Best Bars in Sydney

Below is a list of the top and leading Bars in Sydney. To help you find the best Bars located near you in Sydney, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Sydney’s Best Bars:

Here are the most visited Bars in Sydney, NSW:

  • Opera Bar – near Sydney Opera House
  • O Bar And Dining – near Australia Square
  • Grandma’s Bar – in Sydney CBD

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Opera Bar

Opera Bar – Situated right by the waters edge, Opera Bar is often described as the best beer garden in the world. Be swept away by the panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, CBD and beautiful Harbour. Whether it’s breakfast, a lazy lunch, a pre show dinner date or simply a cocktail; Opera Bar is truly perfect for any occasion.

Curated by the renowned Chef Matt Moran, our menu offers a wide range of options, appealing to all palates. Enjoy weekend breakfast; watch as chefs shuck fresh oysters at our Raw Bar; indulge in locally sourced cheeses and meats sliced to order in our Meat & Cheese Room; or simply choose a meal off our All Day Menu.

Opera Bar also has live entertainment daily.

Inspired by fresh seasonal produce, Opera Bar’s cocktail list is updated quarterly to ensure that your taste buds are constantly tantalized. Why not try our Sydney Sling No. 2: four pillars gin, st germain elderflower, mint, lime, ps smoked lemonade, topped with bitters. Our wine list boasts grapes from all over the world, and if beer is your preference, you can’t go past our very own Opera Bar Pale Ale.


Shared Plates, Sparkling & Cheese, Salads, Pizza, Beer Battered Flathead Fillets, Chips, Spiced Chicken Wings, Cocktails, Chips, The Raw, Sides, Beer, The Grill, Dessert Wine, Desserts, Snacks, White Wine, Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Pink Wine, Red Wine


Address: Sydney Opera House, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 8587 5900


“Great place with an amazing view of the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the famous Opera House. Quite expensive but not extreme knowing pricing around is expensive. And you pay for the experience and the view that is definitely worth it! Would highly recommend for a drink between friends on a nice Sunday afternoon :)” – Mikael Besse


“Cannot beat the views!! Fantastic spot to enjoy a drink in the evening. Lots of space so you can choose to be in the action or on the edge of the water for a little more quiet. Cocktails are a pricey $20 but beers are more reasonable around $9.” – Jana Clark

O Bar And Dining

O Bar And Dining – Renowned chef and owner Michael Moore harnesses the talents of executive chef Darren Templeman to offer a menu that is as unique as it is delicious.

Michael’s international pedigree and passion for produce, flavour and technique drive the food philosophy, while Darren’s expertise and commitment to locally-sourced ingredients perfectly accentuate each dish.

The result is a world of flavour, texture and aroma that combines healthy influences with the best of contemporary dining and a beautifully matched wine menu.

Visit O Bar and Dining’s famous restaurant featuring spectacular Sydney Harbour views.


Cocktails, Sparkling & Champagne, Red Wine, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, White Wine, House Burger, Fries, Rose Wine, Spirits, Sweet Treats, Desserts, Cheese Plate, Sashimi, Soft Bun, House Pickles, Crab Meatballs, King Mushrooms, House Mustard, Sticky Glazed Chicken Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Fried Pickles, Sesame


Address: Australia Square, 264, level 47 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9247 9777


“We had the most amazing experience at O Bar and Dining for our wedding anniversary dinner. We were treated like kings and had amazing cocktails, wine and ate from the plant based menu.  It was honestly some of the best food I’ve EVER eaten.  Could not recommend more highly.  The views are astonishing and you literally get to see a 360 degree view of Sydney.  BEYOND amazing.  BOOK NOW!!” -Dani Lombard


“We recently held a lunch at O Bar and Dining and I can’t recommend it enough! From the initial contact it was an exceptional experience. The event itself went off with a bang and everyone of our guests had a very memorable time. Thanks so much guys for such an amazing experience!” -Benny G

Grandma’s Bar

Grandma’s Bar -Who doesn’t like going to Grandma’s? One of the only places one can kick back, get cozy and accept hand delivered delights from food to drink and lots of love without feeling the favour need be returned. Granny may not live in Sydney’s CBD, but there’s a place you can venture that will spoil you just the same. The home you wished you had.

We are a home away from home where people can come in, relax and receive their desired experience. Located down an innocuous basement in the hectic centre of Sydney’s CBD, Grandma’s is a relaxed and welcoming venue that encompasses all five senses and really focuses on hospitality and delivering a friendly genuine service. Tongue-in-cheek from design to drinks, the only thing taken with utmost seriousness is production of quality, specializing in fun tiki/rum style cocktails using booze of the boutique sort and personally sourced beer and wine for a more tailored approach.


Beer, Cocktails (East & Hold Up, Rhythm and Booze, Ultimate Mai Tai, Peanut Butter Colada, Mango Unchained, Jean Claude Juan Jam, Dark & Stormy, Espress Yourself, Treacle, Caribbean Cobbler, Count of Montenegro, Little Italy, Bear Country, Knicker Bocker, Made Man, Pineapple Express, The Tea’s Knees), Jaffles, Chicken, Vegetarian Salad, Pasta, Snacks


Address: Basement/275 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9264 3004


“themselves to create something special based on my direction. All were top notch. I had a business meeting there which worked exceptionally well as there was a great vibe but yet quiet enough to discuss business.” – Ryan Berman



Mike Smith
Mike Smith
Executive Editor at Best in Australia. Mike has spent over a decade covering news related to business leaders and entrepreneurs around Australia and across the world. You can contact Mike here.
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