Best of Sydney

BEST BAR IN A THEATRE: SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY

With apologies to Blanchett and Upton, savvy Sydneysiders know the real drawcard of the Sydney Theatre Company is its stylish Wharf Bar. Part of the fun of getting a drink at the Wharf Bar is the evocative walk. Passing by oversize photographs of past productions on old timbers before you enter the friendly lighting of the bar and everyone is a star. Perched over the harbour at the end of Pier 4, it’s an elegant destination for pre-show drinks or an aperitif before dinner at one of the many new restaurants springing up in the revitalised Millers Point precinct. The view of the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and ferries going about their busy business is enticing, as is the pool table in the hall (who would have thought!). Reasonable prices and subdued atmosphere ought to attract theatre-going types out for a civilized night out. For others, this is a rather lovely place to squander away a few hours and drinks. Applause all around. (Olga Azar and Danielle Bevins-Sundvall)

Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. 9250 1778, sydneytheatre.com.au