Springing to life in a venue that combines what was once a derelict inner-city hotel and pub, the recently opened Old Clare has become an all-in-one stop for nightlife. Behind the original art deco facade, a midcentury-chic bar occupies the pub’s old footprint. Also in the house are three restaurants with serious cred—Kensington Street Social, Silvereye, and Automata—and a glam boutique hotel with a rooftop pool bar.
By Lee Slims
This appeared in the May/June 2016 issue.
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Clare Room: historic luxury in Chippendale
A stay at The Old Clare Hotel is a chance to experience Sydney's most curious new property. Part of Unlisted Collection: hotels, the Clare Room blends modern luxury with eclectic history - the building is the result of an adaptive conversion of two historic buildings.
The rooftop pool on the hotel's top floor just opened in November 2015. Quickly becoming a hotspot for locals and guests alike, with exciting programming including exercise classes, poolside facials, and dance parties. Drinks and cuisine serviced by Jason Atherton's Kensington Street Social.