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Duck in for a barrel-aged Negroni and a bowl of popcorn
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This sweet bar has downed roots and become a firm favourite for Glebe locals. They’re ageing their Negronis, spicing their Toddys and mulling their wine. Earlier this year they were serving a mix of rum and Pedro Ximénez sherry with a slice of Christmas cake for a little Christmas-in-July deliciousness. The cocktail list is scrawled on a bit of paper and changes regularly. And that’s all peachy keen – the drinks-making here is top-notch and there’s nothing over $15 (a bloody miracle in a city where the $25 cocktail is now par for the course). But it’s more about the friendly service, good-times vibe and rotating beers on tap for us. Go for the super-refreshing Hangman Pale Ale by the Rocks Brewing Company, or a Pick Pocket cider. Or wage a one-person sluice war on the 16-or-so craft beers by the bottle. The small bar is a pretty, light space filled with ferns and big, comfortable bar stools. They serve bowls of free popcorn to all their customers and will also do a bowl of pickles or olives if you’re after more salty snacks. We’ve been rattling a few cages and faffing on about the Glebe bars revolution for some time now, but with the arrival of this excellent small bar we can also now say with confidence that the time is now. And that’s a fact. Get on down and support your Little Guy.