Sydney, do you miss heading out to your favourite bar for cocktails? We do too!
It’s safe to say that making cocktails yourself is just not the same. It’s much better to pay $20 for a dashing cocktail that is made by someone else. Better yet, by a professional bartender.
Thankfully, we’ve found 10 iconic Sydney bars and bottle shops that are now delivering signature ready-made cocktails to your door or are available for takeaway. Enjoy them in your pyjamas, or dress up for your very own at-home cocktail hour, while supporting local bars in the process!
Continental Deli Bar and Grill
Both the Continental Deli Bar and Bistro in Sydney’s CBD and in Newtown, are selling their goods online! Their menu is as varied as ever – from soups, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie plates to risottos and whole roast chickens. And, to match your feast, they also sell dangerously good cocktails for you to enjoy at home! The canned, ready-made cocktails include a Negroni and a Cosmopoli-tin for you to sample from the comfort of your couch.
The gorgeous Kings Cross venue, Dulcie’s, is running pick-up in-store or to-your-door deliveries, sending bottles of their signature cocktails ready for you to enjoy at home. Cocktails are available from 4pm to 10pm Tuesday – Friday, and from 3pm Saturday – Sunday. There are eight delectable cocktails on offer, each starting at $18. These curated drops are handcrafted and bottled, arriving with consumption instructions, a history of the cocktail and a Dulcie’s coaster! Better yet, return your bottles for 5% off your next order!
Esteban is, first and foremost, an exquisite restaurant in the heart of Sydney. And while you can order yourself a delectable set menu for you and your significant other, why not match it with Esteban’s famed shake-at-home cocktails. There are five to choose from, but we highly recommend their Coconut & Passionfruit Martini. No drooling over your phone, please!
After a successful run back in 2020, one of Sydney’s favourite cocktail bars, Gin Lane, is back again for Sydney’s lockdown with Australia’s first-ever cocktail drive-thru. With four, ready-made cocktails to choose from, Sydneysiders can opt between the Negroni, the Margarita, an Espresso Martini or the Aviation which sees a combination of dry gin, maraschino, Creme de Violet, lime and cherry tippled together. Available to pick up on Friday and Saturday, email or call to pre-order.
The delightfully decadent cocktail bar Maybe Sammy, who ranked the 43rd place in the world’s 50 best bars of 2019, is thankfully still offering their creatively named cocktails during this terrible time. Creating three iconic cocktails for Sydney’s lockdown – Chamomile Martini, Eucalyptus Gimlet and Jasmine Negroni – can be hand-delivered straight to your door for Sydney-based residents. To order, simply head to their website and add these delicious concoctions straight to your basket. Enjoy!
PS40, the award-winning bar – known for its quirky cocktails and site-brewed soft drinks – is doing Sydneysiders a favour by delivering their Snap Pack cocktail boxes while we all self-isolate responsibly at home. Each box comes with three cocktails that each serves two people – Zeneca Zombie, The Full Bergamonty, and Glady’s Gimlet. These boxes are perfect for gifting or for just treating yourself. With cocktails you could never make yourself and free delivery, PS40 is a must for cocktails on your couch!
Re Up Bottle Shop
Not only does Re Up Bottle Shop deliver some truly delectable cocktails, they’re also the world’s first zero-waste bar. And they are right here in Sydney! Of course, while you can’t visit their bar just yet, you can sample their extensive range of alcoholic concoctions in the comfort of your own home. Most especially their cocktails including the likes of negronis to gimlets and even a fancy martini.
Cosy Summer Hill bar, The Rio, is sending deliveries of their lovely cocktails and delicious dishes all over Sydney for your convenience. Choose from 14 winter-warming cocktails and pair your tipple with one of their equally delicious dishes from cheese and charcuterie boards to fillers like lamb shanks or pork belly. Simply call 0483 370 020 to order or head on in for takeaway during opening hours.
Another excellent Mexican bar and restaurant can be added to your list of delivery cocktail options! Sonora Mexican is doing delivery and pick up of their delicious food and refreshing margarita cocktails, from the spicy Jalapeno Margarita to the traditional mixture, so you can feel like you are on a tropical island for the evening. Offering tacos and quesadillas in packs with guacamole and corn, Sydneysiders can continue supporting their favourite bars and restaurants during this difficult time and order in for the evening.
A Sydney favourite – Tequila Mockingbird – is bringing their excellent Mexican food and delicious refreshing cocktails to your door. Order online and have a margarita (or martini) and taco box delivered to your place or pop on over for takeaway. An excellent distraction for the evening, this Sydney tequila bar is continuing their excellent service and delicious delicacies for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Editor’s Note: Do you know of any Sydney based bars, restaurants or eateries that are now offering takeaway or pickup? We’d love to hear from you! Contact the Hunter and Bligh editorial team at [email protected]hunterandbligh.com.au
Wanting to make some cocktails at home? Head to our Drink Recipes page for some inspiration like these five easy martini recipes, this Whipped Cream Birthday Cake Cocktail or these three easy aperitif cocktails. Otherwise, test your knowledge with our quiz to see if you can name these 10 cocktails from their ingredients.