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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 23 May 2023

Our Favourite Cocktail Bars in Sydney

Sydney is a city that loves to drink, and nowhere is that more evident than in its cocktail bars. From hidden speakeasies to rooftop bars with stunning views, Sydney has something for everyone. So whether you're looking for a classic martini or something more adventurous, you're sure to find it in one of Sydney's best cocktail bars. Check out our top picks and start planning your next event today!

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1. Exclusive Hire, Zeta Bar


Brimming with style and character, The Zeta Bar is located in the prominent Hilton Sydney. This groovy bar offers an exclusive terrace escape in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. At Zeta Bar, your guests can escape the city’s hustle and bustle whilst sampling exquisite cocktails made by the Zeta mixologists.

2. Exclusive Hire, Pappy’s Bar


Pappy’s Bar is a cool and intimate small bar located on Erskine Street in Sydney’s CBD. Established in 2021, this bar truly embraces a new level of hospitality. With mesmerising interiors across three levels, guests can explore the vibrant venue as they socialise and enjoy a selection of craft beer and wines.

3. Exclusive Hire, Helm Bar & Bistro


With Sydney’s world-class harbour at its doorstep, Helm Bar & Bistro is the ultimate Summer location to enjoy an afternoon beverage. Guests on the upper deck can enjoy uninterrupted water views of beautiful Darling Harbour whilst other areas provide a mixture of booths and casual tables perfect for socialising with a big group.

4. Exclusive Hire, Pumphouse Bar & Restaurant

Darling Harbour

Pumphouse Bar & Restaurant boasts an industrial design with high-end finishes, from statement lampshades overhanging the bar which features the work of Australian artist Lance Corlett to the stunning timber bar and intimate wine room. With a menu inspired by seasonal produce, this Australiana venue is sure to impress all!

5. High & Dry Bar, Hickson House Distilling Co.

Dawes Point

Make Hickson House your home for an enjoyable night! Hickson House is the home of an award-winning craft distillery, cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Sydney. Their impressive main bar features an 8-metre high back bar with imported European furniture and decadent chandeliers, giving the venue a timeless and magical atmosphere.

The best cocktail bars to hire in Sydney

Finding the perfect Sydney cocktail bar shouldn't be a chore. Let us bring you the very best Sydney has to offer in beautiful cocktail bars available to hire. From rooftop bars to underground venues, hidden speakeasies to famous cocktail bars with the best mixologists – hire out your own room, or even the entire venue, without any hassle. Sydney has an unbeatable cocktail scene and a range of stunning venues to enjoy. Take a look at the top selections below, or let us know what you're looking for and we'll make sure the perfect cocktail bar venues reach out to you.

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