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Top10 Top 10 Places for a Girls Night Out in Sydney

From sunlit rooftop bars overlooking the harbour to cosy cocktail bars nestled in city laneways, get ready to explore our top 10 places for a girls night out in Sydney.
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Forty-seven floors above Sydney is one of Sydney’s best bars offering sweeping views of the city, harbour and beyond. O Bar is Sydney's loftiest landmark, but with neighbourhood warmth. While the world's best panoramas roll by, friends and colleagues gather at the fabulous bar to enjoy shared plates and creative cocktails. Dazzling and intimate; buzzing but private; hedonistic yet healthy.
Inspired by the grand plantation architecture of Cuba, and mixed with the lux yet playful modern vintage hotels of the 1950’s Miami, Hyde Hacienda Sydney is a botanical oasis overlooking Sydney’s iconic Harbour in Circular Quay. Discover Hyde Hacienda Sydney’s seductive signature cocktail and premium beverage menu, while tantalising your taste buds with a variety of mouth-watering South American inspired eats designed to share.
If you are looking for a Sydney rooftop bar with a wow factor, make a visit to Zephyr Bar, located at the luxe Hyatt Regency on Sussex Street. Oozing with elegance, class and charm, Zephyr Bar is all round impressive, designed with chic light grey furnishings against a Sydney city skyline.
Maybe Sammy is a serious cocktail bar on Harrington Street in the Rocks. A throw back to old school Las Vegas, the bartenders don pale pink dinner jackets and the drinks are named after iconic locations on the Vegas strip. Fun aside, Maybe Sammy’s reputation is thanks to the group’s creative director, Andrea Gualdi, who took out the 2017 Australian Bartender Of The Year award at the Diageo Reserve World Class Competition.
With unrivalled harbour and city skyline views, Smoke is the ritzy rooftop bar at the top of Barangaroo House, from Matt Moran and the Solotel Group. With over 50 cocktails on the menu, including all the classics plus a bevvy of Smoke specialities, alongside a refined wine list with expert sommeliers to hand. The menu is a far cry from classic bar food with dishes created with flair.
Junk Lounge boasts an enviable position on Level 2 of the refurbished Overseas Passenger Terminal overlooking Circular Quay. Think innovative Asian inspired cocktails using Asian herbs, spices and fruits mixed by some of Sydney’ best bartenders and a good choice of wines by the glass. The menu includes freshly made Asian street foodserved tapas style - perfect for sharing, with more substantial mains like the popular Hainanese chicken on the menu.
With views over Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour (from their marble bar), Mexican restaurant Bar Patron has quickly developed an impressive reputation. From Neil Perry’s Rockpool group, Bar Patron taps into our current dining market where you can blow your weekly wage in one night or happily enjoy a cheap and cheerful Mexican feast with the girls. Tequila fanatics will have a keen eye on the Patron Gran Burdeos which is used to make the lauded Millionaire’s Margarita (just a cool $100 a glass).
The Glenmore proves pub-goers don't have to be drinking in a candle-lit den to be honouring the past. A cocktail bar graces the first floor but the rooftop bar remains the star attraction, with spectacular views of Circular Quay and a retractable roof so patrons needn't mind the weather. On the menu is high-end pub grub, a decent list of on-tap and bottled beers, plus wines, spirits and cocktails.
With Sydney's York Street basements slowly filling up, it was only a matter of time before bar owners started looking upwards. The Rook, is a knock-out, proving to be popular after-work drinks and party destination. With its elevator access only policy and a food menu that offers half a lobster or burgers, the team are trying to keep things creative. Come and explore one of Sydney's favourite hidden rooftops.
On an unassuming stretch of York Street down by Wynyard, Uncle Ming's is concealed below the Roman Daniel's suit shop. Step inside and be whisked away to 1920's Shanghai where deep scarlet walls, lacquered framework parapets and retro furnishings set the speakeasy vibe.