New Gold Mountain
Levels 1 & 2, 21 Liverpool St Melbourne
Old-world Shanghai glamour meets sultry boudoir at this modern, opium-den-like bar. Located at the edge of Melbourne’s Chinatown, New Gold Mountain is the city’s premier laneway hideaway. Its Liverpool Street exterior appears to be nothing out-of-the ordinary playing neighbor to a rather raucous Double Happiness. However, behind the cement wall and golden door lies an exquisitely designed interior that never fails to make an impression. New Gold caters to the timeless cocktail seeker, whilst embracing its bespoke cocktail service as well.
The first level offers stylish hues of emerald and auburn as the Green level, giving patrons their first taste of New Gold’s striking appearance. The second level, Red Level, boasts a darker, warmer ambiance. Artisanal cheese boards can be ordered to compliment cocktails.
New Gold Mountain gets its name from the infamous gold rush of the early 1850’s. In 1851, droves of those struck by “gold fever” fled their homes for mines in Victoria to uncover golden nuggets that were rumoured to be hidden in the rock. “Gam Saan,” or Gold Mountain, was the Chinese nickname given to America during its more recent gold rush and now Australia would be called “New” Gold Mountain.
Passersby should keep a close eye when looking for New Gold. The best way to locate this hidden gem is by spotting the bicycle and “21” perched above a golden metallic door beside Double Happiness.