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Skittle Lane's haven for incredibly inventive cocktails.
By Concrete Playground and Andrew Zuccala
May 06, 2016
By Concrete Playground and Andrew Zuccala
May 06, 2016

PS40 was started by the creators of PS Soda, an alternative to sugary, soulless mixers. While it was originally a way to showcase these bright and bubbly sodas, it's since evolved to become a hotspot for some of this city's tastiest and most inventive cocktails.

Hidden down Skittle Lane you'll discover a mad scientist's lab of mixed-drink creations. Signature cocktails like the Africola ($17) are unlike anything you've ever tried, mixing Mr Black coffee liqueur with native cola and hot coconut foam, creating a flavoursome drink that fills your mouth with two distinct textures and temperatures at the same time.

The Mango Weiss Bar ($23) is a nostalgic addition to the menu, made with Archie Rose vodka, mango, Coco Lopez, Murray River salt and fresh lime zest. It will take you right back to your childhood summers, noshing on these bars straight out of the freezer.

Or, if you opt for the Breakfast Negroni ($23), you'll be hit with a wave of flavours created by infusing ingredients with banana bread, coffee bean and tonka bean.

There's a tight selection of snacks for those that get peckish including Catalan-style flatbread ($15–17), mortadella sliders ($11) and burnt eggplant tacos with truffle XO ($10).

The bar flexes its collaboration muscles every Tuesday, elevating the eats on offer with its weekly Takeover Tuesdays. Here, beloved restaurants and bars from around Sydney move into the PS40 kitchen for one night, concocting a one-off menu to accompany the cocktails.

And, you don't even have to visit the bar to enjoy the drinks. During Covid lockdowns, the team created their PS40 Sofa Series of cocktails that were made to be enjoyed at home — and they still deliver now.

Alana Dimou

PS40 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: Alana Dimou

Updated, Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

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