Whiskey and Blues at 80 Proof

80 Proof 2Downtown George Street just got a whole lot sexier with the addition of a new speakeasy bar oozing New York City prohibition attitude and a solid cocktail list to boot.

Hustle your way through the riffraff, say ‘no’ to the City RSL, and keep your eyes peeled for the easily missed door at 561 George.

Step down into the basement and discover 80 Proof; be prepared to take a trip down memory lane, to the speakeasy days of blues, whiskey and bootlegging.

Attracting the suit and Blackberry crowd midweek – it’s more of a post work bevy kinda affair – but go late on a weekend and be treated to dimmed lights, loud tunes, and get your dancing kicks on.

The food is safe with sliders, steaks, and risotto; but the drinks are where the magic happens. Try the signature Bohemian Garden cocktail with Glenfiddich 12 year, absinth, De Kuyper apple schnapps, sage and pressed apple juice.

Reacquaint yourself with George Street, things just got a bit more exciting.

80 Proof
561 George Street, Sydney 2000

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