Best of Sydney

Best Pub

THE FOUR IN HAND, PADDINGTON A not-so-hidden treasure, this popular pub takes out our best pub prize thanks to its double-edged appeal. The Four In Hand is both a mate-friendly spot and an after-work- friendly dining experience. Equipped with TVs, The Four in Hand attracts sporting fans from all over with its live coverage of […]

Best Pokies Free Pub

THE DUCK INN  “Home away from home” is how barman Ben describes The Duck. If your home is as welcoming as The Duck, you are one of the luckiest people in Sydney. Not many homes have such a frighteningly good selection of beer, wine and cider. The beer garden is a sun-filled oasis in the […]

Best Night Club

MARQUEE Attention high rollers – come and rub shoulders with the stars! That’s the pitch from Sydney’s hottest new Nightclub Marquee at the newly-refurbished casino The Star. However, it’s more likely you’ll embarrass yourself while doing the robot in front of Sydney’s elite. Featuring three rooms, all of which cater to different musical styles, genres […]

Best Local Pub Brewery

SCHWARTZ BREWERY, SCHWARTZ BREWERY HOTEL Cosily tucked away in the basement of the heritage-listed Schwartz Brewery Hotel (formerly the Macquarie Hotel), this is a microbrewery with charm and character. But you’re not here for the aesthetics – it’s all about the beer! One of the inner city’s best-kept secrets, this drinking den produces eight boutique […]

Best Library of Alcohol

THE HAZY ROSE The Hazy Rose is a small bar in Darlinghurst specialising in cocktails. Not just any cocktails. Cocktails that have been invented by the owners themselves, which means you are dealing with folk who have been through much drunken trial and error to create their amazing selection. Most normal bar owners arguably wouldn’t […]

Best Happy Hour

THE CROWN HOTEL         ‘Happy Hour’ is not really an adequate description of the bargains available at the Crown. Twelve hours of drinks specials and nine hours of meal specials cover most of your waking hours. For the internationally minded, Mexican Monday offers enough tequila and tacos to teach you Spanish. And if you somehow happen […]

Best Beer Friendly Garden

THE ROSE When God gave Adam and Eve free reign over Eden, he didn’t expect them to open a pub. Whether forbidden fruit or her cousin cider is your guilty pleasure, it’s always better in the garden. The Rose is a heavenly retreat from the highway; lush vines climb the walls that shelter you from […]

Best CBD Hotel

  JACKSONS ON GEORGE What is it about Jacksons on George that keeps it at the top of the CBD pub pile? Is it the sticky beer-soaked floors? The dancing cages in the ‘Luna Lounge’ where you can unleash your inner go-go dancer? The daggy but oh-so-good ’80s music? The friendly (sometimes too friendly, if […]

Best Bloody Mary

NORFOLK HOTEL Get ready to say bloody, a bloody hell of a lot down at The Norfolk Hotel. The Bloody Mary is well... BLOODY FANTASTIC. The deliciously saucy drink is served in a retro pizza sauce can. However, I must warn that if you are not inclined towards a bit of spice a few of […]

Best 24 Pub

THE TOWNHALL, NEWTOWN   “The Townie” belies the sum of its parts. A good selection of tap beers, a couple of pool tables, bistro and a splash of live music are features of many venues. The Townie’s difference is the people. Few pubs could boast such an eclectic mix of patrons.  At The Townie you […]