Syd­ney’s Bars After Dark

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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

ARCHIE ROSE Archie Rose is Syd­ney’s first in­de­pen­dent dis­tillery in over 160 years, pro­duc­ing gin, vodka and a col­lec­tion of whiskies. This fully op­er­a­tional dis­tillery also of­fers pa­trons a trendy on-site bar. 85 Dun­ning Av­enue, Rose­bery. 8458 2300. archierose.com.au

THE AR­GYLE 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 ART­HOUSE HO­TEL 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

BLU BAR ON 36 High up in the sky is a spec­tac­u­lar bar where the walls are glass, the views stretch for­ever and the cock­tails are balm for the soul. Level 36, Shangri-la Ho­tel, 176 Cum­ber­land Street, The Rocks. 9250 6000. 36lev­elsabove.com.au

THE BUCKET LIST Boast­ing panoramic views of Bondi Beach you would be hard pushed to find a bet­ter spot to re­lax in the chic but ca­sual beach at­mos­phere. The Bondi Pav­il­ion, Queen El­iz­a­beth Drive, Bondi Beach. 9365 4122. the­buck­etlist­bondi.com

CAFE SYD­NEY LOUNGE There’s an ex­ten­sive wine list and sen­sa­tional cock­tails at this sleek bar, sit­ting atop the his­toric Cus­toms House build­ing with stun­ning har­bour views. Level 5, Cus­toms House, 31 Al­fred Street, Cir­cu­lar Quay. 9251 8683. cafesyd­ney.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. 9254 8088. merivale.com.au/el-loco-at-slip-inn

GLASS BRASSERIE 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

THE GLEN­MORE 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 GRAIN 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

HENRY DEANE ROOFTOP BAR Lose your­self in his­tory and cock­tails, both clas­sic and fancy, at this rooftop bar with views over Baranga­roo and Syd­ney Har­bour. Pal­isade Ho­tel, 35 Bet­ting­ton Street, Millers Point. 9018 0123. hotel­pal­isade.com

MID­NIGHT SPE­CIAL It may be small and dimly lit, but Mid­night Spe­cial is the per­fect care­free place to re­lax and un­wind while lis­ten­ing to live mu­sic with a cold beer in one hand and a hot­dog in the other. 44 En­more Road, New­town. 9516 2345. themid­night­spe­cial.com.au

MOJO RECORD BAR With a record shop out the front, and bar out the back, you can sit back in a booth and drink the night away with a great sound­track of tunes. Base­ment, 73 York Street, Syd­ney. 9262 4999. mo­jorecord­bar.com

THE MOR­RI­SON BAR & OYS­TER ROOM This charm­ing and stylish venue serves fine oys­ters in The Oys­ter Room, and delicious drinks in the bustling Par­lour. 225 Ge­orge Street, Syd­ney. 9247 6744. the­mor­ri­son.com.au MU­NICH BRAUHAUS 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

OPERA BAR 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

PALMER & CO Hid­den down a lane, this base­ment speakeasy is the place to go for spir­its, and check out the stylish staff dressed 1920s-style. Abercrombie Lane, Syd­ney. 9254 8088. merivale.com.au/palmerandco

SINCE I LEFT YOU Named after the Avalanches song, this bar in the mid­dle of the city is stylish and wel­com­ing. 338 Kent Street, Syd­ney. 9262 4986. sin­ceileft­you.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

ZETA BAR This cock­tail bar of­fers in­ti­mate nooks and cran­nies that stim­u­late cosy con­ver­sa­tions, cre­ative cui­sine and cock­tail con­coc­tions. Level 4, Hil­ton Syd­ney, 488 Ge­orge Street, Syd­ney. 9265 6070. zetabar.com.au

Archie Rose. The Glen­more.

Grain. Photo: Nikki To.

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