Eat & Drink

Bar Fly: The Cliff Dive

THE CLIFF DIVE
16-18 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst thecliffdive.com.au
Think Bacardi. Think post war. Think Hawaiian shirts. Think cane lampshades, a boat behind the bar, pineapple, coconut and paper straws. Think Tiki mugs. The former bootlegger, founder of Tiki lives on in Sydney in his namesake rum punch: Don The Beachcomber’s Zombie ($22). Here (other Bacardi classics) the Pina Colada ($21) sips smoothly from a fresh pineapple and Three Dots and a Dash ($17) adds falernum, pimento, honey and lime bitters. There’s more than a hint of the tropical in the forty rums of The Cliff Dive back bar. The biggest cup – Bacardi, Cognac, Peche, lemon and prosecco – is for three. Creative drinks director Michael Chiem is sharing more tiki love with inspirational new cocktails from 6pm Wednesday to Saturday. Longhouse clubbing continues after 11pm but the new rogue starts with satay street food and lounge chill out earlier in the evening.

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