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Sydney's 20 Most Popular Bars of 2023

Sprawling breweries, hidden cocktail bars and rooftop haunts — they’ve all grabbed your attention in 2023.
By Concrete Playground
December 15, 2023
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By Concrete Playground
December 15, 2023
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  • Food & Drink

    Le Foote

    The Swillhouse team's long-awaited opening in The Rocks functions as a Euro wine bar, a Mediterranean bistro and a good-times pub.

  • Food & Drink

    Zaffi Sydney

    The party continues until 4am at this neon-lit cocktail bar and Lebanese restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    Drink West

    Head to Penrith to taste the beer made especially for the west.

  • Food & Drink

    Jolene's Sydney

    Swinging country tunes and one of Sydney’s biggest selections of whiskey come together at Jolene’s.

  • Food & Drink

    El Primo Sanchez

    This new venue from the Maybe Sammy crew serves up tequila cocktails and Mexican eats inside Paddington's The Rose.

  • Food & Drink

    Tiva

    You'll find live music four days a week, impressive cocktails and French-inspired eats at this lounge bar below King Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Bartega

    Led by Bennelong alum, Canterbury Leagues Club's rooftop cocktail bar offers lavish cocktails and plenty of Belmore spirit.

  • Food & Drink

    Lil Sis

    Offering up plenty of natural wines to sample, order by the glass or take home by the bottle — this Chippendale wine bar will quickly become your favourite late-night spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar SOUL

    Daero Lee and Illa Kim's third Surry Hills outpost offers up contemporary Korean fusion dishes alongside a carefully curated complimentary wines list.

  • Food & Drink

    Liberty Hall

    The Mary's Group has resurrected the former Hi-Fi and Max Watts space — with a new burger joint next door.

  • Food & Drink

    Vermuteria

    Piccolo Bar's David Spanton brings vermouth on tap and salty nacks to a historic Kings Cross space.

  • Food & Drink

    Eau De Vie

    Once 13th on the World's 50 Best Bars list, Eau-de-Vie is back with inventive takes of espresso martinis and old fashioneds.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Lucia

    Tucked away in Potts Point, this romantic wine bar from the team behind Carbon and Londres 126 boasts tapas and local vino.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre

    Located inside Hawke's Brewery, this neighbourhood pub harks back to boozers of the 1980s and serves an Australian-Chinese bistro menu with deep fried Viennetta.

  • Food & Drink

    Backyard at The Alex

    This iconic Sydney pub returns with an expansive beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar 1880

    To find this Circular Quay bar you need to know where you're going but once you find it, you'll be treated to a fantastic cocktail menu.

  • Food & Drink

    The House of Music & Booze

    The Music and Booze Co's St Peters home is a gig haven with a leafy sunlit beer garden and plenty of live music.

  • Food & Drink

    The Abercrombie Hotel

    Dance the night away at this massive Chippendale venue, which boasts multiple dance floors, a rooftop bar and a bottle shop.

  • Food & Drink

    Enmore Country Club

    Natural wines, local beers and nostalgic cocktails are at the heart of this retro 70s-style bar in Cottonmouth Records' former digs.

  • Food & Drink

    Cricketers Arms Hotel

    Known more intimately as the Crix, this is the kind of local that will make you want to move into the area.

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