Bitter Phew
Bitter Phew
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Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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  • Museum • 9 min walk
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Nick M
Frenchs Forest, Australia890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
Good little bar, with a good range of beers. If you’re into your beers this is a great place to visit.
I’ve been a couple of times , and will certainly visit again.
Written 16 July 2022
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veepers1884
Brisbane, Australia130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Found this funky little craft beer place whilst out for a wander in Oxford Street. Don’t be put off by the dark stairs initially leading to the unknown….

They lead to a nice spacious relaxing lounge with a great array of craft beers to choose from x

A gem of a place.
Written 2 May 2022
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Hollyjeannex
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Came here with a friend on a Saturday night, great vibes and awesome beer. Big shout out to emily who helped me big time with what beer I should pick! She’s awesome! Also everyone here is hot xx
Written 12 December 2020
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WhyDontWe
Singapore, Singapore146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
A nice craft beer place on Oxford Street. 12 craft beers on tap, from various parts of Aus like VIC, NSW, some from USA, European ones like belgian beer, barrel aged, gose as well.
Unfortunately they didn’t carry much of my preferred variety though there’s still some bottled and canned beers as well as wines by glass available. Bar is also well stocked with hard liquor.

Affordable pints depending on the abv. I had a glass of ipa for $10.

Like other google reviews mentioned, the music volume was just right and choice of music is okay as well.
Written 9 December 2019
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When-on-me-travels
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Friends
A chilled out craft beer bar in amongst the craziness of Oxford Street. More suited to Newtown but a welcome addition to the area.
Written 10 June 2019
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Architecture and food
Wellington, New Zealand823 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
In search of craft beer in a continual journey. We searched, followed the ratings, got a bit lost and then found the small door on Oxford street (137) and upstairs above the crap found s little piece of craft beer nirvana. 10 rotating on tap, local and just what was needed on a hot day.
Will he back.
Written 2 December 2018
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55bigj
Sydney, Australia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
If you are craving craft beer this place is the place in go when in Sydney, well at least it’s my go to. I have tried pretty much all the craft beer bars, breweries South of the Harbour and there are plenty of really good ones! However I always end up here. 12 rotating taps of quality independent craft beer.
Always a great mix of Aussie and imported beers, they often have tap takeovers, if you follow their FB page you can always see their up coming events or download the now tapped app and you can see what’s on tap. Great atmosphere and the staff are super friendly and engaging. They don’t serve food but they have menus from several quality eateries that they will order for you and have delivered to the venue.
Written 30 November 2018
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Damien G
Sydney, Australia532 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Visited here for the first time after wanting to visit for months. I really enjoyed the Sunday atmosphere - chilled relaxed vibe. Excellent range of beverages - specifically the craft beers. Full bar options for those who don’t drink beer. Good cider too. Friendly bar staff. It’s great to see another quality small bar in the area!
Written 26 November 2018
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ElGuapo311
Burke, VA154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
After a few nights of drinking the subpar beer around Sydney, a work colleague found this gem. Best beer bar I went to in Sydney.
Written 23 November 2018
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Aussie S
Sydney, Australia174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
If you like beer, good craft beer, then this place is worth a visit.

Quirky little bar, hidden away upstairs, blink and you would miss it.

Loved sitting upstairs at the window and watching the world go by whilst enjoying a lovely beer on a warm sunny arvo.

The staff know their products and are very helpful.

The beers aren't cheap but they are quality brews. There is a large selection on tap that appears to change regularly, and a large selection of bottled brews if that's your preference.

If you can, go early afternoon as the 'after-work' crowd rolls in around 5pm and it becomes a bit noisy for a relaxing chilled appreciation session.
Written 4 September 2018
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