Cocktail bars in Sydney
Sydney knows how to serve up a perfectly crafted cocktail. Whether that's a martini with oomph or a refreshing mojito, you'll be served by the best in the business. For a unique expression of the Harbour City, step away from the classic cocktails and choose creative concoctions made seasonal produce, native ingredients and boutique spirits.
Inner city sipping
You never have to drink the same cocktail twice at the city's innovative bars.
For sensory overload, order a New Frontier at Maybe Sammy in The Rocks and you’ll be presented with a pillow inflated with coffee aromas to smell before you drink. More fun is to be had at The Roosevelt in ;Potts Point, which uses liquid nitrogen to super-chill its martinis. An outpost of New York’s Employees Only, once named the world’s best cocktail bar, set up shop near Martin Place.
Themed cocktail bars
You can't help but have a good time at a themed joint, it's the bar equivalent of a dress-up party. Jacoby’s Tiki Bar in Enmore proves that good cocktails don’t have to be serious – have yours served in a giant clam shell or set on fire. Discover New Orleans voodoo style at Papa Gede’s or step back to the glory days of Cuba at rum bar The Lobo.
Cocktails with a view
Henry Deane is a chic cocktail bar on the top floors or the historic Hotel Palisade, overlooking Millers Point to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Climb the stairs of a non-descript office building in Clarence Street and you’ll discover Old Mate’s Place, a cosy bar with a secret rooftop terrace. In Parramatta, Nick & Nora’s is an art deco-styled cocktail bar with panoramic 270-degree views over Western Sydney extending all the way into the city.