There’s no denying that this Chippendale bar has a love for all things wine and cheese related. Part bar part cooking school, Zigi’s pair the two together beautifully. And although the cheese list is impressive, it is not all that they do here. The restaurant side of the operation also has a seasonal menu that hints at the Mediterranean.
Paris meets Sydney at this exquisite Parisian bistro. Transforming an old rum warehouse on Kensington Street in Chippendale’s culinary precinct, Bistrot Gavroche has become a mainstay among a line-up of renowned restaurants. Classic French dishes hailed from Chef Frederick’s Parisian roots are featured throughout and they match an Australian and French wine list.
The Chippo Hotel
Hands down, this corner pub is a local favourite and why wouldn’t it be when it has retained the original beauty of the building while updating the interiors to be warm, trendy and inviting. From nightly specials to live tunes, The Chippo Hotel on Abercrombie Street knows how to draw a crowd.
Handpicked Cellar Door
For Chippendale locals, Handpicked Wines Cellar Door is the go-to for wine and wine tastings. The cool, warehouse-style space is full of their very own brand of wine 'Handpicked'. The cellar door is divided into four sections: the retail wine shop, the tasting bar, the wine lounge and the experience room. The experience room is surrounded by steel wine tanks, and is suited to group tastings and small intimate events. They also have an upstairs gallery space for artist and ...
The Lord Gladstone Hotel
The folks behind the Lord Gladstone Hotel in Chippendale have turned this old-school gem around to be a popular hangout – especially among the students. They’re renowned for their cheeseburgers, affordable beers and their all-embracing attitude. It can get a little rowdy on weekends, but sports and music is a way of life here.
The latest venture from the brother’s behind KOI, Monkey’s Corner only seats 20 and is set within a heritage listed terrace. The bar provides guests an intimate setting perfect for catching up with friends or impressing on your first date. Taking inspiration from Asia, cocktail consultant Quynh Van Nguyen has crafted a cocktail menu big on flavour.
Kensington Street Social
A cafe, restaurant and bar hybrid sitting inside Chippendale’s Old Clare Hotel, Kensington Street Social is the brainchild of Jason Atherton, who has an accolade of Michelin stars to his name. Modern Australian cuisine stars on every plate in a setting that has soaring ceilings and a sophisticated chic décor.
Whether you're after an after-work tipple or a date night to remember, the newly opened Spritz Bar in Chippendale will more than deliver. Overlooking the buzzy Kensington Street, this hidden rooftop bar will transport you to the Apertivo atmosphere of a Mediterranean Spritz bar with it's creative and fresh twists on classic cocktails. Creations such as the Flour Pour Sour, served in an actual pot plant will make for a stand-out Instagram picture (it even has edible soil), while the ...
Cake Wines Cellar Door
After a series of successful pop-up stores, this Adelaide winery laid down some roots in Redfern. Run by young winemakers and enthusiasts, Cake Wines is a cellar door that showcases Australian, boutique and independent wines, which you can sample for yourself in the glossy wine bar.
The Eveleigh Hotel
A short stroll from both Redfern Station and Sydney University, The Eveleigh Hotel attracts a lively and eclectic crowd. Along with local wines and beers, it offers a gourmet pub grub menu and daily specials. Entertainment-wise, there are live music, trivia and comedy nights.
The Rose Hotel
A stone’s throw from Sydney University, The Rose gets a workout from thirsty students, but that won’t deter the locals. The beer garden is the drawcard here, with large picnic benches and big groups creating a warm atmosphere under the twinkling fairy lights. A number of craft beers are available, and there is The Marmalade Bar upstairs for those desiring a quiet vino-fuelled escape.
The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen
A neighbourhood pub hidden away in the back streets of Chippendale, The Duck Inn is loved as much for its warm, laidback ambiance as it is for its craft beer and menu. There are comfy couches, bookcases and a timber bar inside while the beer garden outside is intimate, tree-lined and has a fire pit - a sought-after watering hole in both the winter and summer months.
Housed inside a former steelworks, Staves Brewery has preserved a lot of the building with exposed brick and a gantry, adding rustic character to this popular Glebe beer garden. Large picnic tables line the beer garden which features a timber wall and cute, plant-lined windows. The space feels authentic, and even a little like Brooklyn. A watering hole for those with an appreciation for a good beer.
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 ...
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 Glebe Hotel
Neighbourhood watering hole, The Glebe Hotel, has unveiled its new look following an extensive refurbishment. Formerly known as the Australian Youth Hotel, the heritage listed public bar and dining destination boasts a beautiful, light and airy dining space with exposed brickwork, and wooden furnishings, alongside a leafy, dog-friendly courtyard featuring a majestic centenary fig tree. The Glebe Hotel's dining destination The Stables Bar & Grill, led by Head Chef Ben Allcock, focuses on gastro-pub fare, from ale battered fish and ...
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.
Australian Youth Hotel
Glebe's heritage Australian Youth Hotel allows patrons to settle into either the dark wood public bar, eclectic beer garden space or enjoy a bite in the loft. This old-fashioned pub boasts an extensive drinks menu, featuring a mix of wines and craft beers, and the bistro serves up creative pub fare.
The Noble Hops
If beer is your beverage of choice, you’ll discover some new favourites at The Noble Hops. The small bar specialises in craft beer, and boasts over 100 brews from around the world. It has a ‘try before you buy’ policy, so you can sample beers before settling on one. Peckish? You can order pizzas in from La Coppola.