By Elysia Cook
Tucked into the nook of an alley just off Clarence Street, prepare to wait in a long line of Sydneysiders eager to experience the ‘hidden’ gem that is The Baxter Inn. But don’t fret, the library of alcohol just on the other side of the door – equipped with sliding ladders and shelf upon shelf of spirits – proves to be well worth the wait.
Prepare to be welcomed by best in the business bartenders, decked out in elegant tuxedos and a never-ending supply of pretzels. If you find the boundless drink listings a little overwhelming, look no further than the renowned Winter Manhattan cocktail to kick your night off in style.
Pure class collides with ‘off the grid’ in this underground bar that could pass for a 20th century gentleman’s club. So grab a whiskey (or four), sink back into your red leather armchair and let jazzy tunes whisk you away at the end of a mundane week of work.
152-156 Clarence St, Sydney. www.thebaxterinn.com