Australasia Late Lounge Review


Australasia is bang in the middle of Manchester’s Spinningfields, the elite area full of businesses, retailers and residential folk. I’ve worked with them in the past as it is seen as one of the places to, well, be seen, which has been great to attract consumers towards a variety of brands that I work alongside. A concept that has started to enjoy a revival now the nights are drawing longer, is the Australasia Late Lounge, where ‘the lights go down and guest DJ’s set the mood for a sultry, sophisticated evening.’ What more could you ask for? A place to be seen, where you can relax the whole evening with a cocktail or glass of fizz, in the surroundings of one of the more sophisticated venues in the city.

The Late Lounge kicks off Thursday to Saturday every week from 11:30pm, with tables available to hire. But before then, perhaps hit the sister bar and canopied outdoor garden Grand Pacific. Joined in the middle by a staircase, you hardly need to walk far as you can enjoy a glass of sparkling Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut close to the guest DJ who likes to be situated outside, come rain or shine. The enclosed garden does give you the feel of being, quite literally, on the continent of Australasia.

Smoking Bundy Punch
Smoking Bundy Punch

Once the time arrives to head down to Australasia, you can succumb to the sounds, whilst grabbing yourself a comfy booth with an Australasia creation Smoking Bundy Punch in hand. Of course, a Gin Martini has to be the order of the day if you want to go classical. Tanqueray a recommended favourite, alongside a Grey Goose if you wish to feel a little James Bond.

The Late Lounge is also great for groups, with sharer vessels available with the extensive bottle serve list including the likes of Chase, Tanqueray No.10 and Beefeater with mixers of Fever Tree tonic, orange and cranberry juice, and Red Bull and soda water to create your own concoctions as and when you wish.

With a new cocktail menu being launched very soon, you may want to experience now the delights before the summer changes come into force, although I’ve been assured that if you do take the plunge this weekend, you have to be sure to return in June to give your rating on their new concoctions!

Suit up, dress on. Australasia Late Lounge is the place to unwind, mingle and enjoy till the early morning.

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