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This neighbourhood wine bar has become Glebe's go-to for a casual tipple
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It’s really all about Polly Rose Thornton at this tiny Glebe wine bar. The bar manager is all lips, hips and attitude as she slings any of the six wines on offer by the glass. Those wines change from bottle to bottle, depending on what people request to be opened and when. There’ll always be six on the go, at any rate. It could be one of Timbah’s very own house wines, made by Adelaide producer Paracombe or it could be a Rockford Basket Press Shiraz. Timbah’s owned by Tim Smith (Tim Bar – geddit?), the man behind the neighbouring Little Bottle Shop of Glebe, the liquor store where you can pick up a bottle of chablis and a political message at the same time, thanks to the monthly scrawlings out the front of the shop. The latest is a mural depicting the death of the small business. Back in the bar, go for small snacks like empanadas, a bowl of stuffed olives or candied nuts. If you’re very lucky, you may even catch Reg Mombasa bash the keys of the piano in the corner. But mostly they’re playing the Beatles and the Stones. This is a neighbourhood bar, and one of the best in the area. That means it fills up fast and stays full. The good news is you can reserve a table and settle in for the long haul. Grab a couple of bottles of wine, some cheese and lose an evening in Timbah.