It’s hard to define exactly what Freda’s is, and therein lies its charm.
Part cocktail bar, part live music venue and part community centre, the Regent Street hideaway brings together like-minded individuals in a way that many bars don’t. Owner David Abram has worked hard to foster this come-as-you-are, creative vibe since the night Freda’s opened in 2011.
It’s Freda’s weekly arts, cultural and music nights that set it apart. Following five years of throwing parties at Sydney’s now-closed Good God, Abram’s goal has always been to provide a space in which Sydney’s creative community can thrive.
Behind the zinc bar that stretches the length of the century-old warehouse space, you’ll find an array of actors, writers, photographers and musicians (many of whom play a hand in curating Freda’s diverse events) mixing cocktails to the sounds of Italo disco one night, and then Ethiopian jazz the next.