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Sydney drinks to 'small bar' movement

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When Martin O'Sullivan opened his small Grasshopper bar in Sydney's awkwardly-named Temperance Lane three years ago, his friends thought it was madness. 

Martin O'Sullivan looks around his small bar Grasshopper in Sydney's awkwardly-named Temperance Lane, in the heart of the city, which he opened more than three years ago, on May 14, 2013. In always-thirsty Sydney, the Grasshopper has flourished at the vanguard of an explosion in so-called 'small bars' after a change in liquor licensing laws allowed a move away from large traditional pubs.

What would entice drinkers down a tiny lane into a basement last inhabited by a printing business when there were plenty of lively pubs and beer barns nearby?

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