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The Midnight Special

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  • Newtown
  • price 1 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
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Time Out Says

4 out of 5 stars

Dress for a ride through middle America at this bluesy local

By the look of this dive you’d expect peanut shells crunching under foot. Regulars – like birds on a wire – perch at the bar and a middle-American accent comes from behind it. The worn-in, down-home atmosphere, though, belies expert cocktail, beer and wine chops and sophisticated bar bites.

Beers – Grifter tinnies, Feral smoked porter, Sierra Nevada pale ale – are few and good. The whiskey sour is cherry-topped cocktail perfection, and the Uptown Fat Boy (brisket-infused rye, maple syrup, bitters) is dangerously drinkable. You can also summon your inner rocker with daily half-priced happy-hour whiskey. Eat big with the deconstructed ploughman’s or a hefty croque monsieur or graze on deep-fried mushroom croquettes and briny pickled mussels. When the DJ isn’t spinning a set in the corner, live acts fill the air with rockabilly, blues and indie tunes.

 Time Out Awards

2013Best Entertainment

View this year's Time Out Bar Award winners 

Written by
Jessica Teas

Details

Address:
44 Enmore Rd
Newtown
Sydney
2042
Price:
$10-$50
Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 5pm-midnight; Sat 1pm-midnight; Sun 1-10pm
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