Located one block up from Circular Quay, Bulletin Place is causing a cocktail storm with famed bartender Tim Philips from Hemmesphere Cocktail Bar at the helm. Together with industry veterans and business partners...
Discover a world of flavours in sassy small bars in Sydney, from the Baxter Inn’s myriad whiskies to the Power Keg’s smoking gin delight. Sit in the comfortable surrounds of ageing whisky barrels at Archie Rose, or enjoy the delights of 121BC's fine wines in an intimate communal table setting.
Discover Sydney's small bar scene
In laneways, basements, backstreets and even beneath a carpark is an electrifying bar scene. These small bars tailor to every taste. Enjoy whisky, bourbon and gin joints and nooks specialising in mixology, fine wines and handcrafted beers. You can savour small plates of delicious food, too.
You’ll discover 360 premium whiskies at The Baxter Inn, in a laneway off the Clarence Street in the city centre. Tucked away on Sussex Lane is the Shirt Bar, where you can buy handsome shirts and enjoy moreish single malts. Stich Bar is in a basement behind a tailor shop on bustling York Street.
Near the Sydney Opera House is Bulletin Place, a cocktail bar on the first floor of a heritage building. A short train ride from the city centre are neighbouring Kings Cross, Potts Point and Darlinghurst and hip bars such as Powder Keg, the Roosevelt, Eau de Vie and Shady Pines Saloon, to name just a few.
A great way to explore the boltholes, hidden laneways and unmarked doors is with Ketel One Bar Tours. You’ll find more intimate bars in Surry Hills, such as 121 BC, Vasco and Button Bar. In a Paddington basement on Oxford Street is Charlie Parker’s, where local botanicals are in the mix.
In Alexandria you will find Archie Rose, a small comfortable bar housed within the distillery. Relax with a drink by a wall of ageing whisky barrels. If you would like an in-depth guided tour of the distilling process, you can join one of the detailed tours held many times a week.