Buzzy, hip and crowded. Who cares about reviews?
Corridor has a good look about it, the open frontage revealing a shiny bar, and in back and upstairs, classic Newtown: it could be a share house, really: pull up a few chairs around a table to have a drink with your housemates, and turn the music on.
I arrived just after 7pm on a Friday night and it was buzzy. My pal said it had been packed 15 minutes before. Strangely, while I felt like a cocktail, nothing on the list really jumped out at me. It was like I’d stumbled into the wrong house party. And then, on the wine list, under white wines, there were only three choices, a chardy, which we had, and was pretty good, and not one but two Kiwi white wines. After the glut on the market a few years ago, I’m still a bit apprehensive about them: I don’t know the names of the better winemakers; and often find them too generic.
But who cares if I don’t vibe with the cocktail list and think there should be more white wines to choose from. Newtown doesn’t! Corridor’s a popular place, and looks like it won’t be going away anytime soon, on ever-changing King Street.