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The Best Bars in Parramatta Serving up Cocktails & Vibes

From local watering holes to rooftops and courtyard cocktails, check out our edit of the best bars in Parramatta.

Ruse Bar & Brasserie

Known for its thriving foodie hotspots and fierce footy pride, Parramatta is the beating heart of Western Sydney. There are so many things to do and places to see here but if you find yourself dreaming of a drink then you're perfectly placed to hit up some of the best bars in Parramatta.

So much so, that Parramatta has been internationally recognised with Purple Flag accreditation, for being acknowledged as a safe and enjoyable precinct to enjoy a night out with family and friends. The second district Australia-wide and the first location in Western Sydney, Parramatta joins over 90 other international Purple Flag locations including London, Dublin and Stockholm, bringing Greater Sydney one step closer to becoming a true 24-hour Economy.

From local watering holes to cocktails on the 26th floor, check out our picks of the best bars in Parramatta. 

Nick & Nora's

Nick & Nora’s

Nick & Nora’s Parramatta is the stunning creation of the Speakeasy Group, standing tall in a dazzling location on the 26th floor of the V Building. It's no ordinary bar; it's a sophisticated throwback to the 1920s, oozing glitz and Gatsby-esque glamour.

The cocktail list is a real page-turner, inspired by murder mysteries, while the menu reads like a Hitchcock thriller. This joint is no secret; it's simply one of the best bars in Parramatta.

The view from up there is a bonus – Sydney's second CBD sprawls beneath, giving patrons a skyline that's just as intoxicating as the concoctions served.

Level 26, 45 Macquarie Street, Parramatta



Alex&Co. is the place to be in Parramatta if you are after a vibrant and chic bar to hang out with your mates. With a neon pink staircase, stunning floral arrangements, and a beautifully back-lit bar, it sets the scene for a relaxed yet stylish evening.

Their menu is packed with playful takes on modern classics made with the best seasonal ingredients, but it’s their signature cocktails that make Alex&Co one of the best bars in Parramatta.

330 Church Street, Parramatta

Ruse Bar & Brasserie

Ruse Bar & Brasserie

Ruse Bar & Brasserie shines as one of the area's top-notch venues, comfortably making it onto our list of the best bars in Parramatta. It is decked out in earthy hues with expansive indoor and outdoor spaces, that boast a sleek vibe for an elevated night out.

Of course, its cocktail menu is superb (don't miss their signature cocktails like the Malfy rose gin!), with a long list of handcrafted beverages and a well-curated wine selection. Whether you're a Parramatta regular or a first-timer visitor, Ruse Bar & Brasserie is bound to impress even the most discerning patrons. 

Shop 4.01-4.03 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy Street, Parramatta

Albion Hotel

The Albion Hotel

For the low-key pub enthusiast, The Albion Hotel, affectionately known as Albie's, is Parramatta's hidden gem. It's your classic local pub with a touch of flair, offering a laid-back vibe and an enchanting beer garden for a casual sip.

Albie's might not scream trendy, but its extensive craft beer selection on tap and a diverse cocktail list make it a quiet contender among the best bars in Parramatta. So, whether you're settling in for a quiet pint or exploring the garden with mates, Albie's simplicity, charm, and well-stocked drinks menu earn it a spot on the list of Parramatta's best bars.

135 George Street, Parramatta

Heritage Lounge

Heritage Lounge

Raise a glass to the glamour and sophistication of this heritage-listed bar in Parramatta. Located in the heart of Parramatta in a 1920s building, you can expect whiskey flights as well as a whimsical cast of cocktails at Heritage Lounge.

From The Banker’s Wife - a sweet sipper with vodka and pineapple - to The Banker Mistress - a naughtier drink - you are in for a treat. Or, you could just cut out the middleman and drink The Bank itself, a deadly concoction of strawberry-cinnamon-infused vodka with dry gin, Lillet Blanc and a hint of Absinthe.

Level 1, 215 – 217 Church Street, Parramatta



On the ground floor of Parramatta's Park Royal Hotel, you'll find Bar30. You can always trust hotel bars to provide a top-end tipple and this establishment does not disappoint. The bar boasts a chic contemporary atmosphere with an indoor-outdoor feel.

Plus, if you love a good deal (who doesn’t?!) take note because, out of all the best bars in Parramatta, Bar30 hosts one of the best happy hours with fine wines and delicious cocktails on offer. Check them out on Friday and Saturday nights to take advantage of their live music, too!

30 Phillip Street, Parramatta 

The Commercial Hotel

The Commercial Hotel

Just a stone’s throw from Parramatta station, this local mainstay never disappoints. With an epic beer garden and sports bar, The Commercial Hotel is the perfect spot to settle in for a night filled with schnittys, sports and beers.

In fact, of all the bars in Parramatta, nay in all of Western Sydney, this is the only spot with fresh beer tanks onsite! And, if you’re ever looking for a place for kick-ons, you can count on this place to be open almost all night long. 

2 Hassall Street, Parramatta

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Royal Oak Hotel

The Royal Oak Hotel in Parramatta is a slice of history, having opened its doors back in 1813. While maintaining its old-world charm, the Oak is now back in action and beats in the middle of Parramatta's nightlife.

With ample space and a top-notch bar offering all your favourites, it's no wonder the Royal Oak is regaining its reputation among the best bars in Parramatta. The bistro is ready to satisfy any craving, and with weekly specials and happy hour deals, your wallet won't be feeling the pinch.

From trivia nights to raffles, there's always a good reason to make the Royal Oak your go-to spot.

404 Church Street, Parramatta

Coco Cubano (@cococubano)

Coco Cubano

In the heart of Parramatta, Coco Cubano takes the crown at the corner of Church and Phillip streets, offering a taste of Havana without the airfare. Locals gather, clinking Cuban-inspired cocktails and exploring a diverse menu.

From street sandwiches to hearty mains like fajitas and burritos, Coco Cubano adds a dash of Cuban charm to the local scene. It's a flavourful intersection of casual vibes and vibrant experiences, solidifying its spot among the best bars in Parramatta. On your visit, be sure to order a mojito that is said to follow Ernest Hemingway's recipe.

302 Church Street Corner Phillip Street, Parramatta

Say cheers to Sydney’s second CBD at the best bars in Parramatta. If you've made your way around the whole of Parramatta and are ready for more, head into the (bigger) city and check out all the best new bars and restaurants that have opened in Sydney. 

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