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Eau De Vie

Lounge, Wine Bar, and Cocktail Bar
  • Jordan S.
    "Order an 'Old Fashioned' with Zacapa Rum."(2 Tips)
    Jackie M.
    "his award winning Bloomsbury Bitter"(3 Tips)
    Mike W.
    "Great place with a speakeasy vibe."(4 Tips)
    Nash T.
    "Brilliant staff & cosy vibe.The Hendricks Martini is a must."(5 Tips)
60 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • whiskey
  • martinis
  • zacapa
  • bloomsbury bitter
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  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AtkinsonFebruary 29
    Amazing 1920's bar! Great craft drinks.
  • Chris
    ChrisJanuary 8
    Cocktails are amazing and inventive. The smokey Rob Roy is literally smoked.
  • Joris
    JorisJanuary 4
    Fantastic whisky selection, especially Scotch. Appropriately served in Glencairn glassware and with a dropper of distilled water.
  • Vicky M.
    Vicky MachinanNovember 21, 2015
    Live jazz on some week days
  • Peter L.
    Peter LinJune 26, 2015
    Ambience, cosy,
  • Jason D.
    Jason DennyMarch 13, 2015
    Like 3,000 different whiskeys to select from. Also order the charcuterie with your drinks. Feels like a NYC speakeasy.
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HungJanuary 3, 2015
    Cocktails are generally good though can be unstable recently with the new intro to the retro flavours. It's currently a bit too funky for my liking. Expresso martini with whipped cream on top???!!
  • Sophie A.
    Sophie AndersonJanuary 2, 2015
    pretentious bar staff. First and last time there.
  • Peter R.
    Peter ROctober 25, 2014
    Everything is good
  • Kylie J.
    Kylie JayOctober 3, 2014
    Tucked away little speakeasy. Closes a little early for what it is, though
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SandbergAugust 9, 2014
    Amazing cocktails, that are actually worth the Sydney cocktail price.
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 2, 2014
    Good nightlife place. A must-try !
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HatfieldJanuary 16, 2014
    Nice bar, good selection, helpful staff
  • BarChick
    BarChickAugust 19, 2013
    Eau de Vie is a bartender’s bar, with classic drinks, rare spirits and some of the best damn drinks in Sydney.
  • c0uP
    c0uPJune 18, 2013
    The Blazer is always in season, but particularly good as a winter nightcap. Also, they do a Rye and Gosling's; not as dreamy as its namesake.
  • Becherovka Voyager
    Becherovka VoyagerJanuary 12, 2013
    There is no more awards in the world that this slick joint did not collect. Great drinks, sharply run operations - we wish them long time living.
  • J C.
    J CSeptember 29, 2012
    The man on fire is excellent
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HSeptember 18, 2012
    Their Moscow Mules are fantastic with fresh ginger juice.
  • Kath R.
    Kath RussellJuly 6, 2012
    Ppl milling around, lost, out the front check in here. Superb food, exquisite cocktails - try hot zapaca blazer! - delicious speakeasy atmospere
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SimFebruary 27, 2012
    Order an 'Old Fashioned' with Zacapa Rum. You won't regret it.
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonDecember 2, 2011
    Broody and luxe, this connoiseur's bar houses a unique collection of antique cocktail accessories. Play the part: sip champagne from Marie Antoinette glasses and Negronis from cut crystal tumblers.
  • Mooksy ♔.
    Mooksy ♔November 13, 2011
    I miss the yuzu mule :(
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimOctober 28, 2011
    Winner of bar of the year (main award) | Shortlisted for best cocktail bar - TimeOut Sydney Bar Awards 2012 Read more
  • Nick R.
    Nick RinaldiSeptember 24, 2011
    An understated exterior conceals one of the most atmospheric bars around, while it is on the pricey side, the presentations are some of the best in the world.
  • Stephenie R.
    Stephenie RodriguezSeptember 13, 2011
    Avoid this place on Tuesday. The waitress is a real cow!
  • Nash T.
    Nash TSeptember 8, 2011
    Does not get better than this. Brilliant staff & cosy vibe.The Hendricks Martini is a must.
  • Ingrid T.
    Ingrid ThorpeAugust 29, 2011
    Fab cocktails and cute bartenders ;)
  • Jesper J.
    Jesper JensenAugust 18, 2011
    Best cocktail bar in Australia. Finally Australians is catching up! Thank you Eau-de-Vie!!!
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca TynanAugust 13, 2011
    Ask for a not sweet St Germaine cocktail and be transported to .... Place of your dreams!
  • Jarrod M.
    Jarrod MillerAugust 8, 2011
    You MUST try The Noble Experiment (Martini) Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WylieAugust 4, 2011
    Great place with a speakeasy vibe.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WylieAugust 2, 2011
    Just voted the best cocktail bar in the world!
  • Stephenie R.
    Stephenie RodriguezJuly 31, 2011
    Look for Handsome Phil, the coolest bartender in Sydney. I'm a fan!
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie McMillanJuly 11, 2011
    It might not be kosher, but they make a beery good cocktail! Ask Luke Redington for a Bloomsbury Bitter. He makes it using a beer syrup he whips up using Knappstein’s lovely lager. Read more
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaranowJune 12, 2011
    Be amazed at the selection of spirits, cocktails and skills!
  • Elif D.
    Elif DururMay 31, 2011
    Serious the cocktails here were a rip off, and tasted horrid. Maybe we went on a day with a shitty bar tender, but expected more from a place with such good reviews?
  • AskMen
    AskMenMay 5, 2011
    If Luke is working, ask to try his own "Bloomsbury Bitters" cocktail. It's as close to beer as a cocktail comes - even more manly than the James Bond favorite, the martini. Read more
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie McMillanFebruary 16, 2011
    Ask Luke Redlington to make you his award winning Bloomsbury Bitter - a cocktail that drinks like a beer!
  • Oliver B.
    Oliver BassettJanuary 18, 2011
    One of the best cocktail bars in Sydney and also one of the best Whisky selections.
  • Denea G.
    Denea GourmetRabbitDecember 19, 2010
    One of Sydney's best cocktail bars. Ask the bartender to make you his favorite or sift through the menu of staff signature drinks and fancy classics. Either way you'll be back
  • Amie
    AmieNovember 12, 2010
    Do these guys do cocktails! Engaging, helpful table service, creative drinks made by connoisseurs plus a New York feel make this underground lounge a winner. Spotted a serious whiskey selection too!
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LNovember 12, 2010
    Great little hidden bar. Just leave it up to the bartenders if you can't decide :)
  • TimeOut Sydney
    TimeOut SydneySeptember 28, 2010
    Vote for Eau de Vie in Time Out's Bar Awards - People's Choice Read more
  • Mooksy ♔.
    Mooksy ♔September 27, 2010
    mesha or meesha is the best ladies's cocktail around...
  • May L.
    May LeeSeptember 18, 2010
    Best chicken liver parfait ever!! With warm toasted bread...mmmm
  • TimeOut Sydney
    TimeOut SydneyJuly 15, 2010
    Try the seemingly-innocuous-yet-deadly East Side Peach (poached peaches, pink grapefruit and lime juice, mint, gin). Read more
  • Jess N.
    Jess NicholsMay 25, 2010
    Ask Luke to make you cocktails - he is amazing!
  • Mandi B.
    Mandi BatesonMarch 14, 2010
    The bartenders are as delicious as the cocktails! Take a group so you can try the cocktails to share
  • Jasmine C.
    Jasmine CookFebruary 20, 2010
    Try the cocktail made with muscat and cream - more like a dessert than a cocktail but does the job all the same. Delicious!
  • Sebastian
    SebastianFebruary 19, 2010
    This 'new' bar is the latest tenant of the excellent hidey-hole at the back of the Kirketon. No queue and *superb* maitre d'. Place really needs table service. Some bar staff stuffy and wait is long.
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