So, York Street is fast becoming a bit of a hotspot for small bars. Stitch, Mojo, Spooning Goats and of course, Uncle Mings. Appropriately unsigned, and hidden at the end of stairs that descend to a mens suit shop, you will find a special haven.
Enter Uncle Mings, smell the incense, glance around, and you are instantly transformed to 1930’s Hong Kong. It feels like a secret spot, like you need to be in the know. The space is spot on, with vibrant reds, ornate wood screens, Chinese artefacts, Oriental wallpaper, candles and plenty of secluded spaces for groups.
The service is personal and friendly. The vibe is right on the money. We feel we could comfortably sit back, relax and waste an evening here with no trouble. Maybe it’s the incense… but we’re captivated.
In keeping with their Asian theme, their drinks list displays an impressive array of Japanese whiskey, Soju (an Asian vodka), Sake, Plum Wine and Asian beers, not to mention Asian inspired cocktails. They also have a wine list, should you not be so adventurous.
But, best of all, they offer a dumpling menu! Seriously! Seven different kinds of dumplings. Booze and dumplings. What more could you want?
Here, here for small bars! Thank you for transforming the Sydney bar scene!
In a nutshell:
Price: $ Appropriate for the fare.
Fare: Asian inspired cocktails, Asian spirits, Asian beers, plus a wine list & a dumpling menu.
Service: Warm and friendly.
Location: Hidden in a basement near a men’s suit shop. Unsigned
Ambience: Intimate, relaxed, 1930s Hong Kong vibe, incense and all.
Address: 55 York Street, Sydney
Hours: Mon – Sat – 4pm – late
Website: Uncle Mings Bar
Category: Eat & Drink