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Time Out Says

3 out of 5 stars

A small Inner-West wine bar with plenty of spunk

This neighbourhood wine bar was the venue that broke the camel’s back in Glebe. Once they opened, everyone thought it was a good idea to rock the inner west suburb. It’s here on Forsyth Street, just down from the Little Bottle Shop of Glebe (same owners) that you’ll find Timbah.

Early in the week it’s pretty easy to nab a table and fill it with snacks (they use a lot of Australian native ingredients with offerings like kangaroo empanadas, braised pork belly with emu apples and crispy squid with lemon myrtle and native pepperberry). Fridays onwards see the ’Bah spilling out with locals filling up every table, while Johnny Cash and Blondie fill the air.

The lists have come a long way since their first spin back in 2011. Apart from the wine (there are always five whites and five reds on offer by the glass, which could be anything from owner Tim Smith’s very own blended red, a slightly buttery Chablis or a crisp and pale rose from Provence), there’s also a decent selection of craft beers and ciders. A larger by-the-bottle wine list is also available if you’re cruising with a group (or not). Yup, the space now has that lived-in vibe of a good local. There’s a Spanish style wine skin hanging off the hat stand, fairy lights above the bar, lots of colourful throw-cushions on the caramel-coloured banquettes and plenty of art on the walls.

Timbah continues to do Glebe proud.

This venue welcomes American Express

Written by Myffy Rigby


375 Glebe Point Rd
02 9571 7005
Opening hours:
Tue-Thu 4-9pm; Fri 4pm-11pm; Sat 3pm-11pm; Sun 4-8pm
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