WingHAÜS by Bavarian is coming to Sydney, scheduled to open in the Gateway dining precinct at Circular Quay in late January
WingHAÜS by Bavarian is a new dining and entertainment concept by Rockpool Dining Group that fuses eight variations of sauce-doused, American-inspired chicken wings, and other treats and snacks, with 40 draught beers and margaritas on tap. There is a boisterous sports-bar vibe thanks to 20 large-screen TVs. The new diner replaces Burger Project, which closed in December 2019.
WingHAÜS by Bavarian is reminiscent of an American diner and accommodates 145 guests, with a mix of high-top tables, communal tables, bar stools and counter dining, and leather booths throughout the open-plan space. Walls are decorated with bright neons, nostalgic signage and unique sports memorabilia.
Inspired by the chicken wing’s cult status in the US, and The Bavarian’s famous buffalo wings, WingHAÜS by Bavarian offers a range of classic buffalo wings, fried wings (dusted in either chipotle or habanero powder) and boneless chicken tenders. All come in servings of 10, 15, 20, 50 or 100 pieces and with a choice of eight accompanying sauces with a heat index from mild to meltingly hot: teriyaki, Texas BBQ, traditional hot sauce, Korean, habanero, chipotle, afterburner and face melting.
Addictively good enough to create their own cult following, these wings have a choice of five accompanying dips: blue cheese, ranch dressing, honey and mustard, garlic, and haüs sauce.
The menu also features burgers, including the ChookHaüs that showcases secret-spiced chicken breast with habanero hot sauce, Texas BBQ sauce, cheese, coleslaw and pickles. Meanwhile, the iconic Burger Project burger lives on, with Cheese Deluxe, Bacon Project, Chicken, Mushroom, and Double burgers still available.
Snacks include hot chips, buffalo ranch chips (smothered in hot sauce and ranch dressing), Texas ranch chips (with Texas BBQ and ranch sauces), onion rings, potato gems, coleslaw and deep-fried pickles.
The menu ends on a sweet note with classic New York-style cheesecake, and deep-fried chocolate bars and ice cream – choose from Mars, Snickers or Picnic. Pre-order, takeaway and delivery services are available.
Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said WingHAÜS by Bavarian is a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experience in Australia, which fuses the Group’s Bavarian and American cultures.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing our first WingHAÜS by Bavarian to Sydney,” Mr Pash said. “Guests can pair a beer with a basket of wings, pick a bar stool, or a booth, and enjoy a great experience whether it’s during the corporate lunch hour, after work, on a night out, or during a rowdy weekend sports game.”
Also available on the menu are limited-edition, All-Star Flavour Series menu items, featuring the mellow, maple-syrup notes of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey. Sticky Jack Daniel’s sauce douses a range of fabulous fried wings. Burger lovers can also score a whiskey-inspired win with JD’s Chookhaüs burger, which layers secret-spiced chicken breast, Sticky Jack Daniel’s sauce, habanero hot sauce, coleslaw, cheese and pickles in between a soft white bun. Or go for a hat-trick with a frozen Jack & Coke that is poured straight from the slushie machine. Add a float of Chambord for soft undertones of black raspberry.
A long bar with high-stool seating accommodates 15 guests and features sister establishment The Bavarian’s signature stein chandelier, which holds over 500 glass steins, and a custom-built beer tap wall.
The Bavarian DNA flows through the beer pumps with German stalwarts Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Franziskaner, Spaten and Hofbräu featured alongside American bellwethers Budweiser and Goose Island, prized Belgian brews by Hoegaarden, and local heroes 4 Pines and Pirate Life.
Cocktails on tap showcase the margarita, old fashioned, Aperol spritz, negroni and espresso martini. Frozen margaritas are available in classic and strawberry flavours.
State-of-the-art technology wirelessly streams up to 20 games simultaneously, so diners can immerse themselves in their favourite sport or game. A great playlist features rock ‘n’ roll and other classic tunes.
Rockpool opened its first WingHAÜS by Bavarian in Brisbane in September 2019.
WingHAÜS by Bavarian
Gateway Centre, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000