10 of the best aperitivo hours in Sydney


An aperitif is a refreshing cocktail usually drunk before a meal to whet your appetite.

Aperitivo hour is like happy hour, only classier. And more Italian.

During an aperitivo hour, there’s usually an aperitif on special, as well as wine, beer, and gourmet bar snacks that you can buy at a discounted price.

It’s a great way to experience a fancy bar for less than you would normally pay at other times.

Here are 10 of the best in Sydney.

Rosetta, CBD

When: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm

What’s on offer: $10 Aperol spritz, negroni, Peroni, prosecco, espresso martini, pizzas, and salumi.

Grosvenor Place
118 Harrington Street
Sydney NSW 2000
02 8099 7089

The Dolphin Hotel, Surry Hills

When: Sunday-Thursday, 5-7pm

What’s on offer: A rotating list of 5-6 $5 drinks including Prosecco, spritz, wine and beer. $5 – $7 bar snacks including prosciutto and grissini, fried olives, anchovy toast, Tuscan fried chicken, and escabeche mussels.

412 Crown St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
02 9331 4800

Fratelli Fresh, various locations

When: Monday-Friday, 4-6pm

What’s on offer: $5 espresso martini, negroni, Aperol spritz, house beer and wine. $5 classic pizza.

Alexandria, Bridge Street, Crows Nest, Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, Macquarie Street, Walsh Bay, Westfield Sydney
02 9259 5600

The Paddington, Paddington

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When: Weekdays, 5-6pm

What’s on offer: $5 house spirits, draught beer, house wine, spritzes, frosé and snacks inlcuding fried polenta, chicken spring rolls and crab tartine.

384 Oxford St
Paddington NSW 2021
02 2 9114 7329

Spice Temple, CBD

When: Weekdays, 4-6pm

What’s on offer: $5 – $12 beer, wine and cocktails. $12 snacks including spice fried chicken wings, egg and garlic chive Shanghai noodles, and crispy chow mein with pork relish.

10 Bligh St
Sydney NSW 2000
02 8078 1888

Restaurant Hubert, CBD

When: Every day, 4-6pm

What’s on offer: $5 Dubonnet highball, gin & tonic, riesling, shiraz; $10 negroni, and pastis fizz. Snack $3 – $10, including devilled eggs, pate and a burger.

15 Bligh St
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9232 0881

Balcon by Tapavino, CBD

When: Weekdays, 3-5.30pm

What’s on offer: $5 tap beer, house wine, $8 sangria, and $10 maragrita or Aperol spritz. $4 – $7 snacks such as marinated olives, oysters, and pan con tomate.

17 Bligh St
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9223 6176

Riley St Garage, Woolloomooloo

When: Monday-Saturday, 5-6pm

What’s on offer: $5 tap beer, $15 cocktail of the week. $1 oysters.

55 Riley St
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
02 9326 9055

Bacco Osteria e Espresso, CBD

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When: Wednesday-Friday, 4-9pm

What’s on offer: Complimentary snacks with any drink purchase, chosen at the chef’s discretion. Previous snacks include bread, butter and sardines, meatballs, jaffles, arancini and roasted cabanossi.

2–12/1 Angel Pl
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9235 3383

Bertoni, CBD and Balmain

When: Tuesday-Friday, 5-7pm

What’s on offer: $5 Rocks pale ale, lager, Fantini red, white and prosecco wine, $8 cocktails. Tuesday and Thursday $1 bowl of parmesan fries.

CBD and Balmain
02 9241 2127

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