The Rio


Ph: 0455 551 185

126 Smith Street
Summer Hill, 2130 NSW
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Opening Hours

SUN 12:00pm - 10:00pm
MON closed
TUE closed
WED 3:00pm - 10:00pm
THU 3:00pm - 10:00pm
FRI 12:00pm - 12:00am
SAT 12:00pm - 12:00am

The Details

Need to Know
  • Great for Dates
In the mood for
  • Beer
  • Cocktails
Need to know
  • Bar Snacks

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The Verdict

Once a local milk, The Rio is back in Summer Hill and better than ever. Because now they’re serving booze. The once loved milk bar that dished up milkshakes and all things sweet on the daily, has been transformed into a Greek-style cocktail bar that pays tribute to The Rio back in the day. You can thank owner George Poulos for that stroke of genius.

Not forgetting those milkshakes we mentioned earlier, you can get your hands on authentic milkshakes with twists of rum, Amaretto and agave. Now that’s our kind of milkshake.

The cocktail menu does not disappoint and our fave is the Aussie Negroni—yes you read that right. It’s a combination of Melbourne gin, vermouth and Applewood Red Okar and all of your cocktail dreams have just become a reality.

The food is a similar story with massive antipasti boards, zucchini keftedes and loukoumades—our hot tip is that you order the lot and share with your crew. The Rio is vibing and we think you’d better check it out, like right now.

Image Credit: Caitlin Hicks