Best Cocktail Bars in Sydney

Our cocktail bars? They're among the very best in the world. From sky-high haunts overlooking the CBD to hidden drinking dens behind secret doors, these places are going way beyond the norm - think potent libations topped off with punchy flavours and dramatic presentation. To help you get your drink on like a real connoisseur, we've rounded up the best cocktail bars in Sydney right here.  

Last updated on 9th April 2021


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Searching for the best bars with food in Sydney? Smoke should be firmly on the list thanks to its modern cocktails and bites to eat. Picture this: you'll get to guzzle cumquat white negronis while grazing on wagyu sliders, rock oysters and charcuterie, all with picturesque views of the water.

If you're on the lookout for the best bars in Sydney with a view, Slims Rooftop is a must-visit. Combining a panoramic cityscape with handcrafted cocktails and kitsch furnishings, this place is so much more than just a pretty face.