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Pocket Bar

#1,358 of 5,099 Restaurants in Sydney
#1,460 of 5,486 Places to Eat in Sydney
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Bar, Wine Bar
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13 Burton St Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9380 7002
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mixed feelings

Kind of a hipster place, however with a very mixed audience - which is a good thing from my perspective. There were teens, but also rather old guys who just finished their office job. I wouldn't recommend to go there for dinner, since they only offer different snacks. For a bar it's a shame that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Danieltravelus
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Kind of a hipster place, however with a very mixed audience - which is a good thing from my perspective. There were teens, but also rather old guys who just finished their office job. I wouldn't recommend to go there for dinner, since they only offer different snacks. For a bar it's a shame that they don't have any draft... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Being locals, my friends and I have visited the Pocket Bar on many occasions over the years for cocktails and food. The cocktails are always of a good quality and value, and we love the atmosphere of this lounge. Previously, the food menu has also been of very good value, and the offerings have always been light and very tasty.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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237 reviews 237 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It's an ok bar compared to what else there is - it's small and not much room not much atmosphere either but the bar staff were nice enough and friendly

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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a really nice little bar.....comfortable, a bit quirky with some cool cocktails and a good selection of other drinks. Very professional and friendly staff.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you are looking for a bar to go on a date or to meet that friend that you don't see in ages and you sure gonna be chatting the whole night, this is it! It's small, has lounges or small tables, service is great, the food too. And they a have a good selection of drinks or cocktails. Close... More 

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Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Cocktails here are not cheap but they are amazing. I had the Pocket signature cocktail - yummy! The atmosphere is hip, somewhere to go on a date or for birthday drinks perhaps. Not really the kind of bar you'd choose for a buck's night, but there happened to be the start of a buck's night on the evening we went... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited here in November for a quiet Birthday drink and we found a table on a Friday at 6pm without too much fuss. Unfortunately the drinks did not seem to follow in the same way. We waited at a (not busy) bar to be served as the guy waiting tables did not appear to want to come to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went here recently with a large group of friends we were able to get a seat a little after getting there, the staff were amazing and lovely and the cocktails were great fun, also the tomales were delish!! I would go back anytime !!

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91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went here recently on a mini Sydney break. The place is ok but it was cold and damp and maybe I'm just too old be be sitting on milk crates these days. The staff were lovely and the cocktails were great if not expensive however the food was well under par and I don't understand how grunge is still considered... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Comfy couches, great cocktails and great hangout place. Can get quiet crowded though as not a big venue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Burton St Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 7002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Wine Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?