by Suzan Ryan, editor – bars&clubs magazine

Sydney's Balcony Bar on Erskine Street was recently relaunched under new ownership and management.

The venue was redesigned throughout and all menus reworked to include a focus on Australian craft spirits and cocktails – the mixologist-divined cocktail menu boasts 65-plus drinks – as well as local and international wines and local and international boutique beers.

The venue features a mix of interiors designed to lighten and enliven the small and narrow space while providing textural interest: rough-finished, multi-coloured house bricks and blackboard insets (filled with quotes about wine and food appreciation) make up the shared wall, while the polished wood floor contrasts with attention-getting splashes of bright lime pressed metal on both the ceiling and bar wall.

There's a shoji screen situated between two black vinyl couches, brushed metal, circular pouffe-style tables and a wine-laden backbar. The menu meanwhile features an interesting choice of mains, desserts and tapas, such as a French meat tasting platter, teriyaki salmon, pork belly, prawns and home fries.

Balcony Bar features a solid selection of wines, beers and almost 70 cocktails while also providing outdoor seating and daily specials on beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and food. 

The Shout Team

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  1. It’s so good to see Balcony Bar under new ownership. The new owner and staff are fantastic. It’s our local watering hole. $5 peronis on a friday go down a treat. The food is great…especially the home made fries, wedges and pizzas. With their selection of beer and spirits you’ll leave feeling extremely satisfied. Good work guys

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