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The Baxter Inn

#3 of 4,593 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
Open now
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Mon 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a tourist all the way from Scotland I was interest to see if I could find a whiskey bar. This place did not disappoint and it made me very happy there with the decor, atmosphere and layout of the place. The selection was vast and you got free pretzels. One of my highlights of Sydney .

Thank Christian M
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a quick family trip to Sydney. After a few days seeing the sights Dad (me) needed some solo quiet time before I embarked on our next excursion. I followed some dodgy directions from my wife. She said go down the stairs that you normally wouldn't go down. WOW what a cool little establishment. ALL the different whisky a fella... More 

Thank Andrew H
Hyderabad, India
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95 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dear Madam/Sir, RE: The Baxter Inn is a typical American Style Whiskey Bar. Located in a cellar in the popular Sydney City Dwellers this place a Gothic resemblance. A number of Whiskey based cocktail drinks are the specialty and the Green apple Whiskey is the most popular. The bar setting is classic and the bar tenders do their usual routines... More 

Thank vrangad04
Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place makes great drinks, its a Whisky bar but I wont lie they make a killer Ron Zacapa Old Fashioned. Tghis is what you'll find me drinking. The ambiance is second to none, its created in an old speak east style, dark candle lit, with fun bar staff.

Thank robbieh836
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wander down a quiet lane, take a sharp right toward the trash cans and flash your ID to the non-descript bouncer. Descend the industrial stairs and thru an unlabeled door is The Baxter, Sydney's speakeasy homage to the yonder years of whisky and deal making. With a wide selection of scotch, bourbon, and rye, if you love the brown stuff... More 

Thank Greg S
Miami Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

But worth the search. Really great vibe, friendly bartenders mixing awesome cocktails. The place is a hit.

Thank DavidRockwell
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Baxter Inn is pretty cool!! If your a whisky pro or its your first time, Baxter Inn is the place to go.... in an old warehouse style building you go into the basement... the smell was off putting at the start and took a while for me to get used. This is one cool place!! Friendly staff, cool bar, table... More 

Thank GraceSheppard
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once you find this bar the experience and choice of whiskeys is fantastic. Tucked away down an alley this bar is really worthnthe search. An unbelievanle range of whiskeys means you can really do a 'world tour' of some of the best international whiskeys available.

Thank Brad A
Broome, Australia
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few late night whiskeys mid week. All of them recommended by Priscilla according to or tastes and what we were searching for. Recommended a bar to go afterwards once they closed. She is a great asset.

Thank TipoftheGower
Helsinki, Finland
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56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Need to know what and where to look but when you find the place you feel like being in heaven - especially if you're fan of unbelievable selection of whiskies, related various drinks, and great atmosphere. Prepare to wait to get in in weekend rush hours. Will I visit again - no doubt!

Thank JRa70

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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
Special Occasion Dining, 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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Staying in 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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