Eau De Vie Sydney

4.3
81 reviews
$41 to $100
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 81 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SACH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Cocktail waiter was wonderful, cockatil list looked impressive but few were delicious. Everyone there was super friendly, the service was fine, but we could have done with requests for drinks with greater regularity. The experience was okay, Id recommend going there once and checking it out, but I will not be going again as I did not enjoy the taste of alot of the cocktails ordered (save for the classic Old Fashioned and the passionfruit cocktail) . Also I gave the food 5 stars, but I didnt order anything, I had to pick a rating to write a review.

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davidh
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Helpful staff
Great atmosphere and great selection of cocktails
Very enjoyable

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LeanneB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The floor service staff were very knowledgeable and helpful when deciding what to order and proficient in the delivering of the cocktails. It was disappointing how long we had to wait for the arrival of our cocktails. At a fairly quite time early on a Friday night, we were a table of ten with a limited time frame, one person behind the bar making cocktails made the visit a little frustrating.

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Jared
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

For the price, I just wanted a bit more of an experience.

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DanielleP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eau de Vie was amazing! I enjoyed everything there, the set up was cosy and quirky, the drinks were spectacular and the service was excellent. Absolutely recommend!

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KateW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is brilliant , I have already recommended it to all my friends

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Foodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Great variety of drinks. Premium quality products used. Snack/food menu could be expanded.
Very helpful team with a wide range of knowledge. Highly recommend and will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best bars in Sydney, well done to the company and to the team at EDV!!

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Came in for drinks the other night and ordered the martini flights which were awesome! Also ordered the bread and olives which took a while to arrive and when we got it the olives were soggy - perhaps not a good quality brand.
We had a table next to us who had their phones out with some of those LUMI bright lights and their phone torches on which was really disturbing as this venue is so dimly lit to start off with and management didn’t bother to Ask them to turn off the flashing lights. We weren’t the only table being disturbed by this.
The music doesn’t reflect the 1920s theme.
Staff were all very friendly and professional so kudos to them!

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Mariana
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was very disappointed about not getting told that they weren't doing the canapes menu. We were planing to have dinner and we couldn't and ended up scoffing lots of bread and expensive platters of meat and cheese which was not what we planed.

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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.

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

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

OT
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.

CB
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.

FAQs

Eau De Vie Sydney is rated 4.3 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.