Located in Argyle Stores, Argyle is a five-bar lounge in the oldest part of the city. The 18th-century architecture lends a certain charm to this place that is as big as a boutique hotel. With space not being a constraint, the seating is spacious and comfortable. Muted lights, wooden rafters, huge pillars and glass urns make up the interiors. You are spoiled for choice between the Lava Bar, The Perch, The Lounge or Courtyard. The staff is extremely friendly and this place is a must-visit for its ambiance, food, and margaritas.
Few pool-side clubs in Australia could match up to the chilled-out, opulent ambiance of The Ivy's Pool Club. Located on the fourth floor of the vibrant party venue - The Ivy, the elegant club surrounds a pool, with private cabanas on one side and a stage on the other. The performances of live bands and DJs take place on the stage, with enough space for a large group to dance the night away. If you are looking for an easy-going place for private lunch then the Pool Club also offers delicacies like pizzas, paninis, antipastos and salads in its private cabanas. The food is paired excellently with the well-crafted cocktails made by the expert bartender Mikey Enright, who charms you with his skills. Call ahead or visit their website for more information.
Nestled in the very center of Sydney's bustling CBD area, Mojo Record Bar is a small and cozy bar on the basement level behind a record store. There are cool artistic posters on the walls and vinyl record singles on the ceiling that will definitely keep the conversation flowing as freely as their drinks which range from deliciously crafted creative cocktails, beers on tap and a good selection of wines. Accompany those drinks with standard bar food (hot dogs and sandwiches) and enjoy live music events (electric blues, vinyl DJs) held every Saturday.
The battle at hand is not Napoleonic but much closer to home; which is Sydney's longest-established pub? The Lord Nelson or the Hero? Debate has raged for years, but no one is about to surrender this one. The Hero is steeped in history so palpable you can almost hear the bawdy cries of the drunken sailors who drank here back in the mid-nineteenth century reverberating off the sandstone walls. The Hero is a living part of Australia's heritage and a great place for a cold beer and a game of two up. Food served includes fish, meat and vegetable dishes.
Located in the Darlinghurst neighborhood of Sydney, this amazing bar-cum-nightclub, proves to be the ultimate spot for hanging out on weekends. Unlike a typical nightclub, with dance floor and maddening lights, this one is much more sober, and remains perfect for those who don't like it too loud. With a range of music genres being played on the system, the club also hosts live music events and performances. A small dance floor with water effects adorns the center of Cliff Dive, while the bar remains to be humble and unpretentious. Tropical style cocktails are served in monkey-hatted containers, along with a range of other high spirits. Drop by with a bunch of friends, to enjoy the night, or just make some, whilst grooving on the amazing songs.
Housed inside the popular Star City Hotel & Casino, Rock Lily is a chic hangout spot in Pyrmont neighborhood. This bar is known for offering an extensive beverage list that features a wide variety of tequilas. In case you are not impressed with the variety of spirits, you can ask the friendly bartender to whip up a delicious cocktail that is sure to tantalize your palate. The bar is spacious and is adorned with luxurious furnishing and dim-lighting to set a mood for you to unwind. Besides, the bar hosts several live music performances regularly and ensures you have a good time when here.
A glitzy bar, pulsating music, faux chandeliers that radiate in the night, amazing company and a glass of epic microbrew. This is how the locals in Marrickville spend their nights. Don't let the name fool you. The Lazybones Lounge surely induces a laid-back aura in its confines, but does just enough to make you want to get up and start dancing. Hosting live music by hip bands, this bar charges a small cover fee on some nights. On others, you can simply stroll in and dig into some splendid pizzas that the lounge has to offer. The ever-evolving menu, a fine cocktail list and the eternally upbeat vibe at Lazybones means that you will not have a single dull moment here.
Situated in the heart of Potts Point on the famous El Rocco Club from the 60s, the very unique and intimate formerly Bar Me is just another reason to have a good time with great music and equally great food. Home to the El Rocco Jazz Cellar, Me has a regular string of affairs with jazz music and churns out some fine hidden talent amongst complete strangers too. With great performances, state-of-the-art sound and light systems, a new and improvised a la carte menu, gourmet pizzas and power packed drinks, Me is just about the place for everyone to be.
The Oxford Circus is a three-level bar, each having its own distinctive theme. The Oxford Underground Bar is a dimly-lit space with a mahogany bar and private booths, and serves beer and cocktails with a special focus on vodka. Try the Sideshow Cooler and Bloody Mahalia while at this port of call. On level one is The Cooch, an intimate space with a predominant purple and violet theme. Cocktails and beers do the rounds here as well, while the stage hosts live music and burlesque performances. Just behind The Cooch is another bar that serves coffee and creative coffee-based cocktails such as Madam's Latte. At the pinnacle lies the Management Bar, a luxurious space serving the best champagnes, craft cocktails, cheese, oysters, and charcuterie.