The Battery House, Dee Why RSL

Dee Why, Sydney

2020 Eat Drink Awards - Finalist For Best Bar Design 2020 - Australia 


A new centre for the Dee Why community. It’s a place where locals can see friends over beers, food and sport in a place that’s technologically sophisticated, but feels like a comfortable high-end pub. The draws deeply on the sites exciting history as a battery house used for Sydney trams.& Dee Why RSL are highly ambitious visionaries who are extending the boundaries in their industry, providing members and community a venue that anticipates the future of hospitality design.

Our brief was to create a sports bar that was not only modern but distinctive. The sports bar caters to viewing of any sports event around the world in both communal and intimate spaces, a space that would not alienate female members, and a venue that that could provide informal function spaces. The fully automated roof structure transforms an indoor area into an open-air beer garden in seconds.

We are delighted to see the opening of our industry leading Sports Bar-The Battery House. The contemporary design has resulted in a bar which perfectly fills the gap of a hospitality venue such as this on the Northern beaches. The key to the success has been the mutual respect shared by Dee Why RSL and the Architect. They take time to understand the client’s collective objectives...The brief, based on the ambient feel of the space and focusing specifically on the holistic customer experience has not only been met, but surpassed...The ultimate feedback comes from our customers - and put simply, they just love it! Since the first date of opening they have literally been lined up at the entry to get in. It has brought a whole new demographic to the Club and optimistic revenue targets have been blown away.

Grant Easterby - CEO Dee Why RSL
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