Brass Monkey Live Music Venue
The Cronulla local to experience live music from Australian and international acts in jazz, blues, roots, funk, pop and world music. Just like the music, the food and drink offering is amazing. The menu may be small, but the hearty Middle Eastern platters and pizza are every little bit delicious. The drinks cover the full scope; beer, wine and cocktails. Needless to say, once in, you won’t be going anywhere fast.
Low And Lofty's Cocktail Bar & BBQ Restaurant Cronulla
A Caribbean Texan BBQ joint meets good time cocktail bar, Low & Loftys has people talking for so many reasons. First up, the food. They use the low and slow cooking style of Texans with the spices of the Caribbean, think BBQ Sticky Brisket and Jamaican Goat Curry. Then there are the tropical flavoured cocktails and espresso martinis, and last up, resident DJs spinning vinyl one night and on the other, old school hip hop and sexy beats.
An inner-city fave, hidden high above the hustle and bustle, The Rook has unveiled a fresh new look and menu. Known for it’s innovative cocktail list and skyline views, rooftop bar The Rook has entered a new era; now drenched in dusty pinks and burgundy, with deep tan leather seating and a striking feature wall adorned with abstract street art. Its moody, dimly-lit bar features beautiful dark pink marbling and a terracotta bar, where guests can enjoy a range of ...
Renowned New York bar Employees Only will open in Sydney this Saturday, 24th November. Located in a heritage-listed basement on Barrack Street, Employees Only Sydney will make its mark on Australia’s hospitality scene with flawlessly-executed cocktails and refined food, served in a beautiful space without pretence.
Bonnie's Wine & Food
Bonnie's is an intimate wine bar that calls the Bondi Beach Public Bar home. Just like it's sister venue The Dolphin Hotel with it's wine room, Bonnie's is its own space and serves up Australian vino and moreish bar bites. With street murals adorning the walls and the punk rock soundtrack, Bonnie knows how to get the party started.
All Hands Brewing House
All Hands Brewing House on King Street Wharf is an iconic harbourside microbrewery and public house. Drawing inspiration from the history and tradition of the King St docks, whilst celebrating the art of contemporary brewing and modern dining, the venue features a menu with a focus on Southern-style comfort food and ocean-fresh seafood. All Hands Brewing House is a place for after-work drinks, family lunches, craft beer connoisseurs and postmatch pints.
The Burwood Inn
On the corner of Winsor and Berner Streets, The Burwood Inn is a cosy, local pub, where you can curl up with a glass of wine, devour plates of hearty pub grub, or even stop over upstairs+B25 if you want to make a night of it. Family-owned and run, The Burwood Inn is a destination in its own right with a restaurant, sports bar, cocktail lounge, and eight accommodation rooms. With events and specials running every night of the week, ...
The Kent Hotel
From the outside, it looks like your typical watering hole, but step inside, and you'll be treated to the full gastropub experience at The Kent Hotel. The interiors are minimal with that warming and cosy pub vibe. Every night of the week they run meal specials ($8.50 burgers for the win), and come the weekend you'lll find live music a-plenty from Friday right through until Sunday night.
Coal & Cedar
An eclectic speakeasy that requires a secret entry code, and has a strict no-phone call policy once inside. Coal & Cedar's bartenders are at the top of their game, working in a dimly lit space, crafting cocktails to your taste (literally) and you’ll quickly learn their whiskey knowledge is second to none.
Lowlands Bowling Club
It may be the oldest bowling club in Newcastle, but Lowlands will soon become your new favourite hangout once you spend an afternoon on the sun-drenched lawn. Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Cooks Hill, Lowlands is the perfect spot for a social game of a bowls, with some pub grub on the side. Opt for their fun DIY dining offering with their cook it yourself BBQ or enjoying some traditional favourites from their Bistro (the burgers are hard to ...
Opening in 1841 and last in operation in the 1980’s, Terminus Hotel is one of Pyrmont’s historic watering holes. Retaining much of its original features, with some modern upgrades, the public bar pours the local’s favourite craft beers. The menu has been crafted by celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge and the revamped cocktail lounge brings a luxe vibe. For Sunday sundowners, the courtyard is the place to be.
The Russell Boutique Hotel
Perched on Sydney Harbour, The Russell Hotel played host to visiting sailors who docked on the nearby wharves. If its walls could talk, they’d have plenty of stories. It has two watering holes: The Push Bar, an art deco-style bar, and Fortune of War, Sydney’s oldest licensed establishment. Built in 1828, the pub is cosy and full of character, and has live music from Thursday-Sunday.
Papa Gede's Bar
Voodoo decor, monthly comedy and creative cocktails? We’ll meet you there. Down a cobblestone laneway off Kent Street, Papa Gede’s is a cosy bar that’s all about the cocktails, whose names stick to the voodoo them. Dimly and mysterious, the bar is vibey and dog-friendly to boot.
Gritty-meets-pretty at Bart Jr, a small, brightly lit bar tucked inside a heritage-listed building. Locals flock to the spot for its elevated bar bites as much as they do for its beverages, which put Aussie winemakers and breweries in the spotlight. The food menu is tight and changes every three weeks, but always features inventive dishes.
Climb a non-descript set of stairs on Oxford Street, and you’ll reach Bitter Phew, a world-class craft beer bar. The bar has over 300 brews on offer, from imperial stouts to hard-to-find sours and barley wines. While you sip, you can play a board game or put in a pork crackling order from Mr Crackles below.
Great Southern Bar
A hop, skip and a jump from Central, the Great Southern Bar has been serving up ice-cold beers and pub dinners to Sydney-siders since 1844. Its success lies in its simplicity. The sports bar has multiple screens, and the bistro menu is enormous, featuring all the usual pub classics.
Continental Deli Bar Bistro
Situated on Australia street, this European themed deli, bar and bistro boasts equal parts quirky, retro and fun. While there has been ample buzz surrounding the ‘Mar-tinny’ and ‘Can-hattan’ creations, Continental Deli Bar Bistro’s host of other classic cocktails featuring sherries, vermouth and house-made liqueurs are well worth a dabble.
This plantation style bar, with unparalleled vistas over Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge offers a select food menu with Caribbean inclinations, a curated cocktail list and ample choices of dark liquors – rum and whiskey being the natural preferences. At Hacienda, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the pastel-heavy palette with greenery artfully strewn throughout.
Town and Country
Town and Country is a small bar that oozes character with Western inspired décor that will transport you to eras past. The wine list proudly boasts a selection of Australian drops and the beer offering follows suit. Local craft beers reign supreme and match surprisingly well with the burger menu. If burgers and beer pairings aren’t your thing, come for the line dancing or Texas Two-step!
What was once the neighbourhood milkshake counter, local institution The Rio is the go-to small bar in Summer Hill. This converted milkbar is equal parts cool and nostalgic, maintaining elements of its Greek-influenced history. The exposed brick, blue accents and wall art pair perfectly with refined cocktail and bar bites menu.
The Temperance Society
The Temperance Society is cosy, small bar in the Summer Hill Village. Focused on bringing together the best in local produce, expect to see beer from Young Henry's and Batch Brewing, and pickles and relishes courtesy of Cornersmith. Perfect for a date night or after work drink, the bar is open everyday.