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
The Gaslight has been good to Sydney over the years, providing both an easy option for an after-work drink and a handy marshalling point for weekend party-goers to the nightclubs of Oxford Street (it’s open till 3am Fri–Sat). Its large downstairs bar has plenty of stools around it and serves six beers on tap plus a cider. Wines aren’t a big priority here – they come in single-serve bottles – and staff aren’t the friendliest, but there’s a jukebox on the back wall providing a laid-back atmosphere. Upstairs is a Minotaur maze of little nooks, with a pool table and a garden for smokers. This is a pub that gets hammered, hard, by large crowds, designed with functionality in mind. Trends may have bypassed the Gaslight, but it’s comforting to know it’s still there when we need it.