Drink

BEST LOCAL PUB – THE LORD ROBERTS HOTEL

The Lord Roberts Hotel is an allrounder. You will find your classic schnitties, parmas, fish & chips and burgers alongside cheese platters and delicious chef specials. With the grill flared up, snacks to nibble on and a pint in hand, this Darlinghurst hangout is excellent if you’re looking for a laid back night. Weekly Trivia […]

BEST ART & ALCOHOL – THE BEARDED TIT

The Bearded Tit can only be described as a hot mess. The bar equally resembles a theatre storage room, school disco, barber shop, thrift store and your Great Aunt’s apartment all in one. Kitschy decor is scattered throughout: to your left might be a lei-wearing hog bust with a trumpet in its mouth. To your […]

BEST COCKTAILS – LIL DARLIN’

Not to worry if you don’t have a sweetheart in your life – you’ll have a sweet heart after a night at Lil Darlin’. The creative cocktails will make you want to pick up a sugar habit rather than kick one. The Gummy-beartini and Fairy Floss Martini are served with actual gummy bears and fairy floss, guaranteed […]

BEST OUTDOOR BAR – THE BASEMENT

Just a stroll up from Circular Quay is a famous strip of bars and cafes.  UPSTAIRS at The Basement is the only smoking bar on the strip if you like a cocktail and a puff. It opens from 11am until late 7 days a week and has comfortable long benches that can seat 6 or […]

BEST MULLED WINE – SEDE

Nestled in a cosy two-levelled space, Sede gives and intimate but not uncrowded feel.  With winter specials of mulled wine and hot cider that will make you ward off summer, why spend Saturday’s anywhere else?  The bright orange door on the corner of Booth and Nelson Street in Annandale beckons you into Sede, a sophisticated pizza […]

BEST ART-DECO BAR – SINCE I LEFT YOU

Get a drink, have a good time now…welcome to paradise; as recommended by The Avalanches in their hit, Since I Left You. The chic and sophisticated bar named after the song, found in the heart of the CBD, is exactly that. The venue creates a soft and sensual mood that’ll flirt with you, even if your […]

BEST EXOTIC COFFEE – COFFEE ALCHEMY

Is your coffee order more of a mouthful to spit out than a curdled cup of milk? Luckily, The Coffee Alchemy has simplified and perfected their craft so that it’s the one reason you actually wake up in the morning. Forget about skinny almond turmeric lattes and go back to basics with a quality brew. The […]

BEST COOL BAR – THE CROSSING

This Aussie-French triomphe is a Bondi hot spot, with cool vibes, ridiculously good looking bartenders and live music that’ll get you dancing, it’s easy to see why. The Crossing boasts an array of fine wines including a stand out Clarence House Pinot Noir from Tasmania, to enjoy with their moreish finger food. If you’re a […]

BEST ICONIC LOCAL – VIC ON THE PARK

The Vic regularly hosts live music, designer markets and open-air cinema screenings amongst their calendar of unique events. On your average day, you can enjoy a beer from a range that covers everything from local craft brews to all the familiar traditional schooners. With a focus on freshness and good quality produce, the menu features […]

BEST CAFE SPECTACLE – SATELLITE CAFE

‘Twixt glamour and grunge, sugar and spice, the distinctively styled Satellite Café (of an ilk with sister café The Velvet Garage) is a spectacle in itself. From the glass-skull that is your iced coffee goblet to the sensuous throng of artworks adorning the café… you’ve gotta say it. The place is real cool. Coffee is […]