Review: Alleyway bar, Sydney

By Penny Craswell

Alleyway is a new micro whiskey bar tucked in a laneway behind 200 George Street in the centre of Sydney. Interior designers Angela Biddle and Shehani Kumarasinghege from Scott Carver had to make use of every millimetre in a tiny space with a width of only three metres.

Alleyway, with bottle shelving made of apple crates, interiors by Scott Carver. Photo: Luc Remond

Everywhere you look in this little spot, there is an interesting detail or pattern. Recycled Tea Grey timber was used for the bar front, contrasted with Bronze Verdigris metal finish for the bar serving ledge – this will patina with time.

Recycled Grey Faced Wire Brushed timber brings warmth to the feature wall at the entry and custom table tops, which work well especially in combination with the handmade pine timber apple crates used for the bottle display behind the bar.

All this warmth is contrasted with stainless steel mirror finishes to the suspended bottle display and signage, while copper piping, a smokey grey wall mirror  and aluminium pressed metal panels on the ceiling add another level of detail.

So many raw materials, in combination with clever spatial design, offer a welcoming atmosphere for a city watering hole, despite its small size.

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Recycled timber at Alleyway, Sydney by Scott Carver. Photo: Luc Remond
Copper piping, Alleyway, Sydney by Scott Carver. Photo: Luc Remond
View from lobby, Alleyway, Sydney by Scott Carver. Photo: Luc Remond
Bronze bar top, Alleyway, Sydney by Scott Carver. Photo: Luc Remond
Stainless steel contrasts, Alleyway, Sydney by Scott Carver. Photo: Luc Remond
Bar view, Alleyway, Sydney by Scott Carver. Photo: Luc Remond
Pressed ceiling, Alleyway, Sydney by Scott Carver. Photo: Luc Remond
Cocktails at Alleyway, Sydney by Scott Carver. Photo: Luc Remond

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