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boozeinprettycups on the road – The Classroom

Tucked into a little strip of shops on the intersection on Charles Street and Scarborough Beach Road in North Perth, The Classroom has quickly livened up what was once a small business black spot. We’ve seen many a business come and go from that strip and more often than not the seemingly prime real estate has stood empty. Thank goodness for Adam Keane and Daniel Sterpini!
Heavily themed, The Classroom is full of references to an Australian child’s schooling experience. Desks as tables, hopscotch painted onto the floor, a backbar built out of old lockers, black boards and exercise books as menus. The drinks follow suit with the use of smokes, fogs, bunsen burners and interesting textures, all utilized in theatrical ways to engage their patrons. Adam, Daniel and their bar manager, Andrew Bennett have worked together to create a clever and original drinks selection.

These guys pay a lot of attention to the details and have managed to create an all encompassing aesthetic experience. We loved the clock on the wall set permanently at 3.25pm (the end of a traditional school day in Perth).

website: link

Barrel Aged Automobile – “Olds Mobile”: genever, scotch, sweet vermouth, orange twist

Dark & Stormy: Goslings Black Seal, house ginger beer, lime

Fatwashed Manhattan: 10 hour BBQ bourbon beef ribs fatwashed Wild Turkey Rye, Antica Formula, Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel Bitters, house brandied cherries

Storm in a Tea Cup: Beefeater 24 gin, orange liqueur, rose petal jam, sencha green tea syrup, green tea and citrus fog, garnished with a rose bud

Our bartender for the afternoon, Andrew Bennett, prepares our final drink.

Smoked Lunch Box Rob Roy: Chivas Regal 18yo, Antica Formula, Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel Bitters, Peterson’s tobacco smoke

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boozeinprettycups on the road – el Público

Exposure to new flavours and products is on the rise in Perth. Luckily, this means tequila has expanded beyond the realm of a shot glass sandwiched between a lemon wedge and a salty knuckle.

Enter el Público! A bar focused restaurant and the niño de amor (thanks, http://www.spanishdict.com) of Paul Aron (Greenhouse), Michael Forde (Cantina 663) and Alex Cuccovia. Heading up the bar team is a well known face, James Connolly (ex Defectors/Sentinel).

When James invited us in to share some drinks we were more than keen. True to the theme, all the drinks he made for us used tequila or mezcal, and a quick glance at the back bar was impressive. These guys have gone out of their way to source products previously unavailable to Perthites and even many Australians.

Lagerita: Espolon Blanco tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, Tecate
Served in a cut off Tecate beer can.

el Público mezcal serve: llegal Mezcal Reposado, chilli salt,
hibiscus & raspberry icy pole
Served in a clay pot reminiscent of those used to serve agave spirit in Oaxaca

Captain Fanta Pants: Calle 23 Blanco tequila, St Germain Elderflower liqueur, Bitterman’s hopped grapefruit bitters, lemon juice, Fanta
Served in a crown seal Fanta bottle with crushed ice.

Margarita: Herradura Silver tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar, lime juice, salt

Our bartender for the afternoon, James Connolly.

ps. check out the beautiful “coming soon” page of their future website: link

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