This summer, the Rocks whisky bar Doss House is stepping out of its underground digs (located in a 170-year-old building that was once a pub and an opium den) to serve drinks and snacks in one of the historic suburb’s prettiest spots.
The Dock Yard Bar has popped up in an open-air courtyard tucked behind George Street, not too far from The Doss House. Find it here. The space, which dates back to the 1840s, is decorated with weathered ropes, iron lanterns and lobster cages in reference to the sailors that passed through The Rocks on their way to foreign shores (or returning to the colony) in the 19th century.
While The Doss House focuses on whisky, with more than 150 varieties available, the pop-up bar menu is much more succinct: three beers, five wines and four cocktails. One of those boozy concoctions is an Espresso Martini made with Grey Goose vodka, which is available for $6 between 4pm and 6pm Thursday to Sunday.
There’s a food menu too, including a ploughman’s platter (honey-mustard-glazed ham, Scotch egg, cheddar, brie, pickles and soda bread); a cheese board; and the native board (kangaroo prosciutto, wild-boar salami and sourdough). There’ll be live music on Fridays and Saturday, and a traditional Irish music session every Sunday.
Thu to Sat 4pm–12am