Pocket Bar was one of the first small bars to set up shop when Sydney's licensing laws were corrected a few years back. It offers plush sofas and pews to rest at, but they both fill quickly, due both to the bar’s popularity and tiny scale.
Pocket Bar does some mean cocktails. Consider old school standards such as mojitos, martinis and sloe fizzes. Edgier mixes such as a Darlinghurst Rollerblading Club (Bombay Sapphire, sherry, cherry, honey) are sure to light your fire. The wine list also packs a punch and offers fair entry-level prices.
The food is all about hitting your umami receptors with small, snack-sized dishes. On a given night you might graze on parmesan wafers with thyme; jamon iberico de bellota; crispy prawns with mayo; and lemon-pepper spatchcock.
For those drinking fruitier cocktails, there's also a range of inventive desserts, such as baked bay leaf custard; Jaffa mouse with burnt chocolate pastry; and raspberry jellies with lime.