Big Poppa’s, Sydney
In a move that gently thumbed nose at Sydney’s new-found reputation for being the city that ever sleeps, Big Poppa’s snagged a licence with a grandfather clause that allows it to trade much later than its comrades. But even if the party were being put to bed before the witching hour, it’d still be one of the most exciting bars to have opened in Sydney in many a year. Co-owner Lewis Jaffrey and manager Bobby Carey both clocked plenty of time in the Shady Pines/Baxter Inn axis of awesome, and though its music and flavour are its own Poppa’s is true to those bars’ good-time spirit. Throw in expert bartenders, an extensive cheese list and a rollicking hip-hop playlist that resounds across both levels of the two-tiered venue, and you’ve got a very attractive proposition on your hands.
IN SHORT Big drinks, big tunes, big cheese selection.