Best of Sydney 2019

BEST HAPPY HOUR

Fratelli Fresh There is nothing better than winding up a hard day's work and enjoying some afterwork drinks. What's even better, is when said drinks and food are much cheaper than they normally are. If you haven't been down to Fratelli Fresh between 3-6pm during the week, you are well and truly missing out. This glorious […]

BEST ALL-UNDER-ONE-ROOF MARKETS

Sydney Markets Flowers, fresh produce, gadgets, shoes, electronics, fancy dress, snacks - whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll almost certainly find it at one of the huge indoor warehouse style emporiums at Haymarket (Paddy’s Markets) and Flemington (Sydney Markets). With a tradition that dates back two hundred odd years, the markets are an established […]

BEST THEATRE FOR EMERGING ARTISTS

Old 505 Theatre The Old 505 Theatre is unarguably Sydney's home for emerging artists, companies and collectives. Established in 2004, Old 505 originally operated underground, providing a dedicated audience and performance space to new and emerging creatives. In 5 years, the Old 505 Theatre worked with over 350 local and internationally renowned artists and quickly […]

BEST OF THE WEST

Casula Powerhouse The Casula Powerhouse is a cultural gem in South West Sydney. Their highly regarded Bellbird Restaurant is run by two hatted chefs who source most of their vegetables from an onsite garden. The six galleries have a constantly rotating program of exhibitions and feature local and international artists, emerging and advanced.  A recently […]

BEST DRINK WITH A VIEW

Glenmore Hotel After this pub was built in 1921, all it had to do was stand still and let the icons go up around it. With a ridiculously fortuitous location in The Rocks and an open rooftop beer garden, this low level building can boast the best views of any pub in the city.  Grab […]

BEST TRIVIA

Turbo Trivia Turbo Trivia aims to answer the age old question of “How could we make trivia better?” - turns out they found a way! Turbo Trivia understands the soul of any good trivia-night and goes above and beyond for five nights every week, with challenging and entertaining quizzes and queries. With the help of […]

BEST SHAKESPEAREAN THEATRE

Bell Shakespeare John Bell founded this preeminent theatre company in 1990 with a view to sharing the joy and genius of William Shakespeare with a wider audience. Over the years, Bell Shakespeare has performed the popular classics and lesser known plays from the Bard’s extensive catalogue. Plays have been staged in authentic Globe Theatre style […]

BEST TEX MEX

El Camino With new venues popping up all over Sydney (Entertainment Quarter - arriving September), you can't argue with the fact that El Camino Cantina is well ahead of the game when it comes to all things Tex Mex. Not only can you sip on $7.50 Margaritas from 5-7pm every day of the working week […]

BEST FAMILY OUTING

Australian National Maritime Museum The centre of Australia’s maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology – The Australian National Maritime museum has contributed greatly to protecting sea-faring culture and history. Built more than 25 years ago, the Museum sits in Darling Harbour, one of the busiest tourist precincts in the country and the perfect place for […]

BEST HOTEL GROUP

W. Short Hospitality Warwick Short and his wife Ros were hospitality entrepreneurs who began buying and running Sydney pub hotels in the 1970s. Today, the family owned business presides over a group of popular pubs around the city and north coast. The Glenmore and Australian Heritage in The Rocks, Misfits and The Tudor in Redfern, […]