28-34 O’Connell Street, Sydney (02) 9221 1841 whiterabbitsydney.com
This upmarket CBD bar is not only a hotbed of silver foxes in suits; it’s also a great place to just kick back with carafes of cocktails and watch the world hurry by. White Rabbit is the place to go if you need to trick someone into thinking you’ve got your shit together. After a carafe of the Alice in Wonderland ($17): vodka, Licor 43, passionfruit and apple juice, followed by another of the Dr Jekyll ($17): gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh watermelon juice and cucumber, I was convinced that one more drink might have sent my date and I stumbling out of the rabbit hole. Slightly inebriated and armed with two forks, we shared the surprisingly large Lamb Pie ($22), which featured White Rabbit Dark Ale and crisp butter pastry. As we ate our weight in pie in the sun, surrounded by suits, we laughed about the embarrassing states of our Linkedin profiles.