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Best Bars in Sydney, Australia

There are so many amazing  classic pubs and taverns. But there are also great bar-restaurants, cocktail bars and places that are all three at once.  This list is just a mix of some of our favourites in no order.

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Photo by Marley Clovelly from Pexels

The first you see when you sail into the Sydney harbor is the Opera House. Perfectly nestled on the grounds of the famous building is the popular watering-hole, Opera Bar. It’s probably the best beer garden in the world, honestly ideal for any occasion including early breakfast, a lazy lunch, or a pre-show dinner. Their wine list boasts grapes from all over the world and their cocktail list is upgraded quarterly, making great surprises over and over again. Cheers!

Read our full review on Oprea Bar Here

annata bar

Annata is officially one of eleven the best Sydney’s wine bars and the best-kept secret north of the bridge! With an extensive list of wine from various corners of the world, it is the place where is near-impossible to decide how to start. The food they offer is equally impressive with coffee braised lamb, ace crispy onion petals, and burrata with hazelnut. If you want to dodge crowd, go north of the bridge and spend a few hours at this fine place.

With the backlit wall of whiskey, the Baxter Inn offers an impressive collection. This underground whiskey cellar is a perfect place for everybody who is enamored with the backlit wall, which is accessible by having well-coiffed bartender climb along the counters. The menu board starts at the ceiling in three columns and ends somewhere out of sight. They are proud of having unusual releases and rare bottles. Bartenders are some of the best in the city and not order a cocktail is a wasted opportunity. It’s the magical place in every possible way.

ramblin rascal tavern

Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern is already the legend! Some awesome people run this place where you can drink Cognac and ‘shit tinnies’ (a can of beer). But, whatever you choose to drink, it will be good. With food provided by Mary’s Burgers, first-rate cocktails, and marvelous music, this bar offers a good night out. They keep the lights low and Cognac collection impressive. All three owners have a secret superpower and whip up exciting drinks with a side of the bar when they work together. You will meet all of them there..if you have luck.

taylors rooftop bar sydney

In the heart of the city on Pitt St you will find a rooftop bar which is half jungle half city. – Taylors rooftop Bar & Lounge Opened in June of 2015, Taylor’s rooftop bar & lounge has already been critically acclaimed, as the venue that Sydney was desperately crying out for. One of the best after work bars in summer.


the glenmore bar

When your in Sydney you must visit The Glenmore Hotel in the heart of the Rocks the Glenmore is an iconic venue been around since 1921. With an amazing rooftop bar that has views of the harbour and the Opera House, the Glenmore also offers a classic pub feel with seating out the front for after work meet ups. Plus they serve up all your favourtie pub classics. 

dicks hotel balmain cocktails

Casual laid back pub in Balmain know for it’s great beer garden which is perfect for weekend meetups with some mates. TV’s to watch the game, great food and saturday night DJ’s it is a great local pub.

commodore hotel

The Commodore Hotel Bar is the perfect spot on the North Shore for a Sunday afternoon session. With great food and extensive wine list. You can enjoy a great meal in their huge huge out door seating area. They also have a great team of bartenders that can mix up all your favourites. 

the eveleigh hotel cocktails

The Eveleigh Hotel in Redfern has been a favourite for many years with the Sydney University crowd with live music, trivia nights and comedy nights. There is something for every night of the week. Severing up Gourmet pub grub it is a great spot for after a hard day at uni.

RITAs Balmain
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If you like food The Cat and Fiddle in Balmain is the perfect spot This sophisticated pub offers amazing food and drink opions plus some great weekly deals, trivia nights and meat tray draws. But if you are looking to impress head to Rita’s Restaurant for an culinary experience you don’t find in a normal pub.

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