SYDNEY | The SG (formerly Spooning Goats) is the perfect bar for those who love their craft beer, wine and cocktails with a dose of retro eclecticism. Walk into the unassuming basement space and you’re greeted with an assortment of furniture that looks like it came from various grandparent’s living rooms. The fixtures are all made by the venue and local artists decorate the walls, with the 1960s style wallpaper adorned an assortment of paraphernalia, with a particular nod to Star Wars and… spoons. There are even retro arcade games and an Atari 2600 to complete the package.
All the beer available is brewed in NSW, and there’s always a good mix of sessionable core range beers and more experimental brews. The wine list is focused and contains exclusively Australian wines. Cocktails are surprisingly great too – the team are always coming up with new concoctions.
So why the SG instead of Spooning Goats these days? Blame the bureaucrats – the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority have deemed the original name inappropriate, quite arbitrarily and without reason. Incidentally names like The Stuffed Beaver and Dirty Dick’s are just a few examples of names that have been approved for other bars. Go figure. In the meantime, head on down and enjoy a bar that knows exactly what it wants to be, and succeeds in doing that fantastically.
The SG (Spooning Goats)
32 York Street
New South Wales 2000
Tue – Fri: 4:00pm to 12:00am
Sat: 6:00pm to 12:00am