Venue // The Baxter Inn

The Baxter Inn

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Last Updated: February 4, 2016

The hardworking team of two from Shady Pines Saloon, Anton and Jason are now serving top-notch drinks in this whisky-focused bar called The Baxter Inn. The Baxter Inn is relatively hard to come by, in fact almost impossible to find, due to no sinage and staying true to the New York or Boston bar tradition.  You will find the bar located in the basement of a building at the back of an unmarked alleyway off of Clarence Street, this drinking den full of character and people is definitely known as a surprise for every first time visitor.

The interior features a bar that runs almost the full 10 metres of its length, being perhaps one of the best and most well-stocked and tiered bars anyone has seen for a while. The initially overwhelming list of 156 choices of whiskey can be deciphered by the helpful staff. The menu is not, however, limited to just whiskey. It also includes all the favorite spirits and cocktails with a large beer list. For those of more discerning tastes, a concealed cellar carries some of Sydney’s finest wines, cognacs and whiskeys and also provides a space for tastings.

The Service is friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere remains intimate and tightly packed.  Although there is no food served here, complimentary pretzels are on offer.

Opening hours

  • Mon 4:00PM - 1:00AM
  • Tues 4:00PM - 1:00AM
  • Wed 4:00PM - 1:00AM
  • Thurs 4:00PM - 1:00AM
  • Fri 4:00PM - 1:00AM
  • Sat 4:00PM - 1:00AM
  • Sun Closed