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The Baxter Inn

156 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #10 of 5,171 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Having spent 14 years working a couple of blocks away from this place, I'd never been there before. Brilliant selection of whiskeys from all around the world with friendly and very knowledgable barmen. Atmosphere is fairly dark and candle lit. Almost impossible to find down a dark alley, but well worth the hunt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Although it may be tricky to find, the Baxter Inn is well worth a visit. The hidden location leads to an awesome space with good music and more importantly an excellent selection of scotch. The bartenders are knowledgable and provide great service. It was crowded during our visit however we were lucky enough to have a comfortable place to sit.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite cocktail bars in sydney, the place is simply amazing and they have one of the biggest selection of spirits I have ever seen. Unfortunately sometimes this place is way too loud for being a speakeasy About the drinks: In general very good well made and well presented, sometimes unfortunately not really original or particular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place is amazing! Hipster eat your heart out. These guys know their stuff. What an amazing list of whiskey. Definitely be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dont know why I am putting this on TA as it would be nice if it doesnt get any more popular, however this bar does everything right. Excellent service. Amazing scotch and whiskey list. And unique atmosphere.This bar is an afternoon fave of mine for after work drinks. Monday to Thursday best as Friday too busy. Love the bowls of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This bar rocks!! Loved the vibe, and drinks was looked after by a hot guy called Lewis. He made the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to Baxter for a quick drink, yeah it's hard to find, but make the effort. This is one amazing venue, it reminds me of some of the hidden away bars in New Orleans (except way better) the music, atmosphere and quality of drinks is first class. The racks of whiskey are an event on there own. I can't... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Love this place. Awesome vibe and decor. Always my first stop for a night out especially if I'm taking visitors. I'm addicted to their freshly squeezed green apple juice vodka (no idea why...). Bar staffs are so friendly they're always happy to chat and suggest drinks. I don't really like whiskey but have been amazed numerous times with the drinks... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I love how hidden away this joint is and it's certainly worth the effort of finding it if you're not from the area. Once I finally walked through the door I loved the ambience and layout of the bar. I didn't eat (besides a whole lot of the free pretzels) but got stuck straight into a few whiskeys. Not only... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

And why? It's Baxter's in the heart of Sydney. It's almost impossible to find but when you are there you'll love the speakeasy atmosphere and the huge choice of whisky. It's won my loyalty through serving three different varieties of bunnahabhain - possibly the best Islay in my humble opinion - and I've seen it nowhere else in Sydney. Some... More

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