Nestled in the leafy streets of Potts Point is Rosé Royale, the world’s first rosé wine bar. Choose from a selection of over 50 rosés from around the world and accompany your tipple with gorgeous French dishes that have been spiked, like the Coq Au Vin Rosé. For a romantic date night, head to the terrace where there's a cosy courtyard with swinging chairs and fairy-lights. The courtyard is also pup friendly, just in case you needed any more reason ...
An adventurous new watering hole in the heart of Sydney CBD, Jackalberry is the immersive cocktail bar you have been waiting for. Named after the native African tree, Jackalberry offers a glimpse of the world’s flavours with each of its thoughtfully concocted cocktails, delectable food offering and lush interiors. Allowing guests to be transported around the world without leaving the city, Jackalberry is the Inner City escape every Sydneysider needs to experience.
The Lobo Plantation
Those with a soft spot for rum or just the Caribbean should look no further than The Lobo Plantation. A curved staircase leads keen drinkers down to the Caribbean-themed watering hole where more than 250 types of rum are on offer. The menu features rums from Barbados, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
There is more to Sokyo than delicious, award-winning food. Sokyo Lounge thoughtfully pairs expertly crafted cocktails with their delicate Japanese menu. The cocktail menu plays on traditional, seasonal flavours with added Japanese flair, but their speciality is Japanese whiskey, beer and sake.
Hustle & Flow Bar
Sitting across from Redfern Train Station, Hustle & Flow Bar is a funky Hip Hop style bar that knows how to mix the old with the new. Set in a revamped 1920s building, they have restored the original tiles of the building but have infused some serious urban culture into the place. Think graffitied walls, retro speakers, Hip Hop/RnB and Live Music. Beat the crowds and get in early to take advantage of their daily Happy Hour (5pm-7pm) and grab ...
Shady Pines Saloon
Hidden off Oxford Street and down a dark alley, Shady Pines is recognisable by the formidable looking bodyguard outside an unmarked door. Inside, the intimate timber bar is filled with standing wine barrels, mounted moose heads and Tammy Wynette warbling in the background. The bars American country theme translates across into their drinks and cocktails with bourbons and whisky based treats.
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.
Equal parts sophisticated and relaxed, Pyrmont's newest bar-slash-eatery is the perfect after work hangout. Serving up a collection of cheese and charcuterie that would make any turophile salivate, coupled with a small selection of heartier sharing-style dishes like Kangaroo Tartare and Lamb Backstrap, each dish is perfectly complemented by the handpicked wine list. Not interested in "cheap wines", the team behind Bar Clementine are focused on pouring "wines of integrity". With a range of varietals, predominantly from Australia and France, ...
Taking the Hills District by storm, The Vicar has opened the doors to the ultimate dining destination in Dural. With local Australian suppliers and produce, The Vicar offers locals and Sydney siders a fresh, warm and vibrant destination to socialise, dine, drink and unwind. Segmenting the venue into two distinct halves, a relaxed North Side and more refined South Side, specialised menus have been devised for each area to cater for all occasions and tastes.Venturing inside, Wakefield’s Dining Restaurant brings ...
Open late Thursday to Saturday, Sketch Bar is an intimate wine and cocktail bar perfect for an after-work drink. Specialising in milk bun burgers, there are plenty to choose from that feature their moorish secret house sauce. The drinks menu delivers a solid offering and the cocktails reign supreme, from classics to innovative creations.
We love a chic hotel bar, and Eric’s happy hour – which runs from 5-7pm – draws us in every time. On the ground floor of the Harbour Rocks Hotel, the bar buzzes with guests and locals-in-the-know, and matches the charm of its heritage-listed location. It specialises in boutique wines, which are sourced from around the globe.
There are a handful of Surry Hills spots that specialise in whisky, and this is one of the best. Hidden at the back of the Clock Hotel, the dimly-lit and mysterious Whisky Room serves more than 100 different varieties, plus a range of classic and inventive cocktails made with the stuff.
Oxford Art Factory
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Inspired by Andy Warhol’s famous ‘Factory’ in 1960s New York, the Oxford Art Factory is one of the coolest venues in the city – it’s a haven for music and art lovers. The space has a few rooms: the main room showcases larger and often international acts. The Gallery Bar is a cocktail bar reserved for smaller, up-and-coming acts, and the Glass Cube is an exhibition space with live performance art that changes all the time
The Baxter Inn
In the basement of a Clarence Street building, The Baxter Inn serves an extensive list of whiskies paired with complimentary pretzels. The long, dimly-lit bar’s walls are lined with more than 800 whiskies and a wide range of liquors. For the full experience head to the whiskey room hidden in the cellar. For the non-whiskey lovers, they also have classic cocktails and an extensive wine list.
Archie Rose Distilling Co.
A unique distillery, Archie Rose's bar is just metres from the distillery. The seven pages of cocktails ensure you get a chance to sample every last one of their complete range of spirits, while the tasting flights are a godsend for those who aren’t brave enough to mix Nibbles are looked after by Archie Rose neighbours, Black Star Pastry, who’ll deliver you a tasting board upon your request.
This hidden gem has been feeding in the know locals for years but it’s time we let the secret out. With its balcony vista overlooking the bay, Mosman Rowers boasts a prime position and delicious Bistro-style meals. The bistro serves up BBQ and seafood fare in a relaxed heritage-style space, perfect for a leisurely long lunch. It’s kid friendly too, which makes for a great Sunday afternoon outing with the family.
Leichhardt's newest neighbourood haunt, The Golden Gully is a loving tribute to all things Australiana. Expect Aussie wine, spirits and beers to dominate the drinks menu, along with tasty bar bites that perfectly pair with your after-work cocktail – potato scallops for the win. Don't be deterred by the cool and hip vibes, as the service and atmosphere is equally warm and inviting.
Closed off from bustling Hunter Street, this dark, sultry speakeasy seems worlds away from Newcastle's laidback, beachside vibe. Part of the small bar scene, bartenders at The Koutetsu masterfully craft cocktails, and word on the street is that the folks behind The Koutetsu did the entire fitout in-house themselves.
A lush new rooftop bar and eatery, Manly Greenhouse is a three-story beachside destination which boasts the best views going around. We bet your eyes will be more drawn to the beautiful fit out though, which doesn’t hold back on the whole greenhouse thing. The rooftop bar is decked out with a canopy of hanging ferns, glass paneling and illustrations of native plants. Sip on bespoke cocktails and bar snacks or head to the ground level for heartier fare from ...
Gunther's Dining Room
Gunther’s Dining Room feels like a ‘60s disco, with wooden panelled walls, green valour stools and vinyl chairs complimenting the mirror ball spinning from the ceiling. Settle in for a few cocktails and enjoy the sweet sounds of Johnny Cash, Nina Simone and Sam Cooke.