Must Visit: The Captain’s Balcony, Sydney

Must Visit: The Captain’s Balcony, Sydney

One of the first bars to start stocking Ink Gin when we launched in Sydney last November was The Captain’s Balcony. We spent an afternoon with owner Akashdeep and head bartender Alex to talk shop.


‘The concept for the Captain’s Balcony is a Captain’s Ball,’ Akash told us. Far from a hokesy themed bar, the Captain’s Balcony exudes style, with a hint of the nautical.

After taking in the copper bar tools, the custom wall art, the Juliette balconies and the black wooden finishes your attention is quickly grabbed by the beautiful back bar, stocked with some seriously lovely craft spirits.

‘We thought about what they drink and how they drink it and decided that Captains only drink the best.’

Rum is a definite theme on the back bar and on the menu, but the captains of yore would have been very forward thinking if they drank their rum like this. Consider, for example, the Rose Voyage – Dark Spiced Rum mixed with fresh strawberries, lemon juice and rose water, shaken with egg white and bitters.

The food is also fit for a Captain – try the lobster confit burger or the chargrilled prawn won tons.

The Captain’s Balcony is one of only three bars in Sydney that has a bottle of the limited release Husk Virgin Cane Rum barrel001. They also serve up Ink Gin in a cocktail named The Island of Sussex or in a signature dry martini.


Located in the heart of the city on Erskine St, The Captain’s Balcony is perfect for an afternoon pick me up or a knock off cocktail.


The Captains Balcony – 46 Erskine St, Sydney NSW 2000


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