Top 10 Winter Bars in Sydney

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Sydney’s best Winter Bars

As the weather cools, there’s no need to hibernate at home in your winter woollies.  Sydney has plenty of cosy bars to warm up in.

Your best bet is to turn inside and preferably underground.  There really is no need for windows in winter.

Check out our list of the top 10 best Winter bars in Sydney (in no particular order):

  1. THE LOBO PLANTATION
    This underground Cuban den is the perfect spot to beat the chill.  Plenty of seating to cosy up in and a sip of rum is sure to warm your insides.
    Read our review of The Lobo Plantation
    209 Clarence Street, Sydney
  2. SHADY PINES SALOON
    Forget about the dreary weather and head underground to visit this honky-tonk saloon.  Excellent cocktails will have you warm in no time.
    Read our review of Shady Pines Saloon
    Shop 4, 256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst (enter via Foley Street)
  3. BAXTER INN
    Not much says toasty more than a winter warming whiskey and with over 300 bottles on offer warmth is just a glass away.
    Read our review of Baxter Inn
    152-156 Clarence Street, Sydney
  4. PALMER & CO.
    This underground prohibition den is perfect to escape the winter blues.  Always pumping no matter the weather.
    Read our review of Palmer & Co.
    Abercrombie Lane, Sydney
  5. DARLO COUNTRY CLUB
    Head upstairs to this Californian Country Club brought to us by the guys behind The Lobo Plantation and The Island.  Once inside, we promise you will soon forget about the weather.
    Read our review of The Darlo Country Club
    Level 1, 235 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
  6. BULLETIN PLACE BAR
    Leave the winter weather behind and hike up the stairs to this hidden bar known for its innovative cocktails.  Friendly barmen are a bonus.
    Read our review of Bulletin Place Bar
    1st Floor, 10-14 Bulletin Place, Sydney
  7. EAU DE VIE
    One sip of a cocktail at this 1930’s speakeasy and you’ll be warm and toasty in no time.
    Read our review of Eau de Vie
    229 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
  8. NORSK DOR
    Head underground to this Nordic inspired small bar and settle back, relax and enjoy the Scandinavian food, drink and hospitality.  Nothing like a sip of Akvavit to warm you up!
    Read our review of Norsk Dor
    70 Pitt Street, Sydney (entrance next to Batch Espresso & Sandwich Bar)
  9. WILD ROVER
    Warm up in this Irish small bar.  Always a great vibe and friendly service.  But, beware the entrance is not easy to find!
    Read our review of Wild Rover
    75 Campbell Street, Surry Hills 
  10. THE BOTANIST
    Once you step inside Kirrbilli’s first small bar, the weather is soon forgotten.  This underground oasis serves up quality cocktails and cuisine.
    Read our review of The Botanist
    17 Willougby Street, Kirribilli (enter via Broughton Street – note the light over the door)

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