SHADY PINES darlinghurst

Posted on September 2nd, by TheJugernaut in DRINKS, SMALL BAR, SurryHills, SYDNEY. No Comments

SHADY PINES darlinghurst

256 Crown St Shop 4, not that that address means much. Shady Pines; even if you know where it is, is hard to find; somedays, there’s nobody out front and you can’t even tell where it is. Most times however, its the presence of the big hulking bouncer and/or queues that will reveal where the entrance is. It is a black door painted in that laneway.

Once you enter, Shady Pines is a themed small bar/speak easy. The joint has a western themed with animals everywhere and a buckeroo hillbilly sensibility. Quite fun. The back counterbehind the mixologists is a shelf filled with taxidermied animals and the most amazingly comprehensive selection of booze. Like stars in the sky – speaking of stars, yup, they love their fairy lights here too

stuffed animals, fishes on the walls.

some sort of grapefruit cocktail. Bitter and refreshing. Good.


saloonesque aesthetics. Chairs. timber panelling. lights. Its a western themed smallbar.

Tom collins. Maraschino cherry/ OJ / Whiskey. Good. American flag.

Thing about Shady Pines is that its a very easy place to hang out. Its themed, feels rather fun and they’re quite good at refilling the free peanuts they provided. Bar staff are friendly as are the super efficient table cleaning guys. Drinks are also great. And about par for the small bars. Accessible, mixed crowd, good natured fun. This is their OG venue. They also have Baxters Inn at Clarence Street and a pizzeria called Frankies at Hunter. Both in the city.


Shady Pines Saloon on Urbanspoon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

9 − 4 =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

From The Blog


Bondi Hardware 2nd Birthday | Bondi

Bondi Hardware, the 1st of Applejack Hospitality’s small bar/restaurant empire (also including the botanist and socal) turns 2 and they threw a bit of...

The Angry Pirate Bar | Redfern

Have you ever gone: “Oh, I really like all these themed small bars but there’s nothing for pirates” or something to that effect? So...

The Stinking Bishops | Enmore

The Stinking Bishops is Enmore’s newest hotspot, located funnily enough under a “generi” apartment complex but finished just enough with the right fitout that...

The Sandwich Hero | Glebe

The Sandwich Hero is a glebe based sandwichery that professes to defeat the hunger villian with the delivery of their sandwiches and...

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken | Sydney CBD

Hot Star. Large Fried Chicken. Something about that name. Okay. Lets eat some. Hot Star Large Fried Stuff. #eatallthefriedstuff lunch. Today, the three of...

Mr Moustache | Bondi

Located in the same complex that houses Gelato Messina Bondi, A Tavola, Burger and Ribs is the rather sexy Mr Moustache. Equal parts mexican...

Molecular Cocktail Class at Zigi’s | Chippendale

Zigi’s Art Wine and Cheese in Chippendale is a rather cool venue. Its got street art, and a palooza of cooking classes, as well...

6 States of Beer [VIC] | The Oaks

In case you missed it, The Oaks up at Neutral Bay is doing 6 States of Beer, and you coulda gotten a national passport...

The Botanist Kirribilli 1st Birthday | Kirribilli

Kirribilli’s first small bar and restaurant The Botanist, which is owned by Applejack Hospitality (Owners Hamish Watts and Ben Carrol) who are behind successful...

Hakata-Maru Ramen | Chinatown Sydney

Located on the top floor foodcourt of the haymarket shopping mall is Hakata-maru. They do a variety of under tenners and additional eats but...

Bars March Launch | Cafe del Mar

Parched March, Sydney’s only month-long celebration of bar culture in support of Animal Welfare League NSW relaunched as BARS MARCH for its fifth year....