The Hellenic Club of Sydney adds the stunning new Beta Bar, creating a Grecian watering hole with a glamorous modern aesthetic.
Making the most of the elegant Victorian architecture of 238 Castlereagh Street, which is also home to the Hellenic Club’s Alpha Restaurant, Beta Bar is a balance between the old and new.
Design firm DS17 led by Paul Papadopoulos, who was responsible for the bright and airy Greek islands-style interiors in the restaurant downstairs, has created a space that melds raw exposed brick with sleek furnishings in muted tones, metallic accents and, of course, a bit of marble in a nod to the bar’s Hellenic heritage.
“We wanted customers to feel that they could be anywhere in the world,” says Paul and that is certainly achieved in this artfully eclectic fit-out.
The result is a stylish spot to try some of chef Peter Conistis’s Greek-inspired cocktails, such as the dirty Greek martini, served with a grilled horiatiki (Greek salad) skewer.
You can also enjoy small plates of the same authentic yet modern Greek flavours Conistis is known for, including rock oysters with cucumber, green olive, rose and sumac dressing, and sweetbread popcorn with zhoug skordalia. Get us to the Greek!
The Details: Beta Bar
Location: Beta Bar, Level 1, 238 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Design firm: DS17