29.06.2010

Grasshopper is possibly Sydney's hardest to find laneway bar.  Located on Temperance Lane, which runs off George Street, it's not visible from the main street.  Tucked away in a service lane Grasshopper offers an intimate alternative to the gigantic offerings down the road.

peckvonhartel acted as interior design consultants to Grasshopper creator's Martin O'Sullivan and Belinda Lai, the pair are industry veterans in Sydney having also established popular eatery The Lincoln and managed the 7 metre bar for the City of Sydney.

The top level of Grasshopper is a restaurant with an open kitchen; the ambiance is intimate with low lighting and close tables.  The downstairs bar is wallpapered with vintage kung fu images, the room is filled with 70s-era armchairs and lamps, the tunes are classic and beer is served by the bottle.  Grasshopper is a cosy and welcome addition to the Sydney bar scene.