Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Sydney

The Powder Keg
The Powder Keg

The Powder Keg

If there’s one thing Sydney does well, it’s a cocktail bar.  With such fabulous options, we Sydney-siders have become quite discerning with our tastes and it takes something extra special to impress us.

Check out our Top 10 best Cocktail Bars (in no particular order):

  1. EAU DE VIE
    This is a cool cocktail bar and is a firm favourite.  Don’t be fooled as you enter the Kirketon Hotel – be sure to walk through to the dark doors at the end of the hallway. You’ll find a special haven back there. The cocktails are simply amazing, and it’s just the ticket for a grown up evening of 1930’s glamour.
    Read our review of Eau de Vie
    229 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
  2. PALMER & CO.
    This late night underground prohibition den serves up top notch cocktails along with a touch of 1920’s glamour.  It’s pumping any time of day.
    Read our review of Palmer & Co.
    Abercrombie Lane, Sydney
  3. BULLETIN PLACE BAR
    Head up the stairs to this  hidden bar for quality cocktails and friendly service.  Check out their paper menu for their changing cocktail list made with the best available fruit of the day.
    Read our review of Bulletin Place Bar
    1st Floor, 10-14 Bulletin Place, Sydney
  4. SHADY PINES
    Taxidermy rules at this honky tonk underground saloon bar.  Excellent cocktails, country music and plenty of peanuts for everyone.
    Read our review of Shady Pines
    Shop 4, 256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst (enter via Foley Street)
  5. THE POWDER KEG
    This charming neighbourhood bar/resto has a focus on gin and serves spectacular cocktails – theatrics included.  Not to mention they serve an excellent food menu to accompany your tipple of choice.
    Read our review of The Powder Keg
    7 Kellett Street, Potts Point 
  6. PAPA GEDES
    This intimate and friendly New Orleans themed voodoo bar serves up tiki cocktails, absinthes and herbal elixirs with their unique witch doctor style.  Check out the blackboard with their list of drinks to ‘try before you die’!
    Read our review of Papa Gedes
    348 Kent Street, Sydney
  7. BUTTON BAR
    Cute pirate themed bar from the guys behind Stitch and Pocket Bar serving up a huge list of cocktails in a relaxed and friendly environment.
    Read our review of Button Bar
    65 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
  8. DEAD RINGER
    The guys behind Bulletin Place Bar offer killer cocktails alongside a share-style food menu at the old Emmilou site.
    Read our review of Dead Ringer
    413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
  9. THE WILD ROVER
    Friendly and local neighbourhood bar from the guys behind one of Sydney’s original small bars Grandma’s with a focus on classic and signature cocktails.
    Read our review of The Wild Rover
    75 Campbell Street, Surry Hills
  10. RABBIT HOLE BAR & DINING
    The home of the molecular cocktail – this place takes the humble cocktail to a whole new level.  Think alcoholic jellys, foams, flavoured sugars and caviar!
    Read our review of Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining
    Basement Level, 82 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

So, keep this list handy when Cocktail Hour next hits!

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