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The bar at this Surry Hills classic now occupies its own entire floor

There are some bars that feel like the patrons may have detoured home after work to fancy up for. This is one of them. Sydney’s well-heeled have been frequenting Longrain for over 10 years, ordering their signature stick drinks and glasses of easy drinking white wines ( here's looking at you, sauvignon blanc) while waiting for hotly contested tables. But since moving the bar downstairs a couple years ago, it’s become a destination in its own right. Here, cocktails are heavily Asian-influenced, all made using fragrant herbs, fresh fruit and spice-infused spirits. Try the Ping Pong – a lemon and lychee infused vodka with passionfruit, lychees and lime juice. While the music may be a little stuck in the 90s, we love the camouflaged-print banquettes and the Ken dolls strategically positioned around the wall of booze behind the bar. There's life in the old girl yet.

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Longrain details

85 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills 2010

Telephone 02 9280 2888

Price per person including drinks Up to $50

Open Mon-Fri 6pm-late; Sat-Sun 5.30pm-late.

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