Aerial photo of Helm Bar, a Waterfront bar in Darling Harbour.
Rooftop Bar Darling Harbour
Friends celebrating birthday at waterfront bar in Darling Harbour, Helm Bar
Barista making a cocktail at Helm Bars waterfront bar in Sydney
Friends enjoying a drink at Helm Bar, a waterfront bar in Darling Harbour
Two friends enjoying drinks at Helm Bar in Darling Harbour

Waterfront bar & bistro

Sydney’s best spot to casually unwind and enjoy the Darling Harbour views for lunch or dinner, drinks or your next event.

Seafood platter by the Darling Harbour waterfront


Open for lunch and dinner and a bar menu in-between service. Our menu features a variety of seafood dishes, pizza, and classic bistro fare.

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Make a reservation for both of our waterfront venues. Helm Bar & Bistro is on the upper deck and the Cockle Bay Yacht Club is on the ground level.

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Wedding Party taking phots at Helm Bar, a waterfront wedding and events venue in Darling Harbour, Sydney

Functions & Events

  • 2 amazing side-by-side water front venues.
  • Views looking over Darling Harbour’s skyline.
  • A variety of spaces for functions sized between 10 – 600 people.
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Live Sports

Both Helm Bar and the Cockle Bay Yacht Club have dedicated screens throughout the venue for Live Sports matches.

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Live Sports Bar in Darling Harbour with big TV screens.

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Weekly specials

Indulge with our weekly specials and special events at Helm Bar & Bistro and the Cockle Bay Yacht Club. Reservations are always advised to secure a table.

Happy Hour Darling Harbour from 5pm - 7pm at Helm Bar.
Burger & Beer Special. Burger and chips with a schooner of beer for $22 every Tuesday.
Cheap beer jugs Darling Harbour
Steak & Beer Special Darling Harbour
Pizza Darling Harbour

Make a reservation

Plan ahead and secure a table at the Helm Bar & Bistro and the CBYC through our convenient online booking engine. We offer a wide range of times to suit your plans.

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Please note that sitting times are set to 2 hours maximum. If you wish to stay longer, please speak with one of our friendly venue staff when you arrive and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Set sail to Helm Bar

(02) 9290 1571

Mon: Closed
Tue: 11 am–9 pm
Wed & Thur: 11 am–Late
Fri: 11 am–12 am
Sat: 11 am–2 am
Sun: 11 am–8 pm

Aquarium Wharf, 7 Wheat Rd
Sydney NSW 2000
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