WHY HERE: You could call The Baxter Inn in Sydney a super brainy whiskey bar, and you’d be right. The back bar is jam-packed with hyper-rare bottles, special editions and every kind of international brown liquor goodie you could possibly dream up. But once you’ve swirled your (potentially pricey) taste of a gloriously rare scotch, the bartenders are more than ready to stir up a delicious concoction that could impress even the most discerning of drinker. WHY NOW: Years after opening, The Baxter Inn is still on the lips of every spirit lover the world over and an industry darling for good reason. The place is always teeming with people, many of whom have made the journey specifically to experience not only the bar’s excellent selection but incredible warmth.