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Five Spots Dishing Out the Most Authentic Buffalo Wings in Sydney

We might be a long way from upstate New York, but that doesn't mean you can't find fried chicken just as good (and without the long-haul flight).
By Dominic Gruenewald
July 23, 2019
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Five Spots Dishing Out the Most Authentic Buffalo Wings in Sydney

We might be a long way from upstate New York, but that doesn't mean you can't find fried chicken just as good (and without the long-haul flight).
By Dominic Gruenewald
July 23, 2019
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FIVE SPOTS DISHING OUT THE MOST AUTHENTIC BUFFALO WINGS IN SYDNEY

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We might be a long way from upstate New York, but that doesn't mean you can't find fried chicken just as good (and without the long-haul flight).

It's absolutely no secret we're obsessed with food. But while we're often chasing down some of the finest dining experiences to share with you, we're still suckers for a big plate of old-fashioned wings washed down with cold beer. There's something about a plate of juicy wings covered with buffalo sauce that makes the ultimate comfort food — or just the perfect snack alongside a few well-earned bevs at the end of the week. As you can probably tell, the research for this one was tough — but, along with Zantac, we've managed to compile a list of the top five places to eat buffalo wings in Sydney.

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    Websters Bar

    There’s a lot to love about Websters — the laidback Newtown local is the perfect place for a few sunset pints, and its whiskey list is enough to make a Scotsman weep into his Bruichladdich. But the thing that keeps us coming back to this iconic venue is the wings. Here, they’re done in a classic American buffalo style: thickly coated in a mix of Frank’s hot sauce, butter and a touch of honey, then served with blue cheese sauce and celery sticks. In other words, they’re spicy, savoury and incredibly moreish. Stop in and line your stomach on the bar’s rooftop before a big night out in Newtown.

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    Veterans of the American diner-style food craze that swept the foodie scene a few years back, Surly’s has been slinging burgers, beers and (of course) wings since 2015. The Surry Hills dive bar describes itself as ‘a well needed escape from the daily grind’ and offers crunchy chicken wings with a wide array of sauces — including its coveted buffalo sauce — to suit all tastes. Throw in a decent selection of craft beer or treat yourself to one of the classic cocktails or in-house specialities.

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    whirly bird pyrmont

    Tucked away behind a row of shops, this unassuming eatery is a significant player in the wing game. Whirly Bird’s signature buffalo wings are smothered in a balanced honey and hot sauce, and served with a blue cheese dip. Match your platter of wings and sides such as maple glazed pumpkin, kimchi slaw and chips with chicken salt. Wash it all down with a cocktail designed by Rollo Anderson and Liam Doherty-Penzer, formerly of legendary cocktail bar The Rook.

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    The name of this favoured establishment says it all. Located behind an unassuming door in Darlinghurst, Wings and Tins does just that: chicken wings and tinnies. The most impressive display of chicken wing styles in Sydney alongside 100-plus beer cans and growing. Along with their delicious house-made buffalo wings, this establishment is infamous for their ‘doom juice’ hot sauce. Punters can play wing roulette, hiding one lethal doom juice wing alongside the traditional buffalo sauce serving.

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    the bavarian

    A German beer tavern may not be your first choice for authentic buffalo wings, but don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it. The chefs here do a not-too-mild yet not-too-spicy buffalo sauce, designed to char your tastebuds just the right amount. With a half a kilo of wings for a mere $20 — and $1 wings from 4–6pm — it’s worth checking out the German take on the New York staple.

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