Level 4, 488 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales , 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9265 6070
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-late
Style: Hotel bar
Recommended for: Alfresco
Price guide: High-end
Food: Bar snacks
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A veteran of the Sydney bar scene, and the don of Aussie hotel bars, Zeta's design has worn extremely well for a bar that opened in 2005. Although the fashion-forward moved elsewhere a while ago, the late license still sees lines outside the lift.
Whether you're after a cocktail on the terrace overlooking the beautiful QVB (Queen Victoria Building), a dramatic, intimate booth behind long drapes, a sprawl on some blocky black leather sofas, or just to stand at the long, long bar, Zeta is a very flexible and workable space, flickering fake fires and all.
The drinks list, currently structured as a world tour by way of Sydney, Venice, London and Singapore, puts the emphasis on experimental drinks, from a Maple and Smoked Black Pepper Manhattan through to a Bramble Three Ways, featuring jelly, and an Asian Mary with pork floss.