There's something inherently satisfying about discovering a secret bar. Sure, Sydney's "secret" bars probably aren't that secret (sometimes the queues outside are a dead giveaway), but tracking down nondescript, sign-less doors makes those cocktails taste just a little bit better.

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Best Cocktail Bars in Sydney

Shady Pines Saloon

An old-world saloon, sans signage.

Shop 4 256 Crown Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Moya's Juniper Lounge

One for the gin fans.

101 Regent Street
Redfern NSW 2016

The Rook

Cocktails and lobster on a hidden rooftop.

Level 7 56-58 York Street
Sydney NSW

The Baxter Inn

Descend the hidden staircase to a wide world of whisky.

Rear Basement 152-156 Clarence St
Sydney NSW 2000

Papa Gede's

A New Orleans-style cocktail bar in an old garage.

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

PS40

A secret cocktail and craft-soda bar.

40 King Street
Sydney NSW 2000

The Lobo Plantation

Find this bar, then drink all the rum.

Basement Lot 1 209 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000