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!
256 King St, Newtown 2050
(02) 8033 3455