Fusing kitschy attic treasures with exposed-brick basement chic and potent rum cocktails, Grandma’s bar is a kooky, cosmopolitan addition to Sydney’s trendy Clarence Street. The crowd is fashionably laid back, the staff friendly, and the sounds a funky mix which perfectly compliments the space. Located in the basement of a guitar shop, Grandma’s ambience is an eclectic mish-mash of oddities, where you’ll find antlered animal heads, retro furniture, and even cockatoo-themed wallpaper. The drink’s menu is the highlight, however, where Grandma’s bar stocks over 30 different styles of rum. The Hemingway daiquiri (dubbed the ‘Papa Doble’) is a cool concoction of Havana Club rum, maraschino liqueur, grapefruit juice and lime; while the ‘Rum Swizzle’ boasts two types of rum, lime juice and sugar syrup. The potent daily ‘Punch Special’ is always a hit, served in a massive glass punch bowl and scooped into generously sized rum mugs. Autumn and winter bring mulled wine and hot buttered rum, while tequila concoctions are popular picks in summer. You’ll also find beer and cider offered on tap; and snacks include chicken, cheese, spaghetti and veggie jaffles if you’re peckish.