Bucket Boys Bar
The bottle shop's upstairs bar is slinging craft brews, wines, spirits and top-notch toasties.
Marrickville's Bucket Boys bottle-o doesn't just serve all your takeaway craft beer needs, it also houses its own upstairs bar slinging craft brews, wines and spirits — and one tasty toastie.
Across ten rotating taps, you'll find plenty of Australian brews to choose from — including Wayward, Capital Brewing and Wildflower — as well as international drops from the likes of Barcelona's Garage Beer Co and Portland's Cascade Brewing Barrel House. The bar is also pouring an impressive range of independently owned Australian wines (with weekly wine flights available), spirits and craft tinnies — the latter are only five bucks at happy hour, which is Wednesday–Friday from 4–6pm, Saturday from noon–2pm and all day on Sunday.
If (somehow) none of this strikes your fancy, punters are also welcomed to peruse the enormous selection in the downstairs bottle shop and take it upstairs — we recommend saving this occasion for Wednesdays, when the bar offers free corkage all night.
For nibbles, the bar's signature cuban sandwich is hard to beat. It's filled with marinated pork shoulder, spicy salami, double-smoked ham, pickles and cheese — and toasted to melty perfection — all for $12. A selection of cheese and charcuterie is also on offer.
The venue regularly holds beer launch parties, meet-the-makers events, trivia and games nights, too, so keep on eye on Facebook for what's coming up.