The Rocks gets its own whisky den
This heritage-listed bunker is now home to an intimate whisky bar peddling rare firewater, stirred down cocktails and charcuterie. The sandstone walls have rich history – the site's been home to an opium dealer, a boot maker and boarding house tenants – and now three mates are letting whisky take centre stage.
You'll find a collection of around 150 whiskies that navigate drops from Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Japanese and America. You'll also find rare cask numbers tucked away in custom oak cabinets. You can enjoy these on straight up, on the rocks (in the Rocks!) or in stirred down cocktails. Aussie-focused produce will also step into the limelight with ploughman's boards packed with pickles, chutney, cheese and meat. They also cater to visitors with novel Aussie cured meats like emu prosciutto and kangaroo salami.
As much as possible of the historic 170-year-old venue’s character has been preserved, with the bar stretching across five intimate chambers. Throughout it you'll find low ceilings, Chesterfield leather lounges, soft lights, an original fireplace and velvet booths.
|Venue name:||Doss House||Contact:|
77-79 George St
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat noon-2am; Sun noon-midnight|