Newtown is where I discovered my new favourite tipple: the official cocktail of New Orleans – The Sazerac. This classic (according to the Corridor list) was originally created in the 1850s with a namesake Cognac – though more usually you will now find it made with rye. The Corridor version is not only excellent but cheaper than some other Newtown bars. And tick: bartender Jamie asked me to nominate which rye I preferred then guided me through their selection with a tasting. Listening to live music in the space upstairs it slipped down easily. With all the new bar hype in the area it can be easy to overlook existing bars like this little gem. Don’t. Very good drinks, very good service, very good prices – even better it’s $10 for cocktails during 5pm to 7pm happy hour on weekdays.
153A King Street, Newtown NSW Australia
+61 422 873 879
This review was published in my weekly BAR FLY newspaper column for the Alternative Media Group.