Over the last few years, Chippendale’s Kensington Street has undergone a phenomenal transformation. This once hidden laneway behind the old Carlton United Brewery site has become one of Sydney’s ‘must-visit’ destinations.
The latest addition to this vibrant lifestyle precinct is Gin Lane. Playfully referencing the iconic Gin Lane print by English artist William Hogarth, Gin Lane is one of Sydney’s most unique small bars offering an intimate space to eat, drink and enjoy great company. It is a contemporary offering that draws inspiration from the debauchery of London in the 1750s, albeit with a sophisticated edge.
Set in a beautifully restored 18th Century terraced town house, Gin Lane captures the building’s old-world charm, with rich jewel tones, warm lighting and timber features. Sleek and understated, the heritage house is free to take centre stage, giving it a charismatic appeal – perfect for long evenings of conversation over delicious cocktails. And what delicious cocktails they are with over 25 on the menu to choose from!
There are also 75 hand selected speciality Gins from around the world (categorised by region), an extensive selection of vodka, rum, tequila and whiskey as well as wine, beer and non-alcoholic cocktails. World-renowned mixologist and bar consultant Grant Collins has drawn on his extensive knowledge of liquor, flavour pairings, lighting, music and atmosphere to deliver an inimitable cocktail menu and drinking experience unlike anything Sydneysiders have ever experienced.
Our top three must-try Gin Lane cocktails include:
Gunpowder Plot: Gunpowder Tea Spiked Gin, Fernet Branca, Gunpowder Syrup, Dandelion & Burdoch Bitters, & Fresh Citrus. Served in a Smoking Cloche with Gunpowder Twigs.
Gin Riot: Genever, Housemade Spiced Syrup, Banana, Clove Vinegar. Topped with Wheat Beer. Served Long Topped with Crushed Ice, Candied Banana, & Mint.
Lemon Aspen Gimlet: Gin, Cointreau, Fresh Pressed Citrus & locally foraged & fresh pressed Lemon Aspen Sorbet. Served Straight Up.
To enhance the drinking experience, these can be paired with a thoughtful grazing menu which includes Truffle Fries, Sticky Chicken Ribs, Pulled Pork Slider, and a Cheese & Charcuterie Board. Gin Lane is a fine addition to Sydney’s small bar scene. For a unique drinking experience, make sure to check it out!
16A Kensington St, Chippendale