So the small bar craze has taken Australia cities by storm. They’re everywhere, but where are the best ones? Here’s the top 5 small bars in the Sydney CBD:
- The Baxter Inn – Themed like an American roadhouse, Baxters Inn proudly displays one of the best spirits ranges in town which the bar staff expertly use to whip up some amazing cocktails. Situated down an alleyway, it’s a tricky one to find but look for the Velo store on Clarence St and head down the alley and turn right. Be warned, it’s popular so it might pay to get there a bit early. (152-156 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000)
- The Barber Shop – A small bar wouldn’t be a small bar without a theme as the Barber Shop can attest. Or a close shave! Dim lighting, quality drinks and a (not surprisingly) a barber shop out front, this bar is a crowd pleaser. (89 York St, Sydney NSW 2000)
- Mojo Record Bar – Walk down the stairs, past the record shop on the left and you’ll come across a cool cool bar. Table service, cute booths and laid back staff, this is the one I often start my nights at. (73 York St, Sydney NSW 2000)
- The Fox Hole – Fancy a cheap (for Sydney) breakfast with good coffee? Dumplings for lunch? Or some drinks in the eve? The Fox Hole is a great corner bar with large ceilings upstairs perfect for people watching and a lightly dingy drinking hole below. They also seem to hire hot staff which you know, helps. (car Kent and Erskine St, Sydney NSW 2000)
- Shirt Bar – Half shirt store, half cafe/bar, this place serves excellent coffee by day and specialises in whiskey by night. The shirt store adds a novel yet classy vibe which appeals to the corporate market this small attracts.