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Where to go after midnight
Late night small bars in Sydney
It's getting close to the witching hour and your favourite venue is about to call last drinks, what are your late night options for small bars?
New in 2013
A compact corner bar on Cleveland street with a relaxed, open interior and cocktails for grown-ups: 7/10
13 Burton st, Darlinghurst
One of the Sydney's earliest small bars, Pocket bar has stood tall while other bars spring up within stumbling distance. Located on the corner of Crown and Burton St, Darlinghurst this bar has a great intimate feel. Decor is a combination of stripped-back walls, pop art and neo-grunge. It's a great place to kick off any night as the music is smooth and unobtrsuive with plenty of seating on funky old couches, along the bar and nearby tables.
Lines can form on busy nights and the small venue can have a slow turnover as people tend to stay a while: plan to arrive by 8pm on busy nights. The cocktail list is both detailed and extensive, but it can lead to some delays at the bar if you are picking a wine or beer from their more modest lists.
In brief: Pocket Bar
Best thing: Intimate feel, music that is played at a decent level
Don't miss: The crepes, the decor
Ideal for: Small groups, cocktails, catch-ups with friends, dates
Date tip: Grab a two-seater couch early on and people watch, or up against the wall down the back of the bar
Last updated: November 2013
You are here: Pocket Bar, Darlinghurst review and address. One of the Sydney's earliest small bars, Pocket bar has stood tall while other bars spring up within stumbling distance.