Best of Sydney 2017

BEST BAR WITH A THEME – SHADY PINES SALOON

Sydney - Shady Pines Saloon, Darlinghurst (photo by Jamie Williams/City of Sydney)

It’s easy to miss Shady Pines. Its bashful white door is tucked away on a secluded side street under a bikram yoga site. Once inside, prepare to be transported to the Old West. Rustic colour palettes accompany the wooden decor and banjo tracks bleat in the background. The bar is dim, dotted with amber fairy lights and mason jar candles. A glass of apple juice and vodka is a perfect accompaniment to the iconic bowl of shelled peanuts offered at the bar – best enjoyed with the live entertainment offered each Sunday from 4pm onwards. The focal point of the room is a large, taxidermic moose head watching each guest drink. Ask the bar staff about its name for a fun surprise.

4/256 Crown St, Darlinghurst.  0405 624 944. shadypinessaloon.com

By Millie Roberts