Sultry, suave wine bar Agostino is turning its private bluestone cellar – usually closed to the public – into a vinyl-focused discoteca and listening bar on Thursday nights.
Enter through a concealed staircase behind the main dining room (part of the historic King & Godfree precinct) and descend into an intimate space lit by candles and surrounded by vintage bottles of wine.
The Hope St Radio team is curating the line-up of DJs, which includes Sophie McAlister, Pjenne, Katie Pearson, Colette and David Boyd Smiley; they’ll each take a turn on the decks, playing a mix of disco, experimental, funk and soul on vinyl.
Executive chef Matteo Toffano has designed a short but strong menu of favourites – including oysters, fried eggplant parmigiana, burrata and peppers, prosciutto with persimmon, calamari fritti and more – for the event series.
You can also order the house-made pastas: vodka and tomato paccheri, spinach and ricotta tortelli, tagliolini nero with Moreton Bay bug and bottarga, bigoli with duck ragu, and tagliatelle alla gricia.
To drink, expect Martinis, Negronis and spritzes, as well as a strong focus on Italian wines, Agostino’s specialty.
Late Night Records runs every Thursday at Agostino – except on the last Thursday of the month, when there’ll be a live contemporary jazz trio in the bluestone cellar instead. Jazz sets start at 6.15pm and 8.15pm, with the full à la carte menu available to order. Entry is free.