Maybe Sammy, located in Sydney’s The Rocks district is the premier destination for an impressive cocktail. We’ve been numerous times and it never disappoints. It is also an overall unreal experience and a venue which we guarantee you will have a great time. No wonder this venue has received multiple awards, in particular, ranked one of the World’s top 50 bars.
This place is all about the cocktails, which are of a high calibre. They have been well thought out and put together, many of which also have a theatrical component. Think matching hand cream with your cocktail and bubbles atop your glass. They offer a good range of martini’s, coffee cocktails and also miniature takes on their classics. There’s even some special ones for the high rollers.
We tried a few different cocktails, and they were all delicious!
Mr Bojangles – made with Gentleman Jack Whiskey, Cocchi Americano, Peanut Butter, Fermented Honey, Bitters
Blue Moon – Ketel One Vodka, Passionfruit, Lychee, Espelette Pepper, White Chocolate
Harlem Shake – 24 Hennessy VS Cognac, Mr Black Amaro, Espresso, Raspberry Syrup
Once in Lifetime – Ketel One Vodka, Rhubi Mistelle, Toasted Coconut, Coconut Water, Citrus, Bergamot Bubble- this is so cool, served with a bubble!
The bar staff are suave in their white blazers, providing a show with their bar skills. Service is attentive and staff have a lot of character. There’s some outdoor tables too, and you don’t get forgotten. We’re impressed that one of the owners, Martin even works the floor, meeting and greeting guests.
The interior of the venue is 1950’s inspired and feels opulent with its rich green banquettes and stools, pastel colouring and brass fittings. The dim lighting and lamps provides for a sophisticated feel to the place.
Owners Andrea Gualdi, Martin Hudak, Stefano Catino and Vince Lombardo have sure made for an unreal bar and we look forward to returning.
115 Harrington Street
The Rocks Sydney