Time to dig out your sombreros and maracas because Elizabeth Quay is about to put on a party.
Perth’s love affair with pop-up bars continues for the summer with the latest offering a Mexican-themed fiesta, Kartel.
Brought to you by Three Pound Group — the team behind The Camfield, The Reveley and Embargo, now Embargo on the Point — have swung open the doors to their new waterside venue.
“Now that Embargo is in more of a permanent residency, we’ve rebranded this space into Kartel,” operations manager of Three Pound Group Carl Lembruggen told AAA.
“It’s a great spin on it, something really colourful and vibrant and I think people are drawn to margaritas and Mexican food and that vibe, something about it.”
The theme is set to draw crowds into the city with a spacious beer garden and Little Creatures brews on tap, two rooftop container bars, and a dedicated margarita bar offering a wide range of tequilas and cocktails.
“We also have our own Mexican cantina that’s going to be offering more Spanish, Latin American- inspired cuisine. Still around that pop-up food truck theme, nothing too complicated just something you can eat with your hands.”
Despite the risk of luring potential customers away from their successful bricks-and-mortar venues, it’s about being creative. “We’ve been fortunate enough with The Reveley and the Stables and part of that were some of the reasons we were given this opportunity in the first place,” he said.
“It is a tough market out there as we all know. If you can find other ways of finding where the money is, then that’s what we’re going to do.”
The all-ages venue also welcomes dogs on leashes and is open seven days a week, from midday Monday to Thursday, and on Friday to Sundays from 11am to midnight.
“Eight months of the year Perth is in sunshine so you’d be crazy not to take advantage of it and spend some time outdoors,” he said. “It’s bright, it’s colourful, it’s in your face and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”