mastermind, Sven Almenning.

With a nod to yesteryear, this place oozes old Hollywood glamour. Imagine the charm of Humphrey Bogart and grace of Ginger Rogers, add them together, give ‘em a good shake, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

An ode to all things art deco, the decor is nothing short of suave. There’s imported European bar stools and a display cabinet housing vintage cocktail shakers and glassware from the 20s. Look out for the mobile cocktail trolley fitted with a liquid nitrogen hose. Nitro Colada anyone?

But the buck doesn’t stop at liquor – they’re serious about food too. Book a spot in the private dining room at one of the communal tables and indulge in a five-course cocktail (wine was so 2011) degustation dinner [keep an eye on our perks page for an awesome invitation].

Order the Dead End and sip from a hip flask, or try Al Capone’s Smugglers Crate and have it jimmied at the table.

You’ll go for the theatre. You’ll go back for everything else. 

The Roosevelt
32 Orwell Street, Potts Point 2011
T: 0422 263 226