5 Venues for Hosting a Casual Cocktail Party in Sydney

Cocktail parties provide the perfect setting for your guests to mingle and enjoy the atmosphere of the venue. Whatever your reason to celebrate, we have a range of venues and spaces perfect for your next event.

The Forresters

With lots of natural light and exposed elements, including a timber bar, The Forresters is far from your average pub. With wagon-wheel lighting and straw roof in the main bar, The Forresters is not short on personality, and is yours to enjoy with your friends and family. Choose to host your event in the Top Function Room and your guests can take full advantage of the karaoke set up. But be warned, certain singing voice cannot be unheard!

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Forresters main room

The Oxford Tavern

With its colourful history, The Oxford Tavern oozes laid-back cool with a touch of grit. The Dive Bar section will dazzle your guests with the glittering mosaic feature wall, while The Shed is perfect for more intimate gatherings. The Beer Garden is a favourite among guests, with booth seating and plenty of lush greenery free falling from above.

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The Norfolk

In an ideal location between Redfern and Surry Hills, The Norfolk is a favourite among visitors and locals alike, and it’s easy to see why. The trendy interior combines an eclectic mix of comfy furniture and artwork, as well as exposed brick walls throughout. The leafy Beer Garden features creeping vines along the walls and plenty of fairy lights to provide that perfect beer garden ambience.

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The Norfolk whole venue


Tropical haven. Caribbean wonderland. You won’t find another place quite like Queenies! Sitting up above The Forresters, Queenies will be sure to leave a long-lasting impression with your guests with its fun-filled, colourful décor. Choose to host your event in the Dining Room Area which can either be sectioned off for smaller events or booked out entirely. Or if you’d prefer to hang by the bar, the bar areas is also available for up to 30 guests.

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Queenies bar area

Beer DeLuxe King Street Wharf

With stunning, picturesque views of Darling Harbour, Beer DeLuxe King Street Wharf has a space that will perfectly suit your next event. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, your guests will be able to explore the level, free to enjoy the uninterrupted views. Choose to host your event in the Courtyard and be surrounded by gorgeous Tahitian lime plants while watching ferries and yachts sail by.

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Beer Deluxe Sydney upstairs

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