Ten years ago, Copper Face Jacks was one of my favourite nightspots and I spent many a Fridayand Saturday night bopping away to cheesy chart tunes and making the most of the ‘good ‘ol craic’ it was famous for.
Fast forward to last Friday night and the official launch party of the new-look Coppers. It had been several years since I was last in Coppers so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The newly refurbished venue has added to its spacious setting with a brand new resident’s bar for hotel guests, a stylish new VIP bar (which was designed with their loyal customers in mind and will have an open door policy until full), and an outdoor barbeque and smoking area.
Billed as the party of the summer, it was obvious no expense was spared as burlesque girls, bongo players and fire eaters greeted guests at the entrance on Harcourt Street. Inside, Coppers was decked out in lighting, lanterns, palm trees and a casino for the extravagant launch party. Guests enjoyed an open bar and a generous supply of summer-themed cocktails.