The New Sydney Bars We Can’t Wait To Visit

Bars, Sydney / September 15, 2021

Sydney scored a bunch of new bars during the pandemic and we can’t wait to sip our way through them in October!

Maybe Sammy Jnr, The Rocks

The crew from Maybe Sammy swung open the doors to their new espresso and cocktail bar Sammy Junior in March. This highly anticipated new spot will take you from day to night with delicious drinks for all occasions. As you’d expect, Sammy Junior will be serving expertly made cocktails. Find out more here

Re, South Eveleigh

Re is the world’s first permanent no-waste bar in the brand new South Eveleigh precinct. As you’d expect, the entire design and menu at Re put sustainability in the spotlight. The fit-out is set to use recycled and repurposed building materials. As for the menu, Re gives new life to produce designed for landfill. Find out more here


Lana, The Rocks

Located inside the restored Hinchcliff House building, Lana is the perfect place to gather with friends or host corporate meetings with guaranteed good vibes. Jump on a communal table, order share plates and sip on cocktails poured from taps in the middle of the table, all while DJs pump beats in the background. Find out more here

Appolonia, The Rocks

Also located inside Hinchcliff House is the dingy basement bar Appolonia. Housed in a Sicilian bandit’s drinking den, the bar pays homage to Apollonia – the patroness of The Godfather novel. It’s your speakeasy bar with dimly lit lighting, red accents and a wall of spirits that wrap around the entire bar. Find out more here


Dean on Nancy 22, CBD

Just when you thought the team behind Maybe Sammy & Maybe Sammy Jnr. couldn’t do any better, they’ve gone ahead and created yet another unique cocktail experience. Located inside the new luxury apartment hotel on Hunter Street, Dean and Nancy will be the place you go to have fun in a decadent and dramatic way. Find out more here


Belsazar Place, CBD

Housed at the foot of their popular CBD establishment, Bulletin Place, this unsuspecting location is influenced by Berlin’s much-loved small bar culture, seating just 30 patrons at a time at the bar and into the laneway. Utilising the highest grade Belsazar vermouth, the cocktail list boasts big flavours with a focus on quality, not quantity. Find out more here


Wine Room, Manly

This basque-inspired tapas lounge accommodates the second level of much-loved Manly Greenhouse. The theme has been well executed from the dark and mysterious colour palette, leather stud pressed bench seating and smoked glassware. The shelves are stacked high with 400+ bottles of international wines with a brilliant Spanish tapas menu to match. Find out more here


Frank Mac’s, The Rocks

The brand new gin and cocktail bar is set to open on George Street this July. With the team of hospitality heavyweights from the much-loved whisky bar, The Doss House, behind the concept, we know it’s going to be something special. Find out more here


The Barrie, Chippendale

Freda’s no more, but say hello to the newest late-night cocktail bar and live music haunt in Sydney. The Barrie is the cities newest drinking hub with all of those late-night cocktail bar den vibes. Expect to lose track of time as you sip your way through the cocktail list with a backdrop of live music every night. Find out more here

Casa Merida, Potts Point

Casa Merida will be located inside a renovated terrace house on Kellett Street. The venue has 70 seats and is fitted out with time-worn interiors like chandeliers and luxe gold detaining. The bar will stock a selection of rare Mezcals imported from Indigenous communities in Oaxaca, with one shot at $400 a pop. Find out more here

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