So last night I had my name on the door for the opening of the new bar on Garema Place, which (in the interests of disclosure) a friend has a stake in.
It’s called Honkytonks, it’s where Mama’s Trattoria used to be, and it’s going to be a bit of thing (at least until the new thing arrives).
The decor is “swish bar de jour” which seems to be lots of wood and an eclectic feel at the moment.
The main sell is the glorious open windows fronting onto the street life of Garema Place and extensive outdoor drinking area.
It feels a lot like Trinity in its glory days (cool cats, cool beats, great drinks), only instead of fronting onto a nasty Dickson car park Honkytonks fronts onto an interesting millieu of street life.
(This is in no way surprising as my friend worked in Trinity during the glory days)
The bar smells of smacked mint and chambourd, as all cocktail bars seem to, but they’ve got Budvar and Erdinger on tap which should keep the beer lovers very happy too.
We’ll hopefully have more photos from the fitout soon.
But it’s open to the public from tonight so by all means check it out and let us know what you think.