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Employees Only Bar


Why you'll love Employees Only Bar

  • Fashionable, buzzing cocktail bar
  • Perfect for work functions or corporate events
  • Great cocktails and New York inspired menu

Employees Only Bar is located in a heritage-listed basement on Barrack Street, near Martin Place and Wynyard and hidden away behind an unassuming psychic sign is Sydney’s very own version of the legendary and seminal New York bars.

Cocktails by the masters, a New York-inspired menu, and signature tarot readings until the early hours, make for a memorable evening for those Sydneysiders in a New York state of mind. A majestic scene of dark timber, brass highlights and plush green velvet is illuminated by skylights and is an ode to the original speakeasy institution still located in New York’s West Village.

Cocktails are innovative and have garnered a worldwide following, the ‘Amelia’ for instance (Wyborowa Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur shaken with fresh lemon & puréed blackberries), others such as the ‘Manhattan’ (Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey stirred with Mancino Rosso Vermouth, Grand Marnier & dashes of Angostura Bitters, served straight up), are timeless.

New York Bistro inspired menu gathers from French, Italian and Australian influences. Experience EO’s signature dish ‘Steak Tartare’ which is handmade at your table. Try the slow-roasted lamb shoulder, the Truffled Mac ‘n’ Cheese Scrumpets or indulge in the Caviar Service. Whether it’s shaken or stirred, dining in the Private Room or dancing all night long, this world-renowned cocktail bar has only one rule, expect the unexpected.

Employees Only Bar Function Rooms

Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

Stepping through the curtain and into our dining room takes you into one of Sydney’s most cultured and elegant dining locations. Capable of seating 55 and hosting over 100 for cocktails, it is perfect for large format events. Please join us...

80
200
From $15,000
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Gallery Space

Gallery Space

The Gallery Space is located next to the bar and is perfect for a special gathering of up to 25 guests for a cocktail style event. Cocktails by the masters, a New York inspired menu, and signature tarot readings until the early hours, mak...

25
From $1,500
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Private Room

Private Room

This intimate private dining room is the ideal location for those who need privacy and exclusive service. We can accommodate up to 30 guests for a private sit-down dinner or up to 40 guests for a cocktail style event. Available Monday, Tues...

33
55
From $4,400
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Entire Venue

Entire Venue

Pull back the curtain and step into one of Sydney’s most cultured and elegant event locations. Capable of seating 85 and hosting 200 for a cocktail style event. Located in a heritage-listed basement on Barrack Street, near Martin Place an...

80
200
From $8,000
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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
BYO Drinks
Coffee / Tea
External Catering
Filtered Water
Inhouse Catering

AV Equipment

Microphone
Projector
Speakers
Stage
Teleconference
TV
Video Conferencing

Basic Amenities

Accessible
Accommodation
Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music
Flip Chart
Furniture Hire
Lighting
Natural light
Outdoor Space
Parking
Pens & Paper
Receptionist
Restroom
Room Hire Only
Security
Smoking Area
Whiteboard
WiFi