Best Sydney Wine Bars

Chilly winter nights are well and truly here and what better opportunity than to get cosy and huddle over a glass of wine at one of Sydney’s top wine bars.


121BC in Surry Hills is a wine enoteca and cantina in one. Specialising in regional Italian wines and a share plate menu to match, the intimate bar with long communal seating has an excellent monthly rotating wine list.

4/50 Holt St (enter via Gladstone St), Surry Hills, 2010  –

Wine Library

The Wine Library is an intimate wine bar in Woollahra with a great selection of wines and Italian share plates. Add a friendly and relaxed vibe, and you’ll have an ideal spot for a first date or a date night.

18 Oxford St, Woollahra NSW 2025  –

The Wine Library
The Wine Library

The Winery

Don’t let the Elvis shrine fool you. The Winery in Surry Hills is a cool spot to catch up with friends over a great selection of wines and tasty food.

A/285 Crown St,  Surry Hills NSW 2010 –


Monopole in Potts Point is a sleek wine bar with a European feel by the Bentley team. Sip on biodynamic, natural and rare wines while you nibble on small dishes and snacks.

71A Macleay St  Potts Point NSW 2011

The Champagne Room

Take the steps up from The Winery in Surry Hills and you’ll find yourself at The Champagne Room, the elegant home of Champagne Perrier-Jouet, including the coveted Belle Epoque available by the flute and the bottle.

The Winery, Level 1, 285A Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Velluto Champagne and Wine Bar

Sophistication and elegance are part of Velluto’s allure. Sip on boutique wines in a stylish and intimate bar with gilded mirrors, subdued lighting and polished wood.

50 Macleay St  Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011  –

Mojo Wine Bar  

Mojo Wine Bar in Waterloo is Luke Mangan’s latest venture. Enjoy a selection of wines by the glass with an array of tapas style plates in a casual and relaxed warehouse style setting.

8-10 Danks Street, Waterloo‎/mojo-by-luke-mangan

Ash St Cellar

Ash St Cellar is an elegant bar located in the Ivy complex where you can enjoy indoor and alfresco laneway dining as you sip on your favourite drop.

1 Ash Street, Sydney – Merivale‎

Fix St James

Popular with the after-work crowd and wine lovers, Fix St James is located in the city near David Jones and offers a good spot to wind down after a working day. The wine list is set to impress and the friendly team can guide you through the selection.

111 Elizabeth St  Sydney NSW 2000  –

One Moncur Wine Bar

With new management, a revamped wine list that included biodynamic and organic wines, and bistro style dining, One Moncur Wine Bar in Woollahra is an elegant spot to sip on your favourite drop.

1 Moncur Street, Woollahra –

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Other Guides in this series: Sydney’s Best Romantic Restaurants, Sydney’s Best Brunch Spots, Sydney’s Best Bloody Marys, Sydney’s Best Rum Bars, Sydney’s Best Whisky Bars, Sydney’s Best Gin Bars, Sydney’s Best Wine Bars, Top Ten Sydney Small Bars, Another Top Ten Sydney Bars (2013), Sydney’s Best Tequila Bars

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.