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Hot venue: Rocafelas opening in Potts Point, Sydney


Rocafelas is bucking the trend of venues closing in the area due to new NSW liquor licensing laws and is aiming to bring the local neighbourhood vibe back into the area when it opens its door this Friday night.

Co-owner Nate Johnson said, “There’s been a lot of bad press lately about the area, when realistically we’re in a suburb with a huge local community and we have tried to create a space where the locals can drop in for a drink, great food and conversation with some amazing tunes playing in the background.

“We have an all -weather outdoor area featuring a mural by local artist Alex Le Hours. The venue features little nooks to hide away in and functional fireplaces for cooler weather creating the perfect neighbourhood sanctuary.

“Our aim is to have a space where you drop in for a bite, and stay for a drink because your neighbour walked in.”

Chef Jess Playford, formerly of Victoria Room, Darlinghurst and Anchor Bar, Bondi is heading up the Rocafelas kitchen with the menu featuring Italian street snacks, pizzas, pastas, burgers and sausage sangas. Longnecks in brown bags and a creative cocktail list will ensure that Rocafelas becomes a hipster hangout in no time.

Open from 6pm until late, Tuesday through to Sunday.

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