We’ve done the hard task of naming the seven best bars in Sydney that you need to visit immediately. From arcade machines to honest-to-goodness pub food, these bars are bound to please everyone.

1. Potts Point Hotel

Two for One Meals, Thursday Night Drag Bingo, Comedy Shows every week, and an incredible sense of space and scenery, Potts Point Hotel is the place to be when it comes to incredible bars in Sydney. Potts Point Hotel boasts a brand new fit-out, designated dining space, separate bar area and outdoor seating. With good food and drinks in a relaxed setting, it’s the ideal place for a casual dinner or drinks with friends. And don’t get me started on the Sweethearts Rooftop bar – now THAT is what you call drinks with a view.

Sweethearts Rooftop Bar

2. Lobo Plantation

Wander through the nondescript doors and down the winding staircase and into one of the most beautiful bars you’ll ever lay your eyes on. Fancy a torched cocktail scented with cinnamon? Eager for some Old Havana themed excitement? Lobo Plantation deserves to be on every best bar list curated in Sydney. If you haven’t been there yet, what are you waiting for?

Lobo Plantation

3. Goro’s

This Japanese bar and restaurant is an absolutely unmissable experience, serving up Karaoke, Japanese Food, Sake, Arcade Games and beautiful neon lighting all in the one locale. All you need to do is step into the magical world of Goro’s and you’ll understand immediately why everyone is talking about this place. Late-night entertainment is the heart and soul of this laid back bar, and with something always on, you’re sure to be endlessly entertained.

Goro's

4. Bulletin Place

Five brand new cocktails are on offer every day at this committed and punctual bar, yet no matter what day you head in, you can expect quality service and refined execution. With only 45 seats on offer, earning one will garner you the privilege of watching one of the country’s most talented bar teams do their thing.

Bulletin Place

5. Grandma’s Bar

Ever wondered if it was okay for crochet to star in the decorative scheme of your nearby bar, and to have peanut butter in your colada cocktails? Wonder no more, for trailblazer Grandma’s Bar has you covered. Self-described as a “retro-sexual haven of cosmopolitan kitsch and faded granny glamour,” you’re sure to be entertained at every waking moment.

Grandma's Bar

6. Tio’s

With 100 tequilas living behind the bar, many of which quite hard to come by in the Southern Hemisphere, Tio’s always has a good time ready for you. Plus, there are bags and bags of free popcorn for you and your friends so, if that wasn’t a draw in, we have nothing left for you.

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Tio's

7. The Bearded Tit

The Tit is a champion of inclusivity, and a bar that many people would proudly call “their place”. You can come on down and witness a drag show, gaze at the delightful paraphernalia kept on the walls, or have a catch up with your besties in the caravan parked out the back. Bring your best self and have the best time, in a bar free from judgment or weird glances.

Bearded Tit