Cocktail bars

Highlights

Sydney’s inventive cocktail bars cater to all tastes, from timeless classics to innovative tipples. Explore the city and discover hideaway venues with themed menus and inspired drinks brought to life with fresh seasonal ingredients.

  • Baxter Inn, Sydney
  • Hemmesphere, Sydney

About Cocktail Bars in Sydney

For an evening of inventive cocktails and period furnishing, visit Grandma’s Bar Sydney’s city centre. Relax and enjoy a tiki inspired cocktail or a plate of classic crimp-edged jaffles packed with hearty fillings.

Rum enthusiats should also head for the cool CBD basement bar The Lobo Plantation to try one of its 250-strong collection of rums. 

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.