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The Argyle Hotel

  • SumoMe

I was recently in Sydney for a quick trip and spent a little bit more time by The Rocks, which is a rather touristy spot, but home to The Argyle Hotel. I had gone there thinking it would be like any of the other pubs, but it definitely wasn’t that. Featuring a mash-up of modern design against traditional architecture – it has a cobblestoned courtyard! – it was definitely tres chic and not pretentious.

Featuring 5 diverse bars, it offers live entertainment, great DJs and fantastic cocktails and food. Not usually a big fan of cocktails, liking to keep things simple, the menu had me salivating. Apparently I had come at just the right time because they had just debuted some new creations!

The Red Velvet, was my first choice with its Vodka, Chambord and apple liqueur combo.  Wonderfully sweet, it was still a rather refreshing way to start the evening.

Asking for a recommendation, one of the many attractive bartenders, Stan, recommended the Ciderbite. Filled with Stolichnaya Vanil Vodka, Green apple liqueur, muddled lemons and caramel sauce in a highball it was topped with sparkling apple cider and was absolutely divine. A similar cocktail would be the Apple Crumble, which would complement the end of your meal (they serve dinner too) as a dessert!

I had wanted to try their featured cocktail, which looked absolutely yummy with Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, Lillet, elderflower cordial, apple juice, lemon sugar and a splash of bitters, but one of the ingredients was unfortunately unavailable. Not wanting to disappoint though, Stan had asked what I liked and concocted something for me right there and then.

Now if that doesn’t make you stay, I’m not sure what will. I was definitely sold for the night. Great cocktails and service, the nibbles weren’t too pricey and a fab chill-out ambience, the chance to meet new people and start your party night at The Argyle is definitely a choice you won’t regret.

So if you haven’t been before or in a while and if you’re looking for a place to get your drink on, head to The Argyle!

18 Argyle Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: 02 9247 5500

Check out this special: 2 for 1 cocktails, every Thursday night, from 5pm – 8pm
It’s a lovely place to meet new people, so leave the berms and flip flops at home!


Home to numerous historical sandstone buildings (which is how it got its name) from the 1780’s, it is close to Circular Quay and offers views of the iconic Harbour Bridge. The area comes alive on the weekend, which is when 100 stalls are set up for The Rocks Market. During the week though, you can visit a variety of art galleries, craft stores and themed pubs.

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