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The Venue

About Us

Slip back in time to an era when drinking was taken seriously. Long lunches washed down with martinis, cocktail hours to finish the day and whiskies long in to the evening.

The Roosevelt calls Potts Point home but traces it’s ancestry back to New York in the 1950s, drop in for a drink or settle in and enjoy great food until late in the night. We aim to offer excellent atmosphere, great company and amazing drinks, we hope you agree!

Check the link below for photos of the venue, food and drinks

History

The Roosevelt first opened at the end of World War 2 and was XXX by American service men taking out their Australian girlfriends, come 1947 it became Abe Saffron’s first nightclub and helped him earn the title “The King of the Cross”. Abe brought the glamour and class of New York and Las Vegas to Sydney often flying in big names such as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr to perform.

While The Roosevelt was the place to go and be seen, it’s creative and less than legal methods of circumventing the restrictive alcohol laws of the time eventually resulted in a Royal Commission to investigate and close down the venue.

What's On

There’s always something going on:

  • Tuesday:

    Locals Night - $35 for 3 courses

  • Wednesday:

    Steak Night - 300g Sirloin $15

  • Thursday:

    $1 Oysters & 20% off champagne

  • Sunday:

    Sunday Roast $25

Functions

Private Dining & Events

From small group dining to large canapé functions the Roosevelt is available for functions and events. Our hidden Poker Room is perfect for intimate dining, whisky classes or poker nights for up to 12 guests, while our larger Monroe can host up to 32 for dining or 60 for standing events.

For any more information or to book an event, please contact us.

Whisky Classes

The bar staff at The Roosevelt are some serious whisky nerds and love nothing more than sharing that knowlage over a few drams. Whether you are looking to hone your knowledge or just up for some fun, these occasions are great to do with a group of friends or as a fun way to encourage team building amongst your staff. Communal sessions run every Saturday or contact us to enquire about holding a class for 6 or more people at any time subject to availability.

Cocktail Classes

With decades of experience making cocktails at some of the best bars in London and Sydney, the bar team at The Roosevelt can teach you a thing or two about cocktails. Whether you are looking to hone your knowledge or just up for some fun, these occasions are great to do with a group of friends or as a fun way to encourage team building amongst your staff. Communal sessions run every Saturday or we can host a class for 6 or more at any time subject to avaliablity.

Contact

  • 32 Orwell Street Potts Point NSW 2011

  • Mon - Fri: 5pm til Midnight

  • Sat: 3pm til midnight

  • Sun: 5pm til 10pm

  • 0423 203 119

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