Sydney bars

Discover stylish bars, hip mixologists and heritage brewers in deliciously hip Sydney. You can taste creative cocktails, savour elegant wines or enjoy moreish craft beer while enjoying spectacular views of iconic attractions, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach.

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

Henry Deane, Hotel Palisade, Millers Point

Among the many charming rooftop bars, Henry Deane is in the beautifully restored Hotel Palisade at Millers Point, next to the Barangaroo Reserve. The harbour views are splendid, as they are from the Glenmore Hotel, in the historic Rocks near the Cumberland Street stairs up to the harbour bridge walk.

Other charming pubs with rooftop areas and scenic views include the Royal Hotel in Paddington and the Light Brigade Hotel in neighbouring Woollahra. Want a lovely seascape from a rooftop bar? Then try the Coogee Pavilion is perfect in beachside Coogee, one of Australia’s oldest beachside suburbs.

You’ll find more beachside bars in Bondi, Manly and Watsons Bay. Cosy small bars are plentiful too, such as the Bulletin Place near Circular Quay, the Eau De Vie in Darlinghurst, the Button Bar in Surry Hills, and Uncle Kurt’s in Parramatta. Some of the small bars are hidden in laneways and basements.

Across Greater Sydney are a great variety of enjoyable bars:

• 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

Enjoy these lofty bars in Sydney

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