By Sacha Delfosse
Lady Lux nightclub, which was closed earlier this year, has reopened with a new name, new feel and a new emphasis- from being a hot spot for people to go to dance, to becoming a cool spot for people to enjoy late night drinks with friends.
Out of the closure of Lady Lux comes The Backroom, with David Freeman and new partner Raul Gonzales, refurbishing and redesigning the venue from a boutique nightclub to a hidden basement bar.
“There is nothing else like it in Kings Cross. The whole décor and theme is 1950’s influence, we are going for more of a LA style basement bar targeting an older club clientele,” David Freeman said.
“I’m getting older and don’t really want to go to a nightclub all the time, like a lot of people I was looking for a place to go and enjoy some good drinks with friends that something more intimate and exclusive.”
With a capacity for 180 people, the set up includes several booths that have a designated waiter providing bottle service to the table, which includes delivering spirits in a vintage briefcase full of ice, while there are also several lounges for those looking to relax in a more intimate way.
A VIP launch was held on April 21, with each guest supplied with a puzzle piece as part of their invite that they were required to bring on the night, which when completed formed a framed The Backroom Bar sign at the entrance.
Guests were treated to champagne and signature cocktails such as The Mexican, complete chilli garnish, while the full house of beautiful people grooved to 1990s hip hop anthems.
The whole façade is designed to be very boutique and concealed, Freeman explained, with the new venue already booked for various celebrity birthdays and gathering including several fashion label events occurring this week.