Eau De Vie Sydney

4.6
32 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Romance
Eau De Vie is a cocktail and whiskey bar set out in the 1920’s era, a place where conversations can be had with friends and chatting to the local bartenders as jazz plays in the bar.

Eau De Vie is an award-winning bar and has been recognised globally, the interior decor features lounges and tables throughout. The menu list of cocktails is extensive and categorised by flavours paying homage to old or dying crafts such as the Apothecarist and the Stonemason.

Located in Darlinghurst Sydney, Eau De Vie prides itself on variety and the bar is always stocked to the fullest. In addition, Eau De Vie provides a selective menu of food, for when you are feeling peckish while you sip on an internationally award winning cocktail or fine whiskey.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(02) 8646 4930
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Liverpool Street
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Public Transit
Kings Cross Station
Victoria Road, Potts Point NSW 2010
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room

Special Offers

$1 Islay Oysters!

We serve up salty Sydney Rock oysters with a dropper of Laphroaig 10 single malt, to season your mollusc in a uniquely smokey and peaty manner. Get in early as there are only a limited number each evening.

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Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 22 June 2018

Ends: 31 October 2018

Availability: Thu 18:00-22:00

Whisky Wednesday - 5 Whiskies matched with cheese $40pp

Themed differently each week, join us for 5 whisky tastings matched with cheese.

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Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 22 June 2018

Ends: 31 October 2018

Availability: Wed 18:00-22:00

What 32 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5 reviews
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome first date place. These guys should by stock in Tinder

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LH
1 review
2.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The main host was very condescending, rude, and had an air of being better than us. He made me really uncomfortable by speaking about our group needing to reach a minimum spend of $600 - even though when I booked on the phone I was advised that would apply only if we were in a private room or if there were 13 or more of us. The bar was empty all night and we spent around $500, yet he continually made me feel uncomfortable about the situation and told me he’d have to discuss it with the manager on Monday before he decided a course of action. I had planned this evening for my husband’s 40th, and it was completely ruined for me. It also made my friends feel very awkward. This man also made a rude joke about my friend’s Scottish accent and made him feel very embarrassed. All in all it was a pretty massive letdown and it’s left me feeling very disappointed.

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B
1 review
5.0Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A charming little bar. Well worth a visit. Waiters were exceptional. Great cocktail selection

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AC
1 review
5.0Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Great cocktails. Fun night. Highly recommend.

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A
3 reviews
5.0Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place. One of the best cocktail bars in Sydney. Attentive, smiley service which is not necessarily common in cocktail bars these days! The cocktail menu is huuuuuge and exciting.

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WJ
1 review
4.0Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed the whisky and cheese flight at this place which is becoming our favourite hangout. Quiet and lovely on a weeknight, but a lot more noisy on Friday and Saturdays. Beautiful, soulful cocktails.

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BD
1 review
5.0Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Been to EDV a few times now. Great ambience. Fantastic whiskey selection, from regular to rare and expensive. Need to book though.

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GS
1 review
5.0Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every single time my friends and I go to Eau de Vie we are amazed with the great attention, great service and great cocktails. The greatest part of the evening is the theatrical performances as some cocktails are enhanced with a shower of liquid nitrogen and flaming paper money right in front of you. Love this place.

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MP
1 review
4.0Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Cool vibe, intimate setting. Staff seemed well versed with the offerings on the drinks menu. Pretty dark which is very cool but so dark that I couldn’t read the menu so relied heavily on the wait staff and I wasn’t disappointed.

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JD
1 review
2.0Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We were squashed onto a small table with no leg room and in a thoroughfare. Cocktails were ok but the martini really watery. The staff were run off feet and so service was poor.

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D
1 review
5.0Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent knowledgable staff. Big thank you to Josh on our table. We let him pick dri ks for us pending on our tastes and were bang on. Definitely going back to go through more items.

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NY
1 review
5.0Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Fun, atmospheric and incredible drinks. Very knowledgable staff.

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RB
1 review
2.0Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Sharp noisy atmosphere; Melbourne has a more relaxed vibe.

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RJ
1 review
3.0Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Awesome cocktails, although we were told this wasn't really the place for groups of friends to hang out, rather a meeting place for more intimate dates.

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OT
4 reviews
5.0Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great cocktails and staff. Small location so make sure you make reservations. For some reason the reservation time they had didn’t match my open table time, so at first there was a lot of confusion and they looked like they weren’t going to honor the reservation. But they did and were very hospitable.

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LB
3 reviews
3.0Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Service was great, but the tasting was very overpriced at $40 each for stale crackers a bit of cheese and figure it out for yourself whisky, when compared to the a tasting and distillery tour of Archie Rose in roseberry at $30 I do really wonder where the value comes from at Eau De Vie.

Do like the venue and cocktails which are always superb.

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P
1 review
3.0Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

The drink menu was awesome, there were so many things to choose for drinks. But the place was a bit too small when my friend wanted to go to bathroom another friend need to lift a stool so she could go to the bathroom and quite very loud, to be honest very disappointed of the reputation of the place as I thought it would be much quieter as there was suggestion for a romantic place.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Attentive service. Excellent cocktails

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C
2 reviews
4.0Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

We went there for the $1 oysters, which were a bit of a let down because they didn’t taste very fresh but the drinks and ambiance were great. Would definitely go there for drinks again, not the oysters. The picking platter looked good though we were a little scarred from the oysters.

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JF
1 review
5.0Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Eau De Vie. Always enjoy the service and cocktails.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, great vibe and amazing selection of drinks

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KK
1 review
5.0Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue. Good service and great cocktails! The service staff was extremely polite and professional.

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MH
1 review
3.0Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

The cocktails are amazing but the slow service let it down.

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A
1 review
4.0Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The whisky degustation was really nice and the cheeses as well. We came early so it was not too noisy. We will come back!

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RW
1 review
5.0Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great service. Drinks were a work of art. Very noisy and crowded however so not very romantic when you’re yelling at each other to hear your partner talk.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's got awards for good reasons. The cocktails here are serious business and you understand this from the variety of the items on the menu. The staff is amazing too

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1 review
5.0Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for whiskey Wednesday and had an amazing time. My husband loved the whiskeys and the service that came with them and I a couple of fantastic cocktails. Such a great atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting and amazing cocktails, the staff were lovely as well.

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AS
1 review
5.0Dined on 28 July 2016
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing venue featuring an incredibly eclectic collection of cocktails that were as tasty as they were impressive. The sheer range invoked childish delight in all of us as each new creation was presented and tasted. Wonderful fun and great quality drinks. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a birthday party here and the ambience and service were amazing. There was so much excellent food for the price we paid, everyone loved the venue and the staff were attentive and made the evening run perfectly. I would highly recommend this venue.

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3.0Dined on 12 June 2015
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

My friends and i were so disappointed by our experience at 'Eau de Vie'. Service was slow and our waitress was unenthusiastic, bordering on rude.Cocktails were delicious but i definitely wouldn't recommend this place if you're after a fun, friendly experience. It was a terrible choice for my friends birthday.

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3.0Dined on 30 May 2015
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Went here after dinner on a Sunday. The first time I visited my experience was much more pleasant.Unfortunately on this particular night, only one bar tender and waitress was available for a near full bar. Service standards reflected this and ordering/receiving drinks took a lot longer than reasonable.

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