The Best New Bars in Sydney

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There’s always room for a drink at one of Sydney's best bars, but it’s always fun to try somewhere new too. This is our edit of Sydney’s best new bars, updated monthly. Some could become your new favourite; others may just be good for one memorable night. Here’s a tip: come hungry. A lot of these bars have killer menus that deserve to be explored.

  • There’s Guinness on tap, chablis by the glass and nostalgia for the ’80s at this compact sports bar by the Jacoby’s crew. No matter what team you follow, a fleet of TV screens have every code covered.

  • This intimate wine bar nods to days gone by with an expansive list of drops, Basque-inspired pintxos, live pianists and a library stacked with antique books.

  • No two nights will be the same at this subterranean live-music lounge and cocktail bar by Odd Culture group. Descend for a world-class cocktail program and late-night live entertainment courtesy of Newtown’s first 4am licence.

  • Five types of Margarita, two popcorn machines and 100 hand-selected tequilas – the team behind acclaimed Sydney bar Cantina OK has done it again with this psychedelic, underground temple to agave spirits.