Bars & Pubs

Where To Go For After Work Drinks

By Alexandra Hampton
28th Jan 2015

Sometimes after a long day at work there is nothing better than a celebratory “I made it” drink. Here’s a list of Sydney’s best bars to help you end your day the right way – with a cocktail in hand.

Stitch Bar

Sydney CBD

If you’re after some specialty hard liquor or a delicious cocktail then make your way to Stitch Bar for a delicious reward drink. With a super sneaky entrance, there’s no sign to be seen except for an old Singer sewing machine sitting in the window. If you manage to find it, head underground and grab a drink (our picks from the cocktail list are the Beetlejuice and the Ginger Collins). It remains one of Sydney’s best small bars, so head on down into the rabbit hole.

Hinky Dinks


This super cosy retro 50s small bar is perfect for a pop-in cocktail as you make your way home. The small but delicious drinks menu is sure to please – there’s even a concoction known as ‘The Zombie’. Made with four different rums, there is a strict rule that patrons are only allowed two of these babies per visit. So make haste and get yourself to Hinky Dinks!

Shakespeare Hotel

Surry Hills

Are there many things greater in this world than a happy hour? On weekdays from 4-6pm, Shakespeare Hotel is one of those pit stops that is easy on your wallet and offers some much needed after-work relief.

The Lodge Bar


Sitting outside in The Lodge Bar’s gorgeous courtyard or settling into one of the old school lounges after a mind-numbing day at work sounds pretty good to us. Whether you’re after a glass or a bottle, there’s a lot to choose from at this cute wine bar. There’s also an impressive liquor and beer selection so it’s sure to please everyone.


Surry Hills

Goro’s is the new kid on the Surry Hills small bar scene – complete with a tasty Japanese izakaya style menu (think lots of yummy gyoza, bento boxes and 2am ramen). So get in and choose a cocktail, some delicious plum wine or if it’s been that kind of day – some sake.

The Baxter Inn

Sydney CBD

The bar staff at The Baxter Inn are always happy to concoct you an alcoholic masterpiece that will end your day in the best way. This well stocked and den-like small bar (brought to you by the Shady Pines creators) is the perfect place for after work drinks and pretzel snacks so secure your spot before the post work peak hour hits.

Bulletin Place

Sydney CBD

This CBD small bar is definitely small, bordering on tiny, and feels a bit like you have entered somebody’s lounge room. It fills up quick, and for good reason too. The cocktail list is revamped frequently, depending on the freshest market produce and is found adorned to the walls on butchers paper. Fruity and fresh (nectarine sours, grape and tequila spritzers) means that you really can’t go wrong at Bulletin Place – as sometimes, simple and fresh is the best.

The Stoned Crow

Crows Nest

The after work drinks crowd is always bustling at The Stoned Crow, especially on a Friday. So pop in and check out the huge range of cocktails and drinks they have on offer.

Image credit: Sugar and Charm

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