Cocktail bars

Highlights

From Bloody Marys to Whiskey Sours and Martinis, Sydney’s cocktail bars serve a wide selection of drinks that span from timeless classics to innovative tipples. Discover eccentric bars scattered throughout the city and experience their individual quirks, such as themed menus, vintage inspired drinks and an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce.

  • Baxter Inn, Sydney
  • Hemmesphere, Sydney

For an evening accompanied by rum-heavy cocktails and period furnishing, Grandma’s Bar, located in Sydney’s city centre, is an ideal destination. Relax and unwind as you enjoy a tiki inspired cocktail or satisfy a bout of evening hunger with a plate of classic crimp-edged jaffles packed with hearty fillings.

Make your way to Surry Hills and take your pick from Button Bar’s menu of inventive cocktails or spend an evening sipping on internationally sourced spirits including rum, whisky, vodka, gin and tequila. Decorated with warm toned woods, comfortable leather booths and an eclectic collection of glassware, the bar’s subtle pirate theme offers a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Experience a night out with a vintage feel at Darlinghurst’s Eau de Vie in Potts Point. Make a selection from the award winning menu of retro inspired cocktail classics, peruse the bar’s comprehensive whisky list or tantalise your taste buds with gourmet snacks such as stone baked pizzas, cheeses and cured meats. Stop by The Roosevelt to quench your thirst with a tipple influenced by a blend of old Hollywood glamour and mid-century popular culture while admiring the long and infamous history of the venue.

In the CBD you'll find a doorway for every cocktail connoisseur. Baxters is a well hidden but popular cocktail bar of the speakeasy variety, comfortably tucked behind a laneway, while the Establishment's Hemmesphere take you to the other end of the scale with a tilt towards opulent sophistication in plush Ottoman surrounds. 

Take a short walk from Circular Quay and discover the hidden Bulletin Place bar. A small and intimate venue, Bulletin Place makes use of fresh seasonal fruits and ingredients to deliver flavoursome concoctions and up to date incarnations of classic cocktail favourites. Staffed by award winning mixologists, the bar’s menu changes regularly based on the availability of produce, adding an element of surprise to each visit.