A funky local watering-hole that loves their craft beer and pinball machines, the Lord Raglan has stood the test of time by staying true to its roots. The hotel retains many of its original features and the food is classic yet hearty and pairs nicely with the craft beer on offer.
The Carter Sydney
After recently undergoing a massive million-dollar makeover, The Carter is opulent, lavish and glamorous – just how Jay-Z and Beyonce would like it. The luxurious bespoke interiors feature everything from hot pink neon lights, custom pink carpet and wallpaper, mammoth murals of Queen B and J, and lyrics from the Grammy Award-winning duo’s hit songs adorning the space. Couple this with their delectable cocktail offering, signature eats and nightclub atmosphere, and you have the makings of an amazing night out.
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 ...
ESQUIRE Drink + Dine
A luxurious experience from the outset, just one visit to Esquire Drink & Dine and you'll fall in love instantly. Just upstairs from sister venue Reign, Esquire is darker and more mysterious in its approach – think dark wood interiors and moody lighting. For serious mixology buffs, look to the menu for their signature cocktails and their beautifully detailed descriptions – that reads more like a story than a drinks list. Feeling peckish? There is a decadent menu of small ...
Recently opened Canton! Canton! is a lively 68-seater restaurant specialising in traditional Cantonese cuisine. Inspired by a vintage street market in Canton, everything from the booths to decorative tea crates once used by Chinese merchants for shipping, the interiors reflect a rich culinary history and attention to detail. Look forward to traditional home-style Cantonese cooking, including dim sum and roast meats lovingly prepared by Executive Chef Chan and his committed team. Make sure to go hungry!This Easter, Canton! Canton! have ...
A Manly favourite that has finally crossed the bridge, Chica Bonita has now set up shop on Clarence Street. Expect their signature raucous mingling of Mexican fare and Baja California charm. The menu is divided between smalls, tacos, shares and dessert, with a huge focus on modern classics and dietary friendly options. While dining make sure to peruse the drinks menu, because their tequila and mezcal menu is worth a taste test.
Reign at the QVB
The CBD's brand new Champagne parlour Reign is the only bar you need to know about. Situated within the heritage walls of the QVB, this chic watering hole is beautiful- from the pink-hued seating to the opulent lighting. Come night time, this luxe bar transforms into a buzzy late-night hotspot slinging Champagne by the bottle and perfected aperitifs. Open from Thursday to Sunday till 2am, Reign is the place to dine, drink and be seen.
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, ...
Eliza Food and Wine
Delivering a refined à la carte menu filled with modern classics, eliza food & wine is sophisticated without the pretension. Led by well-known Chef Jeremy Bentley, the Owner and Operator behind The Devonshire, eliza's delicious cuisine is beautifully complemented by the curated beverage list. Showcasing a strong line up Australian, Italian and French varietals, the wine list covers bubbles and light whites, to fruity rosés and full-bodied reds. Take a seat at the sleek bar and pair your drink with ...
Swinging open its doors on Wednesday 9th January, Maybe Sammy is the first cocktail bar from the brains behind Sydney's enduringly popular pizza hangout, Maybe Frank. With an award-winning bartending team, look forward to exceptional hotel bar-style service, interiors influenced by 1950s Hollywood and Vegas glamour, and a cocktail list that oozes elegance – Maybe Sammy has got it all. Eight signature cocktails lead the main drinks list; all a modern interpretation of classic cocktails delivered with theatrical flair, and ...
Old Mates Place
Another slick rooftop hangout, at Old Mate’s Place you'll find the best of both worlds: inside – a well-hidden, stately drinking den, and outside –a bright, sun-drenched open-air bar. This two-floor juxtaposed venue serves up a broad range of signature and classics cocktails, along with a well-stocked back bar that will please the most discerning beverage elitist. Don't worry about eating before your visit, you'll be more than satisifed with the rotating menu of unique bar morsels.
Saint George is an exciting new wine bar and eatery in Sydney’s CBD offering an all-day dining experience. Located in the heart of Broadway, the bar and eatery is a relaxed hangout by day and a sophisticated wine bar by night. The menu reflects contemporary flavours with local, seasonal influence, where quality meets light-heartedness. And the drinks menu boasts a hand-crafted cocktail menu and a comprehensive wine list of over 70 different drops.
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.
Calling opulent hotel The Langham home, Observatory Bar is Sydney's latest hotel drinking spot. With interiors that are equal parts moody and luxurious, Observatory Bar takes its inspiration from the stars. Beautifully poured cocktails and share-style dishes brings together astronomical curiosity and five-star quality. If anyone knows how to do luxe, then it's definitely The Langham.
Bopp & Tone
A tribute to the Applejack founders’ grandfathers, Keith ‘Bopp’ Evans and Anthony ‘Tone’ Adams – who at the ripe old age of 94 have built up quite the restaurant reputation with the likes of The Butler and Della Hyde under their belts. With a nod to the nostalgic, Bopp & Tone’s luxuriously vintage fit-out has been designed to mimic the post-World War II era that Keith and Tone were part of. Inside this wooden-clad sanctuary, opulence and grandeur abounds. A ...
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.
This rooftop bar is nestled among the gleaming buildings of Barangaroo, offering a new oasis for you to settle in to come Friday afternoon. Taking a cue from the vibrancy of Australian Tropicana, you’ll be treated to a smart smattering of cocktails – we’re looking at you ‘Flamin Galah’ as you tuck in to share plates, including barramundi tacos or the pork croquettes. Vegans of Sydney – you're well catered to as well! Untied have just launched a 100% Vegan ...
Inspired by the lively, all-day dining haunts of Milan and Rome, Matteo Downtown is dishing up pastries in the morning, an express lunch for busy bees, before seguing into aperitivo hour, dinner and drinks. Chef D’Elia was brought up in Southern Italy but honed his cooking skills in the north, so expect a mouthwatering mix of favourites.
Just when we thought the Paramount House Hotel complex had it all, it added a wine bar-slash-restaurant. The laidback industrial interiors match the menu, which is made up of 20 wines by the glass, 10 sakes and 8 cocktails, including the bar’s spin on a Negroni with a splash of tequila. Unlike its sister venue, Ester, the food here is meant to be eaten with your hands.
Sydney's only dedicated rum distillery, Brix Distillers pour more than 150 different rums from around the world. Along with their signature range, Brix serves up delicious bar bites that perfectly pair with either a rum on the rocks or a tropical cocktail. Be sure to soak up the chic, industrial distillery vibe while you sip your cocktail. From the concrete floors and colourful murals to sky-high ceilings and metallic finishes, you will want to have your next drink at Brix ...
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, ...
The first of its kind in Sydney, Odd Culture is a wild ale and natural wine bar in the heart of Darlinghurst. Located on the second level of local favourite, The Taphouse, the fit-out has been heavily influenced by rustic farmhouses- think wooden furniture, mural-adorned walls and distressed finishings. The menu, both food and drink, is constantly rotating and evolving, offering diners something new each visit. Diners can select their favourite natural cheeses, cured meats and tinned seafood, to curate ...
Tucked away on Pailings Lane, Merivale's Bar Topa is a Spanish-style tapas bar. Inspired by the social experience of dining tapas-style, Bar Topa is as authentic as they come; from the vibrant atmosphere to the traditional flavours. Popular with the 9 to 5 set, Bar Topa's selection of small bites and dishes cooked on 'la plancha' are perfect for an after-work visit.
Bar Patrón by Rockpool
Overlooking Circular Quay, Rookpool’s Bar Patron is the place to head when you're in the mood for tacos and tequila. The bar, which is fitted out like a retro hacienda, serves up familiar Mexican favourites with a touch of fine dining sophistication. The refined menu pairs perfectly with their top shelf liquor offering.