Lil Sis

Offering up plenty of natural wines to sample, order by the glass or take home by the bottle — this Chippendale wine bar will quickly become your favourite late-night spot.
Ben Hansen
Published on February 20, 2023
Updated on February 21, 2023


The perfect late night spot for wine lovers has found a home in Chippendale. Lil Sis is The Ambercromie's latest addition to its expanding offering that includes dance floors and a new 24-hour license. Taking inspiration from the streets of Paris, this cosy new neighbourhood wine bar trades primarily in natural wines for sampling, ordering by the glass or taking it home by the bottle.

Located on the adjoining terrace of The Abercrombie's substantial site, the Lil Sis space offers multiple floors to enjoy wine, a pared back menu of snacky small plates, and tunes from lounge DJ sets up until 2am. And just when you think it cannot get any better, it also doubles as a bottle shop.

For Chippendale residents and UTS students looking to become wine enthusiasts (or just enjoy a great bottle) you have scored the jackpot. From pét-nat to sauvignon blanc, the extensive wine list will cover your every yen — whether you fancy a drinkable rouge for a night in or need a bottle that'll impress at a dinner party. There's also a communal tasting table inside the shop if you want to try before you buy.

"The idea behind Lil Sis is to showcase and share producers and wine regions we are excited about from all over the world. Some may be familiar, and some we believe you should get to know," says Lil Sis's wine curator Zoe Brunton. "Most of the wines will be by the glass for those wanting to venture through and explore. We want the list to be fun, approachable, and diverse in its offering."

If you're drinking in, head up to the bar and sip your way through the wine selection or through the (much shorter) cocktail list. There's also food. If you're feeling peckish but are looking for a light option, take your pick from the whipped cod roe with chives and crisps ($14), the raw beef with parmigiano, bottarga and rocket ($22) or the roasted peppers with chilli and fried capers ($16).

For heftier snacks, opt for the gildas with olive, lemon, anchovy and guindilla ($4), the mussels escabeche ($24) or chicken liver parfait with cornichons and soft herbs ($22). Or for something more substantial there's a trio of jaffles to choose from that you don't have to — and won't want to — share with anyone else. The triple cheese ($10) and the pastrami on rye ($12) are the more sensible adult choices, but the Heinz spaghetti toastie is gleefully packed with both nostalgia and cheddar cheese ($10).

Find Lil Sis at 100 Broadway, Chippendale. The bottle shop is open 12pm–12am Monday–Saturday and 12–11pm Sunday, and the wine bar is open Wednesday–Sunday 4pm–2am.


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