Picking up where Freda's left off in Chippendale is The Barrie, a no-fuss cocktail lounge and live music spot from Chris Garner, Chris Turvey, and Liam Stanwell. While the trio counts Employees Only, Rockpool, and Restaurant Hubert in their bar experience, the vibe at The Barrie is much more low-key.
Serving only Australian wine and beers alongside a neat edit of signature cocktails, cheeses, and charcuterie from LP's Quality Meats, The Barrie isn't trying to be anything but a good time—which is totally the sort of unpretentious vibe we can get behind in a post-2020 world.
Kick-off your night with the fruity and refreshing "Cash on Delivery" cocktail, made with cognac, Brookie's macadamia and wattleseed, passionfruit, citrus, and peach bitters, before moving on to something delicate and smoky like the "Finger in the Ocean" with Vida mezcal, Amaro Montenegro, Espolon blanco tequila, grapefruit and rosemary, topped with sparkling wine.
There's live music on most nights of the week, ticking off everything from blues to reggae and disco, with a 2am license of Thursdays, and a 4am license for Fridays and Saturdays.
Image credit: The Barrie