Bon Iver. Arcade Fire. Bombay Bicycle Club. “This could be my playlist” the bar bloke illuminated as we juiced up on the real underground business: good booze. It’s not just his taste in music that he shares with head bartender (and bar owner) Doug Laming. There’s also a thirst for creativity. The photo of Laming’s Jellied G&T ($11) went viral while we were still in the bar. Others saw the image. We got the real treat, to savour the shot. Longer gin – like Martini Magic ($21) – is also on offer in this inventive cocktail list. Laming sure gets his spirits, but has also put together a fine collection of wines and beers. And how good is the food? We reckon Rabbit Hole dishes up some über good grub, including one of the best burgers in Sydney.
From my weekly BAR FLY newspaper column for the Alternative Media Group.
Rabbit Hole Bar
82 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
+61 2 8084 2505