The Public Cammeray
When it comes to drinking establishments, The Public may be on the smaller side, but this bar-slash-restaurant has been a welcomed addition to the Lower North Shore bar scene. Chic and fresh décor, open layout and oh-so-good Mediterranean dishes that are designed to be shared, or not, the choice is yours. The window seats that look out onto Miller Street are highly prized.
Green Moustache Garden Bar / Rooftop
North Sydney's new favourite hangout the Green Moustache has made quite the impression on the 9 to 5 set. Adorned in greenery and foiliage, this Insta-worthy garden venue doubles as a bar and restaurant. The drinks list is definitely worth a look, with their botanically inspired cocktails and premium beverage offering. Perfect for an after work drink or weekend sesh, this garden oasis takes casual wining and dining to the next level.
A lush oasis in the heart of Lane Cove, The Alcott looks after all your dining needs. On the food front, their Mediterranean-leaning share plates deliver on flavour, whilst their dedicated spritz bar will quench your thirst in the most delicious way possible. Make sure to snag a seat on the cosy terrace – complete with fairy-lights and blankets.
Much to the delight of local families, The Diddy has embraced the trend of bowling green’s turning into a restaurant-slash-bar. Kids have free reign of the greens while parents can keep a watchful eye from the outdoor deck. With it’s family friendly vibe, afternoons are best spent here with casual drinks and simple eats.
Gin lovers will find their spiritual home at this café come gin sanctuary. The coffee by day, gin bar by night concept means that the menu turns from poached eggs to pulled pork sliders come 5pm. The atmosphere is that of a retro milkbar, with vintage collectibles and tasteful op-shop finds.
Middle Harbour 16' Skiff Club
Located right on the water at the Spit, Middle Harbour16ft Skiff Club boasts incredible waterfront views perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch, or you know, a wedding. Yep, this yacht club is home to Zest Weddings at the Spit, an event venue where you can celebrate in style amidst rustic boathouse interiors.
Hotel Mosman, known as “The Duck” by locals serves up superior pub grub till midnight, every night. On the first-floor is an upmarket dining area called The Upperduck. Leather chairs and an outdoor terrace make for an ideal location to dig into the cheapest steak in this neck of the woods.
Much to the delight of local families, The Diddy has embraced the trend of bowling green’s taking on the titles of restaurant and bar. Kids have free reign of the greens while parents can keep a watchful eye from the outdoor deck. With its family-friendly vibe, afternoons are best spent here with casual drinks and simple eats.
North Sydney Leagues Club is a modern, vibrant, family-friendly club, that even has a dedicated Kids Room. While the little ones are entertained with movies and video games, you can sit back and enjoy your cappuccino or Cab Sav. The club itself is sleek and contemporary with an understated sophistication and dining areas for any occasion.
A beautiful sandstone building surrounded by towering office buildings, The Greenwood is a local institution to say the least. A gastro pub and four bars, The Greenwood is one of the oldest pubs in the area and is legendary cross generations. It boasts courtyards, intimate nooks and a modern menu.
Town and Country
Town and Country is a small bar that oozes character with Western inspired décor that will transport you to eras past. The wine list proudly boasts a selection of Australian drops and the beer offering follows suit. Local craft beers reign supreme and match surprisingly well with the burger menu. If burgers and beer pairings aren’t your thing, come for the line dancing or Texas Two-step!
Woolwich Pier Hotel
Woolwich Pier has views stretching over the water and Cockatoo Island. After a stunning redesign, this iconic waterfront venue now offers a new modern French-brasserie with a Japanese twist. The venue now has a contemporary, casual elegance with a refreshing coastal feel, capitalising on its gorgeous harbourside location. The new wine list heavily features Australian and New Zealand wineries, with the exception of French Champagne and a selection of standout Italian wines. The cocktail list follows suit by delivering balanced, ...
The Union Hotel
Another enduring watering-hole that has evolved with the times, the Union Hotel is located away from the business precinct of North Sydney, but has been drawing the crowds once again for its Parisian-style bistro. The light-filled interiors and courtyard are begging for long leisurely lunches every day of the week.
Rag & Famish Hotel
A North Sydney institution, the Rag & Famish is a character-filled corner pub that keeps evolving with the times. A bistro and restaurant services the mid-week crowd and keeps things rolling well into the night, on weekends the locals get live music and yes, karaoke. Staying on point, the pub also has an espresso bar, Lot No. 50 that keeps the work crowd well-caffeinated.
Hidden away upstairs on Miller Street is an eclectic space called The Treehouse. The moody venue spills outside onto a balcony, so patrons can enjoy an afternoon wine in the sun. The menu is protein-heavy, and share plates are the way to do it. A thoughtful, and character-filled venue to spice up the week.
The Greens North Sydney
A bowls club with a twist. The refurbished bowling club is perfect for brunching as well as drinking. A café-slash-bar-slash-bowling club, with a garden party like feel. A sunset bowl is possible, and the Screen on The Green nights every Thursday make for a perfect date night.
SoCal Neutral Bay
A much loved lower north-shore Mexican themed rooftop bar and pub. SoCal’s laid-back California vibe translates flawlessly into their creative cocktail list and American inspired menu with their very own smokehouse churning out moreish plates. Come for the food and drinks, stay for the lively atmosphere.SoCal are giving away FREE BURRITOS this Thursday the 4th April to celebrate National Burrito Day!To get your hands on one of these bad boys for free just head down to this lush rooftop bar ...
The Oaks Hotel
This beloved venue and its charming beer garden has long been the go-to for Lower North Shore locals keen to spend a Sunday relaxing beneath the oak tree’s foliage and fairy lights. The bar and grill offers upmarket pub classics and they even have an in-house butcher featuring some of the best and most interesting cuts of meat around.
Honey Rider Bar & Brewery
Honey Rider Bar and Brewery will transport you back in time with their 60’s vintage décor but then pull you back to the present with their super modern beverage offering. Cool fact: They have one of the smallest commercial breweries jammed behind their bar. Top tip: Grab a couch down the back for a relaxed and intimate conversation.