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Eau de Vie


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  • Photo of Mindak1
    24 days ago
    I took a special client here tonight after an event because I was staying in the hotel. I was so embarrassed! The staff were not knowledgeable about their drinks menu and were rude and disrespectful. I will not be back and nor will be my client who is a major player in the hospitality industry.
  • Photo of Kylie C
    3 months ago
    The theatre of it all is amazing!! Such a fun place, cocktails are so special. Can't wait to come back!
  • Photo of relaxingaussies
    3 months ago
    Arrived at the address but had trouble finding the entrance but when we! What a hidden gem. Delicious cocktails served with lots of theatre. Great selection of cocktails with food that compliments the drinks. Standard Sydney cocktail prices but look & taste better than most bars. Staff were all very knowledgable & attentive without too much fuss. Definately worth a visit!
  • Photo of ks9108
    4 months ago
    Organised a booking of 8 over the weekend & i was proud to say i found a hidden gem! At first my girlfriends & i was a little puzzled as to how to find this place (The receptionist didn't pay us much attention & actually ignored us. We figured out why after a little bit! Hidden behind the "Restrooms" sign - There it was! a dark setting of a classy bar, candlelit & an intimate feel. The cocktails were absolutely epic - Although strong for some of us the bartender was helpful with our selections! This place definitely had a Melbourne feel to it & will definitely be returning soon! Cheers Eau de Vie!
  • Photo of Christine H
    5 months ago
    WOW! What a delightful classy find at the rear of the Kirkton Hotel in Darlinghurst. Blink, and you will miss it - so don't blink. One of the best bars I have been to in the world- cosy, friendly knowledgeable engaging staff- extensive cocktail menu.
  • Photo of ChristieSpicer
    7 months ago
    I went with a couple of friends here, let me just say it's very popular and VERY busy so don't be disappointed if they tell you they're fully booked and to come back. Definite worth the wait as the cocktails are delicious and beautifully made. I had their version of an espresso martini with rum. So the barman came to the table with my drink he then put some flavored whipped cream/mousse on top of my drink, then poured nitroglycerin on top of it all in front of me. It was beautiful to watch all the white smoke/clouds billowing off my drink. You're then given a spoon as you have to crack the top which is essentially now ice cream before you can get to the deliciously made drink below. Highly recommend this place even if it's for one drink, definitely give it a try!
  • Photo of Treme_2017
    8 months ago
    Beautiful Hidden inside a building. When inside it appears that you are transported to France. Great Cocktail skills and beautiful interior. I had a Contender and it was just divine.
  • Photo of Megg U
    8 months ago
    Arrived around 8.30pm and attentively shown to a cosy seat where we were taken through the cocktail menu, which has a sense of humour and innovation to delight. The first two cocktails arrived with the showmanship of dry ice and nod to their enjoyment. Within a few minutes we had settled in and by 9pm the place was full. Great atmosphere, highly engaged staff and a lot of fun.
  • Photo of Doug F
    10 months ago
    Heading home after a late day and later dinner when travelling, and not yet ready for bed. Lucked upon this cozy, comfortable and very welcoming niche establishment! Ambience is great, staff and service ethic wonderful and all delightfully quirky! Love the jazz and yesteryear feel. If you want cheap, don't go to a cocktail and whiskey bar! This place has elegance and relaxed class, and to this traveller worth it! Thanks team!
  • Photo of Marleendelisse
    10 months ago
    Not cheap... but very good cocktails, and a good vibe. Would go back if i had the change. Service was good, a the bar tender made some good recommendations.
  • Photo of Tony D
    a year ago
    Hidden at the back of the Kirketon Hotel is this classy step into the past. It's evident that the staff enjoy their jobs, and the showmanship is on display often as fire and liquid nitrogen are frequent ingredients in the cocktails. I was in Sydney for only a week, but went here twice, even while I had a local to show me other hidden bars.
  • Photo of Ben R
    a year ago
    Loved the whole experience, if you love your cocktails this is a must try, yes it's a little expensive, but you get what you pay for. The love/science that goes into every drink is worth the money. Will be returning!!
  • Photo of Oliv R
    a year ago
    Beautiful venue and cocktails to spend your night with... Adorable staff except one should bring the bill any time but before the drink. 🐨?
  • Photo of Vishal S
    a year ago
    I have been a regular at this place for a number of years now; and what a place it is! Over time, Eau de Vie has become busier and busier; however the customer service is still brilliant. Most whiskies that you can think of are available. The cocktails are unique and impressive. The whisky room is great because it is typically quiet and a great place to talk. I couldn't recommend any other whisky bar in Sydney as much as Eau de Vie. Thanks to Sven for the vision behind this venue!
  • Photo of armotta
    a year ago
    List hidden gem at the back of an hotel. Incredible cocktail list. Not the best to chat with a group in the way the table are at up, still a lovely place to enjoy some incredible and unique cocktails
  • Photo of Kate A
    a year ago
    The atmosphere is dark and broody, perfect for a quiet naughty cocktail. Oh, the cocktails!! Where do I start. The best cocktail I've had since visiting Walter's lounge at Ailey Beach!! Amazing staff that helped my choice of cocktail, but a word from the wise, I couldn't stop at one!!
  • Photo of DAVIDMCDON
    2 years ago
    This is a Sydney "must do bar". Excellent drinks and great service.Admittedly we were there on a Monday night around 12 but even then the place had a great vibe with a small amount of people in it. I can understand that on a busy night staff would be stretched and not at their peak as per some comments on here but that certainly was not the case. Great creative drink list and worth every cent! A Great Sydney must do and do and do!
  • Photo of camitommy
    2 years ago
    This place is good for a discovery of cocktails. They have quite a few different ones for anyone's taste. Cocktail master makes them very stylish and for each one there is a small special thing.
  • Photo of RAFGolfnut40
    2 years ago
    We were staying in a local hotel and had exhausted all their bar had to offer from the less than extensive cocktail menu. I googled Cocktail lounges nearby and Eau de Vie was top of the list and only 500yds from our hotel...result! A quick change and we were on our way. Not apparent from the outside, once found, we were delighted with our find. We were ushered to relax in the comfy sofas and our mixologist went through the extensive list and made his recommendations. A great night ensued.
  • Photo of Andrew N
    2 years ago
    This is the most amazing cocktail joint I've ever been too. The staff are friendly and welcoming, cocktails are to die for (pricy but so worth it). You don't just get a cocktail you get an ever lasting memory to go with it. It's a show and tell with alcohol. Food is amazing, such great quality with simple finger food. Highly recommend. Would go back in a heart beat.

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