SUZY WONG

Thirsty for some excellent drinks? Hungry for some tasty bites? This glamorous and sensuous cocktail lounge will take your breath away in a world of modern American, oriental and classic French elements while enjoying the most unique cocktails shaken by her personal cocktail shakers.

The Amsterdam nightlife hotspot Suzy Wong has been inspired by the 1957 novel ‘The World of Suzie Wong by Richard Mason in which lead character Robert Lomax, a young Englishman working in an office, decides to pursue a new career as an artist in Hong Kong. He checks into the Nam Kok Hotel, not realizing that it is an unofficial brothel. This discovery only makes the hotel more charming in Lomax’s opinion and a better source of inspiration for his paintings. He quickly befriends most of the hotel’s bargirls but is most fascinated by the archetypal “entertainment lady with a heart of gold”, Suzie Wong. Lomax originally decides that he will not sleep with any of the girls but it soon emerges that Suzie Wong is interested in him, not as a customer but as a serious boyfriend. Although Suzie Wong becomes the kept woman of two other men, Lomax and Wong are eventually reunited.

And that’s what the Amsterdam World of Suzy Wong is all about. Shrugging of the gray day-to-day and finding the artist within. To vanish into a scene of new friends and find love whether for a brief moment or a lifetime. Welcome to the World of Suzy Wong, welcome to our world of mystery  class and surprise.

 

CINEMATIC INFLUENCES

The interior of Suzy Wong is designed by Eric Kuster of B.inc interior stuff from Laren, The Netherlands. Eric Kuster is a well-known interior designer who decorates both private and public surroundings all over the world. In Amsterdam he is stylist of amongst Arc, Club IT, Jimmy Woo and PC Café. The elegant and sensuous surroundings evoke the glamour eroticism of the Moulin Rouge. Modern American, oriental and traditional colonial French elements are combined to form a unique and sultry mingle of styles. The cinematic influenced nightclub-like atmosphere of Suzy Wong is highlighted by the use of unique French damask, by the screen of bamboo plants and by the rubber bar. Exotic accents flow out of the antique Chinese lamps and gold-braided leather. The mirrored ceiling and the photographs by Patricia Steur creates a both intimate and mildly provocative setting.

 

PLEASURE AND ELEGANCE

Serving the greatest cocktails and Asian/American snacks up until closing time, Open Wednesday through Sunday starting at 18.00 with every day a different dj providing a unique experience not to found elsewhere in Amsterdam.

 

PARKING

Parking is possible at several car parks nearby Leidseplein: Q-Park Europarking at the Marnixstraat and Q-Park Byzantium beside the entrance of the Vondelpark.