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.
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.
The Standard Bowl
Sitting above the iconic Kinselas, The Standard Bowl has that old school American arcade feel with a three-lane bowling alley. The alley sits beside a main stage, so catch a gig after a boozy bowling session. The venue is open until 3am and for the energetic, there are also arcade games, pinball machines and a pool table. No way boredom can strike here.
Stillery Cocktail Bar
Sitting snug in Double Bay’s InterContinental, The Stillery has an unabashed focus on gin, with more than 100 different styles on offer, including a handful that are limited-edition and vintage varieties. The Stillery also offers a range of share plates, charcuterie and sweets specially chosen to elevate the flavours of a gin-based tipple or two.
This Newtown rooftop cocktail bar mixes traditional with modern when it comes to décor and food. With a light and bright atmosphere, friendly staff and stylish interiors, Tandem is the perfect spot for a nightcap with friends or a romantic rendezvous. Whether you sink into the cosy indoor space or relax in the courtyard, the creative cocktails, wide selection of spirits and rustic vibe will convert you into a regular.
Nick & Nora's
Paramatta's newest cocktail and Champagne bar Nick & Nora's is an ode to post-prohibition decadence. Sitting pretty on the 26th floor of the V by Crown building, this rooftop oasis provides the perfect setting for a cocktail or two overlooking the western skyline. The signature list of cocktails and Champagnes are accompanied by an impressive selection of whiskies and cognacs, that pair well with their raw bar and charcuterie board bites.
Redfern Surf Club
The neighbourhood’s new favourite stomping ground, Redfern Surf Club has officially opened its doors at the intersection of Botany Road and Henderson Road. This laid-back Australian pub brings a hint of nostalgia and retro surf-style to the streets of Redfern. In this welcoming space, an old-school TV set plays cult surf flicks, a taxidermied ibis watches over the bar, and a shrine to the likes of Prince and Phil Collins. Keeping the drinks list as laid-back as its name suggests, ...
Inspired by the Australian elements, 12 Micron endeavours to bring the air, ocean, earth and land to each dish through impeccably fresh produce and creative preparation. Take in 270-degree views of the harbour as you make your way through Executive Chef Justin Wise’s offering, from the Moreton Bay bug with king prawn and shellfish emulsion.
Freshwater's Stowaway Bar is a small bar, with big personality. This little hideaway has nailed the laid-back yet uber slick operation with its cool, exposed brick interiors and vintage vibe. An impressive food menu brings tapas, pizzas, burgers and heartier options together, while the wine and cocktail list offers alluring concoctions.
Deck Bar & Dining
A main stayer on ‘The Strand’ at Dee Why beach, The Deck Bar is open from lunch. This two-storey establishment is known for their awesome weekly specials and, come the weekend, their live music. Set along the beachside, it’s the perfect place to watch the day go by as you sip on a signature cocktails and indulge in their farm-to-plate snacks.
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.