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Get ready for the long weekend
Things to do

Get ready for the long weekend

Make the most of your three days off by kick starting your weekend with some outdoor art at the Royal Botanic Gardens or head indoors and check out White Rabbit's new exhibition. 

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Where to eat right now

New restaurants, cafés and bars in Sydney
Restaurants

New restaurants, cafés and bars in Sydney

If you love food and live in Sydney, your 'must-try' list of new restaurants, cafés and bars probably takes up your iPhone's entire storage capacity by now. Still, we must persevere. For a tightly curated guide to dining in Sydney, we suggest you visit our restaurant hit list.

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Sydney bar and pub reviews
Bars

Sydney bar and pub reviews

Looking for somewhere great to drink in Sydney? Check out the latest reviews from our bar and pub critics. 

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Sydney restaurant and café reviews
Restaurants

Sydney restaurant and café reviews

Looking for somewhere great to eat in Sydney? Check out the latest reviews from our food critics. 

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The best burgers in Sydney
Restaurants

The best burgers in Sydney

What could be more perfect than finely ground meat between sweet slices of bread with cheese?

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The best patisseries in Sydney
Restaurants

The best patisseries in Sydney

We’re pretty lucky that here in Sydney we have some of the best darn pastry chefs in the country.

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Find the best breakfasts in Sydney

Best of Sydney

The best walks in Sydney
Sport and fitness

The best walks in Sydney

Coastal walks, bush walks, historical walks and inner city ambles: there are many routes to choose from to discover Sydney from a new angle.

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Meet Sydney’s matchmakers
Sex and dating

Meet Sydney’s matchmakers

These modern-day cupids are doing things the old-fashioned way – face-to-face!

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The best art galleries in Sydney
Art

The best art galleries in Sydney

Sydney is busting at the seams with great art – the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art, White Rabbit and many more.

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The best rooftop bars in Sydney
Bars

The best rooftop bars in Sydney

Sometimes there's nothing better than the sun on your back and a cool drink to keep things chill.

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Outdoor drinking and dining
Bars

Outdoor drinking and dining

All year round there are beer gardens to visit, rooftops to summit, and waterfront bars to kick back in.

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The best museums in Sydney
Museums

The best museums in Sydney

Uncover stories about the people who’ve made this city what it is today, its natural history and the science, design and innovation.

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What to do when you're alone in Sydney

Competitions and announcements

Grab your copy of the latest issue
Things to do

Grab your copy of the latest issue

Our latest issue is out now! Sydney Craft Beer Week + all the winners of the Time Out Food Awards.

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Time Out Food Awards winners
Restaurants

Time Out Food Awards winners

We crowned the champions of Sydney's restaurant scene at the sixth annual Time Out Sydney Food Awards. Check out all the winners here.

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Time Out Talks: The Politics of Bushfood Now
Things to do Buy tickets

Time Out Talks: The Politics of Bushfood Now

Last chance to buy tickets to the second in our Time Out Talks series which sees Indigenous leaders and culinary experts discuss native Australian ingredients.

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How to be more Sydney

Outdoor art in Sydney
Art

Outdoor art in Sydney

Take advantage of clement days and balmy evenings with one of these al fresco exhibitions and art parties.

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The best underground bars in Sydney
Bars

The best underground bars in Sydney

There's a lot of good reasons to head down rather than up when you're feeling parched. Underground it's always party o'clock, because even if it's 2pm, it feels like after dark.

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The best waterfront bars in Sydney
Bars

The best waterfront bars in Sydney

Between the harbour, the coastline and the rivers that snake back through Sydney we have ample spots to sit a while and watch the waves.

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Escape rooms in Sydney
Things to do

Escape rooms in Sydney

The concept is simple: solve a variety of puzzles placed in and around the room before your allotted time runs out.

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The best camping near Sydney
Travel

The best camping near Sydney

Find the city's best camping sites for the chance to wake up next to the Harbour or deep in a national park.

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Here’s our ultimate guide to Sydney’s beaches

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Sydney's local favourites
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Sydney's local favourites

Stellar service and optimum convenience is the order of the day at these local favourites. It doesn't matter if you're ducking in for a quick fix solution, or you don't even know what you're looking for, they're going to help out. And when it comes to the cash register, they're savvy enough to let you pay the way you want to, with no worries and no minimums. 

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Sunday Tex-Mex Brunch at El Camino Cantina
Restaurants

Sunday Tex-Mex Brunch at El Camino Cantina

Tex-Mex food has put zing into café menus Australia-wide. Now Tex-Mex experts El Camino Cantina in the Rocks have a brunch special that will perk up your Sunday like a proverbial jumping bean. From 11am to 2pm every Sunday, $29 gets you a breakfast item plus unlimited beverages (Bloody Marys, Margaritas, draught beer and soft drinks) for an hour. Those brekky selections include a Breakfast Burrito packed with scrambled eggs, chorizo, diced potatoes, bacon and cheese with arugula salad; Huevos Sopes, namely poached eggs on fresh corn and chilli fritters with smoked pork and chipotle hollandaise; and Huevos and Chorizo – build-your-own tacos with flour tortillas, chorizo, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, crema, black beans and guacamole. And if you’re lucky, there might even be a mariachi band playing. El Camino Cantina is a big, bold venue at 18 Argyle Street (right next to the Argyle) that also offers Happy Hours Sunday to Friday (with free chips, salsa, queso and drink specials), Ghost Chilli Mondays (a burger and a beer for $20) and Wing Wednesdays (with a dozen wings for $15). Book your visit at the website.

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Liveworks
Art

Liveworks

Liveworks festival is the main event in Performance Space's annual program, showcasing local, interstate and international artists pushing the frontiers of art and performance. In 2016, artists include dancer/choreographer Kristina Chan, who offers a meditation on impermance in the era of climate change, 'A Faint Existence'. Mish Grigor (of the collective post) will give 'The Talk' – in which she re-enacts awkward conversations about sexuality she had with her family members.  Visual artist Ross Manning will transform CarriageWorks' public spaces into a psychedelic landscape with his installation 'Melody Lines'. Meanwhile Indigenous acoustic outfit the Stiff Gins will give a music-based performance about Indigenous artefacts held in museums.Experimental musician and composer Jon Rose will showcase his extraordinary collection of hand-built instruments for 'The Museum Goes Live'. Taiwanese performance artist River Lin will ask visitors to nominate 'unclean' parts of their bodies in a work titled 'Cleansing Service'. And there's more besides: check the website for the complete line-up.  For a limited time CarriageWorks is offering an Earlybird discount of 20 per cent off all tickets for Liveworks.

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Sydney area guides

Chatswood
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Chatswood

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Chippendale
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Chippendale

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Darlinghurst
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Darlinghurst

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Redfern
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Redfern

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