It's not often that inner-city Sydney bars can shake off the corporate culture that pervades the area, but Since I Left You manages to feel like a small neighbourhood haunt, oozing charm (and booze) in its dimly-lit interior. It's 1920s speakeasy feel, with the reclaimed wooden bar and industrial courtyard is offset by a modern approach, complete with upbeat service and an effortlessly cool funk/soul soundtrack.
The bar staff at Since I Left You regularly offer blackboard drink specials as well as their signature cocktails, a concise list of international and local wines and shelves stocked with spirits.
Everything is designed to be shared so of course there's a menu of some of our favourite things in life; cheeseburger toasties, mac 'n' cheese waffles and some pretty damn delicious poké bowls. We'll have all the food, thanks!
And in honour of the best time of year (ahem, Christmas), SILY is throwing an epic Christmas market that’ll involve things like Christmas ham toasties with caramelised onion jam, plus boozy eggnog and mum’s Chrissy punch. It’ll be happening between 3pm and 9pm this Saturday (17 December) in the courtyard and there’ll be live music and good vibes all afternoon. Entry is a gold coin donation so it’s time to go for a dig between those couch cushions.