Our favourite Sydney cocktail bars

Where should we go?

The famous age-old question, going back and forth with your friends on where to go for a drink. More often than not you settle on an old faithful, and while there is nothing wrong with that, sometimes you are looking to venture to new places.

Here are some of our favourite cocktail bars in Sydney right now:

Assembly Bar

Where: 488 Kent Street
About: Industrially inspired yet relaxed and chic. Come here to relax from the daily hustle and enjoy a couple of their famous signature cocktails or some of the classics.  

Assembly Bar

Bulletin Place

Where: 10-14 Bulletin Place
About: This hard-to-find “shoe-box sized” 45-seater room is one of Australia’s most awarded-ever bars and recognised globally for the quality drinks, friendly team, and casual vibe.

Bulletin Place

Baxter Inn

Where: 152-156 Clarence Street
About: Sophisticated bar featuring an extensive selection of top-shelf whiskies, plus classic cocktails.

Baxter Inn

PS40 Bar

Where: Shop 2, 40 King Street
About: A unique cocktail bar concept that combines experience, flavour, and service for guests to enjoy.

PS40

Burrow Bar

Where: De Mestre Place
About: A small boutique cocktails and spirits bar hidden in the heart of the city of Sydney.

Burrow Bar

The Doss House

Where: 77/79 George Street, The Rocks
About: An intimate, heritage underground bar with a stylish vintage interior and beautiful terrace. Unites fine whiskies, spirits, and cocktails with the historical charm of one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs.

The Doss House

Donny’s Bar and Restaurant

Where: 7 Market Place, Manly
About: A two storey New York style loft bar, including live music throughout the week.

Donny's Bar

Double Deuce Lounge

Where: 6 Bridge Street
About: A cocktail lounge, 70s porn chic, soul and funk-inspired bar.

Double Deuce

Old Mates Place

Where: Level 4, 199 Clarence Street
About: Hidden behind a discrete entrance, make your way up to level 4 to a bar filled with antique bookshelves, brown leather booths, and an outdoor rooftop.

Old Mates Place

Tokyo Bird

Where: Shop 2, 226-228 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hill
About: A Japanese-inspired small laneway bar specialising in Japanese whisky, beer, and cocktails.

Tokyo Bird