Review of The Wild Rover
Surry Hills is full of drinking options and it’s not always easy to stand out amongst the best of them. But, The Wild Rover manages to do just that.
Brought to us by the guys behind one of Sydney’s original small bars Grandma’s, The Wild Rover pays homage to Ireland and pins itself as a whiskey bar, but they do far more than that.
It’s a friendly, neighbourhood bar so you can expect to feel welcome the moment you step in the door. As we’ve come to expect from small bars these days, the interior is dimly lit, featuring warm woods, exposed brick walls and offers plenty of booth seating to relax in. Plus, it’s unsigned and naturally difficult to find. Hint – it’s across the road from Bar H.
But, it really is about booze and food here. Pretty simple.
So, let’s start with the whiskey. The menu is extensive of course (over 200 offerings), with a Reserve List offered only to their Members who have completed their ‘Inventory’. If this sounds like you, you’ll be wanting to join their Whiskey Co-op giving you access to monthly tastings and events.
But, never fear if whiskey is not your thing. There’s a substantial cocktail list offered, featuring signature and classic cocktails, plus beer, wine and cider should that be more to your taste.
Foodwise, you’ve got oysters and house-made sausage rolls. Done.
Oh, and good to know there’s often live music playing upstairs.
Address: 75 Campbell Street, Surry Hills
Phone: +61 9280 2235
Hours: Mon – Sat – 4pm – midnight
Website: The Wild Rover
Images courtesy of The Wild Rover.