The Best Small Bars & Speakeasy’s in Sydney

Best Small Bars in Sydney
The Culinary Life

Bulletin Place

Speakeasy Cocktail Bar

Seasonal cocktails in a cosy, low-lit bar with distressed decor, bare lightbulbs and wall art.

This shoe-box sized bar is one of Sydney’s most awarded Cocktail bars, and also features in the list of top 20 Bars in the world. Bulletin Place was created with the intention of being a tiny oasis in the urban landscape, and has menu of seasonal cocktails up on the blackboard that changes daily.

How to get there | Bulletin place is located in a small laneway of the same name next to the Sydney Harbour Marriott, walk in to an unmarked entrance located just after Tapa Vino and turn left to take the stairs up to the Bar

Address | Level 1, 10/14 Bulletin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000

Distance| An approximate 7 minute walk

Operating Hours| Monday to Wednesday- 4pm to 12am, Thursday to Saturday 4pm to 1am.

Website | https://bulletinplace.com

 

The Baxter Inn

Speakeasy Whisky Bar

An underground whisky bar with over 300 whiskies and old fashioned on tap.

The Baxter Inn has an extensive whisky list and bartenders that are truly passionate about the spirit. The bar is hidden away in a basement in a back alley between two buildings, with the backlit wall of whisky accessible only by library ladders setting the perfect atmosphere for whisky adventures.

How to get there | Head into the laneway at 152 Clarence St and turn right to get to the stairs that escort you to this underground watering hole

Address | 152-156 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000

Distance| An approximate 20 minute walk

Operating Hours| Monday to Saturday- 4pm to 1am

Website | thebaxterinn.com/

The Barber Shop

Gin Bar with a barber shop out front

A Barber Shop, a gin bar, and make your own martinis all in one.

The Barber shop offers quality mens haircuts during the day and an impressive Gin by night. Visitors pass through the Barber Shop partition door to enter a dimly lit city sanctuary dedicated to gin and cocktails in particular. Their ‘Collection Cocktail’ menu list out hand-drawn recipes and illustrations of each individual creation.

How to get there | Head to the Barber shop on 89  York St and ask one the friendly barbers to ecorst through a sliding steel door to the bar.

Address | 89 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

Distance| An approximate 20 minute walk

Operating Hours| Monday to Saturday- 4pm to 12am

Website | http://thisisthebarbershop.com/    

 

Papa Gede’s

Voodoo themed Cocktail Bar

An intimate bar offering tiki cocktails and Absinthe.

Papa Gede’s is an intimate bar offering innovative Voodoo themed cocktails, aged old fashioneds and Absinthe by the glass. This bar is decorated with a plethora of awards, including being nominated in 2017 World’s Best Cocktail List by the Spirited Awards.

How to get there | Head into the cobbled laneway on 348 Kent Street to walk straight into Papa Gede’s

Address |348 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

Distance| An approximate 20 minute walk

Operating Hours| Monday to Saturday - 4pm to 12am

Website | http://www.papagedes.com/   

 

Lobo Plantation

Caribbean themed Rum Bar

A Over 250 different rums served in a Vibrant caribbiean themed area with large lounges and leatehr Booths.

The Lobo Plantation boasts of 250 different rums sourced from all around the world and 40 classic rum cocktails with a unique lobo spin on them, they also offer table service and genuine Cuban charm. Looking for theatre? Order the Old Grogram which comes with fire.

How to get there | Head down the stairs at 209 Clarence Street right next to Fortune Village( A chinese Restaurant)

Address |1/209 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000

Distance| An approximate 20 minute walk

Operating Hours| Monday to Saturday- 4pm to 1am.

Website | http://thelobo.com.au/

 

 

 

March 2, 2018