After a great run of four years on Sydney’s Darlinghurst road, owners Dan Knight and Jeremy Shipley have sold Hinky Dinks to a new owner, Daniel Wang.
“Jeremy and I have decided to call it a night after four years at Hinky Dinks,” said Knight. “It’s a week of mixed emotions as we handover the operations to a new owner and manager and we wish them all the best as they guide Hinky Dinks into what we hope is a bright future.”
Hinky Dinks has been a bright and one-of-a-kind bar that opened in the first era of small bar openings in Sydney back in 2011. The bar has since featured in the nominations for the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards, being nominated for Small Bar of the Year in 2013 and 2014, and picking up the gong for Best Bar Food in 2012. Knight said the decision to sell was not an easy one.
“This was not an easy decision for either of us,” he said. “We are part of a great community, have a fantastic team and possibly the best customers in the world. Financially the bar is in the best shape that it’s ever been and buyers had started to take notice. We swatted a few away but a few weeks ago we had an offer that we just couldn’t refuse. The decision was essentially made for us.”