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Establishment Bar

252 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 3000
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Elite Happy Hour spot

Men and women alike if you are looking for a fancy happy hour spot this is the happening place on... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Christina T
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
via mobile
Rude staff

Cane here with my Girlfriend and the staff made us both feel unwelcome. Very aggressive and... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Stirling, Scotland
via mobile
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Classic elegance meets a pitch-perfect party atmosphere at the ground floor Establishment Bar. Flanked by lines of magnificent iron columns and a 42-metre-long marble bar centrepiece, the former George Patterson House retains much of its formal glory. A space packed with heritage features that make this historic venue a unique place to enjoy a drink. Quick bar service, an experienced staff and a multi-award winner all add up to a true Sydney icon. Step inside for a cool drink, a light snack, or a delicious meal from our extensive bistro and Thai menu.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
18 Apr 2017
“Elite Happy Hour spot”
25 Jan 2017
“Happy hour”
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 01:00
252 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9240 3000
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Men and women alike if you are looking for a fancy happy hour spot this is the happening place on any given Friday night. You will see most people straight out of work coming here to have a drink and unwind. Put on your party...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Cane here with my Girlfriend and the staff made us both feel unwelcome. Very aggressive and unfriendly. Won't be back

Thank Scottish_Sam_21
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Ive been to quite a few cool bars around the globe but have never come across any bar who quite has such an overinflated opinion of itself as this place... the door staff have such a chip on their shoulder and really do think they're...More

Thank bigdunc
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We were waiting for our dinner reservations and decided to come here for drinks beforehand. We were lucky to get standing spots at the bar. Two of us shared a bottle of wine while someone else ordered drinks. We received our $10.50 change after ordering...More

Thank susan s
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the Establishment Bar! Staff was super friendly. I ordered a glass of Champagne and the server inspected the flute before pouring, which was impressive. Trendy and a W Hotel feel. They serve food but we only ordered cocktails. Would def go back!

1  Thank Texastravelchick1959
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went on salsa night...Atmosphere is nice (in further part) , music is fine. Dancers are not pro (not even close to that)...Drinks prices are reasonable. The next day they had salsa night at Argyle, we checked out the place at 6pm (yes, dance starts...More

1  Thank Alexa G
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were looking for a place as close to Wynyard as possible as our usual meeting place , the Menzies has closed. One of our party had been previously and advised it was very noisy at night but ok for lunch (we went on a...More

Thank Deliaann43
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I visit here every now and then and I think it's a solid performer but there is nothing special to the place now. For a city bar the atmosphere is great and the drinks well priced. There is a Thai restaurant for lunch which does...More

Thank lovealunch
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I wish they had service for food in the bar area, but otherwise this place is great! Always busy and the drinks are reasonably priced.

Thank Melisa W
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Friday night is full on. Older after work crowd. More men then women. 25 - 60s. Sat night very young. 18 - 25. Friday night : slow bar service, the women behind bar tend to serve the men first. So buy a bottle ladies! Happy...More

1  Thank cinmaree
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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