Sydney’s cocktail bar scene continues to grow with new bars opening in the CBD and surrounds. Here are 7 new Sydney bars to put on your radar.
The Duke of Clarence Sydney
Sydney is getting a 19th century-inspired English tavern from the team behind The Barber Shop. The Duke of Clarence will offer a 500-strong line-up of spirits from the British aisles, beer served from ornate beer taps sourced from England, and classic cocktails, treated with Victorian-era twists or rotovapped with ingredients that were used during the time of Charles Dickens. More on The Duke of Clarence here. Opening mid-November 2o17.
The Duke of Clarence, Laneway 152 -156 Clarence Street, Sydney
Door Knock Sydney
Door Knock, a new underground cocktail and bar by Owner/Operator Natalie Ng and Justin Best will take over from the Norsk Dor site with a focus on wines, sherry and fortified, fun and innovative cocktails in warm, convivial surrounds. Look for the brass pineapple door knock. More on Door Knock here. Opening mid-November 2o17.
Door Knock, 70 Pitt St, Sydney
Monkey’s Corner Chippendale
Located along Chippedale’s Kensington Street, Monkey’s Corner takes inspiration from intimate Tokyo bars with a minimalist fitout, blonde wood and overhanging timber ceiling. Cocktails have Asian-inspired flavours such as the Lichi Martini and Hawaiian Old Fashioned. More on Monkey’s Corner here.
Monkey’s Corner, 40 Kensington St, Chippendale
Gin Lane Chippendale
Formerly occupied by Bar Chinois, Gin Lane is another new bar along Kensington Street in Chippendale with gin-based cocktails and specialty gins from around the world.
Gin Lane, 16A Kensington St, Chippendale
Old Mate’s Place Sydney
Old Mate’s Place is a rooftop bar from Gabrielle and Andres Walters (Kittyhawk, Lobo Plantation) and Daniel Noble coming to Sydney CBD in 2018.
TBA, Sydney CBD
Maybe Frank Randwick
Maybe Frank Randwick may not be a standalone bar per se, but with the calibre of the cocktail bar at Maybe Frank Surry Hills, the drinks list is sure to impress. Our sneak peak into the venue’s drinks offering means Randwick is in for a real treat. Opens Thursday 9 November 2017.
69 Perouse Rd, Randwick
GoGo Bar Chin Chin Sydney
You may need to brave the long queue to get a seat at GoGo Bar located within Chin Chin Sydney. The cocktail list comes in the form of a food/drink pyramid where you choose a key ingredient such as dragon fruit then turn over for the cocktail.
GoGo Bar, 69 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills
Photo Credit: The Duke of Clarence, Instagram