Word is spreading like wildfire about a cool new bar opening at the Adelaide Festival Centre in December. A city known for its quirky pop up bars, this one is no exception.
CLUB SWIZZLE seems to be the place where legends are made. Located in the Space Theatre, this cool bar seems to be attracting the most debaucherous souls in show business. "What's the attraction?", you may ask. The Pol Roger Bar located in the club is renowned for outrageous cabaret, gravity-defying acrobatics and infectious revelry.
The house band, Mikey Lira and The Night Caps create the soundtrack to what has been described by patrons as 'the best night of their life'. Could be due to the fact that the band has a repertoire as big as their bar tab. While the booze keeps flowing so do the tunes.
Located in the Space Theatre many eccentric characters shine brightest and come alive in their natural habitat - a late night bar'. Entertainers who perform at this new bar bring it to life while involving the audience. This means, you don't get the same show every night like you do in Vegas, no two shows are the same. Now that's something I can raise my cocktail glass to and say 'cheers!'
Murray Hill leads the way to the bar. Photo: Prudence Upton
I also hear around the traps that a New York City larger-than-life nightlife legend will tell jokes, entertain and host at the same time. Not one to shy from the limelight, he's earned himself some pretty cool accolades as an emcee and built up quite a following at LA's The Roxy on Sunset. Hearing the buzz about CLUB SWIZZLE in Australia, Murray Hill never misses an opportunity to show audiences his sharp wit and showman antics.
Another attraction to this club would have to be the boisterous, flirty, charismatic Swizzle Boys who are bound to steal your heart as they pour your drinks. They shake things up behind (and on top of) a bar, flipping and tumbling while showing off their acrobatic skills.
Just when you think the night couldn't get any better, the obscenely talented Laurie Hagen will give you more than your thirsty eyes can drink. She has an electrifying and cheeky persona - think good girl gone naughty.
Now ladies, we all love a Prince Charming don't we? If he's blessed with million dollar looks all the better! Mr Dandy Wellington has jazz pumping through his veins, and has heard CLUB SWIZZLE is the place to perform. Blessed also with a sense of style, he could easily strut stuff on the catwalks of Paris - but he's going to strut for us down under! Thank you universe!
CLUB SWIZZLE's reputation seems to also have attracted other very special guests. The talented Ali McGregor combines the best of opera and pop culture This club is really giving other clubs a run for their money!
Ali McGregor dangles from a chandelier. Photo: Prudence Upton
CLUB SWIZZLE is quickly earning itself a reputation of attracting an eclectic mix of entertainers with an irresistible sense of good old-fashioned showmanship. A club with entertainment for both sexes? Now that's clever thinking!
As they say in their publicity "Leave your coat and your hang ups at the door as you enter CLUB SWIZZLE, a place where every night will be unlike any other. With no stage, no rules and no regrets, there's no place quite like it".
Try something different on New Year's and book a table with friends. With so much on offer, it's a groovy way to bring in the new year with a twist.
The rowdy, boozy, bent atmosphere that made La Soirée a hit is still there and it's pretty irresistible." Time Out Sydney
"If you were to encounter this particular swizzle from the team behind La Soirée on a cocktail menu, it might be described thus: shaken, stirred, swung, pole-danced, and extremely sexed-up and served with a side of deliciously brassy tunes from house band Mikey and the Nightcaps. And I'd recommend you order at least two." Sydney Morning Herald
"It's fair to say that Swizzle does indeed sizzle." Daily Telegraph, Sydney
CLUB SWIZZLE from 29 December 2015 – 17 January 2016