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Shady Pines Saloon Ten Year Birthday

The Darlinghurst dive bar is turning ten with bowls of peanuts, $10 negronis and plenty of honky tonk tunes.
By Leisha Kapor
February 27, 2020
By Leisha Kapor
February 27, 2020

In the fickle hospitality industry, and in a city that's seen controversial lockout laws come and go, ten years is nothing to sniff at. For Shady Pines Saloon, it's definitely something to celebrate.

The first of many successful venues by the Swillhouse group — which then went on to open The Baxter Inn, Frankie's, Restaurant Hubert and Alberto Lounge — Shady Pines has won the hearts (and caused the hangovers) of many a Sydneysider in the past ten years.

The now much-loved Darlinghurst spot threw open the doors to its bar filled with taxidermy, peanut shells and honky tonk tunes back in 2010. And now it's celebrating its graduation into double digits with a big ol' party.

Leticia Almeida

Get down to the basement venue from 4pm on Sunday, March 1. There'll be live honky tonk, western swing and rockabilliy music kicking off at 5pm, thanks to the likes of the Cruisin' Deuces, Extension Chord and The Sweet Jelly Rolls.

As always at Shady Pines, there'll be endless peanuts to shell and snack on, whisky to swill and sip, and $10 margaritas and negronis from 4–6pm. We suggest you stock up on the work Berocca in preparation for Monday.

Images: Leticia Almeida

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