From gin labs to micro-distilleries, get your dose of juniper at the best spots to drink gin in Sydney.
It’s one of Sydney’s favourite spirits. From a simple yet refreshing gin and tonic to a complex and creative gin-fuelled cocktail, there’s a lot to love about this juniper-led spirit. Not sure where to start? Check out our beginner’s guide to gin here. Ready to get sipping? Discover the best spots to drink gin in Sydney below!
Rubbing shoulders with Archie Rose’s on-site distillery, the Archie Rose bar is the perfect spot to sip some of the best gin in Sydney. Grab a seat and enjoy a classic G&T using or of Archie Rose’s signature gins (or go all out with a gin-fuelled cocktail like the Neighbourhood Negroni or Joan Collins). Plus with plenty of bar snacks to enjoy as well, you’ll want to sit, sip and linger over a drink or two. Find out more here.
Tucked away on York Street in the heart of the city, The Barber Shop is one of Sydney’s most awarded gin bars. Since opening 2013, the venue has been offering a stellar cocktail list and gin “flights” with a gin-inspired food menu to match. Find out more here.
Head to Mosman and flock to the rooftop bar The Fernery for one of the best spots to sip gin in Sydney. While you can order gin-fuelled drinks from the main bar, we suggest heading to the venue’s sleek dedicated gin room to sample gins from locally crafted Australian distillers. Find out more here.
Finding it’s home in a converted industrial unit in St Leonards, Finders Distillery is headed up by Aussie duo Kyle and Georgia. Finder Distilleries’ tasting room is now open on Fridays and Saturdays from 2-9pm. Here you can sample the distillery’s top-notch spirits (all infused with botanicals and ingredients local to the Lower North Shore), including classic cocktails, G&Ts and so much more. Find out more here.
Finding its home at 410 Crown Street, Surry Hills in the Bussell Brothers building, the Four Pillars Gin Lab features three distinct elements: a Gin Shop, Gin Lab (with a working experimental still) and a destination cocktail bar, Eileen’s Bar. At the latter, you’ll find a drinks menu of gin classics and modern masterpieces celebrating the Four Pillar’s family of gins. Find out more here.
Serving 150+ varieties of hand-selected gin, Gin Lane is Chippendale’s answer to the raft of specialty bars that have taken over Sydney. Located on Kensington Street, the intimate bar welcomes the 18th Century into the present day with an inventive drinks list and sleek ambiance. With radiant lighting and a timber interior, this 18th Century townhouse setting perfectly recreates the simplicity of olden day London. Find out more here.
Set in the heart of Redfern is Moya’s Juniper Lounge, a local favourite celebrating all things gin. This neighbourhood watering hole has been a stalwart in the suburb for years, known for an inventive gin-focused cocktail list and cosy interiors (perfect for curling up in on a cold winter night). Find out more here.
Head to the inner west and you’ll find one of Sydney’s best gin distilleries and bars, Poor Toms. These small-batch spirits are perfect sipped as a G&T or as a refreshing cocktail. Find out more here.