Apollonia is a below ground bar, found on the lowest level of a Sydney’s new Hinchcliff House. Named Apollonia, for it pays homage to Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone of The Godfather. The fit out is reflective of this with a dimly lit space with deep red, green and dark hues. It has an old world, eclectic feel to it.
They have an extensive spirits list and cocktails as well as beers and wines. Cocktails are great for they’re not your run of the mill cocktail, rather an interesting set of flavours and great presentation. The menu sees these cocktails divided into sections telling Apollonia’s story and we’ll most definitely have to return to try more of the offerings.
We tried the Pineapple Negroni, made with
pineapple rum, apollonia vermouth, italian bitter and sea salt, served with a pineapple wedge. We also loved how they take so much care, even stamping the large ice cube as the drink was ordered.
A refreshing Rhubarb Soda made with
rhubarb mistelle, cinnamon myrtle, white wine and soda, quite like a spritzer.
They also made a good mocktail, our bartender told me mine was pine lime splice and it certainly tasted like one. It was brilliant.
Although you could dine upstairs at one of the Hinchcliffe’s house restaurants; Grana, Apollonia also serves food. Charcuterie, oysters, burrata, pasta, pocket sandwiches like the amazing looking meatball sub with waffle fries.
Bartenders are welcoming, friendly and made for a good experience. What’s even better, you can drink here til 3am!
5-7 Young St, Basement level
Mon-Sat: 5pm-3am (Friday from 12)