Photo of Eau de Vie in Sydney, Ne, AU
Photo of Eau de Vie in Sydney, Ne, AU
Photo of Eau de Vie in Sydney, Ne, AU

Eau de Vie


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  • Photo of Treme_2017
    6 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
    6 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
    8 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
    8 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
    9 months 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
    a year 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
    a year 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
    a year 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.
  • Photo of Tfre3927
    2 years ago
    Overly trendy, know-it-all bartenders and try-hard "butlers" ruin the excellent potential vibe of this space. Avoid and GO somewhere ELSE.
  • Photo of Tiki777
    2 years ago
    I visited Eau De Vie whilst on a holiday to Sydney a while back. I was very excited to check out some of the nice bars that Sydney has to offer and was especially looking forward to the hyped up Eau De Vie, this bar was pretty stunning, nice vibes, cool music and a very friendly maître d' we were seated in probably the nicest seats in the place (right at the bar) we sat down and waited a few minutes to get a menu, our bartender Cameron was pretty rude and very pretentious right from the get go. All four drinks were very nice but on the pricy side, and when I asked him for a glass of water he asked why I needed one, which seamed very strange, then the couple next to us asked for some water also and he turned to me and said "look what you've done, now everyone wants water." We felt like he wanted us to leave when we started drinking water, Maybe he just had a weird sense of humour but we both found him rude. Bit of a waste of $100au in my opinion
  • Photo of Ange G
    2 years ago
    This place is a laboratory, and the bar-tenders are the chemists. A cosy, intimate atmosphere, with really, really delicious drinks. I will be going back here again and again. (It definitely makes me want to seek out the Melbourne location too!)
  • Photo of Emily W
    2 years ago
    We've been to Eau de Vie so many times, as most Sydneysiders have. It's hidden, and dark, and pretentious- perfect recipe for Sydney. Unfortunately the prices and the service just aren't pleasant, there are other cocktail bars that are just as impressive, with charismatic bartenders and more reasonable prices to boot.
  • Photo of yellowboxfish10
    2 years ago
    After you walk past the entrance maybe 2 or 3 times you may notice the "Bar Awards" trophy in the window of what looks like an apartment lobby. Follow the corridor and you'll find the bar at the back. Lots of great cocktails to choose from - helpful staff and a great decor. A little quiet early week so maybe head to the city if you want people around Mon and Tues Delicious cocktails - well made and standard price
  • Photo of Jason W
    2 years ago
    Very unsuspecting find set on the ground floor at the rear of the kirketon hotel lovely little cocktail bar with a very comfortable dimly lit setting, it has a big selection of interesting beverages it was hard to choose, our waitress was the sort of staff member every bar would dream of having she was very friendly and attentive and made us feel very welcome, I recommend the back room in this bar as its a little quieter and has a nicer feel, maybe book if you want a table as it gets very busy on a Saturday night

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