Unveiling the best bars and restaurants for VIVID Sydney-Inspired cocktails and dishes.

Solander Dining & Bar | Enchanted Vivid Cocktail
(c) Solander Dining & Bar | Enchanted Vivid Cocktail

VIVID Sydney, the annual festival of light, music, and ideas, sets the city ablaze with creativity and innovation. As the mesmerizing light installations illuminate Sydney’s iconic landmarks, there’s no better way to enhance your VIVID experience than with a perfectly crafted cocktail. We’ll unveil the top bars where you can indulge in VIVID Sydney-inspired cocktails, bringing together the spirit of the festival and the vibrant nightlife of the city.

Grain Bar
Vivid Glow Party: You’re invited to the ultimate Glow Party! That’s right, every weekend over Vivid Sydney, Grain will glow with neon lights. We’re talking glowing face paint, beats from a neon DJ, custom Vivid cocktails and luminating bottles of Champagne from Moet Hennessy.

199 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 9250 3392 | E: hellograin.sydney@fourseasons.com

MODE Kitchen & Bar
Vivid Dinner Experience: Executive Chef Francesco and his team have crafted a vibrant Vivid menu, with three–courses for $90 per person. The menu highlights seasonal ingredients such as Beetroot cured Hiramasa kingfish, Black Murray Cod with Brussels sprouts and a colourful Vivid Pavlova. $90pp | Available for dinner daily
199 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 9250 3160 | E: hello@modekitchenandbar.com.au

Blu Bar on 36
Sonder Cocktail: featuring Belvedere smogory vodka, Giffard violet, grapefruit soda, and a sprinkle of Aqua Blue shimmer.
Murmuration Cocktail: made with Tanqueray Gin, Campari, agave syrup, egg white, strawberry puree and a golden rim that will leave you in awe.
Barerarerungar Cocktail: a masterpiece of Johnnie Walker Black, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Gingerbread Syrup, and Ginger Candy, designed to leave a lasting impression on your senses. $29 each | 12:00pm – 10:00pm daily | View Menu

Vivid Sydney Taste of Twilight: Across three tempting tiers, ignite your tastebuds with savoury bites including smoked kingfish sashimi with fermented plum and apple and duck bao buns with black garlic and pickled carrot. Why not elevate your Vivid Sydney Taste of Twilight experience to new heights and opt for a colourful cocktail pairing, for your drinking pleasure. $145pp | $40pp cocktail pairing | 5:30pm – 8:00pm daily | View Menu

176 Cumberland Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 950 6000 | E: dine.slsn@shangri-la.com | Book Online

Altitude Restaurant
Vivid Sydney Dinner: Executive Sous Chef Michele Menegazzi and Head Pastry Chef Kumiko Endo have created a unique five course dining experience that celebrates seasonal ingredients inspired by the sights, sounds and colours of Vivid Sydney. Savour signature dishes including scorched prawn tartare with scampi caviar and smoked duck breast with fermented chilli and Illawarra plum. $205pp | Sun-Thur 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm – 10:00pm | View Menu

176 Cumberland Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 950 6000 | E: dine.slsn@shangri-la.com | Book Online

Hyde Hacienda Sydney
Vivid Sour Cocktail: Tequila, Blue Curacao, Lime Juice Egg White, Orange Twist Garnish
Hacienda Sour Cocktail: Crème De Mure, Lemon Juice, Egg White, Blackberry and Blueberry Garnish
Hacienda Spritz Cocktail: Gin, St Germain, Lime Juice, Prosecco, Cucumber Wheel Garnish
Vivid Spritz Cocktail: Butterfly Pea Gin, St Germain, Lime Juice, Tonic Water, Edible Flowers

$24 | Available daily | Mon-Fri 3pm till late, Sat-Sun 12pm till late

Level 3, 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 9256 4083 | E: bookings@hydehaciendasydney.com | Book Online

Q Dining
Vivid Dining: Vivid inspired 4 course menu, from Yellowfin tuna crudo to pan-roasted barramundi to Chevre goats cheese salad, housemade totrellini with butternut pumpkin stuffing from the vegetarian menu. $99pp | View Menu

Level 3, 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 9256 4044 | E: qdining.sydney@accor.com | Book Online

Gowings Bar and Grill
Mai Mai Cocktail: Designed to evoke your inner scientist, flavours of lemongrass-infused vodka, ginger, butterfly pea and citrus come together for a colour-changing sensation.
Blue Eyes Cocktail: Takes the chill of the night to luxe levels. Bulldog Gin, vanilla kumquat syrup, blue curacao, caper brine, citrus, and smoky orange bitters are muddled then served and sipped from a glass made of ice.
Pink Lady Cocktail: Will bring a twinkle to your eye as SKYY Vodka, fresh lemon, orgeat, pineapple, cranberry and sage, are shaken over ice and topped with a flutter of blue spirulina, for a cocktail reminiscent of the colourful Vivid Sydney skyline.
Rosearita Cocktail: Will be adored as much as your most loved bouquet. A floral pirouette of Espolon blanca tequila, rose, lime and Crème de Violette, is complete with a fresh red, rose petal.

From $22 | Mon-Sat

1/49 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 8262 0064 | E: host_gowings@evt.com | Book Online

Solander Dining and Bar
Enchanted Forest Cocktail: A delightful blend of Pernod Absinthe and apple liqueur.?
Chromatic Cosmos Cocktail: Has been created from Absolute vodka, Cointreau, lime, cranberry juice and Curacao.
Midori Mountain Cocktail: A vibrant green cocktail created from Midori liqueur, Malibu rum, pineapple juice and coconut cream.

From $29 | Mon-Sat 4:00pm till late

65 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 8297 6500 | E: solander_enquiries@hilton.com | Book Online

Champagne Bar Sydney
Buttered Pear Highball Cocktail: 666 Butter Vodka, GE Massenez Pear, Dom Benedictine, vanilla, lime and soda.
Australiano Cocktail: Brix Trail Mix, Okar, Strawberry gum, citric acid, Fever tree aromatic tonic

From $20 | Mon-Thur & Sun 5:00pm-11:00pm, Fri & Sat 3:00pm – 12:00am

Level 3, 12 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 8388 8888 | E: champagnebar.sydney@accor.com | Book Online

The Gallery on the Park
Vivid High Tea: Enjoy the best of The Gallery’s signature High Tea offerings with a Vivid twist. The three-tiered Vivid High Tea menu offers sweet and savoury heaven – including Whipped Lemon Myrtle Goats Cheese Tart, Kakadu Plum Confit, Macadamia Crumb, Mini Meringue filled with passion fruit Kakadu Plum curd and more.

$79pp with tea and coffee, $89pp with sparkling wine​ | Mon-Sun 8:00am – 4:00pm

161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 9286 6000 | E: dining.sydney@sheraton.com | Book Online

Conservatory Bar
Neon Azure Cocktail: Gin Sour with Curacao.
Fuego Cocktail: Spicy Watermelon Margarita.
Garden Party Cocktail: Gin & Cucumber / Mint Highball with Elderflower Tonic.

Fri-Sat 5:00pm – 6:30pm

161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 9286 6000 | E: sydsifeastshiftleaders@marriott.com | Book Online

Pumphouse Sydney
Purple Rain Cocktail: Alize, peach schnapps, blue curacao, citrus mix, grenadine, soda, mint + light cube.
Simply Vivid Cocktail: Gin & tonic, Fever-tree, pea tree, dehydrated orange twist, dehydrated apple slice, rose buds, juniper berries + light cube.
Burnt Apple Sour Mocktail:Cloudy apple juice, lemon juice, egg white mix, agave syrup, apple fan + activated charcoal & smoking cinnamon scroll.

From $17 | Open daily from 12pm till late

Vivid Sydney Gin Dinners: Three course shared seafood menu paired with award-winning gins from Beachtree Distilling Co.

$159 per person | 6:30pm, Wed 31 May and Thury 1 Jun

17 Little Pier Street, Darling Harbour NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 8217 4100 | Book Online