Establishment Bar by Merivale

252, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia


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Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney Events & Parties

Establishment Bar is a luxury events venue in the heart of Sydney. A city icon, the historic space is a popular and stylish choice for celebrations of all sizes. 

Retaining much of its former glory, the former George Patterson House displays majestic iron columns throughout, as well as an intricately-detailed high ceiling

The statement centrepiece is a 42 metre-long marble bar that proudly sits beneath opulent pendant lights and certainly delivers the ‘wow’ factor to any event. Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner or an extravagant birthday bash, the unique space provides a sleek and sophisticated backdrop. 

Run by the award-winning Merivale group, the catering matches the space with bold, modern menus, impeccable presentation style and top-notch service standards.

The large venue connects to The Garden, where guests can continue the celebrations in a light and leafy space. 

Located in Establishment Precinct, the prestigious venue is surrounded by first-class bars, restaurants and a boutique hotel, and is a short walk to some of Sydney’s iconic attractions.

Highlights of Establishment Bar by Merivale Sydney Events & Parties:

  • Connected to a leafy outdoor space
  • Decadent features including a 42 meter-long marble bar and white columns
  • Central city location
  • Surrounded by award-winning bars, restaurants and cafes
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standing Up to 1000 Standing
dining Up to 220 Dining


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 33
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations

Spaces At This Venue

  • Establishment Bar Networking Space, Whole Venue

    Establishment Bar

    Lined with magnificent white columns and bathed in natural lighting, Establishment Bar is a timeless space suitable for any occasion. The spacious venue exudes sophistication and style, with a striking 42 meter-long marble bar taking centre stage.

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  • Establishment Bar Private Dining, Courtyard

    The Garden

    A welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle outside, The Garden is a luscious space conveniently connected to Establishment Bar and features a marble bar set amongst a stunning exposed brickwork backdrop. Adorned with leafy greenery and decadent pendant lights, the bright patio area is a magnificent all-weather oasis to continue celebrations.

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Nearby Hotels

Nearby Restaurants

  • Mazzaro Restaurant
  • Fix Wine Bar
  • Bodhi Restaurant
  • Restaurant Hubert

Nearby Parks

  • Barangaroo Reserve
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Hyde Park
  • The Domain

Nearby Attractions

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Luna Park Sydney
  • Sydney Observatory

Venue Testimonials

Great open space with exposed brick and clear ceiling. Lovely water feature, too. Quick and friendly service with delicious menu items. Bartender was pretty knowledgeable and the Negroni was delicious.

David C

Large and spacious. Roomy high ceiling with glass roofs. I like Exposed red brick and classic column.

Byron B

Wow .. such a great bar location and so well set up. Fantastic jazz music .. and who would know that this place was down this alley. Door opened spot on 5pm. So much heart and atmosphere. Great choices of wine, spirits, champagne. The atmosphere made me feel that I was in the 1920's of prohibition. Terrific art works. Went for an hour and left almost 4-5 hours later. Time went quick as a flash. We went as a group of 16. The place can cater for big or small groups. Also had decent choice of food.

Kathryn C

Frequently Asked Questions

Establishment Bar can accommodate up to 1,000 guests in a cocktail setting. For seated events, the capacity is 60-220 guests. In the garden, 150 guests can comfortably enjoy cocktails.

Yes, Establishment Hotel is located within the Establishment Precinct. It includes 31 suites and a couple of extra-spacious penthouses.

No, however, there are a number of Secure Parking options nearby, which are discounted for guests.

The highly skilled Merivale culinary team focuses on using fresh, seasonal produce and serves up a variety of dishes, from Australian classics to traditional Thai.


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