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A Brief Overview

Justin and Pippi Drew

At 123 Botany Road, in the iconic suburb of Waterloo, stands The Cauliflower Hotel. The 1838 built Cauliflower Hotel underwent a loving restoration, by husband-and-wife team Justin and Pippi Drew, for over a year before launching their specialist rum bar and kitchen in 2015-2016.

The Cauliflower Hotel is a rock-inspired bar where patrons enjoy food and drink while listening to live music every Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, or can simply enjoy beer with friends while watching live sports on one of eighteen screens.

The menu at The Cauliflower Hotel offers a selection of Mexican inspired foods such as fajitas and tacos, as well as traditional pub favourites, with most dishes available with gluten-free options.

Upstairs at The Cauliflower Hotel is The Forgotten Cask; a specialised rum and cocktail rooftop bar and kitchen. The Forgotten Cask bar boasts a laid-back, St Lucian – style, rum focused cocktail bar with a Caribbean theme. From the palms and grass on the roof to the vintage rum posters on the walls, this bar will have patrons relaxing with a signature cocktail (all named after pirates!) and dreaming themselves to St Lucia.

This specialist rum bar offers rums unavailable anywhere outside the Caribbean such as Forgotten Cask, Admiral Rodney and Justin and The Forgotten Cask’s exclusive Chairman’s Reserve range. There is a selection of over ninety rums and spirits from around the world, some exotic cocktails, all  accompanied by a food menu which takes inspiration from Pacific Rim countries from Mexico to Peru.

The cocktail bar extends to The Lounge Deck and further out to the tropical inspired Rooftop Terrace.

Owners, Justin and Pippi Drew, also operate Big Island Operations, and hold the exclusive rights to import St Lucian Distillers rums, famously creating Chairman’s Reserve.

With a space to suit just about any occasion and any kind of weather scenario, The Cauliflower Hotel and The Forgotten cask Rooftop Bar should be on everyone’s radar.

For all media enquiries: Pippi Drew 0452 599 387 or pippi@cauliflowerhotel.com.au 

The Cauliflower Hotel In The Media

Datevine’s Cauliflower Hotel hosted event featured on SydSocial

Datevine’s Cauliflower Hotel hosted event featured on SydSocial

Dating 101** The DateVine Singles Rooftop Party Siriol Dafydd May 13, 2017 Those of you who read my last review of The DateVine will already know about my crippling fear of rejection, but for the rest of you, let me briefly summarise my experience… Girl gets asked to write a restaurant review, girl agrees. Girl finds out ‘restaurant review’ is actually a group dating event. Girl endures mild freak-out and briefly considers staging own death. Girl eventually grows a pair and decides to brave the daunting prospect of actually conversing with other humans in a vaguely date-like setting. Girl has...

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Broadsheet includes The Cauliflower Hotel in their Guide To Waterloo

Broadsheet includes The Cauliflower Hotel in their Guide To Waterloo

A Guide to Waterloo Traditionally overshadowed by neighbouring Surry Hills and Redfern, Waterloo is emerging into the light. In partnership with Mirvac and its boutique residential project The Finery, we check-in on an area coming into its own. Over on Botany Road The Forgotten Cask is upstairs at the revitalised Cauliflower Hotel. The rooftop cocktail bar is by husband-and-wife team Justin and Pippi Drew who bought the old pub in 2014 and transformed the upstairs into a laid-back St Lucian rum-focused cocktail bar. There’s a Caribbean theme to the venue, from the palms and the grass roof, to the vintage...

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The Cauliflower Hotel hosts a Mai Tai Competition on PUBTIC

The Cauliflower Hotel hosts a Mai Tai Competition on PUBTIC

CAULIFLOWER HOTEL AND FORGOTTEN CASK LAUNCH BIG-TICKET MAI TAI COMPETITION The team behind Sydney’s Cauliflower Hotel are again growing its legend, launching a Mai Tai competition for Australian drinks professionals and rum aficionados. Justin and Pippi Drew took over Waterloo’s Cauliflower in mid-2015, and dived straight into self-promotion with a combined Footy Finals and Oktoberfest party. Thursday, 11 May will see the launch of the Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai Australia Competition in Forgotten Cask, inviting bartenders to vie for prizes and bragging rights.The Drews also operate Big Island Operations, holding the exclusive rights to import St Lucia Distillers rums, famously...

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Rooftop Singles Party on Urban List

Rooftop Singles Party on Urban List

If you’re a bit tired of the Tinder grind, then you’re going to want to listen up, because a singles party is happening on a rooftop this May and you need to be there. Hosted at The Forgotten Cask Rum and Cocktail Bar, which will be totally decked out in island-inspired décor (to give you something to talk about), this will be one happening event, complete with a 2-course Caribbean-style feast and an oh-so necessary cocktail on arrival to keep the awkward vibes at bay. The last four date night events have been a sell-out so keep your phone in...

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The Cauliflower Hotel hosts Singles Rooftop Party

The Cauliflower Hotel hosts Singles Rooftop Party

The Datevine’s Singles Rooftop Party Good food, great cocktails and chilling out with similarly minded people  When I was bartending, a lovely lady gave me her number over the bar. My manager, having seen the smooth exchange, turned to me a said, “I didn’t think people met like that anymore!” It gets to feeling like that in Sydney’s dating scene, with so many first contacts with a potential flame coming through the simple swipe of a finger. Keely Sonntag, the brains behind The Datevine, is looking to chuck that notion away — or at least provide an alternative. Instead of...

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The Cauliflower Hotel Rooftop Party featured in Eat Sydney

The Cauliflower Hotel Rooftop Party featured in Eat Sydney

ANZAC Day Eve Rooftop Party ANZAC Day Eve Celebrations Grab your buddies and get down to the Cauli to Enjoy a beer or two! $10 Steaks 5-9PM Classic Aussie Rock Anthems Forgotten Cask Rum & Cocktail Bar Open till late WHEN: Monday April 24th 5pm – LATE WHERE: Cauliflower Hotel, 123 Botany Road, Waterloo Tickets: FREE – See more at: https://eatsydney.com.au/anzac-day-eve-rooftop-party/#sthash.kYUPwzFj.dpuf Source: https://eatsydney.com.au/anzac-day-eve-rooftop-party/

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Cocktails and Bars Features The Forgotten Cask Rooftop Bar

Cocktails and Bars Features The Forgotten Cask Rooftop Bar

New Bars November 2016 Our monthly round-up for November 2016 of new and upcoming bars including bar news.   The Forgotten Cask, a rum bar above the refurbished Cauliflower Hotel in Sydney’s Waterloo is now open every Friday and Saturday night. 123 Botany Rd, Waterloo, Sydney Full article can be found here.

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The Cauliflower Hotel is one of Sydney’s Best Autumn Bars & Pubs for 2017

The Cauliflower Hotel is one of Sydney’s Best Autumn Bars & Pubs for 2017

Sydney’s Best Autumn Bars and Pubs (2017) Autumn weather can be sketchy at the best of times, but you needn’t let that ruin your drinking sessions. You just need to scope out this season’s prime watering holes; the ones with all-weather courtyards, and a clever mix of cosy interiors, and sunny outdoor spaces, so you’re well prepared, no matter what the weather throws your way. Check out our round-up of Sydney’s best autumn bars and pubs. With a space to suit just about any kind of weather scenario, the newly relaunched Cauliflower Hotel is well worth putting on high rotation...

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Opening of The Cauliflower Hotel in Waterloo on PUBTIC.

Opening of The Cauliflower Hotel in Waterloo on PUBTIC.

SOUTH-SYDNEY PUB OPENINGS TURN IT UP The Cauliflower Hotel is celebrating the rising popularity of rum with a St Lucian-styled cocktail bar and Caribbean-themed rooftop. There is a selection of more than 90 rums and spirits from around the world, to be found in bespoke cocktails named after pirates, and a menu taking inspiration from Pacific rim nations from Mexico to Peru.The 1838-built Hotel has been undergoing a “loving restoration” for more than a year, working toward the specialist rum bar and kitchen – The Forgotten Cask – opening to the Palm Lounge deck area and rooftop garden, adorned with tropical succulents....

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A New Rooftop Cocktail Bar Above the Cauliflower Hotel

A New Rooftop Cocktail Bar Above the Cauliflower Hotel

A New Rooftop Cocktail Bar Above the Cauliflower Hotel Rumba, rum and a lounge deck shaded by palms. Your new rum ritual starts now. After a year-long renovation, the old Cauliflower Hotel has reopened with a new identity. It was established in 1838 and husband-and-wife team Justin and Pippi Drew bought the pub in 2014. They immediately got to work mapping out a fresh new concept. “When we took it over it was an old-man’s pub and girls wouldn’t feel comfortable. It was all TAB down the back of the beer garden, we pushed all the gaming out and made...

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The Forgotten Cask on The Urban List

The Forgotten Cask on The Urban List

The Forgotten Cask Rooftop Bar featured on www.theurbanlist.com The verdict After a long awaited restore, Cauliflower Hotel is now launching their own specialist Rum Bar & Kitchen on the rooftop in Waterloo. With a rock inspired bar, you can share your food whilst listening to live music every Saturday night and Sunday afternoon or simply enjoy a beer or two with your mates as you watch the footy. The new chef, Billy Stamp is putting his making the menu his own, serving a selection of Mexican inspired foods such as tacos and fajitas. All the dishes have gluten free options too, so...

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The Cauliflower Hotel is one of Daily Addict’s Hot Rooftop Spots

The Cauliflower Hotel is one of Daily Addict’s Hot Rooftop Spots

The Cauliflower Hotel Shiver me timbers, there’s lots of them in here! The Cauliflower has had a makeover downstairs and upstairs there is a booty of Pirate action for landlubbers with this new Caribbean themed rooftop bar. The cocktails are all $16, which is a rare find these days as is the outstanding collection of rums. We go for Captain AA Stormy with Gosling rum fresh chili and ginger. There is an ceiling garden of ivy and ferns, voodoo skeletons, a huge ship’s steering wheel, maps and even church pews to rest and contemplate. Opt for the sharing menu –...

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