Old Mate’s Place
When you hear the words “rooftop bar” in Sydney a dark abandoned library isn’t what usually comes to mind, but that’s Old Mate’s Place, hidden away on the fourth floor of a CBD office building, and offering an open-air terrace – still an oddly rare thing in Sydney. Opened in August thanks to former Ramblin’ Rascal Daniel Noble and his mates Andres Walters (Lobo Plantation, Kittyhawk) and Gabrielle Walters (Black by Ezard), the focus, Noble says, is on “serious drinking that doesn’t take itself too seriously”. Cocktails include a rum and sherry Pistachia with rhubarb and grape, and the easy-drinking Corky
Lady Killer No 2 with gin and roasted peach.
What to order: A VB throwdown and Old Mate’s version of a classic Philly cheesesteak: a hoagie roll packed with jamón.