Bars & Pubs

The A-Z Guide To Bars In Sydney

By Ellie Schneider
16th Jul 2014

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We love a drink, it has to be said, and, happily, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding great bars to frequent when Friday night rolls around. Sydney's bar scene has come of age, with new watering holes continually opening their doors and providing new spots for Sydneysiders to enjoy a cocktail (or five).

From intimate wine bars and CBD speakeasies to vast waterfront beer gardens and dimly lit rooftops, we're toasting the town with our A-Z guide to the best bars in Sydney.

How many Sydney bars have you ticked off the list?

A | Try Assembly Bar's After Darkness cocktail, it'll knock your socks off!

B | Sample The Baxter Inn's 600 whiskies—bottoms up!

C | Sit street side at Crate Louise, the hottest new spot to hit Bondi.

D | Hang your worries out to dry at Darlie Laundromatic.

E | Slip into a different era at Eau de Vie.

F | Head north to Firefly for delicious share plates and Pimms pitchers.

G | Let Grandma's spoil you rotten.

H | Get loose with Hinky Dinks' bourbon milk sundae.

I | Check out Icebergs for wine with a view!

J | Ride the ferry to Manly's, Jah Bar for martinis and manchego croquetas!

K | Enjoy the best of craft beer at King St Brewhouse.

L | Drink Lobo Plantation's, Cheeki Tiki cocktail—it's like a tropical holiday in a glass!

M | Stumble into Mojo Record Bar for apple brandy and some great vinyl.

N | Make reservations at Nomad for the love of the grape.

O | Plunge into Oxford Art Factory—for hipsters who like to boogie.  

P | Try Palmer & Co.'s, Vieux Carre cocktail.

Q | Climb the stairs to Queenie's at The Forresters (the coconut daiquiri is a personal favourite!).

R | Step down to Ramblin' Rascal Tavern . . . a rum den for the serious drinkers.

S | Get your Americana on at Shady Pines Saloon, ya'll.

T | Vote tequila at Tio's Cerveceria.

U | Get the gang to Uncle Ming's for a taste of '20s Shanghai.

V | Rock out at Vasco.

W | Enjoy some good-old Irish craic at The Wild Rover.

X | Down X-cellent jalapeno margaritas at El Loco.

Y | Go the York Lane specialty—a Dark and Stormy.

Z | Relish Zeta Bar's burnt lime & pineapple margarita—it is delish!

Image credit: Firefly Facebook

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