The Toxteth Hotel
As for pubs, The Toxteth – affectionately known as ‘The Tocky’ – has been a local haunt for decades. It's now a sleek gastro-pub with exposed beer pipes, greenery galore and leather and timber finishes throughout. The varied menu showcases wholesome salads and hot bowls - anything but your traditional pub fare. The alfresco courtyard makes for the perfect Sunday session, or cosying up by the heaters with a cheeky espresso martini - which are served on tap by the ...
Taking inspiration from South Carolina, Glebe's brand new restaurant and cocktail bar will transport you to the laid-back shores of southeastern USA. With the pastel pink hued interiors, sea blue furniture and greenery galore, The Charleston really is an Instagrammer's dream. On the food front, order the Fish Tacos Jalapeno Mayo and for drinks, sip on the Carolina Hight Tea with bourbon and peach liquor.
Timbah is a trendy and hip, yet relaxed bar on Glebe Point Road and is the local go-to for wine and tapas-style plates. This industrial chic wine bar serves the wines that have been selected by the first customers of the evening, encouraging creatures of habit to try something different. An extensive wine list looks after all palates and like the wine offering, Timbah’s food menu is rotated frequently.
Different Drummer Bar
The Different Drummer is a staple of the inner west bar scene. It’s the sort of down-to-earth bar you want as your local, with exposed brick walls, moody lighting and funky poster art channelling a New York vibe. The Different Drummer’s curated share plate menu is a deftly crafted mix of modern flavours, with an equally delicious list of burgers on offer for those who don’t like to share, and cocktails to wash it all down.
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 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 ...
Lord Wolseley Hotel
In a leafy Ultimo backstreet, this old-timer is laidback, lively, and as Aussie as it gets. It’s also one of the narrowest pubs in the state, but that doesn’t stop locals filling it up when happy hour rolls around. If you’re travelling or in no mood to commute, the Lord Wolseley has nine rooms upstairs.
On campus at Sydney Uni, Manning Bar is a local favourite for students and music lovers alike. A purpose built live entertainment venue, on any given night you can stumble upon a live gig from a local or international act. During the semester, Monday to Friday, you can get delicious American-style bites from Lucky's serving from Manning Bar 11am till late.
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.
An old-school style pub that has retained its original exterior feel with wooden floorboards and exposed brick walls throughout – all of which nods to the area’s working-class roots. Here at the Quarryman Hotel, they have craft beer on tap and a pub menu that’s brimming with the classics.2 levels up, you'll find their newly opened Californian-inspired bar, The Rooftop. The pastel-pink colour scheme channels Palm-Spring vibes and the space as a whole is bright and airy and filled with ...
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.
Known for its innovative take on traditional Japanese flavours, Sokyo is located within The Star and has won many accolades with acclaimed Chef Chase Kojima at the helm. Take your time dining on delectable Japanese inspired dishes, as you listen to the chilled-out beats from their resident DJ.
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.
Pyrmont Point Hotel
Along Harris Street, down towards Pyrmont’s water’s edge, The Point Hotel is a surrounded by towering apartment buildings, but this does little to detract from this charming local watering-hole. The Point is a multi-level pub with an outdoor area (including an oversized chessboard) and a bistro that serves delicious pub-style meals.
Reflective of Pyrmont’s laid-back yet hospitable attitude, this is a venue that just keeps on giving. By day, Bar Zini is a café that dishes up breakfast staples and great coffee. By night, they transform into a wine bar-slash-restaurant with a menu inspired by classic Italian dishes.
Tea house by day, gin bar by night; The Star Sydney has lifted the lid on its newest addition, G&Tea – a stylish, quirky venue. Immerse yourself in pure luxury with architecturally designed interiors and a menu that will leave you wanting more. G&Tea offers an extensive artisanal tea menu including the Yellow Gold Tea Buds by TWG, the most expensive white tea in Sydney with 24-karat gold infused and valued at $120 a pot.
Tea house by day, gin bar by night; The Star Sydney has lifted the lid on its newest addition, G&Tea – a stylish, quirky bar on the ground floor of the Astral Hotel. Immerse yourself in pure luxury with architecturally designed interiors and a menu that will leave you wanting more. As for their gin-infused cocktails, the two standouts out are their delectable Gin Bramble with Tanqueray, Crème de Mure, fresh lemon juice and sugar syrup and their take on ...
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.
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, ...
The Star’s newest bar, Latitude is a gin-lover’s idea of heaven, with a huge range of gin from the country’s top distillers. The bar has a relaxed, laidback vibe and also serves a select – and exclusively Australian – wine list, as well as local and craft beers, whiskeys, and classic cocktails.
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.