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The Grasshopper

Cocktail Bar and Speakeasy · Sydney City Center
1 Temperance Ln., Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • None
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 86 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    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)
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53 tips and reviews.

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  • cocktails
  • jam jars
  • steak
  • wine
  • off-menu items
  • oysters
  • Fernet Branca
  • bone marrow
  • sake
  • pork belly
  • authentic
  • trendy
  • gin
  • films
  • beer
  • friendly staff
  • marmalade
  • Merlot
  • spicy drinks
  • fusion cuisine
  • Joel S.

    The cocktail size is still a small pour.

    Joel Savitzky · February 25
  • Jake A.

    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.

    Jake Araullo · January 8
  • Sorin C.

    Good, tasty & flavoriah fusion cuisine. Still a bit expensive.

    Sorin Ciocan · October 14, 2014
  • Kylie J.

    Cute but not my thing. They've missed the mark in getting the right balance of back-alley quirk with polish

    Kylie Jay · October 3, 2014
  • 阿欣

    Change of chef. No more pepper steak. Diu.

    阿欣 · May 5, 2014
  • Nick B.

    Why is serving drinks in jam jars such an attraction?? It's a gimmick! Over priced BS. Trying to be Melbourne but failing.

    Nick Birch · October 4, 2013
  • Lawrence P.

    Must agree, the pepper steak is pretty awesome. Just do it.

    Lawrence Pelletier · September 23, 2013
  • Cindy H.

    The Sydney Rock oyster is served absolutely fresh & in well deserved treatment. The onion vinaigrette is generous. Yummm with a glass of champagne

    Cindy Hung · September 13, 2013
  • Cindy H.

    steak au poivre

    Cindy Hung · September 13, 2013
  • Diana W.

    Board game idea is nice.

    Diana W · August 27, 2013
  • BarChick

    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.

    BarChick · August 19, 2013
  • Mark M.

    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.

    Mark Morsi · June 19, 2013
  • Ian B.

    Omg. Number 9 is awesome, not on the menu now, but just ask for it!

    Ian Baxter · February 16, 2013
  • Becherovka Voyager

    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.

    Becherovka Voyager · January 12, 2013
  • Humphrey

    Incredible dinner must have pork belly, oysters and dessert platter. Great service as well! :)

    Humphrey · November 17, 2012
  • Katie L.

    Lovely place. Owner was helpful and friendly when I was trying to seek help to find a drunk friend. Would definitely come back!

    Katie L · September 1, 2012
  • Asako S.

    love the atmosphere! but warning for lovers of a dirty martini, olives are small and non-pitted... was a bit disappointing

    Asako Sophia · June 11, 2012
  • 高手놀리밑™

    #57 if you like spicy drinks (Bloody Mary and Sake)

    高手놀리밑™ · June 9, 2012
  • 高手놀리밑™

    Power sockets available here for charging your phone :D

    高手놀리밑™ · June 9, 2012
  • Andy K.

    Fernet Branca get addicted ask at the bar !!!

    Andy Kerrsmith · June 1, 2012
  • Caroline R.

    #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.

    Caroline Reginato · April 19, 2012
  • Mark K.

    Great bar, great cocktails, great staff, great location - because you won't find it this bar remains my secret!

    Mark Kehoe · February 23, 2012
  • James T.

    Watch for closing times. We got here 10.30pm on a Saturday and it was closed

    James Tran · February 11, 2012
  • 希冰

    No reception downstairs :(

    希冰 · February 3, 2012
  • Mr L.

    Fav bar lately, getting busier. Reminds me of jaguar shoes. Stay cool grasshopper

    Mr Leopard · December 13, 2011
  • Priscilla L.

    They stock cigars here!

    Priscilla Lee · October 26, 2011
  • Nova A.

    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 ...

    Nova Arnachellum · September 23, 2011
  • Jarrod M.

    Ask for the Sake Gimlet. It's not on the menu any more and it's spectacular!

    Jarrod Miller · August 17, 2011
  • Joy X.

    One of the coolest spots within the CBD for an after-work drink or meal. Very Melbourne.

    Joy Xuan · August 16, 2011
  • 高手놀리밑™

    "Go somewhere else if you want to drink beer" as quoted by @GrasshopperBar on twitter Read more

    高手놀리밑™ · August 7, 2011
  • Howard T.

    Order the steak au poivre, it's on the specials board but has been on there for over a year, for good reason.

    Howard T · August 4, 2011
  • Moolie L.

    The bartenders are miserable assholes....

    Moolie Lee · July 8, 2011
  • Hendy O.

    #22 is not bad, #29 is great! Not a fan of #24!!

    Hendy Ongkodjojo · July 1, 2011
  • Virginia G.

    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

    Virginia Gordon · June 20, 2011
  • Mooksy ♔.

    Do not order cocktail #24

    Mooksy ♔ · June 19, 2011
  • Jessica H.

    Great venue, great cocktails, VILE staff.

    Jessica Huf · June 12, 2011
  • Virginia G.

    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"

    Virginia Gordon · June 11, 2011
  • Liana Z.

    Cocktail #19. Yum!

    Liana Z · November 17, 2010
  • Pierre

    Love how I just need to ask for a beer but not say what type.

    Pierre · November 5, 2010
  • Carla K.

    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!

    Carla Kuipers · November 3, 2010
  • Carrie C.

    Great vibe with cocktails in jam jars. Start with cocktail No. 8 and must try steak poivre omg droool I want another one!

    Carrie C · October 22, 2010
  • TimeOut Sydney

    Vote for Grasshopper in Time Out's Bar Awards - People's Choice Read more

    TimeOut Sydney · September 28, 2010
  • Ngaire S.

    Finally a cheese platter that has enough crackers and bread!

    Ngaire Stevens · September 8, 2010
  • Sam P.

    Drink cocktail #3 if you feel a tiger hunt coming on.

    Sam Penny · September 3, 2010
  • Max B.

    Great bar for a post work drink. Great vibe and decor. Make sure you get there early as it gets packed!

    Max B · September 1, 2010
  • tueynguyen

    melbournian wine bar feel but in sydney. the steak au poivre in the upstairs restaurant is a must!

    tueynguyen · August 12, 2010
  • Dion C.

    There's more to a new bar than nice decor, rude staff and too many rules

    Dion Carnell · August 6, 2010
  • Jen N.

    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 :)

    Jen Ngu · August 5, 2010
  • Lee L.

    Cocktails in Jam jams... Read more

    Lee Liversedge · July 23, 2010
  • Nicole L.

    Go to grasshopper - g&ts out of glass jars. Great cocktail menu. Packed on a Friday.

    Nicole Lam · June 24, 2010

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