Black-tea ice cubes, sultana swizzle sticks, honeycomb, vodka, gin, rye and more all shaken and stirred and muddled and served for your pleasure - meet the drinks (and their makers) you'll find at the year's biggest cocktail carnival
While Pyrmont has its fair share of tradie pubs and average sushi restaurants, there's little in the way of bar culture. Which is surprising, as it's a growth area of small businesses and young couples with cash to burn. Enter Gallon
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Here’s an unfortunate fact about the drinking culture in the Pyrmont postcode: most is done in very average pubs. Harris Street’s Gallon is a welcome exception to the rule. The bar sprawls across two rooms and a spacious courtyard that fills up fast on a Friday evening, and they’ve done a great job with the fitout, accentuating high ceilings with a faux staircase that runs up the far wall and big, classic wrought-iron and wood furniture. The drinks are good, too, as long as you are happy with beer or wine (or a St Helier pear cider if you’re feeling fruity). The wines are mostly local drops, with a couple of Kiwi nods, and beer drinkers can down a longie or two. Couple a glass of wine with some olives or a pizza. There isn’t anything groundbreaking happening at Gallon in terms of food and plonk, but for an after-work tipple, we recommend giving it a go.