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July 16, 2021

Three cheers at Cry Baby

The darker months complement Cry Baby. With its moody atmosphere and more than 500 liquor bottles on the back bar, the venue keeps the embers of the party stoked long into the night.

  • Words: Angela Skujins
  • Pictures: Andy Nowell

When it’s cold outside, there’s no better back-alley bar to slip into than Cry Baby – the city’s most debaucherous drinkery.


Cry Baby is operating during high-level restrictions.
11 Solomon Street, Adelaide 5000

The venue is known for offering a side of table dancing alongside its impressive drinks list, and so we asked founder Jon Di Pinto for a few winter-appropriate liquid courage suggestions.


Booze & Juice

Juice a granny smith apple and add a shot of either Buffalo Trace, Jameson or Fireball for what Cry Baby owner Jon Di Pinto calls “a turbo-charged apple juice”.


Paper Plane

One of Jon’s favourite cocktails is the Paper Plane – a combination of bourbon, Aperol and amaro. The drink was invented in 2007 and takes its name from everyone’s favourite ‘07 MIA banger.


Tall Stout

Full of spice from its barrel-ageing process, Cascade Brewing’s Bourbonic Plague sour imperial stout will warm you from the inside out.


Hey Bartender

Emily Browne has worked at Cry Baby for six months and has stuck around for the party atmosphere. Even on a Tuesday night, the bar is pumping.
Her unfailing knock-off is a $10 shot of Buffalo Trace.


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