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A little bit country, a little bit rock'n'roll and all kinds of delicious

Five years on, and Sydney’s rootinist, tootinist, most taxidermy-filled bar keeps on attracting midnight cowboys and Surry Hillbillies. Just look for the shittiest door on Crown Lane, near the hot yoga place. The genius of this thoroughly loved saloon is its ability to provide casual, foot stomping fun with a side serve of really impressive cocktailery. A Hangman’s Fizz is $19 worth of date infused whiskey, maple and sarsaparilla, bottled and tagged “choke on this”. It tastes like drunk fruit partying in a hot tub. The dark, candlelit room and long well-elbowed bar only looks better with age - the more Cooper’s tinnies and shots of rye spilled on those low-slung tables, the better. Add a handful of discarded peanut shells crunching under foot and you’ve got the perfect backdrop to tap along to one of the regular country acts that play here. Git along, dawgies.

Also see The Baxter Inn and Frankie's Pizza, from the same team.


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By Myffy Rigby   |  

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Shady Pines Saloon details

Shop 4, 256 Crown St, Darlinghurst 2010

Price per person including drinks Up to $50

Open Mon-Sun 4pm-midnight

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