Double Double’s toil, trouble over
AFTER completing long-awaited renovations this month, Subiaco small bar Double Double owner Gavin Bellinger says customers are making themselves right at home.
“Double Double is a place where people can be unafraid to put their feet up, move the furniture around and get a little bit loud,” Mr Bellinger said.
“We want to focus on high quality product, which we always have, but now we can achieve that in a much more open and comfortable setting.
“With all the improvements, we want be known as a really big bar in a small location. Like a little dog that thinks it’s a big dog.”
Mr Bellinger said he was forced to expand the bar as its popularity had exploded after it opened on Hay Street 18 months ago.
“I hated every minute of the renovations, but it was 100 per cent worth it,” he said.
“We stripped back the cafe vibe and put much more emphasis on the fact that we’re a hang-out spot with couches and more space to sit up at the bar.
“Even though we have the same capacity as before, the place just looks so much bigger. Our first Friday back was super intensely busy, but it was like a luxury compared to the old setup.”
Mr Bellinger said Double Double was focused on its rum, beer by the tap and even non-alcoholic drinks like juices, teas and smoothies during the day.
“Ever since our licence extended to the midnight trade, obviously the bar got more busy, but our coffees picked up,” he said.
“We really want to push the whole long bar; you can come sit up there or you can sit at the booths, the couch or at the tables outside. Come along, have a chat and do what you want.”
Double Double is back in business after its runaway popularity forced a major renovation.