Gin Lane cocktail bar does dark and broody well with 3 words: gin on tap

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There are few places in Sydney you can walk into and immediately add to your ‘must return’ list.

Gin Lane on Kensington Street is one of them.

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It’s dark, it’s broody, it’s cosy, it’s creative and comes complete with gin and tonic on tap to make their signature raison d’ĂȘtre as easy to pump out as they are to drink.

Gin Lane is the baby of Grant Collins, the charistmatic Englishman whose penchant for not only drinking, but doing it well gave rise to his latest project, giving first dates and casual friendly catch-ups a new home in Sydney’s inner south.

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As the name suggests, they do gin. But added into some of the most elaborate cocktails you’d never have thought of. Want something classic, yeah, they do that; want something with a bit of a coastal flavour, yeah they’ve got that covered with the ‘Mediterranean’ cocktail of gin mare, rosemary and thyme, or if you want something served out of a light bulb, that, too, is a thing.

In fact, the light bulb cocktail – their secret entrant into a competition later this year for World Gin Day in 9 June – isn’t even on the menu yet, so now’s the time to try and offer-up your praise… or condolences, depending on your palette.

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The staff are knowledgable, the vibe is pleasant the the storeys are two, meaning if the thoroughfare of the first floor aren’t for you, a cosy nook upstairs, complete with velvet chairs and mood lighting are super to keep you happy.

Find Gin Lane at 16A Kensington Street, Chippendale or here.

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