With COVID-19 putting a dampener on our foodie plans in 2020, we are hopeful that we will be reunited with the bar scene in 2021. From intimate wine bars to cosy underground hangouts, we welcome all kind of wondrous new watering holes to Sydney this year. So, whether you’re after cocktail and a bite or wine with a beautiful view, we've found the best new bars in Sydney. These are the drinking spots your 2021 calendar is crying out for.
Opening late last year, this is one place to put on your radar for 2021. The Mill Bondi is an upscale pub that does the classics well, and provides a stylish hangout spot for locals. We suggest grabbing your friends and booking in a catch up at The Mill on a Sunday to make the most of their delicious Sunday roast.
59B Oxford Street, Bondi Junction
This month, The Big Bake will open its doors to Sydneysiders, launching boozy baking classes; a city first. Get your aprons and piping bags ready and your mates together for the ultimate bake-off. If you love Cake Wars, Masterchef and Sugar Rush, now is your chance to feature in your own baking competition. With a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival and a bar shaking up some tasty cocktails, creativity will be flowing, along with the drinks.
Shop MG23, 60 Margaret Street, Sydney
For South American fare and tequila-infused drinks, look no further than Chippendale's Cartel. Vibrant in look and feel, this bar and eatery is wowing patrons with its fun and inventive food and drink offerings. From margarita tasting paddles, towers and trees, to moreish empanadas and churros, your average dinner will transform into a fiesta.
2 Kensington Street, Chippendale
This Freshwater icon has unveiled its highly-anticipated refurbishment, and the locals are loving it! Located just moments away from the beach, the iconic Harbord Hotel encapsulates Freshwater’s rich history and young spirit, offering a laidback haven for Freshie locals.
29 Moore Road, Freshwater
Opening on the bustling corner of Bourke and Cleveland Streets in Redfern, this appropriately named local neighbourhood bar and restaurant serves up modern Aus fare. With plates of delicious produce done simply with maximum flavour, and killer wines, spirits and brews to match, Arms Length provides the perfect locale for sundowners.
648 Bourke Street, Redfern
Located in charming Potts Point, Sopra provides a cosy space for patrons to come for cocktails, wine and small eats. A great place to relax with a drink and snacks without having to order full meals, the delicious menu is built around Spanish influences and small tapas-style share plates. Combine this with their extensive wine list and you have got yourself the ultimate aperitivo hour hangout.
Shop 4, 65 Macleay Street, Potts Point