Circular Quay is about to become home to a new, art deco wine bar called Bar Messenger. 

Offering Sydneysiders a relaxing experience with its impressive selection of quintessentially Australian wines, the venue will open its doors on Friday, May 26, just in time for Vivid Sydney. 

Guests can expect an extensive selection of wines at Bar Messenger, with a list that has been thoughtfully curated by wine professional, Aaron Rothe. Whether you’re a connoisseur seeking a rare vintage or a casual wine lover looking for something different, the knowledgeable and friendly staff at Bar Messenger will be happy to help and make recommendations. 

With the team’s assistance, every visitor can discover the perfect bottle that will tantalize their taste buds and enhance their overall dining experience. To complement the wine selection, Bar Messenger offers a menu featuring delectable small grazing items such as charcuterie boards and share plates.

Bar Messenger

The stylish art deco interior, by Brisbane-based architect and interior design expert, Simone Barr from DAARC is warm and welcoming, with comfortable seating and a relaxed ambience. 

The inspiration for Bar Messenger’s logo and concept comes from the heritage of the venue. It pays homage to the magnificent sculpture of Mercury, created by Australian artist Raynor Hoff. The sculpture, depicting the Roman god Mercury, who was known as the messenger of the gods, is prominently featured above the entrance of the Transport House on Phillip St.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of Bar Messenger and are thrilled to welcome guests to our establishment. The team is incredibly excited about this unique venture, as it allows us to provide an exceptional wine and food experience to our patrons. Our shared passion for quality wine and delectable cuisine is at the heart of what we offer,” says Mulpha Hospitality Group General Manager Belinda Stapleton. 

Bar Messenger stands as Sydney’s definitive destination for unforgettable moments shared over a superb bottle of wine, surrounded by the company of cherished friends, family and colleagues.

Where: 10 Phillip St, Sydney, NSW, 2000 

Opening hours: 

  • Wednesday: 3pm – late
  • Thursday: 3pm – late
  • Friday: 12pm – late
  • Saturday: 3pm – late