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The Baxter Inn

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156 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pretzels” (69 reviews)
“whiskey bar” (47 reviews)
“speak easy” (18 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
156 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well after reading the reviews we thought we must try it. Well finding it was a major task and it did feel very cede at first going down the stair case to a cellar. Once in you need a torch to see but eventually the...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely fantastic bar! We arrived quite late – after midnight – when I was debating on whether to go sleep. Yet the moment I stepped inside Baxter Inn, my sleeplessness disappeared. It was like a shot of adrenaline, and I can’t remember if I’ve experienced...More

2  Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a Friday night with my friend, got lucky and didnt wait too long to get in. We ordered multiple whiskey based cocktails and got served rapidly, which was surprising considering the crowd that night. Great vibe, music, quality drinks and service. Will...More

Thank Dacier M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bar - second visit and will be a regular haunt when in Sydney. The atmosphere is fantastic, bartenders great and even if you aren't a whiskey drinker there is plenty to choose from. If you are a whiskey drinker you will be spoilt for...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not exactly hidden, yet easy to miss as is a small space. through an ally then downstairs. Well worth the hunt to find - music can be loud (too loud for me to revisit). If whiskey is your thing then this place is a must...More

Thank aestheticeducators
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd seen this bar on the world's top bar list so thought it worth a try. Given the hype we arrived early to make sure we got a seat. Service and choice of drinks (especially whisky) was excellent. Having heard the whisky sours were good...More

Thank Yorkie_Traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a whisky drinker, this is the place for you. A fantastic selection of whisky from all over the worlds ! It is located at the end of a dingy alley way along Clarence Street, just walk past a bicycle store and the...More

Thank AHTanSyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A mind boggling array of whiskies from around the world and a damn tasty selection of cocktails on offer also. Don't let the entrance put you off, it adds to the spectacle when you enter the bar.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of drinks. Great atmosphere. Staff friendly and knowledgable. Classic bar for tourists.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you're not a whiskey drinker, or a drinker at all. This place is Cooool! It's so tucked away and cosy on a winter's night...but anytime of year, is good for whiskey, right?

Thank Ingrid M
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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