Tags: cocktail bar, bar snacks
Hinky Dinks is a small bar in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst and a labour of love for two mates, Jeremy Shipley and Dan Knight. Between them they have a wealth of hospitality experience spanning over 20 years, various cities, continents and countries.
Hinky Dinks is a bar and a haven from the crazy world outside. The name is a reverent nod to the master of tiki, and inventor of the Mai Tai- Trader Vic. Trader Vic, with his love for Polynesian culture and flair for mixology pioneered a bright new age of cocktails. He understood that a good bar is an escape to another world where the hassles of the day-to-day are left at the door, the relentless drone of traffic is replaced by soft jazz melodies, and the logical progression of time is paused for just long enough to let us catch our breath.
With an emphasis on approachable wines and fun drinks, Hinky Dinks will embody the enthusiastic spirit of that burgeoning 50s cocktail culture. A culture that knew a cocktail wasnâ€™t so much a drink as it was a fashion accessory. And that the Cocktail hour wasnâ€™t so much a time, but more a mood â€“ a defiant stance against the demands of the nine-to-five. Itâ€™s all about the difference between a glass of gin with an olive in it, and a Martini. The difference between a passing glance, and an invitationâ€¦