Hey there and thanks for checking out our post which will be breaking down drinking at the best bars in Sydney. Whether you are looking for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to buy cheaper liquor during drink specials, or just to sing some karaoke hopefully we can assist.
Our first section will cover the best wine and cocktail bars in Sydney. Up next we will get into breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts.
Then we will mention some of the best drink specials near you so you can hit up the right bars at the right times to do your drinking cheaper. After that we will discuss bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area.
Lastly we will talk about bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music. Towards the end there will even be a map that pins all of the spots from our various lists on it.
And if you want to look through all of our local Australian bar guides you can do so right there.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Some of the top cocktail and wine bars in Sydney are:
- Papa Gede’s Bar at 348 Kent St
- Monopole at 16-20 Curtin Pl
- Door Knock at 70 Pitt St
- Employees Only Bar at 9a Barrack St
- Tank Stream Bar at 1 Tankstream Way
- Kittyhawk at 16 Phillip Ln
- The Swinging Cat at 44 King St
- The Baxter at 152-156 Clarence St
Papa Gede’s features voodoo themed decor, unique cocktails, spirits, and weekly comedy. Rare and boutique wines are offered at Monopole as well as discounts on alcoholic drinks in your area from 4pm to 5:30pm Wednesday through Friday.
Door Knock is a tucked away cocktail and wine bar with a delectable menu. Elegant appetizers and main courses are served along with wines at Employees Only Bar where local drink specials are also offered from 5pm to 6pm Tuesday through Thursday.
You can buy cheaper drinks in Sydney from 5pm to 7pm on weekdays at Tank Stream Pub. Kittyhawk is a French restaurant and cocktail bar offering amazing food and exceptional cocktails as well as drink specials from 4pm to 6pm Wednesday through Saturday.
The Swinging Cat is a New Orleans inspired venue providing a menu of comfort foods, traditional cocktails, and weekly live jazz. A wide range of premium whiskies and classic cocktails are offered along with live music at The Baxter.
Sydney Breweries & Sports Bars
Sample new suds and watch the big game with your friends at the best local breweries and sports bars:
- The Sporting Globe x 4 Pines at King St Wharf, 22, The Promenade
- Churchills Sports Bar at 532 Anzac Parade
- York 75 at 2/75 York St
- Cheers Bar at 561 George St
- The Grifter Brewing at 1/391-397 Enmore Rd
- Young Henrys Craft Brewery & Tasting Bar at 76 Wilford St
- Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe at 201 Clarence St
The Sporting Globe x 4 Pines is a luxury sports bar near you where you can watch some of the world’s top events live on over 50 high definition screens. Pool tables and TV screen for major sporting events as well as pub grub and an extensive beer list are available at Churchills Sports Bar.
York 75 provides elevated bar snacks, pool tables, and private booths with TV’s for sporting events. Many people watch live games on multiple TV screens all throughout the day at Cheers Bar.
Since 2012 The Grifter Brewing Company has been producing high quality hops, malts, and other drinks and you can visit them from 4pm to 10pm Wednesday through Friday and 12pm to 10pm on weekends.
A wide variety of craft beers, gins, and ciders are available every day from 12pm to 7pm at Young Henrys. Redoak Boutique is a local brewery, bar, and restaurant specializing in authentic craft beers and delicious food pairings.
Local Drink Specials
Visit these bars with drink specials near you to buy cheaper alcohol and your wallet will thank you:
- El Loco at Slip at 111 Sussex St
- The Royal George at 320 George St
- The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room at 225 George St
- Papa Gede’s Bar at 348 Kent St
- Cantina OK at Council Pl
- Grandma’s Bar at 275 Clarence St
El Loco at Slip serves inventive Mexican cuisine and Avant garde margaritas while also offering some of the best daily drink specials in Sydney from 5pm to 7pm. The Royal George has a terrace, pool tables, and leather sofas and provides discounts on liquor from 5pm to 7pm as well as gastro pub cuisines seven days a week.
The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room specializes in gastro pub cuisine and luxurious drinks with daily drink specials from 6pm to 7pm. Margaritas and drinks that are prepared with homemade agave spirits are available at Cantina OK as well as happy hours from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
Grandma’s Bar serves a variety of cocktails and jaffles in a relaxed setting featuring exposed bricks and kitschy decors and offers cheaper drinks in your area from 12am to 1am.
More drink specials are also offered at other places from our other lists including Employees Only Bar, Tank Stream Pub, Kittyhawk, Monopole, and The Royal George.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Here is a good list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights in your area:
- Dove & Olive at 156 Devonshire St
- The Office Hotel at Cnr Kent & Erskine St
- Harts Pub at Essex St & Gloucester St
- Darlo Bar at 306 Liverpool St
Dove and Olive is one of the go to spots for pub fare, tasty bar snacks, and artisan drinks on tap from 12pm to 10:30pm Sunday through Wednesday and until 12am Thursday through Saturday. They also have local bar trivia every Tuesday night and drag bingo every Wednesday night starting at 7pm.
Bar quiz nights in Sydney are hosted every Tuesday at The Office Hotel starting at 6pm who features a garden, balcony, and a terrace and serve tapas, pizzas, and other pub dishes.
Harts Bar offers local craft brews, gourmet burgers and grills, and pub trivia every Tuesday night starting at 7pm. Darlo Bar is a quirky 1960’s style room with communal toilets above a fashionable pub as well as a rooftop cocktail bar. They host trivia every Tuesday night starting at 7pm.
Dance, Karaoke & Live Music
Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke near you can head to:
- CEO Karaoke atDixon Shopping Centre, 1 Dixon St
- Echo Point at 262 Pitt St
- Zen Bar at 359-361 Pitt St
- Marble Bar at 488 George St
- The Vanguard at 42 King St
- Since I Left You at 338 Kent St
CEO Karaoke has distinctive private rooms and serves a wide range of drinks and international cuisine from 4pm to 2am Sunday through Wednesday and until 4am Thursday through Saturday.
Low light karaoke rooms and an extensive multi language song list are available at Echo Point. Zen Bar is a trendy modern hotspot with private karaoke rooms, drinks, and Asian pub fare from 5pm to 2am Thursday through Saturday.
There is live music, drinks, and gourmet bites at Marble Bar. You can get inventive bar foods and specialty cocktails while listening to live music at The Vanguard.
Since I Left You hosts live music and serves finger snacks and drinks from 4:30pm to 12am Tuesday through Friday and from 6pm on Saturday. Don’t forget about the live music at The Baxter from our top list.
You might also want to read our posts on:
- The Best Bars In Melbourne
- The Best Bars In Adelaide
- The Best Bars In Gold Coast
- The Best Bars In Brisbane
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Sydney
After reading all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available near you. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke in your area.
If you think we got anything incorrect or notice us listing any venues that are no longer open please tell us in the comments so we can keep this info as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Sydney.