Best Sydney Tequila Bars

With Sydney in the midst of a Mexican food revolution, what better time to enjoy the range of Tequila and Mezcal that specialist bars and some Mexican-themed eateries have on offer.

Tio’s Cerverceria

Tio’s Cerveceria has made itself synonymous with tequila and good times. Start with the cocktails them move on to Tequila and Mezcal in shot glasses. The bartenders can give you expert guidance in flavour and price, and with their impressive range, you can try new expressions every time.

4 14 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Mr Moustache

Since it opened late 2013, Mr Moustache in Bondi has become synonymous with Mezcal but the intimate bar and cantina has a large range of Tequila including some rare finds.

69-71 Hall Street Bondi Beach

El Topo

With its authentic Oaxacan cuisine, El Topo sits on top of the Eastern Hotel in Bondi Junction. At this rooftop bar, you can taste flights of tequila or ask the bartenders for their expert recommendations.

Rooftop, Level 3, The Eastern Hotel 500 Oxford Street Bondi Junction

Sydney Tequila Bars


Mejico in the CBD has laid claim to the largest tequila collection in Australia with over 170 expressions on offer. That makes it a good reason to drop in for some agave love while you’re in the CBD.

105 Pitt St  Sydney

Mexico Food and Liquor

Mexico Food and Liquor in Surry Hills have devoted an entire menu/booklet to Tequila and Mezcal, with a brief history of the spirits and tasting notes. Start with a tequila-based cocktail and finish with a shot to round off the meal.

17 Randle St, Surry Hills

Miss Marley’s

Not forgetting bars across the bridge, Miss Marley’s in Manly has over 100 tequilas on the back bar that you can enjoy in a 1950s vintage glam setting.

32 Belgrave St, Manly

Barrio Chino

A buzzy Taqueria and Tequileria, Barrio Chino offers an extensive list of Margaritas, Micheladas and a fine selection of agave spirits with a with a traditional Mexican Sangrita chaser.

28-30 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross

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About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.