Different Drummer

Before the rise of the small bar, this was Glebe's cocktail oasis in a desert of old-man pubs.
Tim Paris
Published on March 03, 2011
Updated on June 16, 2021


Before the rise of the small bar, cocktail bars were the only place to be rewarded when one had a thirst for both tasty and trendy. The Different Drummer was an oasis in a desert of old-man pubs and soulless bars. The Different Drummer in Glebe has a special place in the heart of the inner west.

Since ages past the Drummer has been serving scintillating cocktails with a happy-go-lucky list of patrons who don't hesitate to share their thoughts on why the Agwacello (agwa coco leaf liquor, limoncello & cloudy apple) is the best cocktail on the menu. Settle in downstairs amongst the bordello-like luxury for your birthday or girls-night, or take a date up to the roof for a breeze and a good view. The bar is well positioned on Glebe Point Road's restaurant strip to cater for both pre- and post-meal drinks. This is fortunate as their drinks far outshine their food. The menu is a touch pricey and seldom Spanish, but don't be put off by the food, a daily 2-for-1 happy hour from 6 till 7.30 is more than enough to get you through the door.

Image: Destination NSW


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