Grecian cocktails in a Victorian building? Sounds bizarre, but it works
Every Sydneysider worth their (upmarket) souvlaki knows Alpha, the must-eat Greek on Castlereagh Street. What you probably won't know is that there's now a stunning new bar in the space above it; named - what else? - Beta.
The cavernous space, with its soaring vaulted ceilings and artfully crumbling brickwork, melds original Victorian-era details with luxe contemporary design by DS17's Paul Papadopoulos, who also did the fit-out for beautiful Alpha. The Grecian-inspired cocktails are just as extraordinary: try the Dirty Greek Martini (pictured below), a blend of Belvedere vodka, cucumber tomato tea, Noilly Prat vermouth and crushed Volos olives, shaken and served with a grilled horiatiki skewer.