The team behind Hanoi Hannah and Tokyo Tina have opened a 70s disco venue. Nicolas Coulter and Simon Blacher have partnered with brothers Dave and Micheal Parker (San Telmo and Pastuso) to launch Impala.
Situated above Windsor local Neptune, Impala offers a list of classic cocktails and an extensive whisky list, including an whisky locker which will allow guests to store personal bottles of liquor.
Signature cocktails include the Mrs Belleville featuring Belvedere vodka, peach and ginger liqueur, and Fernet Branca amaro combined with citrus and egg white; and the Queen Victoria featuring champagne, Hennessy VSOP cognac and Peychauds bitters with strawberry and basil syrup.
Custom banquette seating frames the space, while a disco ball lights up the gold leaf tropical wallpaper that overlooks the bar and lounge giving the venue a ‘Palm Springs after dark’ aesthetic.
“The Chapel Street precinct has been crying out for a venue that’s tastefully fun. Impala is all about good booze and tunes in a welcoming, yet refined setting,” says Coulter.
“It was always the plan to launch upstairs following Neptune, giving locals a late-night spot to unwind in a vibe that’s fun and relaxed.”
Open Thursday–Sunday from 6pm till late, Impala can also double up as a function space upon request.
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