Sydney’s cocktail scene could make Hemingway green. Starring everything from slick bars with dozens of signature cocktails to basement speakeasies that have perfected the classics, there's something for every mood and taste. Here are our favourites.

Earl's Juke Joint

A rollicking good times bar.

407 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042

Eau De Vie

One of this country's best.

229 Darlinghurst Rd
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

The Rook

Have a well-mixed drink, up in the sky.

Level 7 56-58 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Bulletin Place

The three owners are industry rockstars.

First floor 10-14 Bulletin Place
Sydney NSW 2000

Tokyo Bird

Be transported to Japan in this intimate space.

Shop 2 226-228 Commonwealth Street (enter via Belmore Lane)
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Peg Leg

Drink like a sailor.

11a Pyrmont Bridge Road
Pyrmont NSW

The Lobo Plantation

Spend a night in the Caribbean.

Basement Lot 1 209 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000

The Baxter Inn

Worth the hunt, if you can find it.

Rear Basement 152-156 Clarence St
Sydney NSW 2000

Shady Pines Saloon

Bourbon and taxidermy.

Shop 4 256 Crown Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010