Tucked away just off of Grenfell St, don’t let this venue’s modest exterior deceive you. Biggies @ Bertram are bringing it BIG time.
After their official opening night on Friday August 12th, the basement bar is perfect blend of dance floor and chilled out bar, with no doubt that owners Paul and Kay Crozier have come onto something good.
Another of Renew Adelaide’s collaborative successes, Biggies is providing Adelaide with something new and exciting. A fusion of bar, night club and old school, whether you’re keen to get down and boogie or just after a place for a relaxed drink, this basement bar is the place to be.
Giving us mad house party vibes, the small space packs a punch and it's all in the details. “It was so white!” says Kay of the original space. Not anymore, all remnants of dull concrete and boring white walls have been eradicated. Instead, original exposed brick, mirrored wall tiles, chess tables and the all important turn tables demonstrate Biggies’ flare and huge character. Not just funky interiors, the bar are also spinning a range of hip hop, funk, soul and the occasional 90’s track.
Getting down at the venue, quite literally, you’re welcomed by an impressive street art mural by none other than Adelaide’s own talent, Chuck Wittington. But that’s not the only sprinkle of SA you’ll find here. Paul and Kay are all about supporting local products. Boasting an SA only drinks list including Swell Brewing and Prancing Pony Brewery, they’re definitely repping the Radelaiden pride and we are loving it.
Have we mentioned that amongst the array of beer there is also Espresso Martinis ON TAP. That’s right, possibly Adelaide’s fastest espresso martini has found its home at Biggies. Express espressos (EXPRESSOS), what more could you want? If snacks are the answer then don’t worry, they’ve got that sorted as well. Keeping the menu on and to the point, the basement bar offers a range of late night dough, nuts and even a popcorn machine with a range of toppings including nacho cheese and buffalo. The food is in line with the bar’s overall attitude; unpretentious and chilled out.
So go biggie or go home at what is a welcomed addition to Adelaide’s array of off-the-beat-and-track venues for a guaranteed funky time.
Where? Basement, 73 Grenfell St, Adelaide, 5000
When? Tuesday- Sunday from 2pm
Photos via Ben Neale.