Address: 12-18 Argyle Street
In a heritage-listed building, The Argyle has multiple distinct spaces that mix rustic (think exposed beams, sandstone walls, and a cobblestone courtyard) with contemporary elements like handblown glass urns, a lava bar, and twisted light sculptures. In the Perch Bar, you might spot models and actors lounging on caramel-colored banquettes, while in the Cellars or the VIP room, execs in Hugo Boss sip vino. In the Main Bar, a DJ on a translucent platform spins down-tempo grooves. Try the Oriental Gimlet, an intoxicating concoction of Tanqueray 10, sake, lemongrass syrup, and pressed Kaffir lime leaf.