Circular Quay

Hemmesphere

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252 George St., Level 4,
Sydney,
New South Wales,
Australia,
2000.

Probably the swankiest bar in the city, Hemmesphere, part of the complex that also includes the Establishment Hotel, has killer cocktails and plenty of low-lit lounges for lingering. You should dress to impress—but even in your most fashionable duds you may well be turned away at the door on super-crowded weekend nights. Monday to Wednesday, though, you’ll have a much better chance of getting in—and then you can nurse your honey-and-basil martini, drape yourself over a Moroccan-inspired chaise, and nibble on soft-shell crab while you congratulate yourself for being so cool.