The Three Blue Ducks team, creators of the distinguished eatery The Farm at Byron Bay, have now added a bar to their list of successful dining locations. Locura, Spanish for madness, is an eatery and late-night bar that has opened its doors in Byron Bay over the weekend and is set to give patrons a taste of Latin America.

Three Blue Ducks chefs and co-owners Darren Robertson, Mark LaBrooy, Andy Allen, Chris Sorrell, Sam Reid and Jeff Bennett were inspired by the tastes and cultures of Los Angeles when creating Locura. Their experience with the culture there helped them create a personal take on Latin American cuisine. Locura offers food that fuses the flavours of Mexico, Costa Rica and Peru. The chefs’ passion for experimentation and creative use of sustainably farmed regional produce will ensure that patrons get to enjoy daily specials of hot and cold dishes featuring local seafood and much more.

Renowned bartender, Tim Phillips, has helped curate the drinks on offer at Locura. The beverages list boasts rich, authentic flavours that highlight the tastes of the cuisine. The attractive cocktail selection is a spin on Mexican classics, including mezcal-based mules, authentic micheladas and house-crafted tepache that is made with leftover pineapple skins. Several South American wines are also on the list.

The location of the bar itself was once a nightclub but has now been transformed by Pattern Studios and architect, Dominic Finlay-Jones. This collaboration has resulted in an elegant and minimalist interior that is reminiscent of contemporary bars in Mexico City that has a capacity of 350 patrons. The second phase of Locura is already being planned and the team is looking to expand the kitchen and the food menu.

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