Bulletin Place, Sydney

After much anticipation, Bulletin Place, Sydney’s newest small bar from Tim PhilipsWorld Class Bartender of the Year for 2012 along with co-owners Robb Sloan and Adi Ruiz opened for business last night.

Bulletin Place, Sydney
Bulletin Place

The intimate bar is located at Bulletin Place, just behind Circular Quay in a little laneway that houses Tapavino and the newly-opened Cabrito Coffee Roasters.

Bulletin Place, Sydney
Bulletin Place

A rustic look with distressed walls, exposed light fittings, a painted mural and a long communal table gives the 50 person capacity bar its charm and character.

Bulletin Place, Sydney
Intimate seating

The owners share a wealth of combined experience gained in high profile bars and spirit companies and they bring to Bulletin Place a neighbourhood style small bar serving quality spirits, cocktails, beer and wine without emphasis on a particular type of drink.

Bulletin Place, Sydney
Cocktail list

On the back bar, you’ll find a selection of premium spirits with a cocktail list handwritten on a roll of hanging paper. The list changes daily and is based on fresh and seasonal produce instead of relying on fruit purées. Nectarines, which are currently in season feature on the cocktail menu. Cabrito Coffee Roasters supply fresh coffee which is used in Espresso Martinis.

Bulletin Place, Sydney
Whisky crate

A whisky crate containing a rotating dozen sits at the bar and is brought to the table for those wishing to have a little tasting before deciding on their dram of choice.

Bulletin Place, Sydney
Rustic design

The wine menu is pegged to cardboard cut outs and lists a select range of wines from Australia, Argentina, Spain, Italy, France and New Zealand. Wine is available by the glass at one fifth the price of a bottle, with two bottles of red and white wines opened at a time, decided by the first customers who order it. Sparkling wines and champagnes range from Pelorus NV, to R de Ruinart, Pol Roger to Krug Grande Cuvée.

Bulletin Place, Sydney
Tim Philips

Bar nibbles include house-smoked almonds and soon, a selection of charcuterie, jamón and cheese platters will be supplied from Tapavino next door.

Bulletin Place, Sydney

Bulletin Place, Sydney
Trompe l’oeil mural

Bulletin Place is the kind of small bar that can quickly turn into your local. The vibe is casual and unpretentious, with the owners ensuring you feel welcomed and well looked after. The cocktails are world class and the informative bar chat is there if that is your preference.

Perch yourself at the bar, sit along the banquettes or share the communal table. Either way, once you’ve experienced Bulletin Place for the first time, you’ll soon make it your neighbourhood bar.

Bulletin Place, Sydney
L-R: Adi Ruiz, Tim Philips, Robb Sloan

Bulletin Place is featured in Sydney’s top whisky bars.

Bulletin Place
Upstairs, 10-14 Bulletin Place
Sydney NSW 2000

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Bulletin Place, Sydney was last modified: January 27th, 2016 by Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.


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