• The Hills 

    42 Chalmers Street
    Surry Hills
    +61 2 9212 3814
    Casual venue with share-focused meals and Malibu surfboards on the wall.
  • The Island 

    Sydney Harbour
    A floating bar sitting on Sydney Harbour, The Island hosts its exclusive Beach Party events throughout summer. Situated on the water of the harbour with views over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney city skylines, it's an impressiv…
  • The Light Brigade Hotel 

    2A Oxford Street
    Woollahra NSW
    02 9357 0888
  • The Little Guy 

    87 Glebe Point Road
    +61 2 8084 0758
    This really is a friendly pub where you can pull up a perch and make friends with strangers over craft beer or a cocktail from the list which changes weekly.
  • The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room 

    225 George Street
    +61 2 9247 6744
    Bar stools and beer. Often chugged down with oysters. Which, by the way, are freshly shucked.
  • The Old Clare Hotel 

    1 Kensington Street
    +61 2 8277 8277
    The new Old Clare (ha, see what we did there?) continues to embrace the charm that made the previous version welcoming to all whether they be locals, students, artists or indie rock stars. 
  • The Old Growler 

    216-218 William Street
    Walk down the stairs and into the basement of one of Sydney’s coolest beer bars.
  • The Oxford Circus 

    231 Oxford Street
  • The Powder Keg 

    Editor's Pick
    7 Kellett Street
    Potts Point
    +61 2 8354 0980
    Mixologist Grant Collins has pulled together what is possible Sydney's best gin collection. The Powder Keg - Kings Cross.
  • The Record Crate 

    34 Glebe Point Road
    02 9660 1075
    Iconic bar, live music venue, and used record emporium in the heart of Glebe. Music lovers' paradise. …
  • The Rio Bar 

    Editor's Pick
    126 Smith Street
    Summer Hill
    61+ 483 370 020
    Cocktail excellence. Plenty of other bevvies. Good food from snacks to mains. And friendly staff. A happy place.
  • The Sly Fox Hotel 

    199 Enmore Road
    +61 422 591 257
    The Sly Fox Hotel in Enmore promises amazing drinks and impeccable service. Mellow, urbane and quirky, with a pizza menu that will have your mouth watering.
  • The Standard Bowl 

    Level 3, 383 Bourke Street
    Surry Hills
    Boasting big bills and a bowling alley, the Standard Bowl (formerly The Standard) is perhaps the new home of Sydney Rock n Roll.
  • The Star 

    80 Pyrmont Street
  • The Stinking Bishops 

    Shop 5 63-71 Enmore Road
    +61 2 9007 7754
    A boutique cheese bar and restaurant on Enmore Road, The Stinking Bishops is the epitome of cheese and wine night.
  • The Stuffed Beaver 

    271 Bondi Road
    +61 2 9130 3002
    Get your butt in a booth and get your teeth into the best poutine in Sydney. For those in the know that needs no explanation. But in case you were wondering, Canadian poutine consists of hot chips, warm chicken gravy, cold cheese curds. There's an…
  • The Swinging Cat 

    Editor's Pick
    44 King Street
    +61 2 9262 3696
    Cool cats. Get down to this classy joint swish with ivories, jazz and New Orleans style. Sazeracs head the cocktail list - ask for them with the classic Cognac or they can also make them for you with rye. The newest basement bar of the CBD is eleg…
  • The Thirsty Wolf 

    127 King Street
    +61 2 9517 2081
    The Thirsty Wolf has taken up residency on King Street and is tempting passersby with its daily happy hours and a simple yet solid food menu.  2-for-1 cocktails are all $16 a pop and include a big range of classic cocktails, done well. …
  • The Tilbury Woolloomooloo 

    12-18 Nicholson Street
    02 9368 1955
    From classic cocktails to fine wines, steak on the grill to the elegant flavours of the restaurant, The Tilbury has something for everyone.
  • The Victoria Room 

    235 Victoria Street
    +61 2 9357 4488
    A mélange of velvet settees and white clothed tables sets the scene for the intimacy of the upstairs Victorian bar and restaurant.