Meeting friends before a show? Why not try one of the Festival's Big Night Out Bars.
A hand-picked bunch of our favourite watering holes are offering some great drink specials. Consider them pre-show primers or post-performance party starters!
02 9299 4660
This sun drenched tiki inspired bar will make you feel like you are somewhere in the middle of the Pacific. Famous for the whole suckling pig and well priced cocktail jugs, this harbour-side oasis is simply a lot of fun.
Drink Offer: Jugs of red wine sangria $14. Offer available any time during the Sydney Festival.
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02 9247 5500
Contemporary bar set in a heritage building with an outdoor courtyard.
Drink Offer: Enjoy 2-for-1 Endless Summer cockatils at The Argyle on presentation of your Sydney Festival ticket
Over Sydney Festival 5 - 27 January 2013. One redemption per person per day.
02 9250 1761
A relaxed, fabulous theatre bar with the best views in Sydney.
Drink Offer: The Summer Cup Sour - a deliciously fresh drink incorporating complementary yet very different flavours such as pepper, lemon, mint and bergamot, resulting in the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon in the sun under the Harbour bridge, soaking in the view. $15.
During the Festival, on presentation of a Sydney Festival ticket.
Spanning three levels, Bar100 is a stylish bar complex underpinned by the excellence of 8Brothers Italian Restaurant, helmed by renowned Italian chef, John Lanzafame.
Drink Offer: "Strawberry Fields Forever" - vodka, muddled chilli, strawberry liqeur, fresh mint and lime, over crushed ice and served tall ($15).
02 9358 1487
Traditional cooking & classic drinks.
Drink Offer: Navy Grog: A blend of three different styles of rum, honey water, lime juice and grapefruit juice shaken and served in a mason's jar over ice with club soda. $15.
02 9250 3114
Enjoy 'The Fine Craft of Drinking' at GRAIN, an artisan bar by Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney's Rocks district, celebrating bespoke products, experiences and design.
Drink Offer: Sydney Festival Special: $27 Circus Shack Cocktail - Square One cucumber vodka, pimms, ginger syrup, cider paired with Grain's own herbed ricotta with flay bread.
Available 11am - 10pm (Sun - Thurs) and 11am - 11pm (Fri & Sat) throughout Sydney Festival
02 8021 8451
Enmore's small bar for cocktails and live music.
Drink Offer: Agent 99 - a delicious blend of rhubarb and lemon sorbet, Sailor Jerry rum, Licor 43 and topped with freshly sqeezed pear juice. It packs a punch! $10
Available at anytime during the festival.
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02 9247 6744
The Morrison Bar showcasing the world’s peerless and unique products, finest wines and quality cocktails, gather your friends and settle in for the night
Drink Offer: Our signature cocktail -THE MORRISON Freshly juiced Granny Smith apples blended with white cane spirit for a taste explosion. Half price with you Sydney Festival ticket.
Available over 5-27th January with Sydney Festival ticket.
02 9368 6399
Newtown Hotel feels like it's been amoungst the eclectic Newtown streets for ages - but it's new and very different. The food is Greek, the drinks are strong, the courtyard is Tiki and the staff are crazy. There is so much going on here that you won't want to leave - welcome!
Drink offer: Tropical Itch Cocktail: (Tanqueray Gin, mango, spice, white crème de cacao, apple) $10
02 9247 9777
With spectacular 360 degree views of Sydney, O Bar is quite simply one of the world’s best bars. O Bar's humming central bar on the upper level is the perfect spot to perch on a stool and watch the talented bar staff mix classic and contemporary cocktails with a focus on fragrance and season. On the revolving lower level, guests can recline in the deep, circular chairs and feel the vibe as the city slowly passes by 47 floors below.
Drink Offer: Market fresh cocktails served with complimentary bar nibbles $12. We source the freshest & ripest fruit, herbs & aromatics then we mix, muddle & shake to produce our signature tastes.
Valid 7 nights, This offer is subject to availability and offer must be mentioned on arrival, Available in the bar only, Not in conjunction with any other offer
02 9358 6116
Intimate, late-night party venue dishing up booze driven cuisine.
Drink offer: $10 Coconut and Kaffir Lime Daiquiri - Flor de Cana White Rum, Coconut, Kaffir Lime & Pandan Available anytime during the Festival
02 9267 6700
The ultimate alfresco dining and meeting place, coupled with sublime sunsets.
Drink offer: The Big Night Out Cocktail $15
Vodka, crème de Gingembre and lemon shaken over ice.
Available at anytime during the festival.
02 8068 8222
All things we love - Shirts, Coffee, Whisk(e)y.
Drink Offer: $14 Old Fashion cocktails - made Shirt Bar style on your choice of Whisky, Bourbon or Dark Rum.
Monday to Friday between 12-7pm, 7th to 27th January
02 9368 7333
Sweethearts - the first rooftop BBQ in Sydney. Experience a quirky Australian drinks selection and a menu of fresh, grilled produce led by Head Chef Robert Taylor (Pier, 360 Bar and Dining, Manly Pavilion). Just in time for Summer.
Drink offer: Slip n Slide: A pitcher of Peach tea, vanilla vodka, lemon, cranberry, bitters, soda $20
02 9266 0600
Tokio Hotel has fast established itself as the best live music venue of Darling Harbour if indeed the city. With gorgeous surrounds, Tokio Hotel offers free live music 7 nights a week and a fantastic drinks menu to suit any appetite.
Food offer: $30 Bona Fides meal.
Vegetarian option available.
Drink offer: Tokio Hotel’s Happy Hour (normally 5PM-8PM each week day but anytime for ticket holders!) has $4 house spirits, wines & beers plus $10 cocktails and $10 Vodka Energy Drink. One meal per festival ticket, unlimited Happy Hour priced drinks. Available anytime during Sydney Festival with presentation of a Sydney Festival ticket