Martinis are the name of the game at this psychedelic Enmore Road cocktail bar from the Cantina OK! team.
August 10, 2022
Mucho Hospitality Group, the team behind some of Sydney's most beloved bars (Cantina OK!, Tio's and The Cliff Dive) has added another notch to their belt with Bar Planet, an exciting cocktail bar on Enmore Road.
Located on the Newtown end of the bustling street, this tiny cocktail bar swaps margaritas for martinis. The signature Bar Planet Martini is made with a seasonal gin the team has created with Poor Toms distillery named the Infinite Spirit, served with an olive and citrus from a lemon rind.
Always accompanied by a bag of seasoned popcorn, the drinks menu is short but self-assured. You can also make a martini your way with a range of gin and vodka options, or opt for something fruitier. Like the Scorpino for example, which is made from a mix of P&V prosecco, vodka and an in-house gelato based around a different market fruit each week.
Food-wise, Bar Planet has partnered with its neighbouring Newtown institution Saray to bring patrons Turkish pizza and kebabs to pair with their cocktails. If your stomach begins to growl mid-way through your third martini, just place an order with the bar staff for whatever your heart desires from the Saray menu and the Bar Planet team will ensure it's brought down the road to you.
Yes, that means you can order one of Sydney's best martinis and a mixed snack pack together at the same time.
The small bar lies next to a street art-adorned alleyway leading down to another recent Newtown addition Uncanny. Leading patrons in with the glow of its neon blue sign, the bar throws together hallmarks of bistros and diners with psychedelic patterns, enlisting the team that created Restaurant Hubert and Alberto Lounge's interiors to bring it to life.
And, adding to the psychedelic feel, the bar top has been designed by accomplished local artist David Humphries, mixing surfboard resin, marble, jade and French glass to create a delight for the eyes.
'Bar Planet' is one of our favourite spots for a drink. So much so that it features in our list of the 20 best bars Sydney has to offer. Browse the full list for all of the city's top watering holes.
Images: Nikki To
Updated Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
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