If your partner or mates have been begging you to go on a weekend camping trip but the thought of spending a winter's night in the wilderness sends literal and metaphorical shivers down your spine, we have the perfect compromise. A watering hole inspired by the outdoors is popping up in the CBD, where you can sip on bourbon and snack on delicious treats by a campfire, all within an Uber-ride's distance from home.
Wild Turkey is bringing the wilderness to the city with Spirit of the Wild. Set at a secret location, the pop-up bar will feature an overgrown rooftop and enough outdoors-y features for you to forget about the hustle and bustle of big city life (momentarily, at least).
The chefs from Continental Deli have designed a nostalgic menu inspired by campfires and Wild Turkey's rich bourbon flavour. The two-course meal will be coupled with cocktails made with Australian native ingredients and presented in camping-chic hip flasks and bamboo cups.
Tickets to this hidden sanctuary cost $69 per person and include a Wild Turkey drink on arrival plus the two-course menu with paired cocktails. It's cheaper than a two-man tent — and warmer to boot. Walk-ins are also welcome to come for cocktails and Continental Deli eats on Sundays from 12pm to 10pm.
Spirit of the Wild runs Saturday, July 14 to Sunday, August 12. Dinners will be held from 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome on Sundays 12–10pm. Bookings are essential for dinner and can be made here.