By Jordan Gelbart
Sydney will today (Feb 11) officially welcome a brand-new, environmentally conscious pop-up bar – Greenhouse Sydney.
The brainchild of Dutch-born designer Joost Bakker and restaurateur Jason Chan, the restaurant-bar is the third in a series of pop-up venues created to raise awareness of environmental consciousness and sustainable urban practice.
“We wanted to build a space that showed that it was possible to create a venue that could both lessen the impact on the environment, as well as be profitable at the same time,” said Chan.
The focus is on environmental sustainability, with everything sourced from recycled materials, from the former shipping containers the venue is housed in, to the chairs and staff uniforms, which come from The Salvation Army.
In addition, all food and drink is sourced locally from Australian vineyards and distilleries including Tasmanian 666 vodka and new Western Australian Tradewinds gin.
The concept has already enjoyed success in WA and Victoria, and there are plans to take the venue overseas to Europe over the coming months.
Greenhouse Sydney is located at Campbell's Cove in The Rocks and will be open seven days a week from February 14 until March 31.