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Our Favourite Bars in the Blue Mountains to Enjoy a Drink

Sip your way through our pick of the best bars in the Blue Mountains.

Terrace Bar (Image Credit: Scenic World)

Australian wanderlust has been reignited in a brand-new way, and we are spending more time than ever exploring our own backyard. The Blue Mountains region, full of natural Australian beauty, boutique accommodation and great foodie hot spots, is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a getaway.

Packed to the rafters with regional hospitality, and with craft beers, cocktails, and local wines galore, these top bars in the Blue Mountains are well worth a visit. Whether you're a laid-back local or a curious traveller, the Blue Mountains' bar scene is alive with character. From the intimate nooks to cosy watering holes, these bars don't just serve drinks; they're the pulse of the mountains' social heartbeat. So, grab a seat, unwind, and sip your way through the best bars in the Blue Mountains.

Mountain Culture

Mountain Culture Brew Pub 

Mountain Culture's Status Quo Pale Ale has been voted Australia's #1 beer for two years running. If that's not enough reason to visit this cosy brewpub, the nostalgic delights coming from the kitchen are. Fries and curry sauce, classic burgers and potato gems are just a few of the bites on offer. The restored heritage building offers plenty of places to park your tush, including a pup-friendly outdoor deck ideal for watching the sun set. 

23 - 25 Parke Street, Katoomba 

The Bootlegger Bar

The Bootlegger Bar

The Bootlegger Bar in the Blue Mountains is where locals kick back sans fuss. No need for high spirits, just good company and a laid-back vibe. The whiskey flights and cocktails set the tone, paired with a low and slow-roasted menu for a hearty hangout with mates. Nestled in the historic Niagara building, circa 1905, Bootlegger mixes turn-of-the-century charm with a modern edge. Two floors cater to gatherings big and small where there's live music on weekends as well as occasional whisky-tasting events. 

92 Bathurst Road, Katoomba 

Sublime Lounge

Sublime Lounge

Tucked inside the Fairmont Resort & Spa, Sublime Lounge embodies laid-back charm, earning its spot among the Blue Mountains' best bars. You can easily spend an entire day here, just chilling. In the morning, grab your fave book and enjoy some nibbles with a delicious brew. As the day dips, call on your best gals to unwind with fine Australian wine and scenic resort views. You can also opt to explore Sydney Brewery's crafty beer and cider flavours.

1 Sublime Point Road, Leura

Champagne Charlie's

Champagne Charlie's Cocktail Bar

In Katoomba, The Carrington houses the effortlessly cool Champagne Charlie's Cocktail Bar, often dubbed the Blue Mountains' sole true cocktail haven. This art-deco gem, oozing grandeur and charm, whisks you away to eras past while you sip away. Locals appreciate the delectable cocktails and an array of local and international brews, making it a staple among the best bars in the Blue Mountains. Historical ties to the Champagne Charlie tradition only add to the allure, giving patrons a taste of the high life right in the heart of Katoomba. It's not just a bar; it's a sip through history in style.

15 Katoomba Street, Katoomba

The Baroque Room

The Baroque Room 

If you want an awesome night out in Katoomba, the locals will point you towards the ironwork archway leading to The Baroque Room adjacent to The Carrington Hotel. Aside from good drinks, this space offers the hottest musical performances and diverse entertainment including live theatre, cabaret, and even burlesque! As you move to the beats and down a cold pint, be sure to appreciate the venue's ornate decor. The renovated space features a long marble bar, a timber dance floor, and a wall lined with gorgeous framed mirrors.

15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba

Aunty Ed's

Aunty Ed's

A local gem, Aunty Ed's is the embodiment of nostalgic comfort with a dash of retro flair. The vibe is like hanging out in your Aunty Ed's living room—if you were lucky enough to have one. The homely atmosphere and welcoming spirit make it a go-to spot for Blue Mountains locals seeking a dose of familiarity. The burgers are a delicious blast from the past, paired perfectly with quirky cocktails. Sunday dinners come with a bonus: live music to set the mood.

Basement Level, 122 Katoomba Street, Katoomba

Dryridge Estate (Image Credit: @dryridgeestate)

Dryridge Estate Cellar Door

For a chill Blue Mountains evening, swing by Dryridge Estate Cellar Door on weekends. It's not just a wine pitstop; it's a laid-back escape with a side of stellar valley views. The 2018 Jack Shiraz is their star player, and pairing it with a cheese platter is practically mandatory. The atmosphere is relaxed, making it the ideal spot to unwind as the sun takes its afternoon dip. 

226 Aspinall Road, Megalong Valley 

Terrace Bar (Image Credit: Destination NSW)

Terrace Cafe & Bar

After a big hike, there's nothing better to do than to kick back and enjoy a sip of your fave beer. Here's where the Terrace Bar comes in and takes the experience up a notch—literally! The Terrace Bar will give you a sprawling vista of the Blue Mountains and will give you prime view of the sunset over Jamison Valley. Chill with your mates while nibbling on warm pretzels and cheese-laden grazing boards and taking a swig of Mountain Culture beers, Dryridge Estate wines, and Hillbilly ciders. It's the ultimate sunset session in the Blue Mountains!

Corner Violet Street & Cliff Drive, Katoomba

Side B Vinyl Bar

Side B Vinyl Bar

One of the best bars up in the Blue Mountains isn't a bar, it's a record store. This joint sells your favourite vinyls by day and transforms into a cosy and laid-back bar by night. The Side B Vinyl Bar offers the perfect fusion of warmth, cosiness, and a dash of mid-century cool. Picture this: a Blue Mountains evening with a cocktail or wine in hand while bobbing your head to sweet vinyl tunes. It's the local go-to for an intimate space that sets the mood for careful listening. Oh, and if you're clever enough to get your ducks in a row, you can catch a gig or join their music trivia night.

237-238 Great Western Highway, Blackheath

Loved our edit of the best bars in the Blue Mountains? For more Blue Mountains travel inspo, check out our round-up of things to do in the Blue Mountains and beautiful accommodation in the Blue Mountains

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