133 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Shame about the glassware
Ching-a-lings has a lot going for it, cool lighting, open rooftop courtyard, hip and happening, but unfortunately don't expect anything but tumblers when you order a wine or even champagne - 'FAIL' — it's totally fine for my Gin & Tonic with fresh lime though. There's just nothing special about drinking your sparkling out of a tumbler. I believe due to storage limitations they don't seem to be able to store anything but tumblers to serve drinks in. Some nights can get really popular and very crowded which can make it quite unbearable and a bit claustrophobic. Apart from Pocket Bar it seems to be one of the most successful small bars in Sydney at the moment.
Other visits to Ching-a-lings:
• 23 Oct 2009 - Gin & Tonic, Champagne
• 10 Sept 2009 - White wine, Red wine