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The Best Hotel Bars Sydney Has to Offer

Stopping in for a quick drink at one of these bars is tempting fate; with first rate service and an incredible selection of drinks, there is little chance you’ll be leaving before dawn breaks.

Stillery Cocktail Bar

A dramatic marble and leather-clad bar sets the tone for the venue’s elegant styling; evocative of a 1940’s drawing room, with impeccable table service to match. Celebrating the versatility of gin, Stillery boasts more than 100 types of the liquor. Obliging bartenders will expertly whip up your favourite gin cocktail or team it with an appropriate tonic.

33 Cross Street, Double Bay

Blu Bar on 36 

One of Sydney’s favourites, Blu Bar on 36, with dramatic views overlooking Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and the Opera House, is hard to name a more opulent setting for an evening tipple. The drink list is expansive - flush with both house specialities and classics, while the bar food menu succeeds in satiating any late-night cravings before retiring to your lavish suite.

176 Cumberland Street, Sydney

Sokyo Lounge

Located in The Star complex, there is more to Sokyo than delicious, award-winning food. Sokyo Lounge thoughtfully pairs expertly crafted cocktails with their delicate Japanese menu. The cocktail menu plays on traditional, seasonal flavours with added Japanese flair. For bar enthusiasts and whiskey connoisseurs alike, Sokyo specialize in Japanese whiskey, beer and sake.

80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont

Zephyr 

Sitting pretty atop the Hyatt, Zephyr’s views is just one of its many draw cards with the cocktail menu luring in flocks of thirsty diners. Designed by international mixologist Grant Collins the cocktail list dons forward-thinking fruity combinations, alongside Australia’s largest selection of rums. Team a drink with seasonal share plates or a classic cheese platter. Much like the view, it never disappoints.

161 Sussex Street, Sydney

The Bar

Sleek interiors and dimmed lighting gives the establishment a sophisticated glow, letting the spectacular location speak for itself. Discerning guests can make the most of The Bar’s light fare or step into The Dining Room for a more substantial meal. Taking prime position at the base of the Harbour Bridge in The Rocks, there’s no doubt you’ll be tempted to stay the night.

4 Hickson Road, The Rocks

Marble Bar

Sitting inside the heritage-listed Hilton building, the underground bar and music venue boasts marble archways, a mahogany bar and decorative, high ceilings giving it that Victorian feel. The bar may be new but it exudes old class - from the cocktail menu to the intricate fit out. Pop in for a dimly-lit drink on a plush leather lounge or a rowdier evening amongst the live music.

Level B1/488 George Street, Sydney


Hacienda

The plantation style bar, with unparalleled vistas over Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge offers a select food menu with Caribbean inclinations, a curated cocktail list and ample choices of dark liquors – rum and whiskey being the natural preferences. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the pastel-heavy palette with greenery artfully strewn throughout

61 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Henry Deane

With incredible views, Henry Deane is hands down the darling of Millers Point. Atop the heritage-rich Hotel Palisade, Henry Deane offers a sophisticated cocktail list and secluded private areas in the bar’s desperately sought after upper level. Our advice, get in early to nab a plush lounge with a view and settle in for the night with the refreshingly curated menu.

35 Bettington Street, Millers Point

Harpoon Harry

Century old architecture meets Latin speakeasy; peeling paint and immaculately tiled walls make for an eclectic style but somehow it works. Five spaces throughout the venue serve up a select range of cocktails that pair smoothly with the menu’s flavour-packed tastes hailing from the American South. Combined with the public bar and festive terrace area, you will be scrambling to book a room asap.

40/44 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

Grain

Four Seasons’ very moody, dimly-lit bar known as Grain is a frequented watering hole near Circular Quay. Based beside the entrance of the hotel, the humble bar boasts bespoke craft beers and a pretty impressive organic and biodynamic wine list. For those desiring a more potent dash of alcohol, there’s a wide range of international whiskies and classic cocktails with contemporary twists.

199 George Street, Sydney

Rooftop Bar 

This rooftop bar reigns queen of rooftop bar/pool combinations. Pleasantly heated water and decked out with luxe poolside accoutrements, the bar’s birds eye view of its surrounds offers a whole new way to experience downtown Sydney. This Chippendale institution offers a delicious selection of classic and contemporary cocktails (read: pina coladas, spitz’ and frosé) courtesy of Matt Fairhurst.

1 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Gilt Lounge 

The intimate scene set by QT Sydney’s, the revered Gilt Lounge has a brash charm. The boutique hotel whisks you into its inner sanctum overlooking Gowings Bar & Grill to lavish you with the city’s best cocktails. Priding themselves on delectable mixology, the Gilt Lounge bartenders deliver impeccably presented drinks and French Bistro inspired bar snacks to keep you going throughout the night.

49 Market Street, Sydney

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