The Lodge Bar
Balmain is a lively suburb full of character and spirit and it has great pubs. It is well worth a visit as once there you can enjoy a number of different bars, including The Cottage (pizza bar, 342 Darling Street) and Cantina (Latin and Mexican infused bar and kitchen 350 Darling Street). The Lodge is a quaint little space on the ground level of a residential unit block, but it has a cosy split level outdoor courtyard perfect for those warm Sydney summer nights. The Lodge is just as good in the cooler months too with mood lighting, dark timber panelling and deep leather lounges-the perfect winter hideout. The affordable menu that has a Spanish and Mediterranean focus, has a range of options all of which can be shared. There is something effortlessly cool about this wine bar, and with all the jazz and blues filtering through the sound of laughter and clinking glasses you may just loose a track of the time in this charming little haunt.