Where: 530 King St, Newtown
Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 5pm - 12am, Sun 5pm - 10pm
Phone: 02 9557 0072
Tucked down the south end of King Street, the Moose has gone largely unnoticed by those living outside the 2042 postcode. Happily, this means that it has retained the relaxed and unpretentious intimacy so prized in a small bar. And small it is, although the dearth of seats is more than made up for by the sharing plates and ample drinks list. The gold and maroon fit out, complete with wall-mounted moose antlers and table candles, makes it a perfect spot for the cooler months, although the front section which opens out onto King Street is a perfect people-watching perch during the summer.
The bar is low key and warm - the perfect kind of place to settle in with drinks before embarking on a long and disgraceful night further up the road. Cocktails come with snappy names like 'Suffering Bastard' (although the less extravagantly titled Raspberry Mule is very tasty indeed), and there's a good selection of wine and beer to sample over your sharing plate.
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