You’d be forgiven if you thought you had your last hurrah in 2020.
We used to dazzle and dazzle each other before heading out for a night out with family and friends. But in recent years, staying at home has become the new exit. Woden’s new local is here to change all that, urging you to put aside your sweatpants and find your evening shoes to celebrate all the best things in life: friendship, family, fun and food.
Located off Furzer Street in Woden, The Alby, a gastro pub with multiple bars, dining areas, a large beer garden and a games basement, is not just a dinner option. It’s the perfect place to enjoy great food, drink and entertainment, because after the last few years, everyone deserves a birthday they won’t forget.
From a modern bar to Australia’s first Duckpin Bowling, a reception at The Alby has everything your little party heart could want.
Book the games basement for up to 120 guests and enjoy a party with something a little different. Perfect for the young at heart, you’ll find a bar, pinball machine (including the just-released Guns N’ Roses machine), pool tables, Duckpin Bowling, and more.
Everything is best enjoyed with a drink in hand, and the menu has a delicious Mexican bent, with tacos, nachos, and empanadas, among others.
For a more intimate affair, the upstairs dining room can cater to any style of function. Composed of a bar, a mix of high and low tables and a chef’s table, it is the perfect combination of a relaxed atmosphere and refined elegance. The space can accommodate up to 100 people, however, the central fireplace allows the bar and dining room to be divided for smaller groups to create a semi-private space. For a larger gathering, the Chef’s Table brings guests together at one table for a shared dining experience.
Whether it’s day or night, the Alby is the perfect option for a sit-down dinner or a cocktail-style celebration. But if you prefer something more relaxed, you can’t go past the beer garden.
Perfect on a clear, sunny day or warm night, the outdoor space has a laid-back, local vibe. Dotted with nesting coffee tables, you can soak up the ambiance of the surrounding compound while sipping a local wine or beer.
food + drink
To make your party the talk of the town, the Alby offers tray and drink packages. You can choose from a selection of six pizzas (cooked in the pizza oven), antipasto platters, or a sharing menu that includes amazing dessert options like spiced pumpkin donuts with coffee dipping cream Irish. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available so no one has to miss them.
For a curated list of wines, beers, and soft drinks, choose from silver or gold beverage packages available for up to three hours. Sip a bright and fresh bubbly with hints of fresh herbs, or a red with a hint of vanilla, and enjoy the relaxed, chic atmosphere.
You can always add spirits to the package, or if you have something specific in mind, the Alby’s events specialist can customize options on request. You can also add games to your plan!
There’s plenty more on the way for The Alby over the next few months – keep your eyes peeled for what’s to come and get ready to dance and play as the 1,000m2 gastropub brings your party to life .
What: The Alby
When: Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until late.
Where: Ground Floor, Albemarle Building, 45 Furzer Street Phillip
Photography: Pew Pew Studio