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BEST INDIGENOUS MEDIA

Koori Radio Established by the Gadigal Information Service in 2001, Koori Radio is Sydney’s leading indigenous broadcaster. Transmitting at 93.7 FM they play local and international black artists from all genres and have been responsible for breaking incredible new talent via their Young Black and Deadly initiative. As well as music, they present current affairs, […]

BEST TATTOO ART

Lighthouse Tattoo The standard of graphics in the tattoo industry has long surpassed the hastily etched anchors and skull and crossbones on drunk sailors of yore. In such a competitive arena it’s hard to stand out, but Lighthouse Tattoo does. They have a stable of 13 elite specialist artists plus regular interstate and international guest […]

BEST GIRLS’ SCHOOL

MLC School Dare to be more is the bold statement on the home page of their website; it’s a challenge MLC School both sets for its students and helps them achieve. The all-girls, independent, non-selective Uniting Church school has a history that dates back to 1886, and even back then they were remarkably progressive, thwarting […]

BEST LITTLE HOTEL

Urban Newtown Situated in the middle of Enmore and Newtown, The Urban Hotel provides stylish, boutique studio rooms in one of the trendiest areas of inner-Sydney. With an inner garden, laundry/dry-cleaning services, kitchenette’s in every room and flexible check-in/check-out times – The Urban guarantees a home away from home to bohemian tourists or hotel-happy locals. […]

BEST ADULT ARCADE

1989 Arcade Bar A bar of 80’s action-packed arcade games, with craft beer and cocktails to lessen the blows. Hide, swerve, kick dive. Boom! You shot a clean sweep of little green men.  Buckle up into a rocket ship, for the next level.  You’re back in the 80’s. Time bends at night in King Street, […]

BEST BOWLING

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Roll up, roll up! To the sideshow of freak-shakes, ten pins and fifties diner fare… Alive with buzz and coloured bulbs, and baritones of pop hits, it’s a circus of action and chilli-dog delights. Look up! Charlie Chaplin is entertaining you from above. Teens run for the bar quicker than the […]

BEST WEEKLY QUEER PARTY

Canned Fruit Parties For those looking for a mid-weekly dose of drag in a safe and inclusive environment – look no further then Canned Fruit Parties. Held every Wednesday from 7pm to 11pm at Enmore’s Secret Garden Bar, Canned Fruit parties have risen on the Sydney scene – despite holding the title of one of […]

BEST FUN ON ICE

Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink You’ll get an icy reception here, and you’ll love it! Forget the image of frozen faced (pun intended) skaters with legs awkwardly splayed - this is where gold medal hopefuls come to perfect their spins, jumps and triple axels. It operates as a training school for figure skating, ice hockey, speed […]

BEST KARAOKE BAR

Goros With its effervescent Japanese theme and endless Saki-bombs, Goros assaults the senses in the best way possible. While patrons can enjoy a great selection of cocktails, canapes and arcade games – the three free karaoke rooms turn every post-work pup-crawl into an amateur Australian Idol. Goros offers a brilliant array of bangas extending from […]

BEST MODERN ART

Museum of Contemporary Art The grand art deco building that once belonged to the Maritime Services Board is the perfect home for contemporary art. Situated on the western shore of Circular Quay, it is itself a showpiece, with the facade being regularly used as a laser canvas for the Vivid Festival. In 2012, a modern […]