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Ghost Ships Review

Words by Jess Bayly January 3, 2013

We spent many a balmy summer night at Two Ships in 2012, Twin St’s former basement bar. While the pint-sized watering hole is now doomed to become a parking lot, it seems it takes more than hotel renovations to quash the ideas of some of our brightest hospitality minds. Luke Davey, the brains behind the former venue, has reveled in the closure, the sudden fork in the road leading him to recently unveil Grenfell St’s newest balcony bar Ghost Ships.

Situated on the second floor of the Crown & Anchor Hotel, Ghost Ships is a brand new venue boasting top shelf cocktails, beers, live music from local bands a brand new charcuterie kitchen element entitled ‘Mr Briskets’. Like Two Ships, but bigger and now with tasty nighttime snacks!

The foods on offer are wooden boards of sliced meat served on butcher’s paper, which is cooked on-site on the balcony’s resident Weber. Each board is served with labna, cucumber dill, nigella seeds, bread and pickles, and the variations are currently lamb backstrap and beef skirt. There’s also a vegetarian option, too.

As always, the cover charge is dirt cheap, costing you just $5 on Saturdays and Fridays after 9pm. When the temperature soars above 35C, we know what balcony we’re going to be sitting on with a frosty gin firmly in hand.

WHAT: Ghost Ships Bar
WHERE: Level 2, above Crown & Anchor Hotel, Grenfell St
WHEN: Thu 6pm – midnight, Fri 6pm – 3am, Sat 9pm – 3am, Sun 4pm – 9pm
INFO: 8223 3212

Images by Andre Castellucci

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