Review by Tom Lodewyke
As the dying light glances off the façade of Bondi Junction Westfield, take a quick turn down Spring St and descend the narrow stairs into a little Sydney speakeasy with class to match its underground location.
Spring Street Social has been around for a few years, quietly doing its thing beneath the centre of Bondi Junction, a postcode not known for its nightlife. This makes the bar a pleasant surprise. With a relaxed yet shmick vibe and live music that makes great use of the intimate space, Spring Street Social is an ideal date spot, after-work watering hole, or party venue.
Still not convinced? They’ve also just launched a revamped summer menu, including two new cocktails that require some serious alchemy from the bar staff. The ‘Honey Bee’ comes highly recommended, a delicious sweet and sour concoction that goes down dangerously smooth. The launch event on Thursday night featured a little teaser from the kitchen in the form of tender, flavour-packed beef and pork sliders. If these morsels are anything to go by, the new summer dishes will be a finger-licking addition to the contemporary Southern-style menu.
They’ve got you covered for tunes too. Spring Street Social’s regular live music ranges from blues to funk to reggae, guaranteed to have you up on your feet. Midnight Tea Party headlined the launch, getting the crowd going with their gypsy-dub fusion. A cheeky burlesque performance from Lola Cherie added to the saloon theme that gives the bar its character.
Wondering why the popcorn is so moreish? A drizzle of truffle oil puts a sophisticated spin on this humble snack. Classy yet familiar – the essence of Spring Street Social. Get down to Bondi Junction’s smoothest small bar as soon as you can.
110 Spring St, Bondi Junction
Photo credits: Spring Street Social