Bartenders' guides to Sydney's secrets

These five bar stars are kings of the urban jungle – here are their tips for what's hot on the streets of Sydney

Jordan Young, The Soda Factory
Photograph: Daniel Boud

Pasan Wijesena, Earl's Juke Joint
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Pasan Wijesena, Earl's Juke Joint

One of Sydney’s most respected bar operators can tell you where to find hip Chinese art, sneakers and ramen

Josh Lees, The Royal Albert Hotel
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Josh Lees, The Royal Albert Hotel

The deputy manager of one of Surry Hills’ most popular pubs knows where to find Singapore-style hawker food and Asian knickknacks

Jordan Young, The Soda Factory
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Jordan Young, The Soda Factory

He works at a hidden bar – and he knows where Sydney’s hidden hotspots are, from dumpling bars to karaoke palaces

Brett Stokes, Surly’s
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Brett Stokes, Surly’s

He can fix you an Old Pal and show you where to get ink – or a feast of Singapore chilli crab

Leeroy Petersen, The Village Inn
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Leeroy Petersen, The Village Inn

His flair as a bartender is matched only by his flair at finding Sydney’s Asian dining must-tries