The Lodge Bar

Check in at one of Balmain's longest-standing cocktail and wine bars.
Orlaith Costello
Published on April 08, 2024
Updated on April 09, 2024


The Lodge Bar is an intimate cocktail and wine bar on Darling Street, Balmain that has been welcoming patrons for more than a decade.

Its wine list constantly evolves but promises stunning drops from Aussie producers alongside Italian, French and Spanish vino. If you're more of a cocktail connoisseur, the bartenders can serve up all the classics, as well as The Lodge Bar signatures like an applewood-smoked Manhattan (made with bourbon, red vermouth and angostura bitters housed in an applewood-smoked dome) and tropical-leaning Caribbean Fizz (made with Bacardi, Licor 43, Cointreau, pineapple, passionfruit, lemon and a touch of sugar).

The Lodge Bar's food menu is brimming with sharing plates from cheeseboards to churros. Feeling like something a little indulgent? How about the sardine rillettes with cream cheese, onion and chilli paste? What about NY-style waffle fries sprinkled with spicy paprika salt and served with burger sauce? Or chunky pork and fennel meatballs with sugo and crusty sourdough bread? Make it an event with two shots of frozen Belvedere vodka.

Open from Wednesdays to Saturdays, The Lodge is host to a happy hour on each of those days, with deals on cocktails, wine and beer.


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