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Pocket Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Wine Bar
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13 Burton St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9380 7002
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at the Pocket Bar to meet a friend for a drink before moving onto another venue for dinner. Told by doorman that because I hadn't booked I couldn't go in. Explained the situation. No good. So I asked the doorman to explain how the booking process happened when you want to just call in for a drink!! With this... More 

Thank Adrian B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Lovely evening with friends. Fabulous food.... Order the Brussel sprouts... They are amazing! Cocktails yummy, service excellent. A great find in Terrigal.

Thank Diane S
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great share plates, my favourite tonight was the Lamb rack. Some of the menu descriptions didn't quite match up, maybe just a little tweek required with that😊.Lovely service, great vibe & music.

Thank scorpioalejandra
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

There on a Saturday night and found it to be really comfortable, I think we had booked a table, we weren't squashed in like at some places. Not a huge wine selection but you should be able to find something by the glass to drink. I can't comment on the food as it wasn't gluten free enough for me. I... More 

Thank Crankikirki
Avoca Beach, Australia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

I visited pocket bar with my partner, after walking around the block looking for other bar's that looked promising. We stumbled across this one around 5pm and left at 7:30, by which time most of the tables were full. It had good vibes, the music was loud enough so you couldnt hear the table next to you, the service was... More 

1 Thank StephieYuum
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We went for some drinks, the place was very nice and the people was very gentle. We had something to eat and lots of drinks, and the bill was not that expensive compared to that! Perfect place to have a conversation or go with friends.

Thank Rleonvelasco
Sydney, Australia
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395 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Interesting range of cocktails and reasonable range of quality wines by the glass make this a relaxing place to be.

Thank ChiefsBTB
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

cool space, cool faces. Lovely snacks and drinks. Great atmosphere and friendly. Love this bar one of the first small bars in Sydney - definitely worth a visit.

Thank travelnow08
Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Like most small bars Pocket Bar is just another alternative venue boasting a menu with beers and spirits you've never heard of. Don't get me wrong it's a nice place for drinks, just nothing special.

Thank Vince P
Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

The bar staff are always calm, collected and very friendly despite how busy it can get in there. The cocktails are always well made and are not over the top expensive. Definitely worth a visit when trialling cocktail bars in Sydney!

1 Thank Simon W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Bar, Pub, Australian, Wine Bar
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Burton St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 7002

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

Staying in Darlinghurst

Neighborhood Profile
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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