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World-Famous Cocktail Bar Scout Will Serve Its Last Drinks at The Dolphin This Month

The Sydney outpost of the world's 28th best bar will be moving into a permanent space in 2020.
By Lauren Vadnjal
December 03, 2019
By Lauren Vadnjal
December 03, 2019

Earlier this year, Sydney scored one of the world's best cocktail bars in the form of Scout. Founder Matt Whiley left his London bar — which is currently ranked at number 28 in the World's 50 Best Bars list — in safe hands to open a Sydney outpost in a disused section of The Dolphin's top floor. Since then, he's been mixing up cocktails in classic Scout fashion: with local ingredients and by creating minimal waste.

But not for much longer. Whiley — along with Maurice Terzini, founder of The Dolphin and Icebergs — has announced that Scout will shut up shop at its current address just before Christmas.

While its residency has been short but sweet, Scout stands out due to its focus on local ingredients and mission to put leftover garnishes and ingredients into its food menu. To put that in more trendy terms, Scout is hyperlocal and closed-loop.

While this means no more lemon myrtle whiskey sours and agave champagne cocktails (with Scout's own branded ice blocks) on Crown Street, it does mean that Scout will be moving into a permanent space in 2020. Whiley will also move into the role of group beverage director and lead the cocktail menus for the entire Icebergs Group, which includes Bondi Beach Public Bar and Ciccia Bella as well.

You only have until Saturday, December 21 to drop by Scout for one final cocktail — and Whiley promises some new menu additions before the day is out.

Find Scout on the top floor of The Dolphin, 412 Crown Street, Surry Hills. It's open Tuesday to Saturday — and taking bookings — up until December 21. 

Published on December 03, 2019 by Lauren Vadnjal
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