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After work, the CBD suits are standing around upright tables, watching the big screens of the sports bar, spilling onto the street. I’m still waiting for the less corporate Bar Bloke. When he arrives we try our test drink – a Whisky Sour and it hits the spot, even more so as bar manager Luke Reimann checked which whisky we wanted. Is it Happy Hour for $12 cocktails? I’m ready to try more and taken by the way Reimann has divided the regular list: Aperitif like Chilli Martini ($19); Femin such as Malibu Reggae ($17); Masculin with a classic Rusty Nail ($17); Dessert could be The Real White Russian ($18). My recommendation, a smoking Two Step of burnt orange gin and fresh fig paste, takes a little time, but (like waiting for the Bar Bloke) it was elegantly worth the wait.