4 Must-Try Winter Pop-Ups in Sydney

Don’t let the colder weather bring you down! Round up some of your closest friends, bundle up in your favourite coat and head down into the city to some of the best pop-ups Sydney has to offer. We promise the mulled wine and banging tunes will be worth the winter chill!

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The Chalet

The former Victoria Room has been transformed into The Chalet, which will be open for the next three months. The quaint space looks just like a traditional ski lodge, equipped with an in-house snow making machine, delicious mulled wine and even a chairlift at the entrance.

4 Must-Try Winter Pop-Ups in Sydney

235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst from June 25th

Winter Garden St Mary’s Cathedral

If you’re up for a bit of ice-skating, head down to St Mary’s Cathedral for the annual winter festival. The forecourt is transformed into the ultimate winter wonderland, without the hassle of heading to the snow itself! Kids will have fun playing on the various slides, ice skating and even exploring the igloos. Unwind with a cocktail at the winter garden lounge if you need a break from the chaos of it all.

4 Must-Try Winter Pop-Ups in Sydney

St Mary’s Road, Sydney

Fire and Ice Festival

June in Sydney will see Saké Restaurant and Bar transform into a full-blown whisky bar featuring Japanese Nikka Whisky. Try it with some nibbles, in a cocktail, or try a tasting session with a few friends.

4 Must-Try Winter Pop-Ups in Sydney

12 Argyle Street, The Rocks

Rye July at The Glenmore

One of Sydney’s hottest rooftop bars is getting into the winter with one of our favourite spirits – whisky! Rye July is packed with cocktails, whisky tasting (Johnnie Walker to be specific) and many canapés to choose from. Kicking off on Thursday 2 July, the event will be available every week.

4 Must-Try Winter Pop-Ups in Sydney

96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

Images via The Chalet, Winter Garden, The Green Welly Stop, Daily Telegraph

Top 5 Cocktail Bars In Sydney CBD

Are you a Sydney local who fancies a drink (or two) after a long day at the office?

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Look no further! We have tracked down some of the cities best cocktail bars to unwind at with an after-work beverage, and all of which you can really let your hair down until it’s time to do it all over again.

The Baxter Inn

Where: Basement, 152-156 Clarence Street, Sydney

We recommend: Whiskey and Fresh Apple Juice

Often hailed as one of the best cocktail bars in the entire city, there is no way you can be disappointed with a statement like that. While the focus is on whiskey and wine, the bartenders specialise in all kinds of cocktails and the 1950s music is sure to get you in the party mood – that is, if you can find the underground bar.

Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Sydney CBD

Eau de vie

Where: 229 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

We recommend: The Noble Experiment

Located in the bustling suburb of Darlinghurst, Eau de Vie serves up some of the most interesting cocktails in the entire city. There’s no chance of ever getting bored in this establishment, just take a look and see how your cocktails are made!

Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Sydney CBD

The Butler

Where: 123 Victoria Street, Potts Point

We recommend: Air France

Although The Butler is a relatively new bar located just east of the city centre, it deserves a visit for more than just its views of the Royal Botanical Gardens. With a long list of cocktails, which are sure to land you Instagram’s popular feed, they are accompanied by a tasty cuisine of modern Australian food.

Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Sydney CBD

Stich Bar

Where: 61 York Street, Sydney

We recommend: The Smokey Rocket

If you’re ever working near Wynyard, then Stitch Bar is the place to be. With a broad range of cocktails on offer, there is bound to be something you like. Definitely try The Smoking Rocket if you love a gentle fusion of whiskey and tequila with a pinch of lime and chilli.

Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Sydney CBD

Gazebo Wine Garden

Where: 2 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay

We recommend: Giggly Rose

You’ve probably made it to the Winery in Surry Hills before, but nothing beats the charm that is Gazebo Wine Bar. If the French garden isn’t enough to lure you in, then the cocktails will.

Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Sydney CBD

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