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Fancy a Tipple? Surry Hills latest offering on Chalmers street blends old world charm and service with new age pop.The latest addition to what seems an ever expanding small bar market in Surry Hills finds itself away from the congestion of Crown Street bars and restaurants for the discerning to search out and reap the rewards of their journey.Tipple Bar and Bistro, located on Chalmers Street, Surry Hills directly across from Central Station is the first venture into bar ownership for two former large format hotel managers Luke O’Donohoe and Zac Davis both with extensive CV’s (including Ivy, Establishment, Hotel CBD, Clovelly Hotel, Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Beresford Hotel, Lotel and Embassy).“We met whilst part of the management team at Establishment almost 5 years ago now. Although we went our separate ways we were always good mates and had the desire to do our own thing. We always enjoyed the same bars, restaurants and tastes and one day asked ourselves why not do it for ourselves?...here we are” Davis says.What’s in a name? Tipple having Old English origins simply means ‘to drink’ and you can certainly do that here with the bar having a ‘tantalising tipples of the mixed variety’ cocktail list, a wine list entitled ‘these are grape tipples’ a ‘great’ play on words and as a James Squire Lead bar you’ll find an array of Squires craft on tap including quarterly Mad Brewers releases straight from the tap.Daniel Hill heads up the bistro and has produced a substantial menu compared with most small bar offerings. Think gastro pub food mixed with ‘trend’ street food offerings. Everything from an amazing ¾ Wagyu Beef burger through to sliders, soft shells tacos and braised meat/s sandwiches. The bistro services breakfast right through to dinner 7 days a week.The fit out comprises of distressed walls and furniture all cleverly put together with a pop mural taking over 2 walls by Australian Pop artist Ben Frost. The music ranges from 1950’s swing to urban depending on the day with a record player and 500 strong vinyl collection which, Davis adds “we encourage our guests to come down, browse the collection and put on what they want. There is everything from Miles Davis to ACDC. It makes for a fun organic environment where the customer is the hero”