4/256 Crown St, Darlinghurst NSW
0405 624 944
Hidden behind an unassuming door on Crown Lane, Shady Pines Saloon is a country and western-style tavern that provides foot-stomping fun with a side of carefully crafted cocktails.
There’s no drinks menu as such, but the bartenders will turn out anything you ask for – within reason, of course. Opt for a beer from the boutique offerings, or sip a cocktail by candlelight. As expected, the whisky sour is an excellent variation on the classic, while straight spirits are also worth a shot, with a diverse range of both brown and white liquids.
If you’re hungry, don’t turn to the bar; the best they can do is a bowl of complimentary peanuts. But you can order in from other local restaurants, making Shady Pines the best of both worlds.