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Wayne's World-Inspired Pop-Up Bar to Open in Sydney

Party time. Excellent.
By Shannon Connellan
January 21, 2015
By Shannon Connellan
January 21, 2015

This bar will be ours. Oh yes. It will be ours.

Three Sydney bartenders are being total Babraham Lincolns and creating a Wayne's World-themed pop-up bar. SCHWING. Ben Blair, Reece Griffiths, and Lee Potter Cavanagh (all ex-Victoria Room) are taking cues from Mike Myers and Dana Carvey's immortal 1992 film for their temporary bar, Whisky Jerx — a project possible after winning 2014's nationwide Monkey Shoulder competition, according to Australian Bartender. The prize? Stock, marketing support and cashola to start your own pop-up. Zang.

Whisky Jerx will find a temporary home from February 18 until April 22, over both floors of Oxford Circus — once the site of the Gay Bar and Ruby Rabbit. While the top level will remain the realm of the lads' top favourite whiskies and cocktails, the real deal is going to be the lower floor — set up like Wayne's righteous basement. There'll likely be much 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on the soundtrack, but no 'Stairway', denied. Fingers crossed for posters of total robobabe Cassandra, and a gun rack, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. (Jokes, obvs.)

So why Wayne's World, why now? (Aside from being a totally excellent, dreamwoman idea for a bar.) "Essentially we’re taking inspiration from the soda jerks from back in the day, that's where the name comes from. It's a little bit tongue-in-cheek," Cavanagh told AB. "We all had similar interests growing up, you know, we all liked rock and roll, we were all in bands, so we wanted to reference that as well. The music is pretty much inspired by the Wayne’s World era and our youths, so rock and roll, some punk — not this country, Americana worship."

Party time, excellent.


Find Whisky Jerx from February 18 until April 22 at 231 Oxford St, Darlinghurst. 

Via Australian Bartender.

Published on January 21, 2015 by Shannon Connellan
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    lauren - January 21, 2015

    It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine

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