Aria, Sydney’s preeminent harbourside dining destination, has announced the launch of “Maybe Aria” – a collaboration with award-winning cocktail bar, Maybe Sammy bringing some fun back to the city. Every Wednesday in October, Aria are inviting the team from Maybe Sammy behind the bar to serve up a selection of bespoke cocktails for four nights only, paired alongside Aria’s new snack menu. The collaboration provides a preview of the new way in which Aria will encourage its guests to use the venue once the wine bar launches later this year, dropping by for a casual drink pre or post dinner, or pulling up a seat for the night.

Maybe Sammy was named one of the world’s best bars in the prestigious World’s 50 Best Bar Awards – the only Australian bar to make the list in 2019. Stefano Catino and Andrea Gualdi from Maybe Sammy will be working with Aria’s Head Sommelier, Alex Kirkwood to create an exciting drinks menu that features bespoke cocktails such as the Fly Me To The Moon, Aria di Sammy and Gran Finale alongside exceptional wines by the glass, and beers from the Aria list. Executive Chef Joel Bickford and the team at Aria will use the Wednesday nights to showcase their new snack menu – a prelude to the kind of food you will see when Aria opens its wine bar in late 2020.

Guests will be able to purchase a ticket to each Wednesday night for $85 which covers their choice of two cocktails by Maybe Sammy alongside two snacks by Aria. There will be additional items available a la carte.

Snacks include raw scallop with potato and caviar, and the macadamia and acacia eclair by Aria’s Executive Chef Joel Bickford.

Maybe Sammy has created a host of bespoke cocktails for the occasion, including the ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ (gin, sandalwood, aquavit and vermouth bianco), ‘Aria di Sammy ’ (pineapple skin Madeira, cocci Americano, bitters and aromatic bubble) and ‘Gran Finale’ (figs, mister black single origin, Oloroso sherry and honey).

Aria are encouraging guests to come down on a Wednesday night and unwind to Maybe Sammy’s roaring fifties inspired playlist, while enjoying a selection of the best snacks and cocktails Sydney has to offer.


  • Session 1: Commencing 5:30pm (10pax), 5.45pm (10pax) and 6pm (8pax). Tables of 2 and 4 available (28pax total)
  • Session 2: Commencing 7pm (10pax), 7.15pm (10pax) and 7.30pm (8pax). Tables of 2 and 4 available (28pax total)
  • Session 3: Commencing 8.30pm (10pax), 8.45pm (10pax) and 9pm (8pax). Tables of 2 and 4 available (28pax total)

Maybe Aria tickets are available here for $85 each.

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