Are you always on the look-out for a late night venue? Good news: The Passage (aptly named as it runs between Victoria Street and Darlinghurst Road) is open until 3am. And it’s pumping. More good news: we love the vibe, and the staff, and the cocktails. The list is contemporary but we splashed our way through the classics: from a Makers Mark Manhattan to a Whisky Sour. According to his girlfriend, she goes out with curly haired bartender Mitch because he makes the best Dirty Martini in town. So we had to try one. Vodka or gin: we were asked? (Our answer was gin.) But the best news is this joint is not only tasty fun, but also value for money. Cocktails start at only $13; and $5 vodka and gin on Wednesday nights loosens us up but not our pockets.
This bar review of The Passage was originally published in my Bar Fly newspaper column for the Alternative Media Group.
The Passage231A Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
+61 2 9358 6116