Eau De Vie Sydney

4.4
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71 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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.
What 71 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Brianna
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There’s a reason this is one of the best cocktail bars in Sydney. If you’re after a fail safe place for an excellent cocktail this is a go to. Very creative drinks on the menu but also good for a classic

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MaxAlb
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

A bit overrated for me... ok for a drink but dont think I'll go back again

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DavideC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

Drinks are great. Cheese platter is not that great tho....

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Abbie
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue & atmosphere, waiter was very attentive & quirky. Would recommend for a few drinks on a night out

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Bar seating should not be an option on reservation at the moment; due to covid you don’t sit at the bar but at a big communal table on stools. Took quite a while to get a drink, they sat on a tray for about 10mins before our server brought them over. Atmosphere was cosy and warm, great decor. Fun, theatrical cocktails were the highlight.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. The waiters were fantastic and made the experience special. AMAZING cocktails!

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EmilieM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Great place and amazing cocktails - but it was slightly disappointing that we needed to request a booth 4 times before the host did anything about it - plus he seemed very disengaged and didn’t seem to care at all. But that guys serving and making the cocktails were absolute legends!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing venue, Amazing experience


Thanks so much

Michael and Daniella

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Mosh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Fantastic experience. We just went for drinks which was amazing. The bar staff were really funny too

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RyanH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little hidden gem! Fantastic cocktails, good food and great service!

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JohnP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing choice of cocktails and the staff clearly are experts and love their jobs. They will happily point you in the right direction from a huge set of options. At the same time if you just want a bottle of bubbly they will do that as well.

The seating is cosy and you may have to talk to other people. A great, fun, cool night out. The brisket sliders later in the evening were just amazing and really helped prevent a huge hangover....

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BenC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Spent 30mins trying to grab the waiters attention. Ended up walking out and getting a drink next door instead. We were completely ignored! Not even slightest bit of acknowledgment that someone will be with us soon. Nice bar, good ambience, but let down by really bad service!!!

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ChrisV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

A great set up here with an inventive approach to cocktails.
Supplementing this was a wonderful little menu.
Only feedback I would give is that we had a wonderful introductory experience with our cocktail connoisseur but then it just dropped off and we had to go searching for service.
I would have enjoyed it more if we were supported to further explore the cocktail menu more.

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MatthewB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It was a good experience. Decent value overall. Cheese board was expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great drink great food great service

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CoffeeDevotee
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great little hidden away gem in darlinghurst, great feel for w hidden away bar

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vipCrystalP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very unhelpful policy where you can’t order at the bar or drink standing up. The environment was not fun at all and was actually just very stressful so we just left and went to a dive bar around the corner where we had a fantastic time (drinking while standing even).

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TaraC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience5

Pros-
Good ambiance
Extensive cocktail menu
Great presentation of cocktails

Cons-
Could only order one drink per person at a time
Wait staff were arrogant
Wait staff spilled cocktail over phone/bag and didn’t really care
No signs outside to say where venue is
Staff member forgot food order
Food was unfortunately quite average
Waiter got angry for using the flash on my phone- ONCE, but then asked me to upload it on Instagram??

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Sally
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Specialty cocktails are awesome and service is amazing!

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Liya
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktail bar with an amazing atmosphere. The background music was also very cool

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salbear
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely hidden little place. Great drinks and food with a fantastic atmosphere...the kind of place you wish not too many people find out about so you can keep it to yourself

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ZacW
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a amazing atmosphere, exactly what it claims to be. A 1920s inspired bar.
All the waiters/hosts where amazing friendly and knew what they where talking about.
It does get a bit loud but still enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue for an intimate meal. Can get noisy when full though.

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CraigB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot to kick off the night, or just spend the whole night here... The cocktails are inventive and first class with the staff having excellent knowledge and service.

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RickB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a meet up and a dram. Good atmosphere.

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DanielV
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the theatre of this place. So much more than just having a drink.

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Wonderfully trained staff and loved the cocktail theatre.

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GarryS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

To drink cocktails at Eau de Vie is like being at a theatrical performance. The waiters greet you with enthusiasm and explain the menu of around 90 drinks. Depending on what you order, may may experience shownanship at your table.

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CornelisG
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I enjoy the fact that there are interesting cocktails, many whisk(e)ys, and a well informed staff. Being able to sit in the much quieter Whisky room has a special pleasure

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Sherro
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent cocktails and service in a cool atmosphere. We went early for pre-dinner drinks, wasn't too busy or noisy. Sit at the bar and watch them make the cocktails in front of you! Very enjoyable, would recommend.

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JulietteN
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was such a great time at Eau de vie ! The drinks were spectacular, the vibe was great and the staff couldn't any more attentive!!! I love it!

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DiegoBoho
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints!!! Excellent place the best cocktails

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AnnieH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joshua the Irish waiter was amazing! He gave great recommendations and made my birthday even better! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is 100% one of the best cocktail bars we’ve been to anywhere in the world. Josh, was an absolutely top class waiter who new the ingredients of every drink and perfectly tailored our cocktails to our taste. Don’t lose him as he’s an exceptional employee who went above and beyond to ensure we had an excellent experience.

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SophieB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

TOOOOOOOOO noisy. Could not talk, what's the point?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We were 13 minutes late to arrive for our booking and our space on the lounge had been given away.

Eau De Vie Sydney
Responded on 12 December 2018

Hello and thanks for the review. We always accomodate our bookings the best we can but there are some occasions where this may take a little extra time. I'm sorry to hear everything wasn't as you hoped and we'd love the chance to make things better. If you would like to respond with your booking details via PM we'd be happy to review the areas you felt were not up to scratch.

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MelanieC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out. Watching drinks get made is entertainment in itself. Staff friendly and knowledgeable about their products. Highly recommend! You

Eau De Vie Sydney
Responded on 12 December 2018

Thanks Melanie! Was a pleasure hosting you.

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lynH
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

As usual the cocktails & atmosphere were fabulous. Very busy night but we were made welcome and received attentive service. We will happily return.

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ToddW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Atmospheric bar scene with an impressive range of cocktails on offer. Some cocktails come with free 'entertainment' as the bar person pours cold liquid nitrogen on top of the cocktail! It is quite dark though and I prefer more light as I communicate using sign language, but that is a small issue that did not affect a terrific night out with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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