Li'l Darlin, cocktail teacher

Li'l Darlin

Li'l Darlin

location_on Surry Hills, Sydney

local_activity classes: Cocktail

5.0 (68)
Instagram followers6k

Li'l Darlin Surry Hills is the perfect venue for your next team bonding, corporate event or party.

Li'l Darlin has an extensive menu from gourmet pizzas to tapas.

Try our cocktails, which range from classics like old fashioned and negronis, to our signatures, like our fairy floss martini, blood orange margarita, or white choc passionfruit martini. Perfect for friends getting together, a corporate outing, a hens, or anything in between.

Hope to see you and your friends soon!




Adriana d'Angelis Jun 2024

Fabulous afternoon..great bartenders, delicious cocktails and food and fun tips for making cocktails. Highly recommend.

Katia Rynkiewicz May 2024

What a great evening. Our experience was amazing and we will def be back with more friends

Cocktail class review by Katia Rynkiewicz - Sydney

Debroop Bhattacharya May 2024

The instructors were so friendly and patient with everyone and made sure everyone had a great time. It was such a fun experience and would definitely recommend this and rate it 10/10. Thank you for such a great time!

Jemma Farley May 2024

So great absolutely loved it! Staff so nice and were so accommodating! Definitely recommend 10/10

Tiarne Smith Apr 2024

We had such a fun time & the guys working were absolutely lovely & welcoming. Highly recommend and will be referring for sure

Andreana Avramopoulos Apr 2024

We loved it Nothing to change. It was great value for money and our teacher was super enthusiastic

Sandra Ayoub Mar 2024

I was gifted a cocktail making class with lunch. Aswar was our ever so friendly and enthusiastic teacher.
The venue was inviting, cosy and exciting at the same time. Materials and ingredients were superb and top notch. During my cocktail class I learnt that a little extra ingredient preparation makes for an extra layer of taste and palette explosion. I absolutely recommend this class for the overall friendliness of the staff, exceptional ambience and value for money. The quality of the overall experience is what I liked the most.

Rachael King Mar 2024

Great team bonding experience. Teacher was really helpful and knowledgeable. A really fun day for all!

Isabella Dias Feb 2024

The best cocktail making class we've been to! Very informative class with friendly and engaging instructors. We loved getting behind the bar and making a cocktail of our choice. The food was also amazing. Would highly recommend!

Toby Brook Feb 2024

Great fun learning about and making delicious cocktails!
Big shout out to Ashwin and the crew who even managed to impart a bit of bartending flair
Definitely a winner

Lora Banicevic Dec 2023

We chose this experience for our work Christmas party this year. The entire experience was incredible! The staff were fun, friendly and knowledge and the cocktails were all absolutely delicious! Would do it again in a heartbeat and would happily recommend it to anyone and everyone! <3

Priyanka Nair Dec 2023

The teachers were so amazing and fun, they made sure we all had a great time and made the class so entertaining. Would definitely recommend for any office party. The venue was great too, right near central station.

Elise Bennett Dec 2023

This class was SO much fun. Went with a group of 10 people and everyone had a blast. The teachers were amazing (super knowledgable, entertaining, high energy), venue is a great vibe and overall service was outstanding. Really good value value too considering drinks, class and food are all included! Have already recommended to work colleagues, and would love to come again. Thank you

Celine Mazier Nov 2023

Venue was awesome. Small and bursting with energy. Fabulous vibe.
Teacher was full of enthusiasm and knowledge.
We learnt about a variety of things that make a good, watched the signature cocktail being made and then we had the opportunity to make a cocktail of our chosing.
Great value for money. We had the pizza and tapas option with the cocktail making class and cannot fault any of the food.
Such a great day!

Cocktail Making Class with Tapas and Pizza review by Celine Mazier - Sydney

Mike Taylor Nov 2023

We had Astrid teach us how to make a variety of cocktails. We learnt so much and had a lot of fun. The tapas afterwards was delicious and it made for an amazing wedding anniversary. Highly recommend as an amazing experience they will custom cater for you!

Sean Brady Oct 2023

Great class, really enjoyed.
Booked for myself and my girlfriend.
It’s a class of about 15-20 ppl.
The teachers made it fun and interesting, definitely recommend.
You also get fed quite a bit of tasters throughout the session. Good value for money and good fun!

Shaun Townsend Oct 2023

The teachers were extremely helpful and patient. They explained everything that you needed to know and then ran us through it again while doing the cocktail making. Great experience would definitely go back to this place.

Tiffany Sep 2023

The cocktail making class at Lil Darlin' was a fun and interactive experience to do as part of a large group, and was incredibly great value for money! All the staff were super accommodating and attentive to our group's needs and did a great job managing the activity from start to finish. All of the cocktails from the menu were incredibly delicious and the food was very tasty. I would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for a great team bonding activity or party event with your closest loved ones!

Melanie Aug 2023

Absolutely loved this experience. Got given as a gift for our engagement and never got around to doing it until after we got married! The food was great and the cocktails are yummy. Would 100% recommend to anyone.

Vernessa Yi Aug 2023

It was very engaging and friendly, delicious drinks and good food Easy to follow along and it was entertaining to see and learn how cocktails are made, over 7 options of cocktails to choose to make!

Cocktail class review by Vernessa Yi - Sydney

Nadiah Alhadidi Jul 2023

Great class, there was a mistake in package type on arrival from Bento's end

Elsy Elias Jul 2023

The staff were fantastic! The vibe was incredible everyone had a great time Reece and Roman were the best

Kellie Jun 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Such a fun and informative class! The teacher was so entertaining and friendly and it was great to actually get behind the bar to shake our cocktails. The cocktail choices are also unreal.

Cocktail Making Class with Tapas and Pizza review by Kellie  - Sydney

Kate Jun 2023

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Had such a fun time in this class. The food and cocktails were absolutely delicious and the staff were so accommodating and friendly. Can't wait for my next class

Richelle Jun 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

The instructors made the whole experience so fun! They were also accommodating for those of us who wanted to make mocktails instead. The venue is magical with all the fairy lights and greenery around. The cocktails were some of the best I've ever tried. Love the themed cocktails and flavour profiles they had. Would definitely recommend this a group activity!

Tiffany Jun 2023

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

This cocktail making class was such a fun after work activity, we learnt how to make their signature cocktails (and mocktails) and treated us to a delicious dinner afterwards! Would definitely recommend if you're in the area :)

Bianca Jun 2023

So much fun! The instructors were very knowledge and very entertaining. The food was great and the venue had a great atmosphere. Perfect for a birthday or hen's party. Will definitely do this class again. :)

Laine Jun 2023

Such a fun and unique cocktail class! The menu is a sweet tooth's dream, we made the white choc and hundreds and thousands cocktails and loved them both. It was so cool being able to actually go behind the bar and the friendly bartenders even taught us some impressive flair techniques. Would highly recommend!

Cocktail Making Class with Tapas and Pizza review by Laine  - Sydney

Ebony Jun 2023

I recently attended this cocktail class and had the best time!
The instructor was incredibly fun and engaging throughout. Not only was the class enjoyable, but it was also highly informative, with the instructor sharing valuable knowledge about mixology techniques and the history of cocktails throughout. The cocktails and food were all delicious and I would do this class again 110% :)

Alina Jun 2023

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

So much fun! Went with my team mates and it was a cute bonding session. The cocktails were yummy and the venue has a very nice fairy woodland vibe. Would be so cute for a hens party or birthday party. They can also help you make the drinks into a mocktail if you don't drink alcohol. Pizzas and tapas were yummy too. Brownie swirls were the best

Rez Jun 2023

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

This was such a good time! The instructors were absolutely amazing and facilitated a fun and informative class. We had a great team building day and had a lot of good laughs during. The cocktails were super fun to make and were really tasty! I highly recommend including the tapas and pizza as it really elevates the experience.

Thank you so much!

Holly Peasland Jun 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Our teacher was very friendly and funny, keeping us entertained throughout the class. It sure looks easy until you try yourself. The Fairy floss cocktail was my favourite. Mocktails were available too. The pizzas were so thin and delicious, the atmosphere was perfect and great for a team catch up. Thank you for having us I'd thoroughly recommend this class

Brooke McPherson May 2023

What a cool little spot with a great vibe and incredibly friendly staff. Our group/family of 6 had even more fun than we could have hoped for. We bought tickets to this masterclass as a gift for mum for Mother's Day and travelled down from Newcastle to do it and it was such an awesome day full of delicious drinks, tasty pizza and lots of laughs. Thank you to literally all of the staff for your hospitality, including Eswar and especially of course, Salsa Seb, for his skills (both cocktail making and dancing!)
We will absolutely be back, we don't want to stay away from that white choc passionfruit martini!

Mother's Day Cocktail Class (Saturday) review by Brooke McPherson - Sydney

Jacqui Turner Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The most welcoming and friendly atmosphere!
I highly recommend this class - it's great value, with some yummy food and of course drinks included, and the teachers are fun and friendly. Perfect for small or large groups!

Betty Ho Mar 2023

Our teachers had great energy and knowledge, and they were also so funny and warm! I would highly recommend this class purely for them. The cocktails and food were great as well, though I wish for the price they threw in one more pizza! But overall a great experience thanks to the teachers!

Calli Tsipidis Feb 2023

The entire experience was fantastic - plenty of food and substantial drinks (great value for money) and the class itself was interesting, engaging and fun for all participants. We were attending as part of a hens weekend - the Lil' Darlin team had set our table beautifully with greenery and flowers (a beautiful and unexpected surprise) and let us come early to add our own special touches. Lil' Darlin went above and beyond, highly recommend this class!

Tysha Whiley Feb 2023

The venue was stunning! And the boys behind the bar were super friendly! I’ve recommended this class to a few friends to try out! It was well worth the money. I had the best time!

Cocktail Making Class with Tapas and Pizza review by Tysha Whiley - Sydney

Cassandra Palmer Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Fabulous day, thank you looking forward to making my own cocktails at home
Staff are fantastic and a great atmosphere all round….highly recommend. Oh and the food wow great selection and tasted amazing
Thanks again

Cocktail Making Class with Tapas and Pizza review by Cassandra Palmer - Sydney

Katrina Ong Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I celebrated my 30th Birthday here with 20+ people.

The Lil Darlin' team went over and beyond to look after our group. Had pairs of 2 people in the group making cocktails or their choice. Pizzas and sides served was delicious. The whole thing class was very well paced and the whole group thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There was a group of 5+ people looking after our whole group and service was amazing as we had the whole place to ourselves for the afternoon. Highly recommend the place!

Shaun Pavier Dec 2022

The teacher was fantastic, explained everything really well and helped us all make cocktails.
The venue was also great at accomodating our team.
A great experience all round

Regina Hong Nov 2022

Great service and fun atmosphere!
Food package was delicious and would definitely go again. Highly recommend

Cassandra Fake Aug 2022

This is a brilliant experience as an event on it's own or to start the day/night off right. Our teacher was great, the team were very helpful and it was very relaxed.
Great food, great drinks, I would highly recommend.
We went as a work bonding event but this would be awesome for any group.

Jackson Evans Jun 2022

Staff were incredible, drinks were flawless, food was divine If you’re in need of an afternoon activity don’t sleep on booking this fantabulous experience

Tiona Williamson Dec 2021

Just absolutely amazing, the staff were terrific, thoroughly enjoyed our xmas celebrations, will definately be back

Renee Tilyard Nov 2021

Armon was amazing with so much knowledge and heaps of fun. Would highly recommend if looking for a fun way to connect with people. Thanks for having us!

Iain Darroch Sep 2021

Really enjoyable. Great quality cocktails.

Alistair Leathwood Apr 2021

Amon was knowledgeable and very friendly. He ensure our team had the best time during the class

Mariella Symons Dec 2020

We had a great time and the bar staff were great, highly recommend to friends

Cocktail Making Class with Tapas and Pizza review by Mariella Symons - Sydney

Ashley Harrison Nov 2020

Great venue and staff
Very engaging and really fun. Wouldn’t want a group larger than 10 due to the space but really enjoyed it
Worth the cost and a fun experience!
100% recommend

Regina Spadavecchia Nov 2020

Fantastic. Very engaging and a lot of fun. Would definitely come back for more of the cocktails! Food was amazing as well

Diane Alwill Sep 2020

Amazing afternoon making cocktails! The host was accommodating and funny! The venue is awesome, fun, highly recommend!

Katrina Ng Aug 2020

Joel was such a great teacher! Easy to talk to and created a great atmosphere. Totally recommend this class! The bride to be had the best time :)

Cocktail Making Class with Tapas and Pizza review by Katrina Ng - Sydney

Jodi Armstrong Jun 2020

The class was amazing! Our teacher Alex, really fit well with our group. The afternoon was one big laugh with smiles ear to ear!
100% would recommend this class, we had the entire venue to ourselves which made for a great intimate experience!

Novy Wong Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We had the BEST time, what a way to kick off our hens celebrations! Ari was an amazing teacher and kept everyone engaged. The cocktails and food were delicious, and super accommodating for our dietary requirements as well - we couldn't fault anything at all. 10/10 would book again.

Cocktail class review by Novy Wong - Sydney

Paulette Williams Dec 2019

The class was fantastic and just perfect for our small work team to celebrate our end of year Christmas party. The teacher was knowledgeable and very charismatic and the cocktails we made were all delicious. The venue was beautifully decorated and cosy and the food was excellent.

Cocktail Making Class with Tapas and Pizza review by Paulette Williams - Sydney

Samantha Harding Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We had a great afternoon at Li'l Darlin! We had the venue to ourselves for a few hours and all experienced how to make a cocktail as well as trying a few. The staff were lovely and the food included was amazing. Highly recommend!

Jenny Nguyen Apr 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We had a blast at a team building event at Li'l Darlin. The whole session was relaxing and allowed us to set the pace. Our teacher was knowledgeable, friendly and the venue provided a great atmosphere to get away from the CBD. Would most definitely rebook for client team building events.

Ashleigh Fogwill Feb 2019

This was fantastic! Great idea for any occasion. Alex was very knowledgeable and a great sport being the only male at a hens. The cocktails were delicious as expected, having visited Lil Darlin bar I knew they would be. Everything needed to mix up a storm was provided and I can definitely say all in attendance would be able to shake a cocktail shaker like a pro. The booking process was very easy, being able to select the cocktails we wanted to make was great and I would book this again for my next event.

Catherine Jones Feb 2019

This was great fun We did a corporate "team building" style class. We were well looked after from start to finish. They tailored the class to our needs, the teacher made it very engaging and entertaining and everyone had a good time. Thanks for hosting us!

Louiza Savva Dec 2018

Had the best time doing the cocktail making class at Lil Darlin for our team Xmas party.

The staff that day were very helpful and accommodating and the teacher was awesome.

Will definitely do it again

Claire Madden Dec 2018

Awesome teachers who made the experience inclusive and fun. It brought our team together and we had a great time. Would most definitely recommend!

Laura Oct 2018

The teachers were fun and entertaining. Also very knowledgeable and passionate for their craft. Food was delish as well. Would definatley recommend for any occasion really. Top notch Lil Darlin'

May Lee Oct 2018

Great vibe and interesting cocktails to try. We enjoyed the class and the food.

Steph Huxley Oct 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Had the best time with Alex and Nick. Cocktails and food were amazing. Highly recommend the class. We were lucky enough to have a small group and no one else there, it was the best 60 bucks spent ever! Will definitely be back.

Cocktail Making Class with Tapas and Pizza review by Steph Huxley - Sydney

David Flack Sep 2018

Alex was great, very informative and a lot of fun. We certainly got what we had hoped from the afternoon and would recommend this to others looing for a similar experience.

Matthew Sep 2018

Fantastic event for something 'different'! Took care of our 30 guests very well.

Richard Brown Aug 2018

Great team event, amazing drinks, delicious food and Gigi and Alex were fantastic hosts who made the afternoon thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Scott Middleton Aug 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class, great venue. Everyone enjoyed it! They even cater to non drinkers. Highly recommend!

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