16-218 William Street, Woolloomooloo
Old Growler isn’t such a new bar anymore, having opened up in the first few months of this year. Things are cracking along well and recently hired ops manager Jordan Blackman (also an Australian Bartender Bar Awards Rookie of the Year nominee) has put in a new cocktail list to go with the Young Henry’s beer on tap.
There’s a cheeky nod to Jason Williams in the Prohibition Blues, which is their take on a Mary Pickford, said Blackman. “Mary Pickford being one of the first drinks [Jason Williams] taught me,” said Blackman, “so I made it blue.” He’s also thrown a bit of pork fat around, with the El Puerco (Del Maguey mezcal, pork fat-washed Campari, sweet vermouth, chocolate bitters) being accompanied by a garnish of candied bacon.