Ah, the hidden bar. An added descriptor to make a good bar or a small bar or a weird bar a little more special. Many cities have these scattered around them, adding a little surface flare to different neighbourhoods \u2014 but the truth is, most of these so-called hidden bars\u00a0aren\u2019t really that hidden, they just say they are. However, in a city like Sydney, with so much history and character, hidden bars truly are hidden, a way to fill an odd space or reinvent an old one to compliment the many inhabitants who love to imbibe in unique locations. Below are the 20 best hidden bars in Sydney, for your drinking adventures \u2014 just don\u2019t tell anyone else!\r\n\r\n\r\nYou'll also like:\r\n20 Best Rooftop Bars in Sydney\r\nMore of the Best Rooftop Bars in Sydney\r\nBest Gin Bars in Sydney\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nThe Baxter Inn\r\nThis underground whiskey bar whose front door is on an old tattered loading dock has the outside appearance of being the ideal hidden bar in Sydney. Once you get a chance to view and sample their extensive whiskey collection, you may never come back to the city surface.\r\n\r\n152\/156 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nThe Baxter Inn\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nHuxley\u2019s\r\nHuxley\u2019s\u00a0doesn\u2019t look like much from the outside, but inside it\u2019s like stepping to the other side of the world: Manhattan to be exact, fashioning itself like a classic American sports bar. In fact, ex-pats will swear they are back home after a few strong drinks here, making this one of the ideal hidden bars in Sydney, especially for tourists.\r\n\r\n32\u00a0Banksia\u00a0Rd,\u00a0Caringbah\u00a0NSW 2229, Australia\r\nHuxley\u2019s\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nEarl\u2019s Juke Joint\r\nThis Newtown gem is a throwback to the great bars in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, with drinks strong enough to make you feel like it\u2019s always Mardi Gras and a cozy wooden interior that just makes you want to spend the night. Arguably our favorite hidden bar in all of Sydney.\r\n\r\n407 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia\r\nEarl\u2019s Juke Joint\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nPapa Gede\u2019s\r\nDown a narrow laneway is Papa Gede\u2019s, a hidden bar in Sydney that is themed after the bizarre and alluring world of voodoo. They\u2019re dog friendly, serve a killer old fashioned among other cocktails and are an ideal place to start or end any night.\r\n\r\n348 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nPapa Gede\u2019s\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nStitch Bar\r\nBuilt behind a faux-dress maker\u2019s store front, Stitch Bar may be the most fun hidden bar in all of Sydney and you\u2019ll feel that right after you find your way inside and down below ground. Excellent cocktails and American-inspired food will greet you, nicely enough to make you want to spend the whole night.\r\n\r\n61 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nStitch Bar\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nRamblin\u2019 Rascal Tavern\r\nThe picture-perfect version of an American inspired dive bar, Ramblin Rascal Tavern is a place that is easily overlooked on first blush but is undoubtedly one of the best hidden bars in all of Sydney. A great vibe, excellent drinks and delicious unhealthy food make this an ideal stop.\r\n\r\n199 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nRamblin\u2019 Rascal Tavern\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nThe Rook\r\nThis hidden bar in Sydney is located on a rooftop right downtown, above businesses and business colleges which you view on your ride up the elevator to the top floor. With great views, drinks and food\u2014not to mention a seductive breeze most months of the year, the Rook is one of the best stops in town.\r\n\r\n56-58 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nThe Rook\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nLobo Plantation\r\nLocated under Clarence street, this underground run bar is undoubtedly one of the most alluring hidden bars in all of Sydney for those who love that sweet, fun-loving liquor. You\u2019ll feel like you\u2019ve taken a trip to Cuba.\r\n\r\n1\/209 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nLobo Plantation\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nThe Wild Rover\r\nThe Wild Rover is only technically a hidden bar in Sydney because everyone knows about it. But that\u2019s because this two story, jungle-themed whiskey bar is so incredibly good.\r\n\r\n75 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia\r\nThe Wild Rover\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nGrandma\u2019s Bar\r\nA tropical basement stocked with rum is what you will encounter when you take a trip to Grandma\u2019s Bar, unlike the other trips you have take to your Grandma\u2019s. With that type of reception, you\u2019ll regularly be visiting this hidden bar in Sydney.\r\n\r\n275 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nGrandma\u2019s Bar\r\n \r\n\r\nGunther\u2019s Dining Room\r\nThemed like a wood paneled establishment from Los Angeles in the pornstache-tastic 1970\u2019s, Gunther\u2019s is yet a small hidden bar in Sydney\u2019s Redfern Continental Restaurant that transports you to another place. The bar\u2019s great soundtrack and drinks help compliment the feeling.\r\n\r\n180 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016, Australia\r\n \r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nThe Barber Shop\r\nAs the name suggests, this fantastic hidden bar in Sydney is located in a barber shop, serving strong gin cocktails among others with small nibbles to keep you satiated in between more gin cocktails.\r\n\r\n89 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nThe Barber Shop\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nShady Pines Saloon\r\nLocated through an unmarked door off a lane in Darlinghurst, Shady Pines Saloon is widely considered by those in the know as one of the prime hidden bars in all of Sydney. It\u2019s d\u00e9cor is fantastic, it\u2019s drinks spectacular and it\u2019s rock \u2018n roll loud.\r\n\r\n4\/256 Crown St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia\r\nShady Pines Saloon\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nPS40\r\nLocated in the heart of the CBD, PS40 may be one of the toughest hidden bars in all of Sydney to actually access. But once you do, this secret tiki bar is worth every ounce of effort.\r\n\r\n2\/40 King St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nPS40\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nThe Swinging Cat\r\nLocated underneath a Subway sandwich shop that is almost impossible to find, The Swinging Cat makes up for their lack of signage by being one of the best New Orleans themed bars around. Arguably the most hidden of hidden bars in all of Sydney.\r\n\r\n44 King St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nThe Swinging Cat\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nUncle Ming\u2019s\r\nAn underground bar off York street, this Asian themed speakeasy style bar is not only one of the best hidden bars in Sydney, it also has some of the best Chinese dumplings. Pair that with some Asian whiskey and you will be well set up.\r\n\r\n55 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nUncle Ming\u2019s\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nThe Foxtrot Inn\r\nDiscreetly located around the corner from the Crow\u2019s Nest Hotel, The Foxtrot Inn is a hidden bar in Sydney that is dimly lit and oozing personality. It\u2019s also one of the few great hidden bars where you can drink outside in a garden.\r\n\r\n28 Falcon St, Crows Nest NSW 2065, Australia\r\nThe Foxtrot Inn\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nTaylor\u2019s Rooftop\r\nLocated atop the Republic Hotel, Taylor\u2019s Rooftop is an upscale hidden bar in Sydney with great views, stylish patrons and excellent drinks. Be prepare to be setting trends or following them there.\r\n\r\n69-73 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\n \r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nPalmer & Co\r\nIt\u2019s surprising more prohibition speakeasy-style bars didn\u2019t make this list, but Palmer & Co is undoubtedly the hidden bar in Sydney that deserves this honor. Also, if you love cheese with your food, this is your spot.\r\n\r\nAbercrombie Ln, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia\r\nPalmer & Co\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nSpring St. Social\r\nThis underground Bondi Junction bar has great beers and blues on tap, making it a unique and excellent hidden bar in Sydney, that\u2019s different from all the rest.\r\n\r\n110 Spring St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022, Australia\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nYou'll also like:\r\n20 Best Rooftop Bars in Sydney\r\nMore of the Best Rooftop Bars in Sydney\r\nBest Gin Bars in Sydney\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to\u00a0Man of Many? You can also follow us on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.