Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Sydney

Sydney’s best Cocktail Bars

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 Sydney:

  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. 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
  3. 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
  4. LOBO PLANTATION
    Underground Cuban cocktail den with a focus on rum and cocktails.
    Read our review of The Lobo Plantation
    209 Clarence Street, Sydney
  5. 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)
  6. THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
    Neighbourhood bar serving up stunning cocktails with a relaxed ‘everyone is welcome’ vibe.
    Read our review of This Must Be The Place
    239 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
  7. ZEPHR
    Glamorous rooftop bar with sweeping views over Darling Harbour serving up sensational molecular cocktails.
    Read our review of Zephyr
    Level 12, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney
  8. 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
  9. DEAD RINGER
    The guys behind Bulletin Place Bar offer killer cocktails alongside a share-style food menu.
    Read our review of Dead Ringer
    413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
  10. PAPA GEDES
    Relaxed neighbourhood cocktail bar.  Head straight to the ‘Cocktails to try before you die’ list!
    Read our review of Papa Gedes
    348 Kent Street, Sydney

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

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