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Gin-tastic speakeasy

Saw the salty and sultry Mother's Ruin cabaret act at The Barber Shop: great venue choice for a... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Wasn't my destination, but a good detour nonetheless

I went looking for one speakeasy only to find this hidden bar. Any gin fan must go here. I've never... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
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10 Aug 2017
“Gin-tastic speakeasy”
17 Jun 2017
“Wasn't my destination, but a good detour nonetheless ”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Saw the salty and sultry Mother's Ruin cabaret act at The Barber Shop: great venue choice for a gin-soaked act, and a crowd of gin enthusiasts. Ambiance and sheer expanse of gin selections available are A+. The cocktails are pricey but delicious while the gin...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I went looking for one speakeasy only to find this hidden bar. Any gin fan must go here. I've never been a gin drinker but the cocktail I had was excellent and the ambience of the place is perfect for a laid back weekday evening.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jc892
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Visited The Barber Shop on Friday late afternoon . Fun to find if you've never been before an element of cool speakeasy. Walk through the actual Barber Shop and slide open big silver door to find a cosy warm dimly lit bar busy at every...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank HMSykes22
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

29 dollars for a Martini it's unbeliavable even for Sydney, and is nothing special. next door there is another amazing cocktail bar "the Baxter" with a really good selection of spirits and really good price.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Giorgia S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you love gin, i would definitely go to this bar. Awesome drinks, atmosphere and bar staff PS: enter from the barbershop, its a cool nifty entrance

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank jennifery296
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Actually was looking for Easy Eight, but ended up here by mistake. Still, a good mistake. Love gin and the cocktails here were good. Yep it's pricy but pretty much standard Sydney cocktail prices. Didn't try the food as there wasn't much options. The place...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jacquihillman
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here on many occasions and the drinks are great.. however our group was told to reduce our volume and not swear as much... we found this quite rude as it was only a Thursday night and the waiter really needed to grow...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 197shehanw
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Found this nice little place whilst in search for Baxters but i was not dissappointed. Busy spot and worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Dawdragon
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Initially we had a slight difficulty finding the entrance. With the help of google map, we discovered The Barber Shop discreetly located inside a courtyard at the end of a passageway. That was mysterious and cool ! I must have seen one of the largest...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Edmund K
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Great bar for gin lovers! I enjoyed the extensive list of cocktails and found the staff very attentive. I would definitely visit again.

Date of experience: June 2016
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