Best Cocktail Bars in Sydney

The newest wave of bars, opened in recent years, make Sydney cocktail bars in the city  suit every mood, taste, and price point.

Sydney's Best
gin lane best cocktail bar sydney

The absolutely gorgeous building in Chippendale host the Gin Lane Bar which offers a unique intimate space for you and or friends to enjoy delicious small plates and Stone Baked Pizzas. Select from a huge range of local and international spirits or have a craft cocktail like you have never experienced before. 

the small bar crows nest cocktails

A humble Small Bar found in Crows Nest. Come here during a day and enjoy a casual dining time with friends, or become a part of the crowd in the bustling hub of activity at night. Kind staff will help you with every demand you have, including birthday parties and corporate meetings. Try their mouth-watering arancini balls, burgers, or tacos and enjoy their yummy cheeseboard while sipping your cocktail or wine.

In the heart of the bustling Regent Place, you can find Assembly Bar, the latest hotspot in the city. Their fabulous cocktail list and tasty share plates is a magnet for a happy crowd. People are waiting in line for a glass full of phenomenal tastes, a great meal, and the best Mandorla Affogato gelato in Sydney. Make a reservation, pick out one of the award-winning cocktails, add a plate of sesame-crumbed chicken strips and finish a crazy night with complimentary buttery popcorn.

mister percy sydney nsw

From the acclaimed Australian Chef and restaurateur, Justin North, to the mixologists that create some of the most elegant cocktails we have ever seen. Mister Percy has got you covered. The entrance to Mister Percy’s gives you a hint to the experience that you are in for when entering. Classy classics.

As well as cocktails you must view their extensive and unique wine list.

Lobo Plantation is something special. This cocktail and rum bar, decorated in the Art Nouveau style, is a venue entirely inspired by Cuba. Take a look at the pictures of the different regions of this beautiful country while sipping your rum-based cocktail. If you are in favor of a stronger drink, order rum from Panama, Cuba, Martinique, the Dominican Republic, or Bermuda. For cocktail lovers, there are Mr. Magoo and Old Fashioned. Also, don’t forget trying their triple-smoked ham and Swiss cheese.

6. The Barber Shop

Such an excellent idea! You can come to the barber’s, and after shaving and haircut, stop by the bar, grab a cocktail or gin (or gin-inspired cocktail), and spend a night enjoying the full service. American and British ‘concoctions’ from 18th and 19th centuries are an inspiration for the marvelous cocktail menu list this bar offers. Plus, with eighty bottles of gin here, you will quickly feel all that Dutch spirit (gin was developed from Dutch liquor). Just come and enjoy.

the botanist kirribilli cocktails

Situated in the heart of Kirribilli, the restaurant uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to curate colourful dishes with a Mediterranean flare. The Botanist encompasses a worldly mix of tastes and concepts when it comes to cocktails The Botanist takes a classic cocktail like an espresso martini a perfects it. Open for lunch and dinner most days this is a perfect spot for a classy business lunch.

different drummer bar cocktails

A more modern take on a cocktail lounge the Different Drummer has a great fun and funky atmosphere which is sure to give you a fun night. With a range of exotic tapas and cocktails in a cosy setting. You will find Burger, craft beers and even a great wine range. But you must try their Charlie Chaplin.

lil darlin bar cocktail bar

9. Li'l Darlin

With so great happy hours and delicious pizzas Friday nights are best spent at Li’l Darlin bar in Surry Hills. If you have an event or a group there are some great options for you like Cocktail Masterclasses Cocktail and pizza packages. As well as pizzas they have a great menu with plenty of share plates and burgers and loaded fries.

solera bar sydney amazing

This amazing hidden cocktail bar & Deli in Millers Point, is a must visit when in Sydney. You will find Solera Bar in a historic sandstone enclave a few steps away from Barangaroo. Now with outside setting this is a great place for a classy summer afternoon cocktail. 

Jason Masson

Jason Masson

22 just out of college and love to find new and interesting drinking spots. My favourite bar is the next one I visit.

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