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Hive Bar
The Hive Bar
93 Erskineville Road, Erskineville NSW 2043

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Situated in the heart of Erskineville, The Hive Bar isn’t a bar that you have to go searching for! With a philosophy of being independent, inclusive, and staying true to self, Hive is a bar for everyone! Did you know Erskineville’s favourite bar has been in operation since 2009? Nikki Vircoe (Events Manager/ Director) and her business partners have worked there since nearly the beginning, and got the opportunity to buy the beloved venue three years ago. They swooped in quickly and purchased it! After a redesign, and small facelift, Hive became the venue we know it as today!


Although the bar may be small, Hive’s backbar is most certainly something to boast about. With a focus on Australian spirits, it’s no wonder why they’ve become an Inner West favourite. Don’t worry, they also have an impressive selection of spirits from around the world too! With a seasonal cocktail list, the Hive staff take inspiration from cocktails of the past and put their on twist on them! (See the Brewhattan) Spirits not your thing? Fear not, the selection of wine and beer will blow your socks off! Looking for that wild and weird brew? Hive has got you covered! With rotating taps that showcase their love of craft beer, Hive keeps their selection consisting mostly of gypsy brewers or interstate beers.

Hive takes their food menu as serious as their cocktail menu! Known across Sydney for their burgers, they also cater heavily to vegans, vegetarians, and everyone in between. With exciting specials as well as an extensive menu, you’re sure to find a dish that your palette will love!

Leave all the craziness behind and head to Erskineville for a killer cocktail, feed, and an all around good time!

Fun Fact: Hive Bar has vinyl spinning DJs five nights a week!

Cocktail To Try: All of them. (But you can’t go wrong with the Waldorf)



Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

Sunday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Signature Cocktail

The Australian Negroni 

Estate Negroni


30ml Adelaide Hills Rosso Vermouth 

30ml Bitter Orange Australian Aperitif  

30ml 78˚Gin