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FOOD & DRINK

Sydney's Best Underground Bars That Are Actually Underground

From a hidden speakeasy to a Havana-inspired cocktail bar and a viking-themed carvery.
By Concrete Playground
May 11, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
May 11, 2021
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  • Food & Drink

    Mary's Underground

    As well as a full French-style bistro menu, this CBD restaurant from the Mary's crew has a seafood bar and jazz running six night a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Employees Only

    Visit NYC's world-class cocktail bar's first late-night Australian outpost for cocktails and cabaret.

  • Food & Drink

    Dulcie's Kings Cross

    Step into the 1930s at this swish Kings Cross cocktail and cabaret bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Mjolner

    A Thor-inspired carvery doing modern Nordic food and exceptional cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    The Doss House

    An old-world whisky bar in The Rocks.

  • Food & Drink

    Door Knock

    A hard-to-find underground cocktail bar in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Ramblin' Rascal Tavern

    Head to this basement bar for a booze-slingin' good time.

  • Food & Drink

    Palmer & Co.

    A hidden, but well-known, cocktail bar reminiscent of Sydney's notorious past of speakeasies, sly grog and razor gangs.

  • Food & Drink

    Shady Pines Saloon

    The Darlinghurst original that spawned an empire.

  • Food & Drink

    The Swinging Cat

    A sophisticated homage to New Orleans and its signature drink, the sazerac.

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Hubert

    High-class French food in a subterranean space on Bligh Street, where the chicken fricassée is the stuff of legend.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lobo

    The moment you step up to the bar, you're made to feel like a real regular at this relaxed yet refined slice of old Cuba.

  • Food & Drink

    Solera Bar

    Barangaroo's new small bar serving up rare Champagne and charcuterie boards.

  • Food & Drink

    Big Poppa's

    A late-night cheese, wine and hip hop bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Frankie's

    Part dive bar, part New York-style pizza parlour, part blast from the past in the form of 80s metal.

  • Food & Drink

    Burrow Bar

    This cosy, hidden gem feels just like a friend's lounge room.

  • Food & Drink

    The Baxter Inn

    A cavernous whisky bar where the bartenders know their stuff and good times are at the top of the agenda.

  • Food & Drink

    Golden Age Cinema and Bar

    This revamped screening room and small bar brings a little old-school charm to 'going to the movies'.

  • Food & Drink

    Soultrap

    We take our hats off to this new Surry Hills bar combining fortified wines and feathered fedoras.

  • Food & Drink

    Stitch Bar

    A subterranean bar with sewing machines and hot dogs.

  • Food & Drink

    Uncle Ming's

    This York Street basement bar is a little bit kitsch and a little bit mysterious.

  • Food & Drink

    Charlie Parker's

    The cosy basement bar at Fred's with exposed sandstone, seasonal cocktails and killer bar snacks.

  • Food & Drink

    Barrio Cellar

    Some of Sydney's best tequila and mezcal cocktails await at the Barrio Chino team's basement bar.

  • Food & Drink

    The Cliff Dive

    The Tio's boys have done it again. And this time things are tropical.

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