Brand spanking new - Martin Place Bar has been around for a blink of an eye on the scale of things, but it's already making a mark, and we like it. Right opposite the rather upmarket Mint Bar, it's ostensibly competing for the same crowd, but MPB is far more friendly.
The music from inside is piped into Martin Place. you get an idea of what you're in for. the long bar is all chrome and wood, as seems to be de rigeur for bars these days. The selection is wide (the variety of bottles on the bar shelves is testament to that) and tonight it's not too crowded (early in the week, and the place is not that well known yet), but weekends are apparently 'wedged'.
A couple of beers and a chat with one of the owners and we ascertain a few facts.
1. There's an entertainment licence in the pipeline
2. The bar has strong industry support, so promotional nights may be likely
3. It's run by some great blokes
I was so taken with it that it may well become the new friday night after work spot. If it doesn't get *too* busy, that is.
review by: pubguide staff