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Grandma's Bar

Grandma's Bar

Cocktail Bar, Bar, and Speakeasy$$$$
Sydney City Center, Sydney
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  • Prang T.
    "(The lemon is eatable) Spare your stomach for jaffles."(6 Tips)
    Mahsa H.
    "The punch is really good! :)"(5 Tips)
    Ryan H.
    "The Pink Pepper Martini is out of this world!"(3 Tips)
    Adrian A.
    "- Try the Mai Tai and Baron Samedi Brew......... thank me later....."(7 Tips)
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  • Mads-Emil L.
    Nice lively mood even on an every day evening. Sub-par cocktails compared to similar priced / styled speakeasies in EU/US.
  • Eylem A.
    Eylem AltuntasFebruary 4
    A very lovely, cozy place. Cocktails are very good. Try Ananas Express
  • Stuart B.
    Stuart BradleyAugust 21, 2016
    Great cocktails. Try their knickerbocker!
  • Jeroen D.
    Jeroen DemuynckMay 12, 2016
    Average tasting, rather small cocktails. Quite expensive though. Slow service.
  • Chandini
    ChandiniMarch 26, 2016
    Flaming mai tai
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HoweMarch 14, 2016
    Loved the vibe in here. Very laid back and not that busy from about 5.30pm-6ish
  • Sancha E.
    Sancha EFebruary 28, 2016
    Great service, small space, great cocktails.
  • George W.
    George WestcottFebruary 5, 2016
    Good vibe and very intimate.
  • Marcus B.
    Marcus BertrandJanuary 25, 2016
    Their mai tai is serious business.
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasJanuary 19, 2016
    Delicious rum cocktails.
  • Mark
    MarkDecember 22, 2015
    Funky little place to go for a drink and can't go there and not have a jaffle
  • Linsey Y.
    Linsey YewDecember 16, 2015
    Quirky little hidden bar with huge selection of cocktails
  • Raúl O.
    Cool place with amazing cocktails!
  • Vicky M.
    Vicky MachinanDecember 1, 2015
    Don't leave without trying a jaffle!
  • Peter P.
    Peter PetrovskiNovember 8, 2015
    Cozy bar good for a weeknight drink.
  • Sneha R.
    Sneha RoySeptember 19, 2015
    Their own home made ginger ale with rum :)
  • Mark R.
    Mark RobinsonAugust 1, 2015
    Mai Thai is the bomb. Friendly staff. Cosy intimate place, definitely a date place. This place needs a bigger sign post!
  • Joy L.
    Joy Ludwig-McnuttJuly 23, 2015
    Cozy cellar bar serving fun cocktails like a passion fruit martini.
  • Elliot C.
    Elliot ChanceMay 14, 2015
    Cool cocktail bar somewhat hidden. The staff were friendly.
  • Omri K.
    Omri KlApril 27, 2015
    A fun rum themed bar! Very friendly staff!
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Tiki tiki. The old mai tai taken to another level and the presentation probably warrants an entrance free. Nicest bar staff in Sydney too.
  • GAry W.
    GAry WongFebruary 24, 2015
    Nice vibe, strong cocktail!
  • GAry W.
    GAry WongFebruary 22, 2015
    Groovy music, nice vibe. Had the made man cocktail! Strong!
  • Prang T.
    Prang TantivejakulFebruary 17, 2015
    "Well thymed" will blow your mind. (The lemon is eatable) Spare your stomach for jaffles. They're ever better than my mom's cooking. Nice & friendly staffs.
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiJanuary 21, 2015
    You get the feel as if your visiting your grandmas house and she's serving up drinks, great spot!
  • John B.
    John BoothJanuary 17, 2015
    Great for a late night drink, friendly staff and you have to try the mai Thai for a little bit of cocktail theatre.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ConradJanuary 5, 2015
    Friendly and fun staff. Be sure to order the jaffles.
  • Manuel Z.
    Manuel ZimmerliNovember 8, 2014
    Drinks on fire!!
  • Chung H.
    Chung HoOctober 3, 2014
    Great little bar with delicious cocktails. Laid back and good for an easy night with friends.
  • Flemy Y.
    Flemy YemiOctober 2, 2014
    Great service and relaxing live music
  • werner s.
    werner schwabeSeptember 14, 2014
    Relaxed alternative bar.
  • Ruben Garcia M.
    Ruben Garcia MohedanoAugust 20, 2014
    Hidden gem
  • Andre S.
    Andre SAugust 16, 2014
    Great place! Come here on a Monday and have a chat with the owners. They're super friendly. The jaffles are super cool and the interior is quirky.
  • Fran C.
    Fran CormackAugust 7, 2014
    Great cocktails
  • James W.
    James WilsonAugust 7, 2014
    Wonderful selection of cocktails each with a puntastic name. Bar staff are all lovely and even do table service!
  • Frank F.
    Frank FrostMay 13, 2014
    The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club & Passionfruit Cosmo - yum
  • Sebastian O.
    Sebastian OstmanFebruary 28, 2014
    Don't touch the Nuclear Daquari. Lives up to its name, and WILL destroy you.
  • BarChick
    BarChickAugust 19, 2013
    Get yourself a Corpse Reviver Blue containing absinthe, gin, lemon, blue curacao finished off with a dayglo mermaid accessory floating on the glass. http://barchick.com/find-a-bar/sydney/grandmas-bar
  • Iain D.
    Iain DarrochJune 22, 2013
    Cool little place. Nice to have a bar with a bit of character in the CBD.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MesmeriMarch 17, 2013
    One of the best whiskey sours in Sydney.
  • Jarryd M.
    Jarryd MenezesFebruary 21, 2013
    Look out for the fender music ship. Head downstairs. If you come across the deer head, you are in the right place. Prepare to be mind blown!
  • Heiko W.
    Heiko WaechterJanuary 17, 2013
    The Jasmine and Elderflower Collins is very refreshing!
  • Ciarán N.
    Ciarán NorrisNovember 17, 2012
    Try the dark and stormy
  • Erin W.
    Erin WhittakerMay 17, 2012
    Love this place. You must go.
  • Mel H.
    Mel HMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their espresso martinis beat any I've ever had.
  • Michael N.
    Michael NienaberMarch 9, 2012
    Old fashioned baby!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DillonFebruary 29, 2012
    The cocktails are amazing
  • beijing g.
    beijing gothFebruary 9, 2012
    These stairwells..
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HarrisFebruary 2, 2012
    The Pink Pepper Martini is out of this world! Seriously, the best cocktail I've had in Sydney! Better than Blue Hotel, and that's saying something...
  • Sheree J.
    Sheree JosephDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pink pepper martini. Fogcutter. Amaretto sour. Grandma's is my second home. Love this place and the wonderful guys who work here.
  • Sydney F.
    Sydney FestivalDecember 2, 2011
    Be sure to swing past Grandma's Bar and grab their "The Ginger Ninja" Big Night Out cocktail - its exhilarating, spiced and bitter...just like Grandma!
  • Jugernauts G.
    Jugernauts Go!November 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone should get the ultimate mai tai
  • viktor g.
    viktor glemmeNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Small Bar
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Winner of best small bar | Shortlisted for best new bar - TimeOut Sydney Bar Awards 2012 Read more
  • Jarrod M.
    Jarrod MillerAugust 8, 2011
    Small bar so get in early to secure a seat. Great cocktails. Read more
  • Scott D.
    Scott DrummondAugust 3, 2011
    The Nuclear Daiquiri was recommended to me by a friend and I can say without reservation it is AWESOME. Try it - you might like it!
  • Adrian A.
    Adrian ArumugamJuly 31, 2011
    New stomping ground for cocktails! - Try the Mai Tai and Baron Samedi Brew......... thank me later.....
  • Courtney T.
    Courtney TightJuly 20, 2011
    the jaffles are super!
  • Hendy O.
    Hendy OngkodjojoJune 16, 2011
    Hemmingway daiquiri; don't be fooled by its girly looks, this drink packs a punch!!
  • Jess N.
    Jess NicholsJune 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hug Lewis :)
  • Graham L.
    Graham LJune 4, 2011
    Ask nicely and Fuz will buy you a drink.
  • Little C.
    Little CMay 7, 2011
    The friendliest bar in all of Sydneytown!
  • Just Jes ..
    Just Jes .April 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bar in Sydney. Tied with Grasshopper.
  • Mahsa H.
    Mahsa HMarch 31, 2011
    The punch is really good! :)
  • Beth C.
    Beth CheungMarch 5, 2011
    The colada neuva is absolutely delicious!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TanFebruary 24, 2011
    Try the house pinot noir!
  • Jane
    JaneFebruary 24, 2011
    Comes with doilys and crocheted blankets. But if only my grandma makes me drinks like these guys.
  • Craig M.
    Craig MackFebruary 10, 2011
    Dark Rum lovers...the Treacle is the way to go!
  • Niel I.
    Niel IsdaleFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Like Mai Tai's? Try the Ultimate Mai Tai! It will "Light Up" your day!
  • Jess N.
    Jess NicholsFebruary 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The punch mugs were imported from England!
  • c0uP
    c0uPJanuary 20, 2011
    The Nuclear Daiquiri [overproof rum, green chartreuse and god knows what else] packs quite the punch!
  • Ange L.
    Ange LavoipierreJanuary 14, 2011
    $14 punch in a mug. Yes.
  • Niel I.
    Niel IsdaleDecember 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    You MUST try the Pink Pepper Martini!!!!
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