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The Baxter Inn

#16 of 4,197 Restaurants in Sydney
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156 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Total surprise!

This place is total surprise. It is a bit difficult to find the place. It is like Diagon Alley. After you enter the place, totally different from outside. I wish I could go there again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place is total surprise. It is a bit difficult to find the place. It is like Diagon Alley. After you enter the place, totally different from outside. I wish I could go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a great hidden drinks spot. Great vibe and an amazing selection of whiskeys. Make this part of your underground bar your of Sydney

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Incredible range of top class whisky, knowledgable staff, and a great swing atmosphere. A great place to frequent with friends, whisky lovers or not.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

This little gem was a little tricky to find as you need to go underground however would highly recommend if you are a whiskey lover. Lots of variety (I think at least 100+) and a cool vibe. Free pretzels are delivered to the table with drinks brought from the bar. Get there early though to grab a seat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I love this place. Most nights you have to line up for 10-20 minutes but that is a small price to pay. Once they let you in you have to walk through a fire stair till you get to the bar door but when that bar opens you feel like you have stepped back in time to the prohibition era.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I almost missed this place and spent a good couple of minutes wandering into the bar next door. Hidden in the back alley, without any signs or directions, it could be easy to miss! However, spot the bouncer and the queue rope and you won't miss the entrance door. Head down to the basement and you'll enter a cozy, dimly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love the great variety of whiskies, the service was warm & friendly plus the bartenders are very knowledgeable! This place is just brilliant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Got a hot tip from a local about coming here. Boy was it hard to find, but well worth it. Fantastic service, range of drinks and atmosphere. The lighting and ambience sets the perfect setting for a catch up or date.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you're a visitor to Sydney, this is a great 'secret club' where the locals go. It feels secret because it's so darn hard to find. There is no sign. You walk through an alley on Clarence Street and join a queue leading down some basement stairs. When you open the door, you're greeted with warm amber lighting and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner recently came to Sydney for a few nights and one of those nights we decided to go check this place out, the place was awesome and had a really good vibe, the staff were great especially a worker named Jackson he was great and his service was fantastic considering the place was packed, he also made... More 

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Additional Information about The Baxter Inn

Address: 156 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 am - 1:00 am  4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 156 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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