Sydney bars

Highlights

Whether you like vine or grain, cocktail or craft, you’ll discover a great variety of bars and breweries in Sydney. Enjoy waterside bars with fabulous views of iconic attractions, basement bars that create dazzling cocktails, stylish wine bars with elegant menus, and lovingly crafted beer at small breweries.

  • Archie Rose Distillery, Sydney - Image Anna Kucera
  • The Tilbury Hotel, Image Anna Kucera

Enjoy Sydney bars

Discover stylish bars, hip mixologists and heritage brewers. Sip a delicious cocktail, an elegant wine or a craft beer while enjoying spectacular views of iconic Sydney attractions, such as the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, glittering Sydney Harbour and beautiful sandy beaches.

For drinks with breathtaking views, Blu Bar on 36 is perched on the Shangri-La Hotel’s 36th floor in The Rocks, O Bar and Dining revolves 47 floors above the city streets, and the Supper Club is on level 32 of the InterContinental Sydney. 360 Bar and Dining rotates slowly in the Sydney Tower Eye.

Opera Bar, Sydney

For rooftop bars, enjoy the splendid harbour views from Henry Deane in the beautifully restored Hotel Palisade near Walsh Bay. Cosy small bars are plentiful, such as Bulletin Place near Circular Quay, Eau De Vie in Darlinghurst, Button Bar in Surry Hills, and Uncle Kurt’s in Parramatta.

There are delightful wine bars, such as Fix St James in the city centre. For cocktail bars, try the creative alchemy at Powder Keg in Potts Point and Charlie Parker’s in Paddington. Beer lovers will be pleased with the breweries, including Australia’s oldest pub brewery, The Lord Nelson Brewery.

Sydney City for hip bars, iconic views and heritage brewers 
Inner Sydney for cool mixologists and innovative brewers 
Sydney East for stylish bars and ocean and harbour views 
Sydney North for cool bars, water views and hip brewers 
Sydney West for vibrant Church Street and a sake brewer 
Sydney South for bars with ocean views at Cronulla Beach

  1. Zeta Bar

    Zeta Bar is a progressive cocktail bar and exclusive escape in the Sydney CBD. Stylish, sleek and sophisticated, Zeta is widely known as one of the most cutting edge cocktail bars in the Southern Hemisphere. Bringing...

  2. Hotel Sweeny's

    Hotel Sweeney's brings an old saloon charm to the hustle of Sydney. Whether you’re watching live sports on the Ground Floor, having a drink at Lola’s Bistro on Level One, relaxing in the Clarence Lounge on Level Two...

  3. Local Taphouse

    The Local Taphouse is a European-inspired neighbourhood tavern specialising in craft beer, great food and a warm welcome. The Taphouse is among the most awarded craft beer venues in Australia, and taps 300-400...

  4. Ivy Bar

    The Ivy Bar and the Patio are on the first level of the fabulous inner city Ivy venue. This purpose-built bar is cool with intimate corners and room to dance. On the same level is Mad Cow, "a New York-style grill"...

  5. Darlo Bar

    Welcome to the Royal Sovereign Hotel, affectionately known as Darlo Bar. Explore eclectic and colourful bar rooms. Relax in the comfort of the lounge area with a local craft beer, or sip away on cocktails in the...

  6. Websters Bar

    A journey from the past to the present, Websters Bar is situated at the iconic site of the New Town Store. First established by John and Eliza Webster, it was from here the suburb of Newtown took it's name. Paying...

  7. Light Brigade Hotel

    Located on the ground level of Woollahra’s iconic The Light Brigade, Brigade Bar is a great place to catch all major sports games on our big screens while you tuck into a tasty pub classic. Close to the SFS and SCG,...

  8. Corridor Bar

    With an old-meets-new approach, Corridor offers an experience that’s sure to impress. Squeeze in past the afternoon rush and head up through a rickety staircase that leads you through neon, candle-lit hideaways, to a...

  9. The Rook

    High above the lively bustle of York St, this cosily lit establishment serves freshly caught lobsters, gourmet burgers and a range of bespoke liquors. This is a popular watering hole for city-dwellers, and an ideal...

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