As one of the coolest new bars in Sydney, the Shady Pines Saloon has somehow managed to make country-and-western cool. No easy feat. The Shady Pines Saloon is hidden away in a back alley in Darlinghurst where the only giveaway is the faded white curtain hanging over the doorway. If you hear a resounding “Howdy doodie” when you step through the doors, then you’re definitely in the right place. Live the Bonanza dream with “Wanted Dead or Alive” posters, taxidermied deers, sepia photographs and even a gigantic longhorn steer thrown in for good measure. With no food menu to speak of this is a bar for good old-fashioned solid drinking, with an endless selection of spirits and a well-crafted list of classic cocktails such as a deliciously potent Whisky Sour along with a fabulous stirred Gin Martini. With intimate wooden tables, bar seating and a friendly expert bar team, its all about the drinks in this dimly lit, raucous den of fun.