Freda’s is full of awkward cool intercity types; braless and knitted jumpers, wearing velvet and round glasses – the kind loved equally by Gandhi and Trotsky. There are eclectic beats, funky jams and an indulgent menu with items like a cheese platter for people who can stomach eating in a pulsing venue where everyone’s squashed in elevator tight. If you’re keen for a boogie but not quite mentally prepared for the usual slicing techno and dark dubstep, it’s time to get dizzy with this vinyl spinning, feel good, pinky-red, disco ball, Chippendale mini warehouse. Prepare to get wobbly.
107-109 Regent St, Chippendale. 8971 7336. fredas.com.au
By Vamshika Bakshi