Celebrating its first birthday last week, The Soda Factory at 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills has become one of Sydney’s favourite bars, after just twelve months.

DJ Grandmaster Flash jetted in from New York especially for the celebrations.  After leading a toast to The Soda Factory turning one, he then performed an intimate show for the party.

DSC01256At The Soda Factory, the fun begins right at the front door, where you are greeted by staff on roller skates, wearing 1950s era diner uniforms.  Entry into the bar is behind a retro coke machine door.

Sumptious lounges and comfortable armchairs are just two of the reasons why this bar is so popular.  Add in a great atmosphere, large selection of cocktails, wines and beers, terrific music, a food menu of American favourites and there you have it, a bar you want to visit every night.

Following the huge success of their hotdog menu, co-owner and Executive Chef Michael Chase has launched a full diner menu. The lit-up vintage American diner sign hanging by the bar’s new diner section won’t let you forget it. Long tables have been fitted, accommodating larger groups to enjoy the expanded menu. The full diner menu is available 5pm-10pm daily, with a late night menu operating 10pm-late. Michael commented “After the enormous popularity of our Gourmet Hotdogs, we wanted to truly bring an authentic taste of Americana to Surry Hills, with our take on the diner classics – along with some special Soda surprises like the Cheeseburger spring rolls & Popcorn Shrimp.”

Sandra Tiltman     Photos:  John Pond

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