The Stoned Crow has come a long way since it first opened in 1956. It was a smoky dingy bar known as an easy pick-up joint. The last owners tried to transform it into a cocktail bar but failed to hit the mark. Three years ago the Darlin Group refurbished it, bringing back that old pub charm but also giving it that chic bar look typical of venues in the Eastern Suburbs. Today, it has more of a local community feel, attracting families, local business people and the young and hip.
The Stoned Crow celebrated its third year of becoming a Northshore hotspot on Tuesday 24 June 2014. Dj Mr Belvedere (who told me that he created his DJ name prior to Belvedere Vodka becoming popular) kept the tunes spinning all night, while celebrity illusionist Jack Black Magician added a touch of magic.
The kitchen supplied guest of events agency SIMON SAYS with chicken and beef sliders, pork and beef meatballs, whole chilli prawns, arancini balls, pizza (with toppings of duck, margarita, mushroom and chorizo) and Belgian chocolate scrolls. Drinks included red, white and sparkling wine, and a cocktail called, The Rocky Maivia Cocktail, which was made of AbsolutVodka, mixed berries, grapefruit and lemonade.
Celebrities in attendance were: South Sydney Rabbitohs footballer Tom Burgess sans his twin; The X Factor – Australia host Luke Jacobz; Home and Away Demi Harmen and Alec Snow; founders of the Social Club Simon Hancock and Thomas Popple; Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 7 contestant Madeline Huett; and models Kris Conde Bolos, Stacey Keneally and Bree Robertson.
I will be keeping my eyes peeled for what magic the Darlin Group is going to weave with their next pub/bar venture. — at The Stoned Crow.