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Cocktails? Here's our guide to the best cocktail bars on the Central Coast

Every hour is happy hour with these Central Coast venues shaking up delicious cocktails right across the peninsula. Here's our guide on where to get the best cocktails on the Central Coast. 

Daley’s Bar

Glinting brass features, velvet upholstery, and the exotic goddess painting on the terracotta walls of Daley’s Bar create a warm, inviting, and luxe oasis escape for quality cocktails and tasty tapas.
Where: 3/30-32 Empire Bay Dr, Daleys Point

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Bar Toto

Discover the Italian escape at Bar Toto. Be whisked away to the streets of Rome and the romance of times gone by as you nestle into a couch in the transformed foyer of an old cinema complete with movie posters and marble columns.
Where: 83/189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach

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Frankie’s Rooftop

Looking out over the Brisbane Water all the way to Gosford, Frankie’s Rooftop has a reputation for its location, its classy yet relaxed atmosphere, and its cocktails. This is the place for your nightcap or a deluxe Sunday session.
Where: 2 The Boulevarde, Woy Woy

Jerry Sent Me

Located at Wyong’s Chapman Building, Jerry Sent Me serves up top-shelf cocktails and grazing boards worthy of any city bar in a super cool but relaxed atmosphere.
Where: 14/16 Alison Rd, Wyong

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Little Miss Mezza

Little Miss Mezza puts a contemporary take, creative spin, and modern Australian twist on mezza (Middle Eastern cuisine) right in the heart of Gosford.
Where: 3 & 4/299 Brisbane Water Dr, West Gosford

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The pink and turquoise interior, adorned with cosy booths is a vibrant and playful atmosphere infused with a hint of Thai street kitsch.
Where: 90 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal

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Margarita Daze

The sunrise to sunset spot. Overlooking the endless horizon of Umina Beach, Margarita Daze is a chic hangout to spend a balmy summer's eve. This is a spot you will soak up the sun all day and the island vibes all night.
Where: 345 Trafalgar Ave, Umina Beach

Motel Mezza

This grand old gem in the heart of Wyong boasts high ceilings with the original and restored pressed metal, Art Deco concrete walls, polished floorboards, and opulent interior touches.  
Where: 98 Pacific Hwy, Wyong

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Mumbo Jumbo’s

It’s a Caribbean paradise at Mumbo Jumbo’s! Take a seat on the balcony under a palm frond umbrella and you’ll feel like you’re hanging in Jamaica. The menu boasts an extensive cocktail list of Caribbean-inspired classics.
Where: 92 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal

Pocket Bar

You cannot help but feel the energy when you enter through the low-key entrance and are met with a wall mural, that is as detailed and aesthetically pleasing as it is juxtaposing the faux green vine wall and old-style leather couches to the collection of bric-a-brac behind the bar. There is a space for everyone to be comfortable in this pocket!
Where: 1/74 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal

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There is a whole lot to love about Rhonda’s in Terrigal. Let’s start with their Italian-inspired cocktails and to-die-for pizza and pasta menu, plus the interiors are an obvious must-mention.
Where: 3/5 Kurrawyba Ave, Terrigal

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Shady Palms

You come to Shady Palms for the Hawaiian Beach Bungalow vibes, beautifully decked out in white wood and rattan furniture. From the same owners of Mumbo Jumbo’s, the cocktail menu again includes some bespoke twists on the classics.
Where: 366 Avoca Dr, Kincumber

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The Savoy

The Savoy cinema closed in 1976, laying dormant for 40 years, until it was reborn in its current form as a bar, with weekly DJs, old-fashioned table service, movie nights, and a Long Jetty community vibe. Take a seat in the refurbed theatre and enjoy a classic cocktail or sip on one of The Savoy’s signature bottled cocktails.
Where: 2/391 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty

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Void Bar

Tucked away upstairs, Void Bar is the home of moody dark vibes and tasty cocktails. Enjoy live music on the weekends in the intimate setting and taste test their impressive range of craft beers.
Where: 10/18 Church St, Terrigal

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