Best Bottle Shops in Sydney

Updated July 4th, 2022


Independent bottle shops often occupy a special place in our weekly routines. They're the first port of call before a dinner party, or the last stop on the way to our favourite BYO restaurants. They may be known for their interesting range of beer, wine and spirits, but our favourite bottle of red is always in the same spot.

Use this collection of Sydney's best bottle shops to meet your new local – it may be the start of a beautiful friendship.

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  • Natural wines, local beers and paper bags of Wapengo oysters make a perfect picnic at dog-watching hour at nearby Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.

  • Another instalment for the cult bottle shop. Swing past to pick up a bottle of skin-contact chardonnay or a slab of Heaps Normal non-alcholic beer. Or snag a seat in the courtyard out back for by-the-glass-wine and terrine by ex-Old Fitz chef Nicholas Hill.

  • Like its cyberspace counterpart, Drnks bricks-and-mortar bottle shop stocks one of the country’s best selections of natural wine. You’ll also find Aussie spirits and beer, plus pantry items and ferments. Best of all – prices here are the same as online.

  • A bar and bottle shop styled after the enotecas of Italy. And a colourful upstairs restaurant with pasta and panache. Paski is a three-part stunner by wine importers Giorgio de Maria and Mattia Dicati, and chef Enrico Tomelleri.

  • A boundary-pushing bottle shop selling small-batch products.

  • A theme of fermentation guides this cavernous King Street bar. Find a dizzying list of funky farmhouse ales, ciders and natural wines, plus a Euro-inspired all-day menu by a formidable kitchen team.

  • A bottle shop run like an art gallery.

  • Featuring 800 beers; natural and organic wines; and stacks of Japanese and Scottish whisky.

  • Wine selected by an industry legend.

  • Inside the Norfolk Hotel’s former sports bar is a vibrant wine nook inspired by the Barcelona suburb it’s named after. Expect a range of vermouths, plus mussels and chips, crackers topped with Cantabrian anchovies, and skewers cooked over a flat grill. From the team behind Love, Tilly Devine.