Different Drummer

4.8
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28 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
​Different Drummer is a staple of the inner west bar scene. We provide modern share plates, burgers and cocktails in a down to earth NY style bar, coupled with awesome tunes and function spaces to suit all types of events.
Please Note: Venue is for +18 only.
What 28 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JGar
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First time and will definitely go again. Food and cocktails were nice. Very friendly staff and great ambiance.

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JessN
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Different Drummer made it such a stand out night for us. They were so friendly and had great drink recommendations. Both food and drinks were delicious.

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TraceyE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cocktails flow and staff are really flexible in terms of what hey can make; ambiance is excellent - my new favourite local.

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KayEm
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Awesome drinks, great staff and lovely ambiance make this a fab place for friends to hang!

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pussinboots
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and music. The staff are really friendly and enjoy where they work. Food is very good. Woke up the next morning dreaming of arancini.

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Deev
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with a side of delicious beverages and food!

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Elisa
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite bar in Glebe! Excellent service, great vibe and knowledgable bartenders.

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Jurgen
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and excellent service.
Decent vegetarian options

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Sheila
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. Music and cocktails are super! The atmosphere is so lovely and cozy, it's one of my favorite bars in Sydney :)

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HannahF
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delicious cocktails and fantastic service.

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Lozz
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Different Drummer! Always a great place for a drink and a good burger. They often have live music which is awesome.

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SheetalP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the vegan burger which was absolutely incredible!
Service was great however the place is a bit too dark

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Closs29
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, cocktails are delish and very well balanced. The food is up there with the best I recommend the cauliflower poppers for a nice snack

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hamish
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktail list and super friendly staff. An established institution of Glebe

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Rachaelb
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Hippy bar but one page of "tapas" foods including tacos, chips and burgers.

We order food and after were told they were out of tacos. After reordering half of us just ended up getting chips for dinner.

Drink were nice though.

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PrudenceL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Different Drummer is a different experience on a Sunday night - open for an intimate catch up with friends, the quiet atmosphere allows friendly banter with the bar staff and excellent service - highly recommended!

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ACRxx
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to visit to be entertained by live music.

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myreviewnam
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than I even remembered
Great food - the deep fried chicken and cheese plate were both delicious
Absolutely wonderful staff at the bar and on the floor
Cocktails were great and we had about 8 different kinds, all of them tasted great and Ohhhh how I have missed finding places that do drinks well like this
Wish it was a little closer to my home

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour and food - nice bar vibe, and space upstairs if you want a quieter experience.

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PriscillaJ
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience2

The service was great , the atmosphere was friendly my only criticism is the food menu and the lack of lighting inside .

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DiannaB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service and food. Chips with wings were a small amount.

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JoeR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cosy bar. Tapas style food to go with a drink, or something more substantial for the hungry. Good alternative to a pub if you want a drink with friends and a quick bite.

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CatherineE
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice casual night with good food. The only fist we didn't like was the tofu

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ShelleyJ
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we've been here lately and it's definitely set to become a regular haunt. We went crazy on the share plates - over-ordered and ate the lot anyway, it was so yum! We ended up staying on after dinner and downing a few cocktails. There was such a great vibe - vibrant and fun, but low-key enough (on a Thursday) for date-night conversation.

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MehreenC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The lamb dish was so overly smoked dry macaroni cheese cubes. Good for drinks but not for food

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Closs29
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different Drummer has a great vibe, friendly staff and delicious food! Recommend to anyone who wants a night out with friends, or that special someone.

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LouiseM
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue with tasty cocktails. We all had a great time.

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BeckB
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Loved the cocktails and ambiance of the whole place. However the food was way overpriced. $20 for 5 small prawns in olive oil was such a disappointment. I would defiantly go back for drinks.. however eat before I go.

FAQs

Different Drummer does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Different Drummer is rated 4.8 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

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