Palmer & Co. is the ultimate excuse for sheer decadence on any day of the week. This 1920s-themed cocktail cave is set in a vaulted, exposed-brick basement moments from the Sydney Opera House, boasting live music, luscious libations and a dapper staff. Expect gin-based cocktails to boot and a sinful selection of antipasto and charcuterie in this awe-inspiring 20s throwback.
Palmer & Co., Abercrombie Lane, Sydney, Australia, +61 (02) 9254 8088
With a stunning 180-degree view of the harbour, opera house and surrounding waterways, this humble, old-school spot is the perfect when you want to wind down while staying situated in the centre of it all. Built in 1921, The Glenmore offers three levels of fun, fare and fine-quality Aussie and international beers.
The Glenmore Hotel, 96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia, +61 (02) 9247 4794
Relish in rum-based concoctions in this harbour-side watering hole. Perfectly located, Hacienda not only boasts some of the finest views of the water, but impressive interiors inspired by Cuban architecture and the tropical vibes of 1950s Miami hotels. Delve into share plates and take in the harbour at this bar set but a stone’s throw from the Sydney Opera House.
Hacienda, 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia, +61 (02) 9256 4000