Best of Sydney 2015

Best Casino – The Star

BY SAM CALDWELL   Far more than simply a casino, The Star (née Star City) is an entertainment precinct that provides a touch of class and luxury to Sydney. Located on the shores of Pyrmont with some stunning harbour and city views, The Star boasts a range of restaurants and eateries from award-winning chefs, five […]

Best Sports Bar – Cheers Bar

BY SAM CALDWELL     No, it’s not exactly Sam Molone’s Boston bar, where everybody knows your name. It’s Cheers Bar, Sydney, where good sports meet. And while you’re there, meeting and toasting with all the good sports, you’ll probably also realise that this is the best place to watch a game of any code […]

Best Theatre For Young People – Seymour Centre

BY SAM CALDWELL   Deep in the heart of University of Sydney territory but before you get to Hermann’s lies the Seymour Centre, a performing arts centre and champion of cultural exploration, arts education and audience experience. Presenting a range of material, from festivals and live music to theatre, dancing and more, they also boast […]

Best Place To Get Fit – Anytime Fitness Glebe

BY SAM CALDWELL   One of the major things that gets in the way of trying to get fit is a lack of time. The combination of an individual's busy life and the busy life of a personal trainer or gym staff. The solution? Anytime Fitness Glebe, who literally give you the key for 24-hour […]

Best Small Club – Goodgod Small Club

BY STEPHANIE TILLER   Goodgod Small Club, on Chinatown’s Liverpool Street, is a mighty good place to catch both local and international emerging artists and industry heavyweights. Tucked away at the back is the Dancetaria, a mini-venue with its own bar, stage and elevated space for audiences, within one of Sydney’s most intimate settings. Goodgod’s […]

Best Book Shop – Hill Of Content

BY PETA GILBERT   Tucked away in the charming village of Balmain lies Hill of Content, a quirky bookshop that offers a unique and intimate book-browsing experience unlike any other. True to its name, this store will leave you more than satisfied with its cosy atmosphere and extensive selection of content. From audio books and […]

Best Park – Ballast Point Park

BY PETA GILBERT   Ballast Point Park is the perfect marriage of modern architecture and green spaces. Situated in Birchgrove, with stunning views of Sydney Harbour, the park combines texture, creativity and modernity in a notoriously old suburb. The meticulous attention to urban design is present in the extensive multi-leveled areas, which create a sense […]

Best Supermarket – Banana Joe’s Foodworks

BY SAM CALDWELL   With a name like Banana Joe’s, there is almost no surprise that this is indeed a community-focused store. And Joe’s does so by supporting and sponsoring things such as local charities and schools. Founded in 1984, the busiest independent supermarket in the state offers over 15,000 lines of products – with […]

Best Hot Chips – The Traditional Chip Shop

BY ELIAS KWIET   If those Poms do anything right, it’s their fish’n'chips – so when your very English boss tells you he's taking you to his favourite chip shop, you get excited. The Traditional Chip Shop is Sydney's, well, most traditional chip shop. Battered fillets of North Atlantic cod or haddock come with mountains […]

Best Antiques – Mitchell Road Antique And Design Centre

BY SAM CALDWELL   In the heart of Alexandria lies an astoundingly large warehouse – we’re talking 2,300 square metres – packed with traders, hobbyists, collectors, stylists, dealers and stalls selling a huge range of preloved items. Mitchell Road is renowned among bargain hunters across the city and is even home to Adam McDonald and […]