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Shady Pines Saloon

116 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
Shady’s is a country-western saloon well-known for whisky, where the bartenders are relaxed but professional. The atmosphere—in a low-ceiling basement with taxidermy on the walls, candles on the tables, and peanut shells on the floor—is intoxicating. The soundtrack leans toward classic country and folk, and they often have live music on Sundays. Request the fresh-pressed apple juice and whisky, and ask for a shot out of the ‘leg’ bottle. It’s an ever-changing mystery whisky that they give out for shots if you ask. All the cocktails are fresh to order and taste a lot better for it.
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November 29, 2019
Packed on a weekend, this is a great spot for a good time. Themed after American western style saloons, you can get pickle backs and boilermakers to get your evening started. Shelled peanuts are passed around by the basketful. Some nights there's live country/folk music and dancing.
November 1, 2019
Cool whiskey bar, laid back speak easy, voted best bar in Sydney a few years back
July 9, 2019
Low-lit, cowboy-themed hot spot with specialty whiskeys, craft ales, sarsaparilla and peanut snacks.
April 28, 2019
A taxidermy-filled den that's equally about well-made cocktails and straight spirits, bourbon particularly.
April 22, 2019
Great decor with a relaxing atmosphere. They serve specialty whiskey.

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256 Crown St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Phone+61 405 624 944
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 4:00 PM
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Outdoor seating
Beer, full bar, cocktails
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