Different Drummer

4.5
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17 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 17 People Are Saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.0
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SP
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

C
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

h
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

R
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.

PL
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!

AC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place to visit to be entertained by live music.

m
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

K
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.

PJ
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 .

DB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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

JR
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.

CE
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

SJ
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.

MC
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

C
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
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.

LM
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

BB
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.