With five successful bars running in Sydney, Terrigal and Paris, the duo behind Pocket Group brought its small-bar culture to the north-west with Crooked Tailor.
Keeping to its theme of haberdashery and homey interiors, Crooked Tailor is an extension of the original Pocket Bar, Stitch Bar and Button Bar. It takes on a crooked personality of its own, with a glasshouse-style entrance complete with recycled timber windows and a wall lined with planter boxes. Through the middle archway is the main bar area filled with cosy leather booths, intimate lighting and a handcrafted bar. The 15,000 US coins that make the bar top was co-owner Christophe Lehoux’s project.
The menu offers a range of moreish burgers such as the BLT burger with Angus chuck and brisket, bacon, truss tomatoes, Jarlsberg cheese, chipotle, pickles and mustard, as well as Mexican snacks and salads to accompany their house cocktails and weekly specials. The bar uses homemade mixers such as rosemary vinegar; peach and rosemary syrup; and orange and cardamom. The Garden Party Spritz has been a favourite.