We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Establishment Bar

252 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9114 7311
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Impressive club

I've been there last Thursday with my friends. Interiors were impressing. a lot of people were... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
timong j
via mobile
Impressive interior

Spent an hour with friends stood at the bar and found it a good place to chat and have a drink. The... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Robsyd1
,
Colchester, United Kingdom
Read all 53 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
Classic elegance meets a pitch-perfect party atmosphere at the ground floor Establishment Bar. Flanked by lines of magnificent iron columns and a 42-metre-long marble bar centrepiece, the former George Patterson House retains much of its formal glory. A space packed with heritage features that make this historic venue a unique place to enjoy a drink. Quick bar service, an experienced staff and a multi-award winner all add up to a true Sydney icon. Step inside for a cool drink, a light snack, or a delicious meal from our extensive bistro and Thai menu.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
10 Sep 2017
“Impressive club”
6 Sep 2017
“Impressive interior”
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 - 01:00
LOCATION
252 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
Write a ReviewReviews (53)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I've been there last Thursday with my friends. Interiors were impressing. a lot of people were dancing and enjoying. That was my first time to do latin dance. But i think i enjoyed a lot. And had fun. Good thing is they didn't want me...More

Thank timong j
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Spent an hour with friends stood at the bar and found it a good place to chat and have a drink. The place is impressive even when it's quiet, as it was when we visited, and the bar staff friendly. The prices are high but...More

Thank Robsyd1
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Men and women alike if you are looking for a fancy happy hour spot this is the happening place on any given Friday night. You will see most people straight out of work coming here to have a drink and unwind. Put on your party...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Cane here with my Girlfriend and the staff made us both feel unwelcome. Very aggressive and unfriendly. Won't be back

Thank Scottish_Sam_21
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Ive been to quite a few cool bars around the globe but have never come across any bar who quite has such an overinflated opinion of itself as this place... the door staff have such a chip on their shoulder and really do think they're...More

Thank bigdunc
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We were waiting for our dinner reservations and decided to come here for drinks beforehand. We were lucky to get standing spots at the bar. Two of us shared a bottle of wine while someone else ordered drinks. We received our $10.50 change after ordering...More

Thank susan s
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the Establishment Bar! Staff was super friendly. I ordered a glass of Champagne and the server inspected the flute before pouring, which was impressive. Trendy and a W Hotel feel. They serve food but we only ordered cocktails. Would def go back!

1  Thank Texastravelchick1959
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went on salsa night...Atmosphere is nice (in further part) , music is fine. Dancers are not pro (not even close to that)...Drinks prices are reasonable. The next day they had salsa night at Argyle, we checked out the place at 6pm (yes, dance starts...More

2  Thank Alexa G
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were looking for a place as close to Wynyard as possible as our usual meeting place , the Menzies has closed. One of our party had been previously and advised it was very noisy at night but ok for lunch (we went on a...More

Thank Deliaann43
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I visit here every now and then and I think it's a solid performer but there is nothing special to the place now. For a city bar the atmosphere is great and the drinks well priced. There is a Thai restaurant for lunch which does...More

Thank lovealunch
Nearby
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
...More
Nearby Restaurants
est.
847 reviews
.01 km away
Mr. Wong
2,871 reviews
.03 km away
Palmer & Co.
323 reviews
.06 km away
O Bar and Dining
853 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Central Business District
76 reviews
.12 km away
St Patrick's Church
34 reviews
.18 km away
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
32 reviews
.21 km away
The National Opal Collection
41 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Establishment Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit