This bar was featured in Openings in Bartender’s December issue.
Shop 24-27, Level 2, Queen Victoria Building
455 George Street, Sydney
Housed within the auspiciously arched Romanesque walls of the historic QVB building is the second Italian offering from the team at Bacco. With the success and reputation of the original Chifley Plaza site comes their secondi, and brings with it a good little offering of cocktails, wine and food. Take some time out to refresh yourself with a Giorgio IL Bello, a true aperitif from Venice; Aperol, elderflower cordial and Pinot Grigio spritzed with homemade lemonade, served in a glass rimmed with handcrafted orange rhubarb dust. Or tuck into a few Sydney-Milano’s; Sydney-made vermouth mixed with Campari from Milan, served short with a side of seltzer they are just the way ‘mamma used to make them.’ If you are in the mood for some vino rosso, Zenato’s Ripassa Valpolicella would be a wine to try and if you’re after bianco, then try the Pierre Spar Gewurztraminer from France (even though it might get you chased out of this little Italian spot).