Vasco Bar Surry Hills

421 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills

Prohibition is so over – the new era in Sydney is rock! Park your arse on red glitter Fendi barstools as owner (former Eau De Vie head bartender) Max Greco clashes the cymbal above the bar. Head bartender Luke Ashton (ex Roosevelt) asks your preference. Cocktails (all $17.50) created by Max and Luke like Coffee and Cigarettes and Judas Kiss rock it too as the cocktail playlist sits inside 45 covers. And table numbers are on the 45s and scattered with guitar plectrums. More vinyl: spicy Italian hot dogs come in melted down LP dishes and with fries on the side. Outside there’s lounged seating in the astro turf backyard and sheet music in the loos. This is the new Cleveland Street cool. Vasco hour is 5pm to 7pm: $6 mixed drinks, $6 beers, $14 cocktails. And the beat goes on…

(republished with permission from my weekly BAR FLY column for the Alternative Media Group newspapers)

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  1. Rebecca Varidel
    Rebecca Varidel says:
    June 13, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Head bartender Luke Ashton was tonight announced the winner of 2013 World Class Barteder of the Year Australia. Congratulations Luke!

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