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The Baxter Inn

#4 of 4,567 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Central Business District
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156 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
16:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hard to find but worth it once you arrive. Quirky little bar with a great atmosphere. Huge range of whisky - not a whisky fan they have a nice range of cocktails too. Fantastic bartenders and the pretzels are a great touch.

Thank MelH_travel
Katoomba, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great, albeit hidden place! Steamy hot tonight but tons of atmosphere and hundreds of whiskies - yummo! And met a fabulous Scottish whiskey fanatic with his gorgeous wife - just to add to the experience. Go - you'll love it!!

Thank KatoombaSue
Gold Coast, Australia
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184 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the vibe and the flair of this place. Yes, prices are high, but it's just something special! I'd always go there again! Music is fantastic. Not the top 40 crap, like everywhere else and drinks are outstanding. Highly recommended!

Thank Benjamin F
Dana Point, California
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430 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experiencing The Baxter Inn is so amazing. From it's unusual location to the energy and sexiness of the bar to the incredible selection of whiskey's. The bar and it's basement location can give you the feeling of you may be doing something wrong which kinda makes it more fun! The staff is great too. Amazing place!!

Thank romazzino
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since the first time I came here years ago, this place always feels like home. The whisky selection is incredible, you can have a Manhattan hundreds of different ways, and all other cocktails are perfect too. Plus they load you up with pretzels which is also awesome. Don't forget to try a whisky and fresh apple juice while you are... More 

Thank Ari T
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attempted to find this place on our own.. Good thing on our way there was a group of guys looking like they are going there too. We just followed them and there we were. So much whisky! My partner loved it! The ambiance was spot on too. Loved the american flag on the wall and the big candles being lit... More 

Thank heiressdren
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really hard to find. Went into Barber's Bar instead and the kind bartender pointed us the right way. Very good variety of whiskies. Price was reasonable. Busy most evenings. Go early to get a seat at the bar to get better service. Only pretzels is served. Really for the whiskies aficionados, nothing much else going on.

Thank Tess S
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So so much whiskey to choose from. Loved the place so much - will definitely have to go back. This place gets super busy even on week nights. The earlier you go probably the better

Thank mitchpeen
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool, great service and a real experience. A 'must' even if you are not a fan of whiskey like us.....I had the fresh apple juice and whiskey which was delicious. My husband asked the barman for his favourite and he loved it. A bit tricky to find down some stairs but we would definitely recommend it to anyone looking... More 

Thank KAP558
Chennai, India
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257 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden bar in the basement on Clarence Street which is always crowded and boisterous. The whiskey lovers throng this place for a great collection of whiskeys - including a variety of single malts. They have beer and cocktails too but we stuck to single malt whiskey - smoky one to savor.

Thank PremPandurangam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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