Sydney’s Bars After Dark
360 BAR AND DINING
The iridescent golden-shell bar has beautifully detailed finishes and uninterrupted views across the city. Perfect for sunset cocktails. Reception Level 4, Sydney Westfield Centre, Between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets, Sydney. 8223 3883. 360dining.com.au
Mixing early colonial architecture with 21st-century cool, guests can relax on daybeds, groove to the DJS or have a drink in one of the five bars. 18 Argyle Street, The Rocks. 9247 5500. theargylerocks.com
With ornate furniture and rich artwork, this refurbished 1836-built School of Arts building is one of the city’s most inspirational venues. 275 Pitt Street, Sydney. 9284 1200. thearthousehotel.com.au
ASH ST. CELLAR
Tucked in a laneway behind George Street, this bistro and wine bar has a distinctly European feel. 1 Ash Street, Sydney. 9240 3000. merivale.com.au/ashstcellar
THE AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE HOTEL
This is a beer lovers paradise with over 90 Australian ales, plus the chance to taste kangaroo or crocodile pizzas. 100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks. 9247 2229. australianheritagehotel.com
EL LOCO AT SLIP INN
Head to El Loco at Slip Inn for an ice-cold Corona, mouth-watering Mexican, regular live bands and DJS. 111 Sussex Street, Sydney. 8295 9999. merivale.com.au/el-loco-at-slip-inn
With a 13-metre wine tower and over 440 wines on offer, the wine savvy will be salivating over the choices offered. Level 2, Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney. 9265 6068. glassbrasserie.com.au
Take in the sweeping 180-degree views of Sydney Harbour and the CBD from The Glenmore’s sensational rooftop, whilst enjoying a Rooftop Royale cocktail. 96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks. 9247 4794. theglenmore.com.au
Celebrate the fine craft of drinking with an extensive menu of boutique beers, carefully-crafted cocktails and one of Australia’s largest whisky selections.
Lobby Level, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, 199 George Street, Sydney. 9250 3118. grainbar.com.au
This Munich-style bar features European cocktails as well as premium imported Bavarian beers and must-try bar snacks.
Cnr Playfair and Argyle Streets, The Rocks. 9247 7785. munichbrauhaus.com
Situated in the shadow of the Sydney Opera House, this indoor-out venue is a tourist’s (and local’s) delight.
Sydney Opera House, Lower Concourse, Bennelong Point, Sydney. 9247 1666. operabar.com.au
STEEL BAR AND GRILL
This stunning balcony bar is the perfect spot to sit back, enjoy a delicious cocktail and graze on the terrific modern Australian menu renowned for its impressive range of steaks all prepared on the Argentinean style wood fire grill. 60 Carrington Street, Sydney. 9299 9997. steelbarandgrill.com
Ash St. Cellar