Published: May 23, 2019

The team behind 2KW is bringing Mediterranean-inspired cocktail bar Paloma Bar and Pantry to Peel Street, marking Adelaide city’s 110th small bar.

2KW’s designer, Claire Kneebone, transformed the former Chihuahua Bar site, drawing inspiration from Picasso’s La Cruche Fleurie. The palette of the infamous painting is woven throughout the two-level building with a sleek black and gold frontage, granite benches, and yellow and white scalloped tiles.

Paloma will be shining a spotlight on agave-based spirits and sherry. For the uninitiated, agave-based spirits include tequila, raicilla and mezcal. The Bar will be spruiking its very own take on the spritz with the ‘Paloma’, a concoction of tequila, house-made grapefruit cordial, gin, and prosecco. Further cocktail options have been crafted by Vanessa Rech who is currently nominated for national bartender of the year while the wine list has been curated by 2KW’s head sommelier, Dan McEvoy.

Images: Paloma Bar and Pantry

The food offering will be brought to life through the collaboration of 2KW executive chef Trent Lymn, chef Louis Halstead and bar manager Luke Fleming. There is a focus on what SA does best, beautiful seasonal produce, as well as fermenting, pickling and preserving. Expect an elevated iteration of the beloved charcuterie board. Guests are even able to purchase a little something special to take home from the open pantry.  

Paloma represents Palmer Hospitality Group’s first foray into small bar territory. Paloma will join their portfolio of larger venues which includes 2KW and pubs The Warradale, The Highway and The Stirling.

Paloma is opening its doors to the public today from 12 pm so head on over to be one of the first to experience it.