Hg2 : The Hedonist


When it comes to bars in Sydney, it’s hard to imagine anything better than the Rockpool Bar & Grill. Set adjacent to chef Neil Perry’s decadent city restaurant (see Restaurants) the design is as much of a delight as the bar itself; think original Art Deco interiors, hardwood and leather furniture and towering green marble columns. Mixing drinks beneath an eye-popping Riedel glass feature – there are 2682 glasses, in case you were wondering – are some of Sydney’s finest bartenders who serve superior top-shelf tipples. The bar’s premium rare spirits and wines are sourced from auction houses or wine merchants, the tonic water is made in-house and beer includes a $24 bottle of Chimay Blanche, made by Trappist monks in Belgium. The cocktail menu covers all tastes and whims, but it would be silly not to order a cocktail from the stellar range of American classics like the Side Car or the Mai Tai. It’s also a time-honoured Sydney tradition to prop up the bar for the evening with a pinot and Perry’s famous full-blood Wagyu burger. In a word, unforgettable.

66 Hunter Street,
+61 2 8078 1900
Opening Times
noon (5.30pm Sat)-midnight. Closed Sundays.
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