Mrs Sippy

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 (Photograph: Dan Boud)
Photograph: Dan Boud
 (Photograph: Dan Boud)
Photograph: Dan Boud
 (Photograph: Dan Boud)
Photograph: Dan Boud
 (Photograph: Dan Boud)
Photograph: Dan Boud
 (Photograph: Dan Boud)
Photograph: Dan Boud

Double Bay gets a new small bar complete with punny name, but is it any good?

Although the lockout laws don’t stretch to Double Bay, things still quiet down by 2am, and at this colourful cabana bar midnight is when they stop shaking Vodka Espressos and shut up shop.

But before the witching hours there’s quite the party vibe at Mrs Sippy. The bar up the back of the restaurant is as tightly packed as a socialite’s wardrobe, and just as shiny – the dress code here seems to sit along the divide between your best duds and outrageously expensive casual wear.

The coffee cocktails are crazy popular, and with good reason. They’ve got the balance spot on and a little caffeine does no harm to a night out. Of course they’ve got a cocktail called the Millionaire’s Club, and the mix of Tennessee whiskey, sherry and apricot brandy is actually a lot sweeter than we were expecting – it’d make a good gateway drink if you’re not yet ready for an Old Fashioned.

Expect remixes of dancefloor hits like ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and old pearlers like Max-a-Milllion’s ‘Sexual Healing’ if you’re up for some dancing, but it’s more about a gentle shimmy than getting real low at this high-end establishment. 

By: Jordan Kretchmer


Venue name: Mrs Sippy
Address: 37 Bay St
Double Bay
Opening hours: Tue-Sat Noon-11pm; Sun 11am-6pm

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Firstly, the food isn't that great and is massively overpriced, me and my friends spent over £250 in this place and were treated like lepers. My friend who was racially abused was told she was 'too drunk' to be served, I think mainly because she's Scottish considering all the Australians in there were smashing glasses off the floor and didn't manage to get chucked out, but then we were thrown out.

Overall disgusting because we left after a great afternoon really upset and feeling that if we were Australian we would have been treated that way.

O wild not recommend this place if you are British because you will not be treated the way you expect.