Warm up with a well-made cocktail at one of Sydney’s best whisky bars.
Whether you’re a whisky connoisseur or a whisky newbie, here’s your chance to experience some of the best whisky-fuelled cocktails Sydney has to offer. From small bars to underground taverns, discover the best whisky bars in Sydney.
Tucked away in the Four Seasons Hotel Sydne,y Grain Bar is a must-try destination for cocktail lovers. With a focus on cocktails and spirits, this spot delivers a neighbourhood bar atmosphere in the heart of the city. The best bit? You’ll find one of Australia’s largest whisky selections here too. Find out more here
Get ready for a rowdy night fuelled by delicious drinks at Ramblin Rascal Tavern. Set on the edge of the city, this underground spot is perfect for sipping your way through delicious whisky cocktails. Plus, you can order Mary’s burgers and fried chicken to cap off your experience. Find out more here
Speaking of underground spots, head up to Darlinghurst and you’ll stumble upon another whisky hot-spot: Shady Pines Saloon. Set just off Oxford Street, this beloved drinking den is famous for its whisky cocktails and endless bowls of complimentary peanuts. Find out more here
As far as dim, cosy speakeasy bars go, The Baxter Inn is one of Sydney’s best, Head to this iconic Sydney bar to sample your way through their epic drinks list (featuring over 800 whiskies). Oh, and nab a free bowl of pretzels while you’re at it. Find out more here
This unique basement bar in The Rocks is a must-see for whisky fans. Set in a heritage building in the heart of one of Sydney’s most historic suburbs, step back in time at this charming vintage-inspired spot. Nab yourself a warm glass of whisky and grab a seat in front of their roaring fireplace for the ultimate winter bar experience. Find out more here
Down the laneways of Surry Hills, you’ll find the Japanese small bar Tokyo Bird. Specialising in Japanese whisky and bar, you’ll find a stellar selection of cocktails on this menu (as well as an impressive range of yakitori grilled Japanese style). In fact, here you’ll find one of Australia’s largest collections of Japanese whisky with plenty of rare drops to sample. Find out more here
Step into the cocktail, Japanese whisky and dumpling bar and get ready for a delicious drinking experience. Uncle Ming’s features an extensive selection of whiskies, with plenty of rare and unique Japanese Whisky on offer for punters to sample. Find out more here
Last, but certainly not least, in the bustling whisky-focused small bar, Wild Rover. Don’t miss their Whiskey Co-Op, held every Monday evening and giving passionate whisky lovers the chance to sample and learn more about whisky from Australia’s top distillers, managers, brand ambassadors and more. Find out more here
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