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Discover the city's best things to do, culture, dining, nightlife, bars and theatre

Find the best public art in Sydney
Art

Find the best public art in Sydney

Who could possibly argue for a city without public art? It’s (mostly) good for the eyes, good for the soul, and improves even the most uninviting locations. Since it’s Art Month, we thought we’d share some of our favourite public art works in Sydney.

Fitness challenges in Sydney
Sport and fitness

Fitness challenges in Sydney

Walk, crawl, climb and conquer these sports events.

Where to eat poke in Sydney
Restaurants

Where to eat poke in Sydney

Sydney cafés are now serving these all over the city.

The best tattoo parlours in Sydney
Shopping

The best tattoo parlours in Sydney

Invest a little time into who and where you should get inked.

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.

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. 

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. 

The best fish and chips in Sydney
Restaurants

The best fish and chips in Sydney

When is comes to hot weather, outdoor dining, nothing beats golden, fried chips and a piece of fish.

The best private dining rooms in Sydney
Restaurants

The best private dining rooms in Sydney

There’s a heap of restaurants in Sydney with private dining rooms, and we’ve put together a list of the best for you. 

Find the best breakfasts in Sydney

Sydney events calendar

Best of Sydney

20 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
Things to do

20 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life

Sydney’s a beautiful place to live and a glorious city to visit.

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.

The best clubs in Sydney
Nightlife

The best clubs in Sydney

Any Sydneysider will tell you it hasn’t been a great couple of years to be a night owl in this town. The trick now is knowing where to look – here's where to start.

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!

The best waterfalls in Sydney and NSW
Attractions

The best waterfalls in Sydney and NSW

Load up the picnic basket and take a road trip to find these cascading falls around Sydney.

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.

What to do when you're alone in Sydney

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Win a spot at our exclusive reggae barbecue for you and three mates
Restaurants

Win a spot at our exclusive reggae barbecue for you and three mates

It’s hard to think of two things that bring people together more than food and music. They share a sensibility – one that puts experiences and memory at the forefront – and when you bring them together, it’s pretty magical.

Win a double pass to Mov’In Bed Outdoor Cinema
Film

Win a double pass to Mov’In Bed Outdoor Cinema

Time Out is giving you the chance to see La La Land from the comfort of bed. Not your bed – but a bed at Mov’In Bed Outdoor Cinema

See all of our current competitions

How to be more Sydney

Healthy living in Sydney
Health and beauty

Healthy living in Sydney

Sydney has many options when it comes to clean living – all you’ve got to do is stick to your goals.

52 Weeks of #SydCulture in 2017
Things to do

52 Weeks of #SydCulture in 2017

This year Time Out Sydney is inviting all Sydneysiders to see and participate in more culture in their city. Why? Because it makes you a happier.

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.

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.

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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Treat yourself to a Ladies Lunch at Café Ananas
Restaurants

Treat yourself to a Ladies Lunch at Café Ananas

Birthday, baby shower or hens party on the horizon? Gather your girls for a Ladies Lunch at Café Ananas, where they'll be serving a three-course meal of French delights.   Guests will have a choice of three items from Café Ananas’s menu, including ricotta ravioli with tomato fondue and basil, lemon sole fillet, Champagne risotto and their signature beetroot salad. Top things off with a sweet treat – maybe a chocolate fondant? Or how about a tarte tatin with caramelised apples and ice cream? Toast to the weekend: you'll get two hours of bottomless sparkling wine with your meal as well.  Café Ananas’s Ladies Lunch costs $99 and is served every Saturday and Sunday from noon.

Griffin Theatre Company's The Homosexuals, or ‘Faggots’
Things to do

Griffin Theatre Company's The Homosexuals, or ‘Faggots’

Australian playwright Declan Greene (of Melbourne-based queer theatre group Sisters Grimm) has written a provocative new satirical play. Set in Potts Point on Mardi Gras night, The Homosexuals ventures where many fear to tread and asks some extraordinarily difficult questions of Greene's own community: White Gay Men. How was marriage ordained as the number one LGBTQIA issue of our time? Why do some colours in the rainbow flag get to shine brighter than others? And when was it, exactly, that gay men stopped throwing bottles and started buying Prosecco? Lee Lewis directs a cast including Mama Alto, Simon Burke, Simon Corfield, Genevieve Lemon and Lincoln Younes. Playing at the Stables Theatre, Kings Cross from March 17, The Homosexuals is bound to have audience members of every persuasion talking. Tickets range from $35 to $55.

Say farewell to the Opera Point Marquee
Restaurants

Say farewell to the Opera Point Marquee

The Sydney Opera House has one of the most beautiful vistas on the harbour and the Opera Point Marquee makes the most of it. Now, it's your final opportunity to host an event in this prime location, before it's removed during extensive renovations in mid-May.  The Opera Point Marquee accommodates 500 guests for cocktail party events or 250 guests seated (with a dancefloor). With catering from the outstanding crew at Events by Aria, you can bet that the food and drinks will be of a seriously high standard.   For more details on events, or to make a booking, call 02 8274 9600 or check out Events by Aria.

Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula is bringing her gospel repertoire to Byron Bay Bluesfest and a string of shows across the east coast. Her second album The Dreaming Room was released last year in a flurry of excitement and praise. Touching tunes like ‘Show Me Love’ show a tender side to the musician, who has been lauded as one of the brightest musical talents to come out of the UK in recent years. With a genre-bending repertoire that brings classically trained vocals together with baroque soul, Mvula is a force to be reckoned with. Laura Mvula will play her debut Australian show at the Metro Theatre on Wednesday April 12.

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