Winter Bars In Sydney For Cosy Date Nights

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As the days get shorter and the temperature drops through the floor, it's only natural to have cosy bars with warming cocktails on the mind. If you need some cold-weather inspiration, here is our list of bars that have excellent wintery offerings, perfect for date nights or girls nights out in Sydney.

Barangaroo House Igloos, Barangaroo

For a girls night out with a twist this winter, book your own private igloo and enjoy a hearty cheese fondue accompanied by a selection of warming cocktails. The 2 Barangaroo House rooftop igloos can accommodate up to 10 people and have a minimum spend of $500 ($50 per person between 10 friends). Each booking lasts for 2 hours and offers full table service so there is no need to venture out into the cold. 

For more information, visit their website.

East Village Winter Garden, Darlinghurst

Popping up this winter on the rooftop terrace of Darlinghurst’s East Village is perhaps the most wintery of winter date nights in Sydney! Think mulled wine and cider, cheese fondue and Bavarian currywurst. Inspired by European Christmas markets offering food and drinks from France, Switzerland and Germany, the Winter Garden is open from 5 pm Tuesday to Friday and from 2 pm on weekends. Snuggle up under the twinkling fairy lights for 2-for-1 warming winter cocktails between 5 pm and 7 pm daily. Entry is free but bookings are advised.

For more information, visit their website.

Doss House, The Rocks

While summer date nights in Sydney are all about sitting harbourside with a rosé in hand, winter date nights are all about sipping your favourite red while sharing a cheese platter in an intimate corner of a cosy bar. Doss House screams cosy winter evenings with its comfy sofas and open fireplace. This historic underground bar offers a range of wintery house cocktails and specialises in whiskies — they even have a tasting night so you can narrow down your new go-to tipple. 

For more information, visit their website.

Aprés Ski Bar at Untied, Barangaroo

If you've been dreaming about hitting the slopes, this winter pop-up at Barangaroo’s United could be the perfect date night for you. Partnered with Moët and Chandon, the Aprés Ski Bar will be offering their classic champagne as well as a rosé option, along with some specialty cocktails and bar snacks until the end of August. So, what are you waiting for? Get your Aprés on!

For more information, visit their website.

Acre Eatery Winter Farmhouse, Camperdown

If you haven’t come across Camperdown Common’s Acre Eatery before, this farm-to-plate restaurant serves up the freshest local produce and is sure to be your new favourite spot! This winter they are transforming into a Tuscan Farmhouse and bringing in local free-range farmer, Luke Winder, to work with their chef for 6 weeks, (starting 3 July). There will also be a one-off Italian feast featuring Luke’s free-range produce at $99 per person at 7 pm on the 2 August. Date night, sorted! On every other night, you'll find us hovering around the dessert trolley with 35 traditional Italian sweets!

For more information, visit their website.

Bungalow 8 Winter Woodlands, Kings Street Warf

Running until the end of August, the Alps-inspired ski chalets along the waterfront are one Sydney pop-up bar you won’t want to miss! Ideal for a winter catch up with your gal pals, the cabins can fit up to 8 people and offer 2 food and drinks packages. The drinks are Grey Goose cocktails and the food is hot out of the wood-fired oven. Booking is essential and packages start from $49 per person and include a drink on arrival, smoked hummus dip, a pizza of your choice and s'mores — need we say s'more!

For more information, visit their website.

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