Sydney’s Best Wine Bars
Lovers of our beloved grape juice will want to take note of our top spots to enjoy a tipple or three. With sommeliers this experienced, wine knowledge is optional. Do not be afraid to ask about the wine and to explain your specific preferences (in fact these sommeliers encourage it)! You might just learn a thing or two about your own tastes along the way, or discover a new drop you’ve never heard of. Win, win!
So, check out our list of the Top 10 Wine Bars in Sydney (in no particular order).
Little sister to Ester restaurant, Poly is a wine bar at heart offering an extensive wine list along with innovative bar snacks.
Read my review of Poly
74-76 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
This glam industrial chic wine bar is one of our favourites. Offering over 500 rare and boutique wines alongside spectacular share style food, it’s a winner.
Read my review of Monopole
71A Macleay Street, Potts Point
- LOVE TILLY DEVINE
Named after a notorious crime figure and madam, these days this establishment serves up top notch food and wine. An eclectic space focussing predominantly on Australian and often little known wines who embrace the minimal interventionist movement.
Read my review of Love Tilly Devine
91 Crown Lane, Darlinghurst
- WYNO BAR & WINE SHOP
Wyno Bar & Wine Shop has taken over the old 121BC site (may it rest in peace) and it is brought to us by the Porteno folk. Wine is of course a focus but there’s some stellar bar snacks on offer too.
Read my review of Wyno Bar & Wine Shop
4/50 Holt St, Surry Hills
- 10 WILLIAM STREET
Italian wine bar by the same good people behind Fratelli Paradiso. It well and truly lives up to the high standards set by its older sibling.
Read my review of 10 William Street
10 William Street, Paddington
- DEAR SAINT ELOISE
Dear Saint Eloise is brought to us by the Love Tilly Devine guys, who have more than proven their wine pedigree. Over 400 drops on offer from all over the world.
Read my review of Dear Saint Eloise
5/29 Orwell Street, Potts Point
- WHERE’S NICK
Ok, so you might not come here for the food. That’s ok. Because wine is what they do well. Not to say the food isn’t good, just that it’s a bit of an afterthought, because they are all about the wine. Maybe not your dinner venue, but your pre-dinner drink venue.
Where’s Nick website
236 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
- JOHNNY FISHBONE
The guys behind the Buffalo Dining Club have brought us a wine bar with a focus on seafood and we like it!
Read my review of Johnny Fishbone
185 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
- BENTLEY RESTAURANT & BAR
The bar at fine dining establishment Bentley offers an opportunity to enjoy some of the worlds top wine, alongside stunning fare should hunger strike.
Bentley Bar website
23 O’Connell Street, Sydney
- THE WINE LIBRARY
Intimate and friendly neighbourhood wine bar offering quality wine, food and service.
Read my review of The Wine Library
18 Oxford Street, Woollahra
Note: I regularly review my Top 10 Series to ensure I serve you current content.