The Best Bars in Mosman, Sydney

Cocktails | Courtesy of Stranded Gourmet
Paris Donnatella Callan

Only moments from Sydney’s Central Business Disctrict (CBD) and accessible by ferry, train or via the Harbour Bridge, is Mosman – an upmarket and affluent neighbourhood on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. With a breadth of stunning residential areas and harbourside viewpoints, restaurants, and retail experiences, this is a picturesque place to spend an afternoon. When the thirst hits, here are the top places in Mosman to grab a drink.

1. The Buena

Bar, Restaurant, Australian, European, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

The Buena is a slick corner bar in Mosman with craft beers and cocktails. Chic and spacious, The Buena attracts a cool and curated crowd of locals. They sip away on curious concoctions in the Buena Bar, a super sophisticated setting featuring designer furniture, or sometimes they kick back in the light-filled Vista Bar that offers the relaxation of a leafy green and casual courtyard.

2. Barrel Bar

Restaurant, Bar, Contemporary

© Alanadimou Hires/Courtesy of Barrel Bar

Set on the doorstep of Mosman is Barrel Bar – a chic and stylish venue which features gourmet wines, tried and tested by their very own in-house sommeliers. Sophisticated and sexy, Barrel Bar offers a curated dining experience centred around modern Australian mains and shared plates. It even has its own speciality liquor store for those who just can’t get enough of Barrel Bar‘s hand-selected wines.

3. The Hunter

Bar, Restaurant, African, European, Australian, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

© Alanadimou Hires/Courtesy of Barrel Bar
The Hunter is a boutique hangout; it is cool and curated, boasting an adventurous drinks menu of wine and cocktails. The African-inspired venue is rather impressive and offers an interior just as vibrant as the crowd it attracts. The food menu is equally exciting with colourful share plates to punctuate the gourmet-designed drinks.

4. Stranded Gourmet

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Australian, European, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Courtesy of Stranded Gourmet

This cafe-bar is one of Mosman’s best-kept little secrets. Sitting under the radar, Stranded Gourmet is a great place to buddy up with a friend. The menu houses all the classic cocktails, and there is also a great and varied selection of beers, wine and spirits – even to suit the most picky of palates. Whether its beers bar-side, or cocktails in the courtyard, there’s a reason locals are tight-lipped about this place.

5. Minksy’s Hotel

Bar, Pub, Australian, European, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer

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Minksy’s Hotel is a classic local watering hole with a stylish modern twist. It hosts a range of live music and entertainment, with upmarket pub-grub and an extensive list of beers, wines, and classic and crafted cocktails. With an impressive grand piano, rich wooden floors and minimal furniture, Minksy’s breathes modern life to a much-loved local venue.

6. Town & Country Bar

Bar, North American, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Food & Drinks
Courtesy of Town And Country
Town & Country Bar is a fun and fresh bar that offers live music and entertainment. With American country Western influences in both design and drinks on offer, as well as a back bar to boot, this lively venue is the ultimate place for a night out in the locale on the weekends or a quiet mid-week drink.

7. Hotel Mosman

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Food & Drinks
Courtesy of Town And Country

This local pub offers food, drinks, and entertainment across two levels. Serving local and international beers, wines, and house and classic cocktails, Hotel Mosman is your quintessential ‘local’. There is a garden-view deck for al fresco drinks and dining as well as a buzzy bar for bumping shoulders and making friends.

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