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Published December 11th 2012
James Street has a new place to eat and drink
'Tis the season for new bars to open. Alfred and Constance opened early November, Loft West End opened during November and now At Sixes and Sevens opened over the weekend on James Street. The James Street precinct plays host to boutique eateries and bars and this newly opened bar at 67 James St, has officially joined the list.
I dropped by just after 4pm and again about 7:30pm on a warm Saturday arvo / evening, and the astro-turfed beer garden was overflowing with good-looking people sipping on chilled beverages. Unfortunately I didn't have much time to explore, but I can already tell that it's going to be a staple on the James Street strip. The new bar opened on Friday 7 December, it's just in time for the silly season and long, hot, summer days.
An old cottage converted into a bar, similar to the newly opened Alfred and Constance) is located on the corner of James & Arthur Streets, At Sixes and Sevens is the creation of the people behind Cru Bar & Cellar. Termed a gastropub, the name comes from the street address and an English saying about confusion. But there's no confusion here, it's hot right now!
I tried my luck a second time, hoping to grab a Sunday brunch about 11am at the venue, but alas, the kitchen doesn't open until 12noon, and both myself and my brunch partner were too hungry to wait. I will get back there and try their food menu very soon.