With the cooler temperatures setting in, don’t let that stop you from enjoying a night out! So, grab your closest friends or family, a warm jumper, and hit up one of the cosiest bars in Sydney. These 10 venues make for a perfect winter outing and will suit any occasion!

1. Little Felix, ivy precinct

Nestled alongside Felix Restaurant, you’ll find Little Felix – a french style cocktail bar. With dimmed mood lighting and bartenders who know how to make a drink, this is the perfect bar to hit up before you grab dinner. Choose from champagne and wine poured from magnum bottles or a cocktail inspired by early 20th century Parisian hotels.

  • Venue: ivy precinct
  • Address: 330 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 50
  • Event Type: Party, Networking

2. Exclusive Hire, Zeta Bar

Brimming with style and character, Zeta Bar is located in the Hilton Sydney and is definitely one to visit this winter! Experience the chic atmosphere whilst sipping on one of their exquisite cocktails, carefully created by Zeta’s mixologists. Relax and unwind with your guests at a table in the VIP area or in one of their cozy booths.

  • Venue: Zeta Bar
  • Address: Level 4/488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 400
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Wedding, Meetings & Workshops, Team Activity

3. Upstairs, The Wild Rover

If you are in the Surry Hills area then you have to visit The Wild Rover. Hidden from street view, this quaint bar was designed as if it has always existed but only recently been found. A mix between Irish folk barn and New York chic this bar is the perfect escape from chilly Sydney weather.

  • Venue: The Wild Rover
  • Address: 75 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
  • Capacity: 40
  • Event Type: Party, Networking

4. Exclusive Hire, The Bavarian York St.

If you are venturing out during winter you’ll want to visit this sleek, warm, and homey venue. The Bavarian York Street is located inside a stunning heritage building and has an open kitchen so you can smell the beautiful food cooking. With decorative lights around the bar, take a seat and watch the bar staff whip up your favourite cocktail.

  • Venue: The Bavarian York St.
  • Address: 24 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Team Activity

5. Exclusive Hire, The Charlie

Located in Sydney’s bustling Glebe district, this whimsical venue is guaranteed to transport you away from chilly Sydney. Groovy tunes, drinks that make your mouth water, and food that feeds your soul is the status quo at this venue. The Charlie is sensational and the place to be this winter!

  • Venue: The Charlie
  • Address: 199 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
  • Capacity: 90
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining, Wedding

6. Exclusive Hire, The Captain’s Balcony

Perched above the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s city, The Captain’s Balcony is a hidden gem. With an endless selection of craft beer, whisky, wine, cocktails and delicious eats, you won’t want to leave this bar once you settle in! Conveniently located on Erskine street in the CBD, begin or finish your night at The Captain’s Balcony.

  • Venue: The Captain’s Balcony
  • Address: 46 Erskine St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Party, Networking

7. Taylors Bar, The Taphouse

At this three level Taphouse, you can enjoy a mouth-watering cocktail or choose from 20 beers on tap! Lit up by candles to create an intimate mood, this venue is perfect for dates, drinks with friends or even small events. Spend one of your winter nights huddled in at The Taphouse.

  • Venue: The Taphouse
  • Address: 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Presentation, Private Dining, Meetings & Workshops

8. Lounge, Bedouin

Escape the city, and immerse yourself in one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets – Bedouin! Paying homage to the middle east, relax in a plush booth while enjoying Lebanese food and a glass of wine. Their unique offering of traditional food contrasted with modern nightlife makes for a wonderful night.

  • Venue: Bedouin
  • Address: 2/53 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event Type: Party, Networking, Private Dining

9. Private Dining Room, The Winery

The Winery is a quirky wine bar that should be on your next hit list! With baroque style furniture, exposed brick walls, and a beautiful chandelier, this venue is perfect for any upcoming occasion. Whether you are dining in or just after a couple of beverages, The Winery is a must visit.

Venue: The Winery
Address: 285A Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Capacity: 40
Event Type: Party, Networking, Wedding, Team Activity

10. Exclusive Venue Hire, Vizio Caffé e Cucina

Nothing screams comfort and warmth more than an Italian restaurant. Vizio Caffe e Cucina is filled with old charm, warm lights and delicious food. This venue caters to all and is suited to dates, catch up drinks, or celebrations. True hospitality is alive and well at this gem of a restaurant!

Venue: Vizio Caffé e Cucina
Address: 1/52-58 William St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Capacity: 130
Event Type: Party, Networking, Presentation, Team Activity, Private Dining, Wedding

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