Drink

BEST CBD COCKTAIL BAR – Clare Bar

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young Sometimes, you just want a classier post-work drinks spot without spending the extra cash. Clare Bar bridges the medium. Centred around a circular bar with booths against the walls, this location boasts a romantic 1940s atmosphere. Dried flowers, tiled wales and dark green doors blend with nostalgic yellow lighting. If you’re lucky, […]

BEST GIN BAR – Gin Lane

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young It’s always rewarding to find a bar that does your favourite kind of drink right. If you’re into the referenced beverage, Gin Lane is the place for you. It has William Hogarth’s 1751 painting by the same name (in support of the Gin Act) on its head. No longer is the consumption […]

BEST DELIVERY COCKTAILS – Old Mates Place

By Eysia Cook The place to be if you’re looking for a classy and congenial rooftop sanctuary nestled amongst Sydney’s tallest buildings. Not to mention that Old Mate’s Place serves some of the neatest cocktails Sydney has on offer. In the friskier hours of the evening, migrate downstairs to find lofty shelves brimming with ancient […]

BEST SALOON BAR – The Baxter Inn

By Elysia Cook Tucked into the nook of an alley just off Clarence Street, prepare to wait in a long line of Sydneysiders eager to experience the ‘hidden’ gem that is The Baxter Inn. But don’t fret, the library of alcohol just on the other side of the door - equipped with sliding ladders and […]

BEST BOOKS & WINE – Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar

By Elysia Cook Sappho’s kills not two but three birds with one stone for book, coffee and wine enthusiasts. Find Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar on Glebe Point Road, just across from the trendy Glebe Markets.  Catch a hint of sunshine in the courtyard oasis, whilst sipping on a glass of sangria - Sappho’s very […]

BEST COFFEE – Soma

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young In its tenth year, Soma is one of the best places in Sydney to get great coffee. You’ll find the staff slinging ‘spros from Mecca roasters in Alexandria. A particular standout is the filter coffee, produced on Mecca single origins. As an example, the Kenyan Riakiberu is a bright coffee with a […]