Maybe Sammy is the creation of co-owners Stefano Catino, Vince Lombardo, and Andrea Gualdi.
Located in a charming spot in The Rocks, these guys serve up some of Sydney's most epic cocktails. So epic, in fact, this is the only Australian bar currently featured on the prestigious World's 50 Best Bars list. And in October 2020, Maybe Sammy won the World's 50 Best Michter’s Art of Hospitality award, which is handed down for—you guessed it—hospitality, guest service, and general good vibes in any bar experience.
Inside, the neat-sized bar features a mix of pink velvet banquets and leather-clad stools and seats, but you’ll find the Hollywood Regency meets the Rack Pack and 60s-era Palm Springs aesthetic really comes to life with the huge marble bar topped with gold lamps, and the band of bartenders in white jackets with red carnations.
The bar team here whip up a string of signature cocktails that are a little left of centre (in the best way possible), so expect a Thunderbird with Aperol, Americano Cocchi wine, Becherovka, jasmine kombucha, and grape rocks. Or if your taste steers more towards the sweeter side, head towards the Flamingo Capri, mixed with Barsol Pisco, aquavit, rhubarb, citrus, and bitters.
Maybe Sammy’s food menu is lined with small snacks, which means olives, oysters, charcuterie, and cheese boards are all an option when you need to soak up the tipple.
Pop in for Maybe Sammy's mini martini happy hour, which is hosted every day from 4.30 - 5.30pm. All mini martinis are $5.50 and there are seven variations to choose from—but our fave pick is the "Mini Sammy", which is made with Ketel One Vodka, Aperol, peach tea, and vermouth bianco.
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