3 Cool New Sydney Bars to Check Out

The Sydney bar scene continues to grow in 2016 with new cool bars each having offering own identity. Here are three new Sydney bars to put on your go-to list.

Easy Eight Sydney CBDEasy Eight Diner & Bar, Sydney

Easy Eight is a retro diner that feels that it has been around for quite a while, that kind of bar you just want to drop into and relax. The cocktails list is tight but has fun in bringing in a food element that works well and is not a gimmick. Think Pop Corn Old Fashioned made with popcorn-infused bourbon or the Apple Pie with vodka and apple under a pie crust. Add to these a concise beer and wine list that complements new takes on American diner classics like a creamy Lobster Mac and Cheese or the succulent Smoked and Roasted Spring Chicken. So take up a booth under the R&B album covers and photos, settle back and enjoy.

Easy Eight, 152-156 Clarence St, Sydney –

Jangling Jack’s Potts Point

Jangling Jack's, Potts Point
Jangling Jacks is the kind the kind of place that every neighbourhood should have. Well made cocktails from Classics to the House List that look to the vibrant history of Kings Cross with the likes of the vodka and Aperol Les Girls and The Nielsen with tequila and sherry – ask your bartender if you don’t know the history. The dark timbers and custom lamp shades invite you in from the street to take a seat at the bar or to wander through to the banquettes to settle for the evening. There is a feel that you are overseas or maybe even in a carriage bar on a train. To go with the cocktails are plates to share and the must have JJ’s Fried Chicken with chipotle honey butter. So pick your spot, settle in and relax. The locals have but they are happy to share.

Jangling Jacks, 175 Victoria St, Potts Point –

Burrow Bar Sydney CBD

Burrow Bar

Burrow Bar is a wonderful find in the heart of the city. Take a laneway, follow it around and you will find a door surrounded by astroturf and a stylized B in the centre. Step inside, take a seat surrounded by sandstone walls bathed in a warm glow. The cocktails here are craft, which means the ingredients are fresh, seasonal and made in house, apart from the spirits, of course. The cocktail menu comes under two headings which look to change every 2-3 weeks. The Handmade Cocktails are the new drinks that then become the Just Can’t Get Enough list until the cycle happens again and they are replaced. There is The Burrow Shrub which couples seasonal berries with herbs in vinegar and to which you can add your spirit of choice. There is food to have including Picanha To Share, one kilo of rump cap with chimichurri and house made bread. So get out your map as there is no telling what you will find in this Burrow.

Burrow Bar, De Mestre Place (off George St, opposite Wynyard), Sydney  –


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Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.