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Peanut butter cocktails and rum-fuelled fun are the name of the game

Down the quiet end of Clarence is good ol’ Grandma’s. The below-street-level bar’s walls are lined with bright yellow lorikeet-printed wallpaper, and vintage kitchen canisters, crochet blankets, ceramics statues fill out the bar’s dark nooks and crannies. Cutesy trinkets aside, it is Grandma’s rum selection that catches our eye. The sugarcane spirit is the star of the tiki-skewed menu. This is also where you will find what we think is Sydney’s only Peanut Butter Colada... stay with us. The nutty Rupert Holmes homage manages to nail equal parts creamy and fruity, courtesy of punchy rum and house made roasted pineapple puree. Fun. Order up a side of snappy Biltong, which boasts just enough heat to complement your cooling Colada. The beer and wine list is short and snappy but gets the job done with a solid selection of dominantly Aussie brews and drops. Quirky bars can come and go quite quickly in Sydney – Grandma’s is now a relative old girl on the scene but she still has plenty of life in her yet.

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Updated on 12 Nov 2014.

By Jordan Kretchmer   |  

Grandma's Bar details

Basement Lvl
275 Clarence St, Sydney 2000

Telephone 02 9264 3004

Nearby Stations: Town Hall

Price per person including drinks Up to $50

Open Mon-Fri 3pm-late; Sat 5pm-late

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