The Best Wine Bars In Sydney

Bars, Drink, Guide, Sydney / 9 April 2024
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The Best Wine Bars In Sydney

Bars, Drink, Guide, Sydney / 9 April 2024

Sip your way through the best our city has to offer as we reveal Sydney’s best wine bars.

From Pinot Noir to Pét Nat, our love for good wine continues to grow and thankfully in Sydney, we have plenty of choices when it comes to wine bars both diverse in nature and impeccable in reputation. From hidden candlelit hangouts to bustling CBD restaurants with a killer vino offering, here are the best wine bars in Sydney.

Bar Morris, Haymarket

Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s theatre district, Bar Morris offers a glamorous escape with a modern Italian twist. Think plush red velvet seating, glittering chandeliers, and a menu showcasing seasonal Italian delights. The wine list is extensive, while the cocktail list leans towards classic aperitifs. Housemade specialties like pan focaccia and ‘nduja madeleines tempt alongside innovative takes on pasta dishes. Whether you’re seeking a pre-theatre drink or a full dining experience, Bar Morris’ unique ambience and delicious food make it a memorable destination. Book your table here.

P+V Merchants, Paddington

A Paddington local’s delight, P&V Merchants offers a unique blend of wine bar, bottle shop, and casual eatery. Think light-filled courtyard, natural wines with minimal intervention, and a focus on small producers. Snack on Euro-inspired delights like oysters, terrines, and a “vegan ploughman’s” while sipping on a “fun white” or a “complex orange” chosen by the knowledgeable staff. End your evening upstairs at Porcine (open Wed-Sun) for a hearty French-inspired meal by the fire. Check it out here.

Fix Wine, Sydney

A haven for curious oenophiles, Fix Wine prioritizes exploration over established labels. Sommelier Stuart Knox, a Sydney wine identity, curates a list brimming with unique finds – often from small, sustainable producers. Expect to discover unexpected varietals and hidden gems alongside familiar favourites. The knowledgeable staff is always happy to guide you through the list, making Fix Wine a perfect spot to expand your palate and discover your new favourite drop. Find out more here. 


Gildas, Surry Hills

In the heart of Surry Hills, Gildas offers a taste of Spain’s Basque Country. Chef Lennox Hastie brings his experience to life with a menu of pintxos (skewered snacks) and share plates, showcasing fresh produce and bold flavours. Think charred vegetables, cured meats, and succulent seafood, all cooked with an emphasis on simplicity and fire. The bar boasts an extensive selection of Spanish and European wines, while the warm, inviting atmosphere makes Gildas perfect for a casual bite or a celebratory evening with friends. Find out more here.

Bambini Wine Room, Sydney

Seeking a sophisticated escape in the heart of the CBD? Look no further than Bambini Wine Room. Think plush seating, a European ambience, and an award-winning wine list featuring both well-known favourites and hidden gems. Whether you prefer a glass of bubbly by the window or a decadent cheese plate with your wine, Bambini offers a relaxed yet elegant setting perfect for unwinding after work or enjoying a special occasion. Book your table here.

Best Wine Bars In Sydney - Mille Vini
Mille Vini, Surry Hills

A Sydney stalwart, Mille Vini on bustling Crown Street, offers an inviting escape for the wine enthusiast. Live up to the name (“a thousand wines” in Italian) by exploring their ever-changing list. Curated by a passionate team, the selection features both established and emerging Italian producers, with a focus on natural wines. Beyond the bottle, Mille Vini tempts with housemade plates of pasta and a menu of seasonal Italian delights – think fresh crudo, cured meats, and delicate desserts. Whether you’re seeking a casual after-work drink or a special occasion spot, Mille Vini’s warm atmosphere and dedication to quality make it a timeless choice. Find out more here.

10 William Street, Paddington

A Paddington institution, 10 William St offers a warm, lively atmosphere alongside a stellar wine list and delicious Italian fare. This isn’t your hushed, white-tablecloth Italian eatery – expect a buzzing crowd, friendly service, and a menu of seasonal delights that changes regularly. Indulge in fresh handmade pasta dishes, delectable small plates like their famous bottarga pretzel, and a carefully curated selection of wines by the glass – perfect for sharing with friends over a long, leisurely meal. Find out more here.

Best Wine Bars In Sydney - De Vine Food & Wine
De Vine Food & Wine, CBD

Seeking a taste of Italy without leaving the CBD? De Vine Food & Wine offers a refined take on the classic wine bar experience. A recent renovation has added a touch of modern elegance to the warm, inviting space. Wine lovers will be impressed by the meticulously curated list, featuring over 500 bottles with a strong focus on Italian varietals. De Vine’s claim to fame is its extensive Amaro collection, a haven for adventurous palates seeking unique after-dinner libations. The menu complements the extensive drinks selection with housemade pastas and regional Italian specialties. Fresh, local ingredients take centre stage, ensuring a delicious and authentic dining experience. De Vine welcomes both longtime fans and curious newcomers with genuine hospitality, making it a quintessential CBD destination for a taste of Italy. Book your table here.

Best Wine Bars In Sydney - Banco Manly
Banco Manly

Craving a relaxed seaside escape? Head to Banco Manly for a taste of modern British fare and a lively atmosphere. This intimate spot offers an impressive selection of natural wines, perfect for sipping alongside their tempting share plates. The menu changes seasonally, showcasing fresh, local produce in dishes like lamb shoulder croquettes and dark chocolate mousse. Settle into a booth, grab a seat at the bar, and let the friendly staff guide you through the wine list or craft cocktails. With its focus on good food, good drinks, and good vibes, Banco Manly is your new go-to for a casual yet stylish escape. Find out more here.

Bar Copains, Surry Hills

Bar Copains is Surry Hills’ cosy new wine bar offering a relaxed ambience & French-inspired dishes that will keep you coming back for more. Co-owners Morgan McGlone and Nathan Sasi have a wealth of wine knowledge under their aprons. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the plethora of bottles on the menu which have been personally collected throughout the years. From natural wines to traditional types and rare bottles, there’s something to suit your palate and they’ll easily point you in the right direction. Find out more here.

Lil Sis, Chippendale

The iconic pub on Broadway has been reinvigorated with a Parisian wine bar upstairs offering natural wines, freshly sliced deli meats & a killer jaffle selection. Lil Sis’ wine list caters to all taste preferences, whether you’re looking for natural, biodynamic, or more traditional types. The staff can easily pick a glass to suit your tastes, with the majority of bottles are available by the glass. To eat, you’ll find an unpretentious list of snack-style dishes designed for sharing, like tuna crudo, chicken liver parfait and a selection of freshly shaved meat and cheese. Find out more here.

Beau, Surry Hills

Beau Bar is Nomad Group’s latest venture, with a focus on fresh seafood and lots of wine. Wine director Ged Bellis has personally sourced all the wine at Beau, visiting small producers over the world to fill up the several-hundred-bottle wall behind the bar. Not a fan of bottles? There are also wines on tap available from producers all over New South Wales. The by-the-glass list will change on a weekly basis, with ‘blink and you will miss them’ pours of super rare wines available for those with a keen eye. Find out more here.

Ragazzi, Sydney

If you’re into intimate bar seats and cosy nights, Ragazzi will be your new favourite pick! The restaurant seats an intimate 38, where you can choose a table or the 10-seat wraparound brass bar. Wine by the glass changes daily, alongside 250+ bottles and more than 20 different amari and aperitifs. Find out more here.