By James Atkinson

The team behind popular Glebe small bar The Little Guy have branched out to open their second Sydney venue in nearby Newtown.

The Little Guy’s Dynn Szmulewicz and Anna Scott joined with Laura Twomey, formerly of tapas bar Movida, to open Kingston Public on Wednesday.

Scott told TheShout the 95-capacity venue has “the same sort of vibe as The Little Guy, but it’s a bit more polished – the fitout’s a bit smarter”.

The most notable difference is the inclusion of a kitchen, which Scott said will be serving up a constantly changing menu of six to eight items of “smart bar food”, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. [continues below]

L-R:  Anna Scott, Laura Twomey and Dynn Szmulewicz at Kingston Public

The venue has three rotating taps of local craft beer, starting with Rocks Brewing’s The Governor Golden Ale, Riverside 44 Amber and Cavalier Pale Ale, as well as an international selection of bottled craft beers.

There is also an extensive wine list with most options available by the glass, and a few cocktails keenly priced at around $15 each.

Scott said the name Kingston Public is in reference to Newtown’s history as a municipality originally divided into three wards: O'Connell, Kingston and Enmore.

Kingston Public is located at 62-64 King St, Newtown and is open from Wednesday to Monday, 4pm to midnight on weekdays, 12pm to midnight on Saturdays and 12pm to 10pm on Sundays.

The Shout Team

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