Earl’s Juke Joint | Newtown

So, its finally open. 407 king street. I used to live up the road at 359 king and used to walk down and would occasional buy meats from here. Betta Meats is long gone and I adore the fact that Earl's Juke Joint...

The Old Growler | Kings Cross

so... what is a growler? A growler is a glass or ceramic jug with a capacity of 64 U.S. fl oz (1,892.7 ml; 66.6 imp fl oz) used to transport draft beer in Australia - so the old growler is an aptly named dive b...

The Botanist | Kirribilli

The botanist was described to me as a small bar in kirribilli but its really more of a diner/pub (gastropub?)- mostly because of how food centric it felt? I guess we did come here to have dinner but the seating...

Jester Seeds | Newtown

The ghetto charms of Jesterseeds with its destroyed beauty and graffitised walls. Street side sides, unassuming easy manner and friendly staff. You're drinking in a maybe dive. Milk crates. Fancy ...

THE DOCK | 1st Bday | Redfern

Wonderful Night at the DOCK's 1st birthday. Drinks were $5. Docktails $10. Tried a lot of the menu. Amaretto Sours/Pisco/Long Island/Baby Guiness shot/Carpioska. Good vibey fun. After the Dip-fiasco, we ac...

Button | Surry Hills

Located at no. 65 Foveaux Street, not far from el loco/red door is button bar. We were at the Crust Pizza event and was going to head up to Gelato Messina but ended up here. Button has an unassuming street f...

SHADY PINES darlinghurst

256 Crown St Shop 4, not that that address means much. Shady Pines; even if you know where it is, is hard to find; somedays, there's nobody out front and you can't even tell where it is. Most times however, its...

THE DOCK Redfern

Located at 182 Redfern Street Redfern St, The Docks is truly one of the better small bars. Small intimate with a great casual vibe, The Dock is definitely worth hopping on a train/bus outta surryhills/city and ...

Freda’s Chippendale

Located alongside what I've positioned in my head as the scary blah side of central, Freda sits off in a laneway at 107-109 Regent Street. If it weren't for the colourful hanging lights, that would be one d...

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL ENMORE

Located at 44 Enmore Road (from King Street - follow the left side of the road and its the 3rd shop past the caltex) is the fairly new Midnight Special dive bar. Its very reminiscent to me, a tad anyhow of ...

Arcadia Liquors REDFERN

update2. I went to Arcadia to do a proper lookat with camera yesterday and shortly after - that evening, the place/shed went up in smokes. went back a week later. The front area is packed and the place is still...

GrandMa’s

2 years ago, we got the Development approval document for a small bar called Grandma's at work and I read it and went "what sort of name is that, bomba". Then it opened. And it won me over. With the proliferati...

TIOS

Tios is located in Surry Hills - 4-14 Foster St.  It is a mexican themed smallbar; with canteen styled seats; candle wax on the walls; and what seems to be stuccoed/painted surfaces. The inside is dim, with...