Eau De Vie Sydney
Great little hidden away gem in darlinghurst, great feel for w hidden away bar
Very unhelpful policy where you can’t order at the bar or drink standing up. The environment was not fun at all and was actually just very stressful so we just left and went to a dive bar around the corner where we had a fantastic time (drinking while standing even).
Extensive cocktail menu
Great presentation of cocktails
Could only order one drink per person at a time
Wait staff were arrogant
Wait staff spilled cocktail over phone/bag and didn’t really care
No signs outside to say where venue is
Staff member forgot food order
Food was unfortunately quite average
Waiter got angry for using the flash on my phone- ONCE, but then asked me to upload it on Instagram??
Specialty cocktails are awesome and service is amazing!
Great cocktail bar with an amazing atmosphere. The background music was also very cool
Such a lovely hidden little place. Great drinks and food with a fantastic atmosphere...the kind of place you wish not too many people find out about so you can keep it to yourself
Had a amazing atmosphere, exactly what it claims to be. A 1920s inspired bar.
All the waiters/hosts where amazing friendly and knew what they where talking about.
It does get a bit loud but still enjoyable
Great venue for an intimate meal. Can get noisy when full though.
Great spot to kick off the night, or just spend the whole night here... The cocktails are inventive and first class with the staff having excellent knowledge and service.
Great place for a meet up and a dram. Good atmosphere.
I love the theatre of this place. So much more than just having a drink.
Wonderfully trained staff and loved the cocktail theatre.
To drink cocktails at Eau de Vie is like being at a theatrical performance. The waiters greet you with enthusiasm and explain the menu of around 90 drinks. Depending on what you order, may may experience shownanship at your table.
I enjoy the fact that there are interesting cocktails, many whisk(e)ys, and a well informed staff. Being able to sit in the much quieter Whisky room has a special pleasure
Excellent cocktails and service in a cool atmosphere. We went early for pre-dinner drinks, wasn't too busy or noisy. Sit at the bar and watch them make the cocktails in front of you! Very enjoyable, would recommend.
It was such a great time at Eau de vie ! The drinks were spectacular, the vibe was great and the staff couldn't any more attentive!!! I love it!
Never disappoints!!! Excellent place the best cocktails
Joshua the Irish waiter was amazing! He gave great recommendations and made my birthday even better! Thank you!
This is 100% one of the best cocktail bars we’ve been to anywhere in the world. Josh, was an absolutely top class waiter who new the ingredients of every drink and perfectly tailored our cocktails to our taste. Don’t lose him as he’s an exceptional employee who went above and beyond to ensure we had an excellent experience.
TOOOOOOOOO noisy. Could not talk, what's the point?
We were 13 minutes late to arrive for our booking and our space on the lounge had been given away.
Hello and thanks for the review. We always accomodate our bookings the best we can but there are some occasions where this may take a little extra time. I'm sorry to hear everything wasn't as you hoped and we'd love the chance to make things better. If you would like to respond with your booking details via PM we'd be happy to review the areas you felt were not up to scratch.
Great night out. Watching drinks get made is entertainment in itself. Staff friendly and knowledgeable about their products. Highly recommend! You
Thanks Melanie! Was a pleasure hosting you.
As usual the cocktails & atmosphere were fabulous. Very busy night but we were made welcome and received attentive service. We will happily return.
Atmospheric bar scene with an impressive range of cocktails on offer. Some cocktails come with free 'entertainment' as the bar person pours cold liquid nitrogen on top of the cocktail! It is quite dark though and I prefer more light as I communicate using sign language, but that is a small issue that did not affect a terrific night out with friends.
Awesome first date place. These guys should by stock in Tinder
The main host was very condescending, rude, and had an air of being better than us. He made me really uncomfortable by speaking about our group needing to reach a minimum spend of $600 - even though when I booked on the phone I was advised that would apply only if we were in a private room or if there were 13 or more of us. The bar was empty all night and we spent around $500, yet he continually made me feel uncomfortable about the situation and told me he’d have to discuss it with the manager on Monday before he decided a course of action. I had planned this evening for my husband’s 40th, and it was completely ruined for me. It also made my friends feel very awkward. This man also made a rude joke about my friend’s Scottish accent and made him feel very embarrassed. All in all it was a pretty massive letdown and it’s left me feeling very disappointed.
A charming little bar. Well worth a visit. Waiters were exceptional. Great cocktail selection
Excellent service. Great cocktails. Fun night. Highly recommend.
Fantastic place. One of the best cocktail bars in Sydney. Attentive, smiley service which is not necessarily common in cocktail bars these days! The cocktail menu is huuuuuge and exciting.
We enjoyed the whisky and cheese flight at this place which is becoming our favourite hangout. Quiet and lovely on a weeknight, but a lot more noisy on Friday and Saturdays. Beautiful, soulful cocktails.
Been to EDV a few times now. Great ambience. Fantastic whiskey selection, from regular to rare and expensive. Need to book though.
Every single time my friends and I go to Eau de Vie we are amazed with the great attention, great service and great cocktails. The greatest part of the evening is the theatrical performances as some cocktails are enhanced with a shower of liquid nitrogen and flaming paper money right in front of you. Love this place.
Cool vibe, intimate setting. Staff seemed well versed with the offerings on the drinks menu. Pretty dark which is very cool but so dark that I couldn’t read the menu so relied heavily on the wait staff and I wasn’t disappointed.
We were squashed onto a small table with no leg room and in a thoroughfare. Cocktails were ok but the martini really watery. The staff were run off feet and so service was poor.
Excellent knowledgable staff. Big thank you to Josh on our table. We let him pick dri ks for us pending on our tastes and were bang on. Definitely going back to go through more items.
Fun, atmospheric and incredible drinks. Very knowledgable staff.
Sharp noisy atmosphere; Melbourne has a more relaxed vibe.
Awesome cocktails, although we were told this wasn't really the place for groups of friends to hang out, rather a meeting place for more intimate dates.
Great cocktails and staff. Small location so make sure you make reservations. For some reason the reservation time they had didn’t match my open table time, so at first there was a lot of confusion and they looked like they weren’t going to honor the reservation. But they did and were very hospitable.
Service was great, but the tasting was very overpriced at $40 each for stale crackers a bit of cheese and figure it out for yourself whisky, when compared to the a tasting and distillery tour of Archie Rose in roseberry at $30 I do really wonder where the value comes from at Eau De Vie.
Do like the venue and cocktails which are always superb.