10 Nov 2021

Christmas cheers: the best after-work drinks in The Rocks

Shake off the working day and soak up some Christmas cheer at these after-work drinks in The Rocks.
Christmas cheers: the best after-work drinks in The Rocks
The days are getting longer, the sun is sticking around later, and Christmas is on its way. These are the best days of the year for an after-work get together, and there’s no better way to take full advantage of the extra sunlight and summer vibes during the week. Here are a few suggestions from us on where to get some added Christmas cheer with your after-work drinks this festive season.


With an extensive collection of over 150 whiskies, as well as gins, vodka and fine wines, it won’t be hard to find your Christmas cheer at The Doss House. This acclaimed underground whiskey den also has Guinness on draught along with a couple of Australian taps, and if you’re peckish you can order mouthwatering meats and cheeses, dished out of an exquisite charcuterie counter.



A brewery, bar and restaurant with seating out on the cobblestones, so you can soak up the festive atmosphere inside and out. Tap Rooms brew their signature, experimental Endeavour beers in-house, with nine taps on rotation, and they also pour seasonal cocktails and NSW wines from the keg, as supplied by their favourite winemakers. Plus, you can fill your belly with a range of smoked produce from the land and sea, served feast-style and accompanied with vibrant salads and house-made sauces.


Take the first doorway on the right in Kendall Lane, follow the stairs and you’ve found Mrs. Jones. Sitting above one of Sydney’s oldest pubs, Mrs. Jones is a modern, open-air terrace where you’ll find great cocktails and awesome vibes. Toast to the season with a delicious jug of rosé sangria (French rosé, Martini Riserva Vermouth, grenadine syrup, lime, mint and rose petals) and take a sit overlooking all the action of The Rocks Christmas Markets below.


On the other side of The Rocks Christmas Lane is Pony Dining, a laneway lounge bar and a cosy grill restaurant in one. Settle in and enjoy a cocktail or two at the outdoor bar and lounge, or whet your appetite with a great selection of local and imported beers. There’s also a huge showcase of Australian and imported wines, served by the glass. The memorable menu is a feast of wood-fired grilled meats, seafood and small plates, perfect for an after-work festive feast.



Settle in on The Glenmore’s famous rooftop and soak up the incredible harbour views with a refreshing cocktail in hand. There’s Pimms cocktails and espresso martinis on tap, and a kitchen serving up classic pub grub with a modern twist. With panoramic views across the water and overlooking the Sydney Opera House, it’s an incredible spot to unwind after work and toast to the season as the sun sets around you.


The phrase ‘eat, drink and be merry’ comes vividly to life at Munich Brauhaus, a festive beer hall with live music, imported beers and tasty German dishes. Think crispy, juicy pork knuckle with creamy mashed potatoes and perfectly fermented sauerkraut, or an entire menu of gourmet schnitzels. Pair your merry meals with German and craft beers, carefully curated Australian wines, or for something a little different, there’s an extensive schnapps menu to try out. Nothing says ‘Christmas cheer’ quite like a butterscotch toffee tipple, or a taste of candy-cane peppermint pour!