Best of Drinking 2020

Best Renovated Pub – Terminus Pyrmont Hotel

The Terminus Pyrmont Hotel may be one of the oldest pubs in Sydney, having received its licence on Christmas Eve 1841, but it is in no way a run down, beat up establishment. In fact, it is one of the city's finest venues, having been lovingly restored and revived. The restoration process which has transformed […]

Best Classic Pub – Lord Roberts Hotel

Sometimes all you need is a couple of ice cold beers and traditional pub meal to make everything right in the world. Thankfully for Sydney residents there is one such pub, the Lord Roberts Hotel in Darlinghurst. Enjoy an afternoon drink in their rooftop beer garden, or grab a bite to eat from amazing as […]

Best Iconic Cafe – Bar Italia

An iconic cafe and restaurant with flecked marble Italian floor tiles that have been there from the day it opened way back in the 1950s. There is a patio eating area out back and tables out the front where patrons love to sit and people watch while drinking their lattes. Bar Italia is more than […]

Best Underground Bar – Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern

Ramblin’ Rascal is Sydney’s best kept secret underground bar – so secret that it can be hard to find the doorway on Sydney’s busy Elizabeth Street. Walk downstairs and you’re transported into a haven of cosy leather booths, exposed brick and music pumping just loud enough to make you forget you have work the next […]

Best Small Wine Bar – 10 William St

Nestled in the middle of Paddington, William St is a small wine bar featuring a sprawling selection of local, national and international wine and spirits. Their modern Italian menu is complimented by their wine list, and the staff are knowledgeable and provide that extra level of sophistication and poise you can only get from a […]

Best Bubble Tea – Bubble Nini

If you love flowers then this flower cafe is for you. Every wall in this Bubble Nini is perfect for Instagram, with flowers and neon-pink lighting decorating its bright turquoise walls. Their menu is sure to bring you fresh and healthier bubble tea through having everything made in-house. Amongst some of the prettiest drinks, Honey I’m […]

Best Beer Garden – The Warren View Hotel

Nestled right on the corner of Stanmore and Enmore Roads, The Warren View or ‘The Waz’ as locals affectionately refer to it is everything you could want from your local. With pool tables, a bistro and a sprawling beer garden the Waz is the place to be on a sunny afternoon all year round. Feel […]

Best Happy Hour Cocktails – The Smoking Panda

The name says it all – The Smoking Panda on Sydney’s Park Street is home to some of the nation’s best cocktail connoisseurs. Specialising in cocktails that are literally smoking in front of your eyes, the venue has very limited trading hours, adding to its exclusivity while still offering a happy hour period between 5 […]

Best Pub With a View – The Glenmore Hotel

One of the older pubs in Sydney, The Glenmore was built in 1921 and was quickly surrounded by iconic buildings. It’s one of few pubs left in the area with a roof-top seating and bar space where punters can enjoy a view of the city with schooner in hand. The roof-top area is perfect for […]

Best Coffee Roasters – Coffee Alchemy

What began as a childhood love for coffee has over many years transformed into a full-time roasting and café business for the owners of Coffee Alchemy in Marrickville where they house their office, roastery and café. These local roasters have garnered the Australian Barista Champion title, the NSW Championship titles, the inaugural Australian Cupping Champion […]