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The Grasshopper

(Now Closed)
Cocktail Bar and Speakeasy$$$$
Sydney City Center, Sydney
54 Tips and reviews
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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.
  • 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
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJune 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Katie L.
    Katie LSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely place. Owner was helpful and friendly when I was trying to seek help to find a drunk friend. Would definitely come back!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Humphrey
    HumphreyNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Incredible dinner must have pork belly, oysters and dessert platter. Great service as well! :)
  • 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.
  • Joy X.
    Joy XuanAugust 16, 2011
    One of the coolest spots within the CBD for an after-work drink or meal. Very Melbourne.
  • Joel S.
    Joel SavitzkyFebruary 25, 2015
    The cocktail size is still a small pour.
  • Lawrence P.
    Lawrence PelletierSeptember 23, 2013
    Must agree, the pepper steak is pretty awesome. Just do it.
  • Ian B.
    Ian BaxterFebruary 16, 2013
    Omg. Number 9 is awesome, not on the menu now, but just ask for it!
  • Max B.
    Max BSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great bar for a post work drink. Great vibe and decor. Make sure you get there early as it gets packed!
  • Kerry W.
    Kerry WengAugust 22, 2016
    Quality has dropped significantly. Not sure about this asian fusion, I can buy this Chinese chorizo from supermarket and charge 5x more! 😅
  • 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
  • Shirleen W.
    Shirleen WongApril 5, 2016
    Foods are quite salty, dries out tongue. I think the good one is the appetizer of eggplant and tofu.
  • tueynguyen
    tueynguyenAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    melbournian wine bar feel but in sydney. the steak au poivre in the upstairs restaurant is a must!
  • Sorin C.
    Sorin CiocanOctober 14, 2014
    Good, tasty & flavoriah fusion cuisine. Still a bit expensive.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJune 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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"
  • 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
  • Jarrod M.
    Jarrod MillerAugust 17, 2011
    Ask for the Sake Gimlet. It's not on the menu any more and it's spectacular!
  • Andy K.
    Andy KerrsmithJune 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fernet Branca get addicted ask at the bar !!!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HufJune 12, 2011
    Great venue, great cocktails, VILE staff.
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™June 9, 2012
    Power sockets available here for charging your phone :D
  • Adnan K.
    Adnan KhanApril 15, 2010
    yes the lamb is a must. Also the nocton merlot is awesome.
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LamJune 24, 2010
    Go to grasshopper - g&ts out of glass jars. Great cocktail menu. Packed on a Friday.
  • Mr L.
    Mr LeopardDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fav bar lately, getting busier. Reminds me of jaguar shoes. Stay cool grasshopper
  • 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
    #57 if you like spicy drinks (Bloody Mary and Sake)
  • 阿欣
    阿欣May 5, 2014
    Change of chef. No more pepper steak. Diu.
  • James T.
    James TranFebruary 11, 2012
    Watch for closing times. We got here 10.30pm on a Saturday and it was closed
  • Ngaire S.
    Ngaire StevensSeptember 8, 2010
    Finally a cheese platter that has enough crackers and bread!
  • Amanda
    AmandaApril 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Lamb is absolutely melt in your mouth delightful!
  • Pierre
    PierreNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Love how I just need to ask for a beer but not say what type.
  • Hendy O.
    Hendy OngkodjojoJuly 1, 2011
    #22 is not bad, #29 is great! Not a fan of #24!!
  • Sam P.
    Sam PennySeptember 3, 2010
    Drink cocktail #3 if you feel a tiger hunt coming on.
  • Diana W.
    Diana WAugust 27, 2013
    Board game idea is nice.
  • 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.
  • Liana Z.
    Liana ZNovember 17, 2010
    Cocktail #19. Yum!
  • Dion C.
    Dion CarnellAugust 6, 2010
    There's more to a new bar than nice decor, rude staff and too many rules
  • TimeOut Sydney
    TimeOut SydneySeptember 28, 2010
    Vote for Grasshopper in Time Out's Bar Awards - People's Choice Read more
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™August 7, 2011
    "Go somewhere else if you want to drink beer" as quoted by @GrasshopperBar on twitter Read more
  • Lee L.
    Lee LiversedgeJuly 23, 2010
    Cocktails in Jam jams... Read more
  • Mooksy ♔.
    Mooksy ♔June 19, 2011
    Do not order cocktail #24
  • 冰冰
    冰冰February 3, 2012
    No reception downstairs :(
  • Moolie L.
    Moolie LeeJuly 8, 2011
    The bartenders are miserable assholes....
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HungSeptember 13, 2013
    steak au poivre
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