Eat & Drink

Sydney’s Iconic QVB Has Two Incredible New Late-Night Bars

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Sydney’s nightlife might be in a bit of a funny place right now, but there’s no shortage of excellent new bars, cafes and restaurants opening. The latest are particularly impressive, taking up residence in the gorgeous and famous Queen Victoria Building smack bang in the middle of the CBD. Reign and Esquire will both open this month (Reign actually opens today, 15 March!) in the iconic Sydney building, ready to welcome you into their post-work drink arms.

Check out the details of these two new Sydney CBD bars below.

Reign at the QVB


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Reign is a champagne parlour and bar serving up some of the best bubbles from around the country. It takes the level one location previously occupied by the ABC Store (RIP) in a handsome musk, brass and marble getup.

Also on offer alongside cocktails and champagne, Reign will offer dishes such as king brown mushrooms with pork fried rice or honey-and-thyme ice cream sandwiches. Yum.

Esquire at the QVB

ESQUIRE Drink and Dine at the queen victoria building qvb

Esquire Drink and Dine is the second venue, opening in the QVB soon on Thursday March 28. It’s on level two and takes inspiration from New York’s supper clubs, with a comfortable Aussie twist on its design.

It’s a more moody, broody location, with lower lighting and darker furnishings, perfect for philosophising or just catching up on MAFS. The fare is weightier too, with more than 100 wines, whiskies and cocktails on offer paired with dishes like crumbed sweetbreads, a gruyere jaffle or whole roast chicken for two.

Both bars will be open late Thursday to Sunday, until 2am. Enjoy!

How to get to Reign and Esquire in the Queen Victoria Building

  • Fly Qantas to Sydney
  • Catch a T8 line train to Town Hall Station
  • Walk 250m
  • Reign (level one) and Esquire (level two), Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

(Lead image: Reign and Esquire / supplied)