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Review - The Soda Factory


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Happy Days are here again with the retro-styled entrance to this venue hiding behind a take-away hot dog joint.

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I was almost fooled into thinking it was a new twist on fast food until the fridge door revealed a very cool bar in the old Mars Lounge site.

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The Soda Factory takes on the incognito chic of Stitch, Button and Pocket to create a venue...

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...that’s already causing queues on weekends – so much so management send out containers of...

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...the rather excellent Mac and Cheese ($6) to stop the queue rioting.

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The hot dogs won’t win any awards, but seem to have been designed by drunk people for drunk people as highly absorbent alcohol blotters.

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The Johnny Drama ($10) boasting beef frankfurter, bacon, sour cream, avocado and tomato salsa; and The Buffalo Bill Chicken Dog ($10) with a battered chicken frank, buffalo chicken sauce and cheese, rated most highly for me.

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Coleslaw ($5) also proved tasty. I loaded up on cocktails from the tequila-based Golden Sanchez ($19) to an even better Gin Jennings ($20) while my companions demolished an Old Fashion Lemonade Syphon ($35) aka the theme-appropriate replacement for jugs.

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When push comes to shove, your best doggy companion is beer - the Australian Brewery’s The Pilsner ($9) to be precise.

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The Soda Factory
16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills
Ph: (02) 8096 9120

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Tags: cocktails, food
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