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Drink

Best Wine Bar – Mister Percy (Ovolo)

Mediterranean wine varietals, both homegrown and from Europe, and a mediterranean inspired menu are the draw cards for this recently opened yet already popular new wine bar inside the boutique Ovolo 1888 Hotel. Renowned chef, Justin North has teamed up with Ovolo’s own Luca Guiotto to design a selection of dishes that reflect a coastal […]

Best Drink With A View – 360 Degree Bar

Stunning panoramic views from one of the highest accessible points in Sydney, a comfortable chair, a delicious cocktail, and a revolving deck that takes you on a leisurely circular cruise to take in the full compass of the magnificent sprawling city below. That’s the 360 Degree Bar. You can snack on a tasty selection of […]

Best Local Drinking Hole – Lord Roberts Hotel

This beautifully preserved Victorian era pub has served a lot of drinks in its 150 years on a discrete Darlinghurst corner. The exposed brick interior, varnished wood trim, old world decor and ornate ceilings give it a nostalgic charm, classy but not snobby, making it a popular hang out for locals and out 'o towners […]

Best Tea Blends – Revolver

Want a change from the usual teas? Then your best stop is Revolver Café in Annandale. This charming little 1890s building was once a corner store and has retained many original features;  Victorian furniture fused with modern aesthetics. The range of teas includes familiar classics as well as exotic bespoke blends, and all the teas […]

Best Boozy Milkshakes – Cheeky Burger

What could possibly be done to improve an already creamy, dreamy ice cream-based beverage? Add booze of course! Cheekyburger takes milkshakes to the next level by infusing the classic dessert with whatever alcohol you’d like. Their Oreo milkshake in particular is especially delightful when spiked with a shot of a little something extra. Cheekyburger also […]

Best Creative and International Cocktail Selection – Kuletos Cocktail Bar

There aren’t a lot of places in Newtown that can offer a view as spectacular as the one you get from Kuleto’s rooftop. Watch the sun set behind distant mountains as you sip on a Fireside (Grey Goose vodka, maple syrup, rosemary, pink grapefruit juice and a pinch of salt). It’s a vibrant, happening place […]

Best Coffee – Mecca

Sydney has a very competitive coffee scene, so if you can stand out you are really making a statement. Mecca really makes a statement. The smell of their freshly roasted beans alone, will give you a hit, but once you try the coffee you’ll want to buy bags of it to take home. They source […]

Best Juice Bar – The Bondi Juice Company

Everyone seems to be juicing for health these days, but to get the full benefit and right nutritional value takes skill and knowledge. The people at Bondi Juice have that in spades and that’s why their drinks are not only delicious but also optimised for nutritional goodness. Magnesium, potassium, iron, folate acid, fibre, vitamin A […]

Best Rooftop Bar – Zephyr

Drink in the scenery. From Level 12 of the Hyatt Regency you get a panoramic view of Darling Harbour – and much of the rest of Sydney. If heights make you nervous, relax with a mixed drink or cocktail selected from a 16-page drink menu and designed by international mixologist Grant Collins. Zephyr specialises in […]

Best Books and Bottles – Edition Book Bar

Most libraries and book shops strictly forbid food and drink – not this one. In fact, they serve it themselves. This unique concept combines café, bar and bookstore for an indulgent and relaxing experience you normally could only experience at home. Escape into a world of word and wine, join a table with Jack (Daniels) […]