Best of Sydney 2021


By Lucinda Garbutt-Young

It’s always rewarding to find a bar that does your favourite kind of drink right. If you’re into the referenced beverage, Gin Lane is the place for you. It has William Hogarth’s 1751 painting by the same name (in support of the Gin Act) on its head. No longer is the consumption of our favourite drink a working class sin – it’s the mark of a refined palette.

At Gin Lane, you will find classic gins transformed into daring combinations. Tanqueray London Dry is paired with Blue Curacao and served in a smoking lightbulb for a youthful edge. Feeling a little more professional, the Mediterranean may appease.

Despite being on the more expensive side of Chippendale bars, Gin Lane is certainly an experience that will have you feeling like a sultry European. You can also grab cocktails to share, or take home a pre-made drink.

16 Kensington Street, Chippendale. 0415 122 113.

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