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Sydney’s 10 Best Cocktail Bars To Sample in 2021

The Duke of Clarence Bars March Warner's Gin cocktail Halfway to Harrington. Image supplied

Sydney, sip on this!

To celebrate Bars March 10th anniversary, we’ve found 10 of the best cocktail bars around Sydney that’s perfect for celebrating bar culture all whilst enjoying delicious cocktails and donating to a range of wonderful charities.

All Hands Brewing House

All Hands Brewing House love dogs as much as they love great beer and delicious food – serving a classic pub feed to classier dishes alike. Stop by the Brewing House at Darling Harbour for one of their delicious (and Instagrammable) share plates, on-site brewed beers and enjoy! Don’t forget your dog, there’s a special Puppy Pale Ale just for them! They have created the Tito’s Pimm’s Drink – a Pimm’s cup with a texan kick for Bars March where a $1 from each drink goes to charity, so it is an excellent excuse to spend the afternoon at a lovely brewery with your pup.

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King Street Wharf, 22 The Promenade, Sydney NSW 2000 All of March! 19 Tito's Pimm's Drink

The Barber Shop

This gin loving bar (the entry also functions as a high end barber shop) is a true Sydney gem. With more than 300 gins to choose from, plus wines and beers, there is sure to be a drink for everyone in this cosy and cool indoor-outdoor space. For Bars March, The Barber Shop has curated a specialty cocktail, Tonica, a beautiful pink cocktail with rhubarb and citrus flavours, with $3 from each drink being donated.

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89 York St, Sydney, NSW 2000 All of March 21 Tonica


Bartolo is a gorgeous Surry Hills Italian eatery, serving you breakfast, lunch and dinner, all with an excellent cocktail selection. Head over to Bartolo for delicious Italian food in a lively venue and enjoy a Bars March cocktail, Innuendo, with proceeds going to the very worthy animal charity, Animal Welfare League. In keeping with the charity, Bartolo is dog friendly! So bring your pets and they will be treated to a free organic treat!

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359 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 All of March! 20 Innuendo

The Botanist

The Botanist is a boutique cocktail bar located in the lovely Kirribilli. With an extensive drinks menu including craft beers, international and Australian wine, cocktails, as well as a delicious array or small and large share plates, The Botanist is the perfect venue for a classy night out. A proud collaborator with Bars March, they  are donating $1 from each Two-Fold & Tonic drink! So head over the bridge and have a cocktail for a very worthy charity.

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17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli NSW 2061 All of March! 14 Two-Fold & Tonic

Daniel San

Located on the iconic waterfront of Manly Beach, Daniel San’s is a fun and wild Japanese bar and restaurant serving up classics of sashimi, sushi and twists on classic pub grub like their delicious Shakin Bacon Burger. Their extensive cocktail and sake list makes a trip to Manly worth while. Try the delicious Limon Highball cocktail, knowing $1 goes to a worthy animal charity makes it even more tasty! So for Bars March go to Daniel San to enjoy the view, inventive cocktails and food and leave satisfied you have contributed to a good cause.

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55 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095 All of March! 18 Limon Highball

The Duke of Clarence

Enter into The Duke of Clarence and step back to 1800’s London. This award-winning bar is adding to its usual menu of quintessentially British foods, beers and gin cocktails to join Bars March. Their special Bars March Halfway to Harrington cocktail is a beautiful blend of Warner’s London Dry Gin, Warner’s Rhubarb Gin, watermelon and lemon juice. Lets not forget $3 from each drink will be donated to the Animal Welfare League NSW. So stop off at The Duke of Clarence and enjoy its beautiful setting and drinks – they’re dog friendly too!

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Laneway, 152, 156 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000 All of March! 20 Halfway to Harrington

The Erko

As soon as you walk into The Erko you feel at home, whether you are a local and a regular or it’s your first time visiting. The Erko loves dogs, it even has a ‘Dogs of The Erko’ section on their website, so it makes sense they are involved in Bars March. The Erko has selected 4 Pines Beers where $1 from each drink goes to the Bars March charity. So stop by for a great pub feed, a drink or two and some cute dogs. Just remember, it’s for charity, even more of an excuse to over indulge!

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102 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville NSW 2043 All of March! 10 Selected 4 Pines Beers


Another iconic Sydney venue that is participating in Bars March is the vibrant Kittyhawk. This French eatery and bar located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD is the perfect place to spend a classy evening enjoying the french cuisine. For your visit, opt for the Old Grogram – one of the fresh and inventive cocktails part of their menu. Plus,$2 from each drink is to charity! Kittyhawk is always worth a visit, but make sure you go this March to support an excellent cause.

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16 Phillip Ln, Sydney NSW 2000 All of March! 20 Old Grogram

The Kurrajong Hotel

The Kurrajong Hotel is your local pub but elevated: no pokies, a focus on sustainably and locally sourced produce, 12 rotating beer taps and three on tap wines, all in a recently refurbished art deco setting. The Kurrajong is pet friendly, so when you head over to support Bars March and grab a meal, be sure to bring along your doggo. Indulge in the Largarita – a margarita and Moon Dog lager, created for Bars March so 10% of each drink goes to the worthy Animal Welfare League!

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106/108 Swanson St, Erskineville NSW 2043 15 Largarita

O Bar and Dining

47 floors above the Sydney skyline with 360 degree views, O Bar quite literally stands out from the crowd of amazing bars and restaurants Sydney has to offer. With four sleek and classy areas to enjoy world-class food and extensive wine and cocktail menus, O Bar and Dining is the perfect venue for a special event. The Raise the Wolf cocktail, a gorgeous lychee vodka creation, is a Bars March special with $2 from each drink being donated. The revolving floor means you will be able to take in every aspect of the iconic Sydney skyline.

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Australia Square, Level 47, 264 George St, Sydney NSW 2000 All of March! 22 Raise the wolf