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.
Your guide to the Tramsheds
The Tramsheds are opens for business.
What's it really like to live in Sydney? You tell us
Time Out is all about that urban life. Which means we know that it can be as infuriating as it is exhilarating. But, let's face it; some cities offer more of one and less of the other. Sure, you can go from meeting the love of your life to tripping face-down in a gutter full of storm water anywhere in the world. But it takes a special kind of place to keep you dancing on a beach til sunrise; or trick you into paying $17.50 for a bottle of cold pressed juice. So we’re investigating what city living is really like all around the world in 2016. We want to discover what makes cities great, from Madrid to Melbourne. Where’s got that joie de vivre, and which cities are suffering from creeping ennui? Where can you play all night?Find great food on every corner?Or make a new friend on your journey home from work? And where – if anywhere – can you still have a good time without breaking the bank? Help us find out by taking just a few minutes to complete our City Index survey.And at the end, we’ll reveal how you really feel about Sydney life.
Must-see art in September
Cash strapped and time poor? You can afford at least one tour of beauty this month.
Where to eat right now
Sydney bar and pub reviews
Looking for somewhere great to drink in Sydney? Check out the latest reviews from our bar and pub critics.
Sydney restaurant and café reviews
Looking for somewhere great to eat in Sydney? Check out the latest reviews from our food critics.
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.
What's happening in Sydney now
There's a brand new vegan burger joint in Glebe
Ah, burgers. They provoke arguments over who does the best in town (here is Time Out's guide to the best burgers if you're curious). They sate hunger like no...
Sample a delicious bushfood menu on Tuesday October 4
Our forthcoming Time Out Talk, The Politics of Bushfood Now, explores the complex topic of native ingredients in a contemporary culinary context. While...
The final Fantastic Beasts trailer is here
Attention Potterheads... the final trailer for the movie you've all been waiting for has landed, with a complete glimpse of the prequel world to JK Rowling's...
Idris Elba is playing a free DJ set this Thursday
Those of you who watched his movie length documentary How Clubbing Changed the World may know that Idris Elba (AKA: everyone's supercrush, AKA: the next...
There's a new music festival you need to know about
FOMO – we all get it. Whether it's failing to order the best brunch item on the menu ("Those eggs look so much better than my quinoa granola"), skipping out...
You can still get tickets to the foodie-travel event of your dreams
Now this is food worth travelling for. Who amongst us hasn’t considered a sneaky holiday for the food alone. Maybe you want to hit Hong Kong for some...
Best of Sydney
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.
Meet Sydney’s matchmakers
These modern-day cupids are doing things the old-fashioned way – face-to-face!
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.
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.
Outdoor drinking and dining
All year round there are beer gardens to visit, rooftops to summit, and waterfront bars to kick back in.
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.
Competitions and announcements
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.
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.
How to be more Sydney
Outdoor art in Sydney
Take advantage of clement days and balmy evenings with one of these al fresco exhibitions and art parties.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
The Bank held a backyard barbecue party and we bet you're sorry you missed it
Can you think of a better way to send off winter and let the spring come in than with a Latin American barbecue cook out in a freshly re-done beer garden? Neither can we, and neither could the Bank, which is why on the 31st of August, they invited DJ Gonzo to take over the decks, and held a good old fashioned cook off, with barbecue corn, pinto beans, and plenty of charcoal chook to go around. They invited the whole neighbourhood down to celebrate and sample the new menu, and there was much feasting, drinking, and even a spot of dancing. Sorry you missed out? Don't be. That party may have been a good one, but it was just a warm up to what'll be happening at the Bank every day this spring and summer. The Bank in Newtown has been a drawing crowds to the Inner West for decades. With a famous beer garden, live music at Waywards bar where entry is always free, and craft beer bar Uncle Hops, the Bank is a one-stop party shop. Now the Bank has unveilied a new charcoal barbecue in pride of place in the venue’s famous beer garden. It's operated by a new head chef, Zac Smart (SoCal in Neutral Bay), who has devised a fresh menu based around the flavours imparted by barbecue techniques. But don’t expect the American style of barbecue that’s all too familiar to Sydney pub goers. Smart is more interested in the Latin American side of the equation, with flavours like house-made chimichurri and romesco sauce, chancaca and chillies. The menu features dishes such as cauliflower an
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.