• A bartender at work and a Japanese Highball cocktail. Photographs by Vanessa Levis.
    A bartender at work and a Japanese Highball cocktail. Photographs by Vanessa Levis.

    Issue 10: Sydney

    Since opening in 2011, this jazzy, candlelit basement boite has reeled in loyal patrons with a knockout combination of affable service, smart-but-never-stuffy décor, and a stellar lineup of beverages. The options range from draft beer to craft cocktails and serious wine, including some vintage ports that have been cellared since the 1920s. No matter when you arrive, chances are it’s likely to be busy–but trust us, the perfect Manhattan, the people watching, and the friendly welcome make the wait more than worth it.