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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 09, 2018
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    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 09, 2018
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        Employees Only

        NYC's world-class cocktail bar has opened its first late-night Australian outpost on Barrack Street.

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        Dulcie's Kings Cross

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

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        Mjolner

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

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        The Doss House

        An old-world whisky bar in The Rocks.

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        Door Knock

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

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        Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern

        More Swillhouse graduates make for a booze-slingin' good time.

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        Palmer & Co.

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

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        Shady Pines Saloon

        The Darlinghurst original that spawned an empire.

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        The Swinging Cat

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

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        Restaurant Hubert

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

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        The Lobo Plantation

        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.

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        Solera Bar

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

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        Big Poppa's

        Hello Sailor has been transformed into a cheese, wine and hip hop bar.

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        Frankie's

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

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        Burrow Bar

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

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        The Baxter Inn

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

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        Della Hyde

        Slip into cruise control this Oxford Street basement cocktail bar.

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        Golden Age Cinema and Bar

        Old-school charm to lure you off your couch.

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        Soultrap

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

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        Grandma's

        A CBD cocktail bar with faded granny glamour.

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        Stitch Bar

        A subterranean bar with sewing machines and hot dogs.

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        Uncle Ming’s

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

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        Charlie Parker's

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

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        Barrio Cellar

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

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        The Cliff Dive

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

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