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
Corridor used to be a fairly average tapas bar but has since turned into this cool little local. It's exactly the sort of place Newtown needs - an alternative to the pubs. Plus, the only other bar in the area is Madame Fling Flong. Once that's full, you're kinda stuck for places to drink.
What we like about the folks at Corridor is that they're friendly and down to earth. They're just doing what they do and they're doing it well: long necks of Coopers pale for $12, simple mixers (get ‘em to do you a ginger beer with rum and limes), local wines by the glass (in red and white!)... you get the picture. That's what this new crop of small bars are about: neighbourhood joints offering a community atmosphere.
Bar snacks stretch to the likes of nachos, burgers and the like, but given Bloodwood just opened up the road, you might save your appetite. Or not - it's very easy to stay put at Corridor and lose an evening here on the upstairs deck, which houses relaxed punters shooting the breeze. It's exactly what Darlinghurst's Chingalings should have been. Or, if it's indoor solace you're after, there's a great big Art Deco-style room filled with Chesterfield sofas and gentle lighting. So by all means, order the nachos and don't listen to us - it's all in good fun.