Best of Sydney

Best Climate Neutral Haircut

STEVIE ENGLISH HAIR Don’t be fooled by the union jack-covered interior; Glebe’s most rock n’ roll hair salon is also Australia’s first climate-neutral,thanks to their purchase of carbon offsets. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Stevie and his renowned team (who also have a new Bondi Junction salon) only use the organic O&M hair colour, […]

Best Thing You Can Get in a Teapot

THE WORLD BAR The World Bar is well known for its alternate alcoholic receptacles. Tea pots line the walls, cover the bar and can be filled with a range of colourful drinks. But teapots aren’t all this place has to offer. They also serve delicious pizza for fuel between cocktails.  As for entertainment whilst enjoying […]

Best Sports Bar

CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL Before you go buying a ticket to whatever game is on at close-by Moore Park, consider watching the game at the Captain Cook Hotel. While this ever-popular watering hole is perfectly located for a quick drink before you make your way to watch the vast array of sport offered by the nearby […]

Best Gay Pick Up Joint

ARQ There are grins on faces in this establishment and I think we know why. Arq is your golden ticket to spontaneity, make the most of it. And if you’re happily paired or simply well behaved it also has a refreshing relaxed feel and warm, friendly atmosphere. There’s an elevated dance stage – people, need […]

Best Bar on a Sunday

THE WINERY Sundays were meant for sangria, sunshine and share plates with friends. Luckily for residents of East Sydney, The Winery caters to this plus much, much more. Stretching out in the laneway surrounded by over-sized chess pieces and well manicured dogs and people, The Winery provides fellow sun lovers with a no waffle approach […]

Best Whisky Bar

THE BAXTER INN, BASEMENT Ahhh whisky. Whether it’s smoky, sweet or even spicy, The Baxter Inn will cater to all palates; and if not, the bartenders are a chatty good looking bunch.  It’s an underground tavern that only the elite would have been invited to drink at during the prohibition, a haven to all whisky […]

Best Small Bar

CORNER BAR   The streets of Balmain and Rozelle have been well travelled by the pub-crawl crowd. And with good reason: the pubs are friendly, a little bit diverse and a little bit historical. It makes for one of the more pleasant days you won’t remember clearly. The Corner Bar, however, is not on that […]

Best Romantic Fireplace

MR FALCONS, GLEBE    There’s nothing better than lying back in a comfy chair, red in hand, under dappled candlelight, serenaded by soulful live jazz. Maybe even sharing that glass of wine with someone you love (or might love after more wine). Consider Mr Falcon’s an “extension of your lounge room” and drop in for live […]

Best Pub Trivia Night

THE WOOLPACK HOTEL Good pub trivia occupies a narrow void between impossible and uninteresting. Too easy and the most casual of trivia players won’t return. Too difficult and even a Rhodes scholar will search for a new pub. To get it right, you need an entertaining host, a comfortable venue and an inclusive mix of […]

Best Pub Bistro

SHAKESPEARE HOTEL Imagine a world where $12.50 gets you a t-bone steak. Or perhaps you prefer lamb shanks? Barramundi? Salt and pepper squid maybe? The Shakespeare Hotel in Surry Hills can help you out. You won’t find stingy portion sizes here, so grab a mate and some change from under your couch because this place […]