Photos of boxers on the walls, horse racing, very cool country/ballad music, great drinks. Baxter Inn has the best selection of single malt whisky in Sydney (over 300 of the world’s best), an inspiring selection of beers (on tap and bottled), also a fine Australian wine list and cocktails to tempt you. There’s the original basement brick work, candelabra on the walls, small saloon tables, carpet, pretzels and a feel of a place in the city to call home.
One of our measures of success for cool Sydney bars is the brilliance of the bar staff – you ask for a classic martini and they deliver. The bar people at Baxter Inn know their drinks – I got chatting to the one who was serving me – he knew about Lagavulin and all the great single malt whiskies of Islay in Scotland.
So how does it measure up? – this is a great addition to Sydney cool bars. It’s brilliant and we highly recommend it - go early! Baxter Inn is open 4pm to 1am – Monday to Saturday
152-156 Clarence Street