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The Grasshopper

(Now Closed)
Cocktail Bar and Speakeasy
Sydney City Center, Sydney
  • Carrie C.
    "Great vibe with cocktails in jam jars."(3 Tips)
    "the steak au poivre in the upstairs restaurant is a must!"(3 Tips)
    Lee L.
    "Cocktails in Jam jams..."(2 Tips)
    Ian B.
    "Omg. Number 9 is awesome, not on the menu now, but just ask for it!"(2 Tips)
54 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • jam jars
  • steak
  • wine
  • off-menu items
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  • Becherovka Voyager
    Becherovka VoyagerJanuary 12, 2013
    One of very first, if not the first "propper lane way" bars in Sydney, what makes this place iconic. Quirky, individual and humorous space with amazing food, organic wines and friendly cocktails.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJune 20, 2011
    Love this bar, ask for Ben to nake your cocktail - he will spoil you totally, just name your spirit and he creates the perfect drinks. Great friendly staff, lot of fun, they know their cocktails
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HungSeptember 13, 2013
    The Sydney Rock oyster is served absolutely fresh & in well deserved treatment. The onion vinaigrette is generous. Yummm with a glass of champagne
  • BarChick
    BarChickAugust 19, 2013
    Choose a random number like a Chinese takeaway menu as drinks are numbered, not named. So we went for a (Lucky) no. 7 and (Love Potion) no.9.
  • Caroline R.
    Caroline ReginatoApril 19, 2012
    #46 cocktail made with marmalade and sloe gin is amazing. Just be sure to drink it while its still cold or else the awesome factor is greatly reduced.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SullivanApril 11, 2010
    This is an amazing Lane-way Wine Bar. What makes it unique are the drinking glasses.Drinks are served in old Honey,jam and condiment jars. Get There.
  • Jen N.
    Jen NguAugust 5, 2010
    Awesome little restaurant and bar hidden in the city. Must try the steak special with bone marrow. The best steak i've ever had. As of now :)
  • Katie L.
    Katie LSeptember 1, 2012
    Lovely place. Owner was helpful and friendly when I was trying to seek help to find a drunk friend. Would definitely come back!
  • Carla K.
    Carla KuipersNovember 3, 2010
    Cocktails go by numbers. Try your luck with a random pick or play it safe with a number 19. Most other cocktails cone in jars. Try 14!
  • Carrie C.
    Carrie COctober 22, 2010
    Great vibe with cocktails in jam jars. Start with cocktail No. 8 and must try steak poivre omg droool I want another one!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MorsiJune 19, 2013
    Cocktail selection is a bit fruity for my taste and they lack the good spirits in the bar. But really nice atmosphere and friendly staff.
  • Howard T.
    Howard TAugust 4, 2011
    Order the steak au poivre, it's on the specials board but has been on there for over a year, for good reason.
  • Max B.
    Max BSeptember 1, 2010
    Great bar for a post work drink. Great vibe and decor. Make sure you get there early as it gets packed!
  • Mark K.
    Mark KehoeFebruary 23, 2012
    Great bar, great cocktails, great staff, great location - because you won't find it this bar remains my secret!
  • tueynguyen
    tueynguyenAugust 12, 2010
    melbournian wine bar feel but in sydney. the steak au poivre in the upstairs restaurant is a must!
  • Joy X.
    Joy XuanAugust 16, 2011
    One of the coolest spots within the CBD for an after-work drink or meal. Very Melbourne.
  • Kerry W.
    Kerry Weng5 days ago
    Quality has dropped significantly. Not sure about this asian fusion, I can buy this Chinese chorizo from supermarket and charge 5x more! 😅
  • Humphrey
    HumphreyNovember 17, 2012
    Incredible dinner must have pork belly, oysters and dessert platter. Great service as well! :)
  • Joel S.
    Joel SavitzkyFebruary 25, 2015
    The cocktail size is still a small pour.
  • Ian B.
    Ian BaxterFebruary 16, 2013
    Omg. Number 9 is awesome, not on the menu now, but just ask for it!
  • Lawrence P.
    Lawrence PelletierSeptember 23, 2013
    Must agree, the pepper steak is pretty awesome. Just do it.
  • Shirleen W.
    Foods are quite salty, dries out tongue. I think the good one is the appetizer of eggplant and tofu.
  • Asako S.
    Asako SophiaJune 11, 2012
    love the atmosphere! but warning for lovers of a dirty martini, olives are small and non-pitted... was a bit disappointing
  • Adnan K.
    Adnan KhanApril 15, 2010
    yes the lamb is a must. Also the nocton merlot is awesome.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJune 11, 2011
    Great this bar is the festival lounge for the Sydney Film Festival which vibes the fest up. Filmmaker mate tells me "jam jars are the new black"
  • Sorin C.
    Sorin CiocanOctober 14, 2014
    Good, tasty & flavoriah fusion cuisine. Still a bit expensive.
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LamJune 24, 2010
    Go to grasshopper - g&ts out of glass jars. Great cocktail menu. Packed on a Friday.
  • Kylie J.
    Kylie JayOctober 3, 2014
    Cute but not my thing. They've missed the mark in getting the right balance of back-alley quirk with polish
  • Jake A.
    Jake AraulloJanuary 8, 2015
    Holy crap the entrees are so small. I could eat more as a pre-morning tea snack to tie me over after a late breakfast.
  • Jarrod M.
    Jarrod MillerAugust 17, 2011
    Ask for the Sake Gimlet. It's not on the menu any more and it's spectacular!
  • Amanda
    AmandaApril 9, 2010
    The Lamb is absolutely melt in your mouth delightful!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HufJune 12, 2011
    Great venue, great cocktails, VILE staff.
  • Nova A.
    Nova ArnachellumSeptember 23, 2011
    Bad chef tonight maybe .. Over cooked pork, fatty lamb & over cooked fish & French beans - free dessert offered as compensation - though not asked if we were planning to have dessert ...
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™June 9, 2012
    Power sockets available here for charging your phone :D
  • Ngaire S.
    Ngaire StevensSeptember 8, 2010
    Finally a cheese platter that has enough crackers and bread!
  • Mr L.
    Mr LeopardDecember 13, 2011
    Fav bar lately, getting busier. Reminds me of jaguar shoes. Stay cool grasshopper
  • Andy K.
    Andy KerrsmithJune 1, 2012
    Fernet Branca get addicted ask at the bar !!!
  • Pierre
    PierreNovember 5, 2010
    Love how I just need to ask for a beer but not say what type.
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HungSeptember 13, 2013
    steak au poivre
  • Sam P.
    Sam PennySeptember 3, 2010
    Drink cocktail #3 if you feel a tiger hunt coming on.
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™June 9, 2012
    #57 if you like spicy drinks (Bloody Mary and Sake)
  • Hendy O.
    Hendy OngkodjojoJuly 1, 2011
    #22 is not bad, #29 is great! Not a fan of #24!!
  • James T.
    James TranFebruary 11, 2012
    Watch for closing times. We got here 10.30pm on a Saturday and it was closed
  • Dion C.
    Dion CarnellAugust 6, 2010
    There's more to a new bar than nice decor, rude staff and too many rules
  • 阿欣
    阿欣May 5, 2014
    Change of chef. No more pepper steak. Diu.
  • Liana Z.
    Liana ZNovember 17, 2010
    Cocktail #19. Yum!
  • Lee L.
    Lee LiversedgeJuly 23, 2010
    Cocktails in Jam jams... Read more
  • TimeOut Sydney
    TimeOut SydneySeptember 28, 2010
    Vote for Grasshopper in Time Out's Bar Awards - People's Choice Read more
  • Priscilla L.
    Priscilla LeeOctober 26, 2011
    They stock cigars here!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BirchOctober 4, 2013
    Why is serving drinks in jam jars such an attraction?? It's a gimmick! Over priced BS. Trying to be Melbourne but failing.
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