Blacksheep, Newtown

Bars, Drink, Eat, Sydney / 2 May 2012

An unsuspecting new bar has popped up on the main King St drag of Newtown, where Funky Bar once stood. Blacksheep quietly opened its doors a few weeks ago, adding to the steadily expanding portfolio of quirky small bars in Sydney’s inner west. Dimly lit by chandeliers and tea candles in mason jars, the décor is a sort-of indie luxe. Dark wood, leather armchairs, velvet tapestry wallpaper, a fireplace and a moose head add to the cosy ambience, making it a perfect watering hole for the fast-approaching winter.

The cocktail menu is impressive, starting at $13 for classics, prices go up to $15 and $18 for some really unique concoctions – try the Voodoo Doll, and you’ll find half a passionfruit set alight in your martini glass. Their wine list is expanding and an extensive bar menu is also on offer. A selection of light snacks and larger meals by chef Liam Rooney includes sliders, grilled corn, pulled pork rolls and an amazing banoffee tart. With a gorgeous fit-out, cheap eats and fantastic cocktails, you’ll be sure to find me camped out in an armchair by the fireplace all winter long. Meet me there!

Classic Caprioska $13vodka, lime, sugar

Tequila Mockingbird $15dark tequila, lime, passionfruit, vanilla, mint

Old Fashioned $18zacapa, sugar, bitters, orange

Heartstopper $15ketel one vodka, apple, watermelon, lime

Voodoo Doll $15vodka, vanilla, passionfruit, fire

256 King St, Newtown 2050
(02) 8033 3455

Mon-Sat: 12pm – 12am
Sun: 10am – 10pm
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