The Soda Factory
16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills (02) 8096 9120 sodafactory.com.au
Any bar that serves bourbon and Vanilla Cherry Coke floats, mac and cheese spring rolls and is hidden behind a phoney fifties Coke machine door is an instant winner in my books. Late-night sweet spot, The Soda Factory, just had one hell of a party to celebrate its 2nd birthday. There were cute waitresses bearing trays of gourmet hotdogs, chicken wings with blue cheese sauce, fried onion rings and sweet potato fries. There were bearded men serving up boozy ice-cream floats; and DJ Yella hit the Factory decks while Soda newbies and regulars danced the night away. And the party isn’t showing any signs of slowing at this American-inspired diner. Keep an eye out for Soda’s regular specials which include: Movie Mondays (think $5 beer, wine, sides and classic movies), Tuesday’s Dollar Dogs (you can’t go wrong with a Buffalo Bill, trust me), Fat Bubba’s Chicken Wednesday and Soda Saturdays (with music, booze and diner food galore).