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Jordan Young, The Soda Factory
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Bartenders’ guides to Sydney’s secrets: Jordan Young, The Soda Factory

Bartender Jordan shares what's hip on the streets of Sydney

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Jordan has worked for two years at the Soda Factory, the cute bar and American diner hidden behind a fake Coke machine in a hot dog shop on Wentworth Avenue. He’s a big fan of classics such as Whisky Sours and Moscow Mules.
Jordan feeds at: Daniel San, Manly 
“My friend Ben Orpwood is actually the head chef there and it’s up there with some of the best Japanese food I have eaten. It’s basically a Japanese Frankie’s: beers, sun and rock’n’roll. The duck pancakes are amazing, and match perfectly with lighter-style Asian beers.”

Jordan drinks at: Uncle Ming’s, Sydney 
“Besides having bartenders who give top-notch banter, it’s one of those any-occasion bars. This is definitely the place I’d take a girl on a date, and it’s also a great after-work beer/whiskey place to go to with a mate. Even on my frequent visits alone I can’t get enough of the dumplings-and-whiskey combo.”

Jordan busts out a tune at: Dynasty Karaoke, Haymarket 
“You can find me belting out my favourite Celine Dion classics at this place. They have neon lights and a fun crew – it’s over the top in all the right ways. And the noodles are good.”

Jordan shops at: Route 66, Darlinghurst 
“It’s a little rockabilly, rev-head kinda clothing store; you won’t find many stores like it. They have Chevrolet garage shirts, Dickies khakis and some really unique rings and accessories, if you’re into that.”

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