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The spirited pop-up event you do not want to miss

  • Food & Booze
Looking to switch up your usual after work drinks routine and add a bit of luxury to your Friday nights? Well you’re in luck, because Cloudland has launched a dazzling new pop-up series full of mystery, intrigue and illusion, and you do not want to miss it. Make your way down to Cloudland’s hidden underground Cellar Bar on one of four Friday night pop ups throughout June and July, and you’ll find Enigma Underground awaiting, with scrumptious tapas, live entertainment, and most importantly, tantalising top shelf tipples that will get you well and truly in the mood for the weekend. For the first of their extraordinary pop-ups, Enigma Underground is introducing Absolut Elyx onto the Brisbane booze scene, a hand crafted single origin luxury vodka sourced, made and bottled entirely in one tiny region of Sweden. From 5pm-midnight on June 17 and 24, and July 1 and 8, you’ll be able to sample this spirited new sip for yourself, while enjoying the decadent surrounds of Cellar Bar’s underground wonderland, filled with velvet couches, quirky light and copper details. enigma underground featureWhether you get yourself one of the spirit’s signature cocktails served in a copper pineapple cup (an actual pineapple – you know you need to Instagram one of those bad boys), knock back a few espresso martinis on tap (yep, that’s a thing now) from nitrogen chilled glasses, or just discover the delights of pure unadulterated Absolut Elyx served on the rocks over hand crafted ice, you’ll soon understand why this luxury vodka has taken the world by storm. There’s no need to head elsewhere for dinner if you get peckish either – Enigma Underground will be dishing up a menu of scrumptious tapas to stave off any hunger. Nibble on pulled curried beef bao buns, Skewered Sweet and Sour Pork or pork and peanut spring rolls while you sip on your drink of choice. While your hands and mouth are occupied, you can let your eyes wander to the magicians, illusionists and dancers who’ll be working the crowd, and let your ears take in the sounds of live music. Ready to immerse yourself in the decadent and dazzling world of Enigma Underground? Get out your diaries and mark in Friday 17 and 24 June and 1 and 8 July, from 5pm to midnight at Cellar Bar, Cloudland. Say goodbye to G&T’s and anything with tequila, because the three words on your lips will be ‘Elyx martini, please.’ Words by Ranyhyn Akui