It's hard to find the right venue for work drinks.

Chances are, you'll be rolling with a large group of diverse ages and tastes. You need a big bar with an egalitarian streak - one that offers French champagne alongside Toohey's New, without judging your office get-up.

Some of our choices are smaller or more specialised. But for the most part, we've gone for the true all-rounders, where everyone can find a seat and a drink they like. Go on, get that weekend started.

Opera Bar

You won't have trouble getting a seat – there are 700.

Lower Concourse, Sydney Opera House Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW

Burrow Bar

As intimate as the name implies.

De Mestre Place
Sydney NSW 2000

The Barber Shop

Low-key as they come.

89 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Papa Gede's

Repping New Orleans.

346-348 Rear 348 Kent Street, via laneway
Sydney NSW

Lot.1 Sydney

Reminiscent of an old-school gentleman’s club.

Restaurant 18-20 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000