Destination: The Establishment (a bar in downtown Sydney)
Inspiration: Jerry O’Connell via. Fisher Pence “Tell Angie to go to “the establishment” (Although it has been 8 years since I’ve been there) super cool Sushi upstairs, bar downstairs and club in the basement. “
Actualization: After my facial, I felt unstoppable and decided to go with the momentum of my productive day. So despite my oily hair and no makeup I started walking back towards town. Next stop, one of Jerry O’Connell’s favorites from the time he spent in Sydney working on KANGAROO JACK! The Establishment still had quite the business despite the fact it had been a while since Jerry was there. One of the newer hot spots, The Ivy Pool, has the same owners and so The ESTABLISHMENT had turned over as their after-work hotspot. LA-ers, it’s kind of like Chris Huvane and Andy Fiscella’s Dime and Crown. Dime, like the Establishment, became an oldie but a goodie. Crown, like the Ivy, took over as hotspot. I liked the Establishment just like most know I love The Dime. You know no matter when you go, I reckon you’ll have a good time mate 🙂 and Chris and Andy, they’re just legends!
Well, I felt it was an extra special moment because I got to spend it with an old friend in from LA, Miss Megan Pope. Megan lent me the famous Aussie dry shampoo to soak up the oil in my hair and we hit the bar. It was the luck of the Aussie when we arrived and discovered that every Thursday The Establishment gave out free champagne drink tickets.
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Surprise bonus: Gilda came out to meet us for a drink! Of course, Gilda’s a pro with the Sydney scene and directed us upstairs. I love Gilda because somehow we run into the Macquarie guys she works with and despite Gilda’s plea “no. Aw guys. We didn’t come here to hang with you.” She obviously has a great rapport, kinda like one of the boys. I was jealous she played in that world of dudes. The guys bought us drinks and we were entertained by stories of Gilda drunkenly sneaking in 20 of them to the VIP festivities at the Polo Cup. After our cocktail, we decided food was a necessity and split. I was headed to Govindas…..
Realization: Sharing travel experiences with new and established mates make the trip and you can always find a bar to drink in that reminds you of home…even if it takes a few champagne tickets to get you there. Fisher it wasn’t quite the perfect moment without ya mate.
Jerry’s other recommendations:
- The Establishment: super cool Sushi upstairs, bar downstairs and club in the basement.
- HUGO’S in King’s Cross is another good spot.
These are clubs with dancing. More fun than pubs, I think…