Image credit: Alana Dimou at The Whisky Room
There are few better ways to warm up this winter than with a whisky in hand. Luckily, we've searched high and low (and behind hidden doors) to bring you the best whisky bars in Sydney. Bottoms up!
The Baxter Inn
While it may be a little tough to find, this Sydney whisky bar is situated right in the heart of the CBD and offers more than 600 choices of whisky, as well as plenty of beer and wine for those so inclined. Complementary pretzels are also provided on arrival, which makes The Baxter Inn a winner in our books!
The Wild Rover
The Wild Rover is lit with a warm glow that shines under the infamous green door that indicates the entrance to the Surry Hills bar. It's where you'll find a wide selection of whisky including some rare and hard-to-source varieties.
Unpretentious, quirky, and intimate—Bulletin Place ticks all the boxes for a well-deserved after work drink or late-night pit stop. While small, the concept is all about personal service—perfect for those keen to explore the selection of whisky on offer.
Riley St Garage
Riley St Garage is a Manhattan-style brasserie perfect for a great night out with friends, boasting delicious share plates and an impressive drinks list. Whisky lovers will be in heaven, too, when they see the selection of whiskies available from around the world and a dedicated North American whisky list.
Ramblin' Rascal Tavern
The recently opened, Ramblin' Rascal Taven is certainly one of the best new bars in Sydney's CBD, brought to you by the boys of Baxter Inn and Frankie's Pizza. Favouring whisky and cognac, this is a classic pub, fitted out with comfy booths, vintage décor, and rollicking tunes. And the whisky's good!
Shady Pines Saloon
Located behind Oxford Street in Darlinghurst, Shady Pines would be secret if not for the queue spilling out the door. The whisky here is plentiful and delicious and it's the perfect place to spend a winter night in Sydney.
The Whisky Room
Sitting within The Clock Hotel in Surry Hills, The Whisky Room is bringing whiskies of the world to us inner city folk. With a constantly changing whisky flight, a huge range of whisky cocktails (that even non-whisky drinkers will like) and curious beer and whisky pairings (called Boilermakers), this saloon style bar in Sydney knows their way around a whisky.