Sydney 1300 101 433 75 Hutchinson Street
St Peters NSW 2044
Perth 1300 101 433 28 Government Road
Nedlands WA 6009
Melbourne By Appointment Only
174 Cecil Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Sydney | Showroom By Appointment Only
Level 3/60 Reservoir Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
New Zealand +61 1300 101 433
Brisbane 1300 101 433 By Appointment Only
25 King Street
Bowen Hills QLD 4006

A haven for gin enthusiasts

Eileen’s Bar crafts a robust yet tactile sanctuary for local gin darlings, Four Pillars, set within a landmark corner building in Sydney’s leafy Surry Hills.

Built in 1939 to house Bussell Brothers tea company, the space is reinterpreted by Sydney based design studio, YSG, to include a gin distillery, bar and retail store – each celebrating the distillery’s much-loved botanical elements.

Components of the original building are thoughtfully restored, including timber beams and copper inlays on the ceiling, forming a strong backdrop for sympathetic new insertions. A predominantly neutral palette is offset by hand crafted timber elements and vivid blue accents – a tender reference to the distillery’s hero ingredient, the juniper berry. 

Four Pillars Gin Laboratory

The retail offering is located on the ground floor with primary street access and features a 3.3 metre high merchandise display, hand crafted from Australian red cedar and Cambria ash. A central service table continues this material logic, acting as an informal point of sale and ad-hoc tasting station. Above, an Endo Track Spot 2000TYPE is mounted into a custom feature rail, providing functional accent lighting with a high level of visual comfort. 

Named after one of the co-founders, Matt Jones’ mother Eileen, the welcoming destination has become a favourite among locals and gin aficionados. A crafted yet approachable tone continues Four Pillars’ brand narrative, while responding to the unique conditions of the site and brief. 

Four Pillars Gin Laboratory
Four Pillars Gin Laboratory
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