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Published December 20th 2014
Drink Up Me Hearties at Stowaway Bar
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Stowaway Bar


Tucked away in Freshwater Village on the Northern Beaches is Stowaway Bar. This small bar has now become the locals favourite for a drop in with friends or family. It is easy to see its charm. The decor is a cosy vintage rustic look which instantly makes you feel like settling in for a few rounds.



The small space has been designed well with different seating areas you can enjoy. You almost feel like you stepped off a cobblestone alleyway in Europe with the darkened interior and cedar saloon bar.





The cosy ambience is inviting whatever the season is. In Winter you can imagine the candles glowing and the place bustling with conversation.



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Stowaway Bar - image courtesy of Stowaway FB


The darkened interior is also a relief from the heat in Summer time and with the front windows folding right back allowing a nice breeze to filter through.



I had heard about Stowaway several times from friends and was determined to check it out. They have been open for two years now but have built a steady flow of regulars with their reputation of providing a place for friends and locals to drop in for their daily tipple. Stowaway is no doubt a suitable name as you can imagine how easily you could hide yourself in here for hours convincing your friends with "just one more shout" not to leave.



The vintage nautical elements, timber panels and rustic iron lanterns hanging almost made me assume the menu offered would be tapas. But this unique neighbourhood bar offers a variety of hearty meals from Chicken Katsu Sliders, Pork Carnitas, Buffalo Wings with Chulula sauce to Pizza which is delivered promptly from the famous Marilyna's Pizza shop next door. Both Marilynas and Stowaway bar are owned by partners Troy Barnett, Oliver Laccarino and Korey Condon.




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Katsu Chicken Sliders - image courtesy of Stowaway FB


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Marilyna's pizza at Stowaway - image courtesy of Stowaway FB


A good selection of craft beers, cocktails, wine and top shelf spirits are offered to wet your palate and warm your appetite. The atmosphere does make you think you could easily break out in song after a few.. "Drink up me hearties, Yo Ho" while downing a shot of rum. This I'm sure does happen as most of the patrons are loyal locals that now call this neighborhood bar their own.

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You don't have to drink Beer, Wine or Spirits you can choose a delicious Cocktail created by Troubadour Troy.

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Whiskey Sour muddled with summer berries soaked in vinegar $16 a glass or $28 a jug - image courtesy of Stowaway FB


Or if a Cocktail isn't what you had in mind you could always do a few rounds of Tequila shots. Then you will need to stay a while and later feast the munchie monsters on a pizza.

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Tequila at Stowaway Bar - image FB


Live music is also offered Saturday 7pm- 10pm, Sundays 5pm - 8pm but if you wish to keep up to date with what is happening then you will need to like their Facebook page as their website is basically a landing page for their social media. Click here for their Facebook.

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday 5pm -11pm
Friday - 3pm - Midnight
Saturday - 1pm - Midnight
Sunday - 1pm - 11pm

Transport option

Another great aspect of the bar is its location, situated in Freshwater Village right near a main bus stop so you can easily jump on a 189 bus to your next destination and not worry about driving or taxis.

No doubt in my mind that this great small bar is a favourite amongst the locals and in being the first that popped up in Freshwater two years ago has lead the way for more distinct small bars to follow. Check it out soon.

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Why? If you like a small hideaway Bar
When: Monday - Thursday 5pm - 11pm, Friday 3pm - 12am, Saturday 1pm - 12am, Sunday 1pm - 11pm
Phone: (02) 9905 2038
Where: 24 Lawrence Street, Freshwater
Cost: Drinks from $6.50, Food from $8 - $22 or Pizzas
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