Sydney is chock-full of cool bars that not only serve up delicious drinks and food, but also have great vibes for tourists and locals alike to enjoy! From stunning views of the harbour, to secret laneway spots, this list features some of our favourite bars to check out for a cheeky mid-week cocktail or Saturday night drinks!
Opera Bar - Circular Quay
It’s no secret that Opera Bar is one of the most famous spots in Sydney, with stunning views of the harbour and beautiful cocktails, this spot is perfect for tourists or locals! This bar is perfect for sunset drinks with a special someone or drinks with the girls! Have a drink at Opera Bar and then go and see a show at the Opera House for the ultimate Sydney evening.
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Rosé All Day is a festival dedicated to everyone’s favourite pink drink. Now in its third consecutive year at @operabarsydney, the four-day celebration is all about enjoying the blush stuff in all its fine forms – from still to sparkling, sweet to dry, in Spritzes and slushies, and even in beer. The action kicks off at 11.30am each day, from Friday October 4 to Monday October 7, and stretches until close (1am on Friday and Saturday, and midnight on Sunday and Monday). Tickets cost $35 and include three drinks from top-notch producers like Cloudy Bay, Cullen Wines, Red Claw, Logan and Stone & Wood.
Archie Rose - Rosebery
Archie Rose is one of Australia’s most celebrated distilleries, with award-winning gin, whisky, vodka and rum all distilled in Rosebery, just a few kilometers from the CBD! This spot is cool, fun and perfect for a Saturday night cocktail or two! The delicious drinks can be accompanied by local food and bar snacks as well as distillery tour if you’re up for it!
Bondi Beach Public Bar - Bondi
With a fun, party atmosphere, delicious food and great drinks, Bondi Beach Public Bar is a must-visit for any tourist or Sydney-sider. Just mere meters from the sand and waves of world famous Bondi Beach, this spot is perfect for Sunday afternoon drinks or a mid-week cocktail!
Cafe Sydney Bar - Circular Quay
For a more formal and chic venue, check out the bar at Cafe Sydney. Perched on top of Customs House, Cafe Sydney is a favourite for Sydney-siders seeking an exclusive bar and restaurant with unparalleled views of the harbour and Sydney skyline. This spot is perfect for a fancy cocktail and a plate of oysters if you’re looking to indulge.
Level Seven - CBD
Level Seven bar is set atop the Primus Hotel on Pitt Street in Sydney’s CBD, and not only features stunning views of the city, but also has a pool and New-York themed vibe! The cool, effortless bar is perfect for after-work drinks for Sydney-siders, or as a spot for tourists to check out and see how the locals like it! We love grabbing a G&T and some bar snacks and laying back on a sun lounger as the sun sets!