Stitch bar is another on the Sydney small bar scene, brought to you by the guys behind one of the original small bars, Pocket and more recently Button Bar. Haberdashery rules at this establishment, evident as soon as you step foot through the front door and notice the old school sewing room, complete with antique ‘Singer’ sewing machine.
Descend the staircase and proceed to your sewing den. Beware, the place is squishy. At the end of the staircase is the bar. Once the customers are a few deep at the bar, it’s rather tricky to manoeuvre around this area. Best bet once you arrive is to put your name down for a table, this area is much more comfortable.
The clientele is mostly suits, expected given the location. Of course it’s small, this is a small bar after all, but we can’t help noticing the cosy, relaxed vibe. We like it, and smile as we notice the antique ‘Singers’ and sewing memorabilia around the room.
Once you finally make it to the bar and await your turn to be served, you are offered a full cocktail list with all the classics as well as signatures with interesting names such as Romeo Had Juliet, Monkey Magic, Grandma’s Addiction and many more. If you’re a whiskey drinker, you might be interested to know they’ve been named as the Sydney Ardbeg Embassy, allowing them to serve the entire range of the Ardbeg selection, including limited editions.
Now, let’s talk about the food, which you just know is going to be quirky. Grandmas has taken jaffles, El Loco tacos, Baxters Inn Pretzels, Tios popcorn, so what does that leave for Stitch? Hotdogs. That’s right, they’re bringing back the humble hotdog – with their own twist of course. In fact, they call them Stitches’ Dogs and the names don’t disappoint – Mack Ducky Dog, Bulldog, The Fly’n Hawaiian and The French Poodle. They also do a selection of burgers and tacos for good measure.
To us, this is the perfect place to relax with friends or colleagues to end a hard days work. Grab a table, enjoy a few drinks and get into those dogs! We kind of wish we could get our alterations done while we have a drink, though…
In a nutshell:
Price: $$ Appropriately priced for the fare.
Fare: Interesting cocktail list. Hotdogs!
Service: Warm and friendly.
Location: Hidden in a basement off York Street. Enter where you see the vintage sewing machine.
Ambience: Trendy, intimate, relaxed vibe.
Address: 61 York Street, Sydney
Phone: +61 9279 0380
Hours: Mon – Tues – 4pm – 12pm, Wed – 4pm – 2pm, Thurs – Fri – 12pm – 2am, Sat – 4pm – 2am
Website: Stitch Bar