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Looking for live music and a good martini? Meet Tiva, the late-night lounge coming to Sydney

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Although they've been rattled by lockouts and lockdowns, Sydney's live music venues are increasing in numbers. Most nights you can find a handful of options to sink a tinnie and catch your favourite band play well into the AM. But besides some special exceptions (namely, Restaurant Hubert and even Frankies), there are still fews venues that deliver music any night of the week, and do it with free-flowing champagne and delicious snacks to match. That's where Tiva slides in.

Brought to you by the architects of Milson Point-based bistro, LouLou, Tiva is a new subterranean lounge with plans to dole out live music four nights a week. Located on King Street in the CBD, it sits underneath its sister The Charles Grand Brasserie & Bar as its playful younger sibling. With a capacity stretched to fit 200 people and a late-night license, you can strap in early for a good and long time, or hit it up as your final destination.

Jono Carr has dreamt up the cocktail list, which features all the classics albeit with a tequila twist. Meanwhile, Paolo Saccone has curated a list of more than 50 champagnes to keep you well watered throughout your evening. As for the food? It'll take its cues from the big dogs upstairs, serving up a selection of bar snacks such as hash browns with roasted-chicken cream, mussels with whipped roe wrapped in nori, steak tartare with crumpets and crumbed Moreton Bay bug sandwiches.

Tiva will open on October 20 and is set to commence its music program immediately, with artists like Kira Piru, Milan Ring and Liyah Knight lined up for the rest of 2022. A roster of DJs and jazz musicians will perform throughout the week.

Although official hours of operation are yet to be disclosed, watch this space for more news as it comes. Long live Sydney's music scene!

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