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Spring Nights at East Village Hotel

Enjoy a seasonal cocktail and tasty bar snacks at this rooftop bar in the city.
By Orlaith Costello
September 26, 2023
By Orlaith Costello
September 26, 2023

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Spring has finally sprung. What better way to enjoy the warmer and brighter evenings than by toasting the change of seasons at Darlinghurst stalwart East Village Hotel?

In collaboration with Roku Gin, East Village is hosting 'Spring Nights' on its rooftop terrace. From Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm onwards, guests can enjoy bespoke Roku Gin cocktails — only available on the rooftop bar — and a special bar snack menu.

For the event, the three-tiered pub has transformed its rooftop terrace into a sakura springtime wonderland, with fairy lights and cherry blossoms adorning trellises and the bar.

There are three cocktails to choose from: Some Other Spring (with Roku Gin, dry vermouth, yuzu, peychauds and orgeat, garnished with cucumber ribbons), Kitsuka (Roku Gin, elderflower, orange blossom, citrus and soda, garnished with a fresh orange slice and flowers) and the aptly named The Golden Hour (Roku Gin, umeshu and orange bitters in a Nick and Nora glass).

East Village is also slinging three bar snack plates to enjoy with the cocktails: citrus-cured salmon on crispy rice cake, chicken tsukune skewers and housemade vegetarian gyoza with ponzu dipping sauce. There's even an offer for two plates and two cocktails for a special price.

In Japanese, Roku means "six". As part of Roku's commitment to shun — a Japanese practice of enjoying food and drink in its proper season — each of its six botanicals (sakura leaf, sakura flower, sencha tea, gyokuro tea, sansho pepper and yuzu) is harvested at the peak of its maturity. The cocktails crafted by East Village attempt to showcase the botanicals while also being an ideal choice for sunset drinks after work on the terrace.

Roku Gin Spring Nights at East Village Hotel is on from Tuesday, September 19 until Tuesday, October 31, from 4–10pm. Walk-ins are accepted, but bookings can be made on the East Village website. 

Images: Brooke Zotti

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