Basements, cellars and underground vaults can be a little... creepy. Unless, at the bottom of the stairs, you're greeted with a lineup of rare Champagnes, cocktails being served out of embellished cow horns or a horde of shirtless, overall-toting bartenders (well, the latter is a matter of preference).
Sydney has no shortage of standout bars hidden away underneath the hustle and bustle of the city — and there's one for every occasion. Feel like munching on a Mary's burger while you throw back cognac? Sydney has it. Prefer a lobster roll paired with a bottle of Dom? Got that too.
Good for impressing a date, taking someone from out of town or just for a well-deserved after-work tipple, these are our favourite bars under the city.
Sydney's Best Underground Bars That Are Actually Underground
From a hidden speakeasy to a Havana-inspired cocktail bar and a viking-themed carvery.