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Eau De Vie

Lounge, Wine Bar, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
  • Mike W.
    "Great place with a speakeasy vibe."(6 Tips)
    Jordan S.
    "Order an 'Old Fashioned' with Zacapa Rum."(2 Tips)
    Jackie M.
    "Ask Luke Redington for a Bloomsbury Bitter."(3 Tips)
    Nash T.
    "Brilliant staff & cosy vibe.The Hendricks Martini is a must."(5 Tips)
64 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • whiskey
  • martinis
  • zacapa
  • bloomsbury bitter
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  • Sebastien M.
    Sebastien M3 weeks ago
    Very cool speakeasy. Great choices on the menu. Select based on the bartender who's there at the time or ask the lovely hostess for a suggestion. Not much to eat here but drinks were top!
  • 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.
  • 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???!!
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Joris
    JorisJanuary 4, 2016
    Fantastic whisky selection, especially Scotch. Appropriately served in Glencairn glassware and with a dropper of distilled water.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Miguel Ángel P.
    Miguel Ángel PerezAugust 2, 2016
    Excellent atmosphere and superb cocktail menu!! Although expensive
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HatfieldJanuary 16, 2014
    Nice bar, good selection, helpful staff
  • Nash T.
    Nash TSeptember 8, 2011
    Does not get better than this. Brilliant staff & cosy vibe.The Hendricks Martini is a must.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ConnellyDecember 17, 2016
    Good cocktails. Can get packed and loud, standing room only. Would argue it's not much of a speakeasy.
  • Chris
    ChrisJanuary 8, 2016
    Cocktails are amazing and inventive. The smokey Rob Roy is literally smoked.
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca TynanAugust 13, 2011
    Ask for a not sweet St Germaine cocktail and be transported to .... Place of your dreams!
  • 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
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HSeptember 18, 2012
    Their Moscow Mules are fantastic with fresh ginger juice.
  • Oliver B.
    Oliver BassettJanuary 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    One of the best cocktail bars in Sydney and also one of the best Whisky selections.
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SandbergAugust 9, 2014
    Amazing cocktails, that are actually worth the Sydney cocktail price.
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AtkinsonFebruary 29, 2016
    Amazing 1920's bar! Great craft drinks.
  • Kylie J.
    Kylie JayOctober 3, 2014
    Tucked away little speakeasy. Closes a little early for what it is, though
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SimFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order an 'Old Fashioned' with Zacapa Rum. You won't regret it.
  • 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!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaranowJune 12, 2011
    Be amazed at the selection of spirits, cocktails and skills!
  • 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
  • Stephenie R.
    Stephenie RodriguezJuly 31, 2011
    Look for Handsome Phil, the coolest bartender in Sydney. I'm a fan!
  • Peter R.
    Peter ROctober 25, 2014
    Everything is good
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LNovember 12, 2010
    Great little hidden bar. Just leave it up to the bartenders if you can't decide :)
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie McMillanFebruary 16, 2011
    Ask Luke Redlington to make you his award winning Bloomsbury Bitter - a cocktail that drinks like a beer!
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 2, 2014
    Good nightlife place. A must-try !
  • 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
  • Jesper J.
    Jesper JensenAugust 18, 2011
    Best cocktail bar in Australia. Finally Australians is catching up! Thank you Eau-de-Vie!!!
  • May L.
    May LeeSeptember 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best chicken liver parfait ever!! With warm toasted bread...mmmm
  • Vicky M.
    Vicky MachinanNovember 21, 2015
    Live jazz on some week days
  • Mike W.
    Mike WylieAugust 4, 2011
    Great place with a speakeasy vibe.
  • Jag
    JagOctober 17, 2016
    Great cocktails!
  • Jarrod M.
    Jarrod MillerAugust 8, 2011
    You MUST try The Noble Experiment (Martini) Read more
  • J C.
    J CSeptember 29, 2012
    The man on fire is excellent
  • Peter L.
    Peter LinJune 26, 2015
    Ambience, cosy,
  • Mike W.
    Mike WylieAugust 2, 2011
    Just voted the best cocktail bar in the world!
  • ELY の.
    ELY のりJuly 13, 2013
    best cocktails in town!
  • Stephen M
    Stephen MMay 14, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Go for the Mule 😉
  • Rachael C.
    Rachael CurrieJanuary 12, 2013
    Martinis are a winner.
  • Ingrid T.
    Ingrid ThorpeAugust 29, 2011
    Fab cocktails and cute bartenders ;)
  • 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?
  • Mooksy ♔.
    Mooksy ♔September 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    mesha or meesha is the best ladies's cocktail around...
  • Mooksy ♔.
    Mooksy ♔November 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I miss the yuzu mule :(
  • Jess N.
    Jess NicholsMay 25, 2010
    Ask Luke to make you cocktails - he is amazing!
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WallisJune 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Zacapa Old Fashioned. Outstanding.
  • TimeOut Sydney
    TimeOut SydneySeptember 28, 2010
    Vote for Eau de Vie in Time Out's Bar Awards - People's Choice Read more
  • viktor g.
    viktor glemmeNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bar of the Year
  • Steve H.
    Steve HopkinsJuly 15, 2013
  • Mooksy ♔.
    Mooksy ♔November 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The new kitchen stinks
  • Stephenie R.
    Stephenie RodriguezSeptember 13, 2011
    Avoid this place on Tuesday. The waitress is a real cow!
  • Sophie A.
    Sophie AndersonJanuary 2, 2015
    pretentious bar staff. First and last time there.
  • Simon A.
    Simon ArmourJuly 6, 2010
    Book in for a drink. It's rad.
  • Ben S.
    Ben ShipleyFebruary 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Barry
  • John D.
    John DobbinAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
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