Door Knock

4.6
39 reviews
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COCKTAILS, WINE AND GOOD TIMES WE ARE A COCKTAIL AND WINE BAR HIDDEN FAR BELOW FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF SYDNEY’S CBD. OUR WINES LEAN MORE ON THE BIODYNAMIC, MINIMAL INTERVENTION AND NATURAL STYLES, WHILE OUR DYNAMIC COCKTAIL LIST OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY.
What 39 People Are Saying
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JQ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue with great service and lovely ambience!

TD
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall a great venue. Enjoyed the nice atmosphere. Food menu is limited however what's on it was quite tasty and reasonably priced. All the cocktails we had were nice, maybe slightly overpriced for the size. Would of appreciated a wider variety. The service was on and off. Sometimes felt neglected and other times they were great.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I had an amazing cocktail "down in mexico" and a really tasty chicken pasta dish. Very relaxing feel and good customer service

MR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It’s very noisy, but I do like this place, we didn’t have food this time just drinks for my birthday. We purchased 4 bottles of your presecco which was $65 on your menu yet I was charged $69.00 + $1.04 surcharge total of $70.04 a bottle?? This is quite misleading & disappointing.

PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very noisy and cramped, felt claustrophobic. Staff a bit too quick to remove drinks and ask if you wanted more. Not very relaxing.

AC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I really like the vibe there but the waiter that served us was not very helpful with the questions I asked regarding the cocktail. He seem to have a bit of an attitude or had a bad day. Not in a hurry to get back as there are many other just as good cocktail bars in Sydney and with friendly staff

J
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very stylish enviorment. Noon deal is great value. Definately a must go place.

f
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place. We visited on a Thursday afternoon and had the place to ourselves. The location is great, ambiance perfect and food & drink exceptional. Would return again.

S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great little bar, tucked away beneath the streets of Sydney. Well worth a visit!

TS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Went to Door Knock for a drink which was sensational. Loved the whole experience.

MD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The food menu wasn't very well thought out. Bland, overpriced for what it was.
No phone reception at all. (good and bad i guess) but when your waiting on friends to arrive and you cant receive their calls when there outside and lost was rather an issue.

LL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Love the unobtrusive entrance, creative (and punny) cocktail list and ambience. It was buzzy without being too loud to talk, and the complimentary truffle popcorn is a nice touch. Our waitress seemed like she was in a bad mood, but it was also a Friday night when I visited so she may have just been tired or under the pump. Overall, would recommend as a lovely cosy escape especially on a winter night, perfect for a date or a small group of friends.

PD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great groovy space, and interesting cocktails :) They also seem to manage well the number of people allowed in which ensures it doesn't get ridiculously packed.

AG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cosy bar, tucked away in the basement. Nice food selection. Good wine list. Great for dates or after work drinks. No mobile phone reception, which is great for uninterrupted conversations.

CA
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, quick food and drinks, attentive staff and great ambience between our friend group. Thanks for having us!!!

K
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe for date night! Very efficient service and great food. Recommend the cheeseboard 🥳

l
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Difficult to find but always a great atmosphere and feels like you're in your own cosy club.

NS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Loved the knocking on the door thing. Don’t lose that.

JJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Door Knock is a little hidden gem in Sydney. Really great food, service, and atmosphere. Fantastic for a quiet lunch or a few beers after work in a cozy, ambient setting.

LP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good hidden bar

Very good cocktails- but strong

Nice small selection of bites

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lil gem of an underground bar! Service wonderful, would highly recommend to anyone!

IM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great people to bring clients or friends, every time I bring someone here they are always so impressed and it becomes a great talking point. High recommend!

DG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute. Very cool. Nice, chilled atmosphere. Great for a quiet dinner or in my case a date. Plan on going again v soon.

DS
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great vibe from this little place. Highly recommended.

LB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a girls get together, so venue really good for this. Did find it a bit noisy and struggled to hear my friends, however the music was great!!
Also loved the cosy chairs in front of the fireplace and pretty lights all around.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a quiet Sat night which we loved! Great service & fabulous sweet potato fries!

T
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great 'secret' location for a casual first date; meet across the road out the front of Jamie's Italian then lead the way through the nondescript front door, down the stairs and along the hall to open into the cosy but lively bar. Make a 'counter seating' reservation via Open Table.

Downside: The waitress didnt show any appreciation or say thanks for the ~15% tip. The waitress took the cash in a rush leaving me feeling that she thought a) I had accidently overpaid and didnt want me to realise, or b) she was entitled to receive it.

DW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great vibe. It was the perfect beginning to our night out. Will definitely be coming back.

RM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The floor & bar staff were amazing! Great attentive service and very accommodating. Great ambience, and nice little find.

KS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time there with a friend. We had so much to talk about and it did not for a second feel that the staff are wanting to rush us off. The music was perfect volume and the ambience exceeded expectations. Food is amazing. Would definately come back. I 100% recommend it

C
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoy finding Door Knock - and knowing that not everyone can!

Food and drink are always good and the customer cocktails something special.

Seats is a little close and it can get warm but that just seems to add to the experience.

RM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall experience was good. Need a little more staff, service was a little slow. Had one cocky waiter there who didn't know what whisky they had at the bar. But besides that was a funky basement bar.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hideaway bar with attentive service and a solid offering of cocktails and wine! Will definitely be back.

V
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came here for cocktails on a Saturday night and were pleasantly surprised with the set up of the place, it is cosy and lit up with fairy lights creating a comfortable ambience, the service was a little bit slower than expected, but the food and cocktails were really good and it was a bit stuffy being underground with no fans or anything but we still had such a lovely evening and will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool venue, attentive service. Food for me was good value, quality and not too big a portion size. Enjoyed a glass of Sangiovese with it.

J
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Door Knock is (currently) one of Sydneys best kept secrets, it won’t stay hidden for long! The cocktails are tasty, the food is on another level! The matching of flavours and quality of food is 10/10. Absolutley amazing!

RB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great experience!

Only negative being that its an underground bar with no windows the aircon was barely noticeable and was very warm inside at only half full capacity.

Definitely a spot to grab a few cocktails but wouldn't say you'd stay your entire evening.

GW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was great, cocktails and wine enjoyed by everyone. Great spot for a group with a cool vibe, while also being able to chat and enjoy some great drinks + food.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the service and also how the place is very good for a get together and the staff are very attractive