Drink – Cocktail
Zeta Bar (Hilton Hotel)
Level 4, 488 George Street, Sydney / +61 2 9265 6070
This place is schmick – it oozes class. Don’t be mistaken, this is no average hotel bar. It’s packed after work on a Thursday and Friday night. The cocktails are amazing and the terrace is the place to be on a warm evening.
Zeta Bar website
Level 4, 252 George Street, Sydney / +61 2 9240 3040 / Mon – Fri – midday – 3am, Sat - 6pm – 3am
Located on level 4, above Establishment, if you need to escape the Establishment crowd, you’ll find a haven here. Luxuriate in your chesterfield lounge with a cocktail and smirk as you think of the crowd below. It’s all class here.
The Victoria Room
235 Victoria Street, Potts Point / +61 2 9357 4488 / Tues – Thurs – 6pm – midnight, Fri – 5pm – 2am, Sat – miday – 2pm, Sun – 12pm – midnight
This is one of our favourite Sydney cocktail bars. You’ll be transported to a bygone era as you enter the glamorous British-raj establishment. This place has won Cocktail Bar of the Year for more years than we care to remember. The restaurant is also well worth a try (great for share plates), and if you like High Tea – make you to visit on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Insider tip: Don’t forget a Tavola for dinner – just across the road.
The Victoria Room website
Eau de Vie
229 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst / +61 422 263 226 / Mon – Sat – 6pm – 1am, Sun – 6pm – midnight
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 (ignore the bar on your right) You’ll find a special haven back there. You’ll like it. The cocktails are simply amazing, and it’s just the ticket for a grown up evening of 1930s glamour.
Eau de Vie website
32 Orwell Street, Potts Point / +61 423 203 119 / Mon – Sat – 5pm – midnight, Sun, 5pm – 10pm
Sibling to Eau de Vie, and brought to you by the Speakeasy group, this 1940s style cocktail bar oozes class. The making of cocktails is taken to another level here, bringing back the theatrics of a bygone era. Sit back and be entertained by the talented barmen. They also have a restaurant, which serves a degustation dinner with matching cocktails.
The Roosevelt website