4 gorgeous garden bars in Sydney

In City Escapes, Holiday Reviews - Australia, Holiday Reviews - New South Wales by The H4C Team

Want to feel like you’re on holiday without leaving Sydney? Or are you heading to this bustling metropolis on a romantic break, looking for some great bars to enjoy? 

If so, you can’t go past this stunning selection of outdoor and garden bars. When you’re looking for great short breaks Australia won’t disappoint with its selection of locations for a drink! 

You’ll love getting outside to soak in some rays and breathe some beautiful fresh air, not to mention these spots can provide the perfect backdrop to a bit of romance. 

1. The Norfolk on Cleveland

You’ll find this gem of a bar at 305 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills. 

Not only does it have a selection of tasty pub goodies, wine and beer, the environment is beautiful, too. 

Head outside into the beer garden, an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city where you can enjoy the late afternoon sun. Enjoy a pint, a glass of vino, or order a scrumptious cocktail. 

If you’ve got a furry friend, you’ll be happy to know you can bring your dog along to this great venue. Kids are welcome too, so if you can’t find a babysitter for date night The Norkfolk is a great option. 

A great bonding activity for couples might even be having a go at a game of darts! Just don’t get too competitive, boys. 

2. The Garden

With this bar, the name says it all. A great, lush green spot in the heart of the city, you can’t go wrong here if you’re looking for a taste of nature along with your drink. 

You’ll find this oasis on the ground floor of the Establishment complex, at 252 George Street. 

Curl up in a corner as the evening sun shines down upon you after work, or enjoy the verdant environment after dark. You can even head here for breakfast, whether you’re after a continental buffet or hot, comforting favourites such as French toast or an omelette. 

Grab a bistro-style lunch or snack throughout the day, or make The Garden your dinner venue with a difference. 

You might even feel a little luxurious thanks to the architecture’s colonial touch, with beautiful brick and columns.

Of course, this venue offers an enviable drinks menu so you can stare into your loved one’s eyes over your favourite drop of wine or an indulgent margarita – whatever takes your fancy! 

3. Verandah Restaurant and Wine Bar

This sophisticated spot is right on the pulse with its central-city location. 

While most of it is indoors, there is a large open terrace complete with foliage and greenery so you can make the most of an outdoor experience.

You’re certainly in for a treat if you decide to dine here, with plenty of delicious fresh produce and a seasonally-inspired menu. 

You won’t want to miss out on a glass of wine with your loved one, as the options here are simply divine and exceptionally diverse – so there’s something for your tastes, no matter what. 

4. The Garden Bar, The Oaks

The Garden Bar located at the Oaks Hotel is a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. 

Head to the Oaks at 118 Military Road, Neutral Bay, to find out what all the fuss is about for yourself.

The bar has a distinct old-world feel thanks to its beautiful peaceful atmosphere, not to mention plentiful plant life – including a giant oak tree. Take shelter from the sun under this stunning feature, or in the winter months curl up by the fireplace to stay toasty. 

Grab a beer or a cider, settle in with some mouthwatering bar snacks and enjoy your romantic afternoon or evening out.

Head to one of these garden bars in Sydney for a romantic rendezvous, you’re bound to be feeling starry-eyed in no time.