Eden Ottignon and Justin Fermino, Two members of the Crusty Suitcase band who have worked along with Ben Walsh and some of Australia’s top performers to develop the whiskey-infused show called Scotch and Soda, took the time out of the Sydney Festival schedule to hang out with Helen Davidson. And what better place to discuss than their top bars?
Being musicians, Ottignon and Fermino get to pour their drink at a higher rate than the show’s aerialists. Scotch and Soda includes performers from Cantina, La Clique, Smoke and Mirrors, Circa, as well as Tom Tom Crew. Tom Tom Crew. “We’re the most naughty of the crowd. But I’d like to hear that the team got up until dawn on opening night.” Fermino said. Fermino.
What are they going to fill them with? It’s easy to answer that question. Ottignon sings about his favorite whiskies in addition to the value of having the SodaStream of your choice. “I like camping. When we went to Woodford we carried 5 bottles of Monkey Shoulder and my SodaStream and went through it all in just three weeks.”
Fermino Fermino, one of the most prestigious “professionals” when it comes to a good drink and where they can be found pr, refers to Scotch on the rocks because “soda just gets in the way of my enjoyment.” He .” are the top five of his favorite places to drink whiskey in Sydney. (For an ice-cold drink before the show, of course, you’ll be able to catch Scotch and Soda on January 26th at 10:30 pm; tickets are $55.)
1. Frankie’s Pizza (Sydney CBD)
“This is as good as it is when you’re in the middle of the town. The little dive bar has a few tricks in its sleeves. A $5 pizza, and plenty games of pinball. It’s a great way to burn off tension after a hard night out slicking the city, and it’s near enough to The Scotch and Soda tent that you could meet the group at any time of night (just don’t try to beat Tango on Pinball).”
2. Mary’s (Off King St, Newtown)
“It is a blast of fun, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more skilled bartender in Sydney. The most delicious fried chicken you’ll ever taste, this place allows you to relax and let your hair down. If you’re looking for a little deep southern soul food, you’ll be able to enjoy an older style of food than you really needed.”
3. Shady Pines (Off Oxford St, Darlinghurst)
“There’s always a long queue to enter and it’s not without reason. It’s a genuine whisky bar, where the old whisky sours and old fashioneds reign. You can travel back to the colonial era of Americana. Find a bluegrass band or two at least every now and again and then enjoy Sydney’s finest whisky cocktail.”
4. The Dock (Redfern St, Redfern)
“The Dock is where you go to make new acquaintances, old ones and even adventurous friends. Get yourself a drink for $10 anytime – picked every day by the first patron through the door. Then, throw darts and have laughter with the lively locals. With a piano that is upright inside the bar area, this spot offers a genuine New Orleans feel and that’s the reason Scotch and Soda like to drink here.”
5. Corridor (King St, Newtown)
The most striking feature is the Corridor located in Newtown. This tiny nook in the wall is the one we are living for. Their knowledge of cocktails is unparalleled. Live music is on the menu between Tuesday and Friday. This includes the majority of the musos in their Scotch and Soda cast in bands like The Cope Street Parade, Dick Smithers and the Doo-Wops, The Corridors, and The Finer Cuts. Make sure to try their homemade banana rum for a different taste, as well as their vast selection of Scotch.