Best of Sydney 2021

BEST CBD COCKTAIL BAR – Clare Bar

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young

Sometimes, you just want a classier post-work drinks spot without spending the extra cash. Clare Bar bridges the medium. Centred around a circular bar with booths against the walls, this location boasts a romantic 1940s atmosphere. Dried flowers, tiled wales and dark green doors blend with nostalgic yellow lighting. If you’re lucky, you may even find the rooftop pool open! It’s just a 5-minute walk from Central Station, making it an easy location to swing into.

At Clare Bar (attached to The Old Clare Hotel), you’ll find a mix of house favourites and more acquired drinks. The Clare Spritz, with it’s gin tanginess, elderflower and Prosecco is a beautifully balanced drink for a summer evening. You should also check out the Serpent’s Kiss Pilsner from local Griffith Brewing Co while you’re at it! Follow it down with some confit garlic mayo chips.

1 Kensington Street, Chippendale. 02 8277 8277. www.theoldclarehotel.com.au

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