Bars & Pubs

The best places to drink in Sydney

Banco Manly

Banco Manly

A New York style if-you-know-you-know wine bar by the team who brought us Corretto Dee Why has opened in a quiet laneway in Manly. Follow the...

Hickson House Distilling Co

Hickson House Distilling Co

If anywhere in the city called for a gin distillery, surely it's the Rocks, our colonial ground zero, where quite a lot of the juniper spirit would have been...

The best beer gardens in Sydney

The best beer gardens in Sydney

Our unbeatable summers and mild winters make Sydney the perfect place for a schooner in the great outdoors, and lord knows we’ve got enough beer gardens...

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Where to drink in Sydney

The best pubs in Sydney

The best pubs in Sydney

Getting the basics of a good pub down pat is a fine art – and these are the places that do exactly that.

The best late-night venues

The best late-night venues

There are plenty of late-night options in town to keep your evening rolling along. Here are our picks.

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The best bar snacks in the business

The best bar snacks in Sydney

The best bar snacks in Sydney

As the line between restaurant and bar becomes increasingly blurry, it's now possible to make a whole meal out of the excellent bar snacks flying over the...

The best bar snacks in Sydney

The best bar snacks in Sydney

As the line between restaurant and bar becomes increasingly blurry, it's now possible to make a whole meal out of the excellent bar snacks flying over the...

The best cheap steaks in Sydney

The best cheap steaks in Sydney

There's no tastier way to replenish your iron stores than with a juicy steak, and no cheaper way than with these steaks that'll make sure you've got plenty of...

The best pub pies in Sydney

The best pub pies in Sydney

A proper pub pie is a thing of beauty. It's the heart-warming pastry pocket that goes a treat with a freshly poured ale, and if you can eat it in front of an...

The best schnitzels in Sydney

The best schnitzels in Sydney

Crumbed chicken breast or veal hammered out flat might sound like an incredibly simple dish, but there is an art to getting schnitzel right. The shell needs to...

Sydney's newest bars and pubs

The Taphouse

The Taphouse

4 out of 5 stars

The rejuvenated Darlinghurst pub has swapped wedges for wontons, and taken to morphing into a three-storey house party once dinner’s cleared

Busby's

Busby's

4 out of 5 stars

Feeling funky? Head to sexy vino bar Busby’s, where you'll find a sneaky sound system and artisan-focused food and wine

Ricos Tacos

Ricos Tacos

5 out of 5 stars

The beloved taqueria has moved – and the latest reincarnation is its best one yet

The Caterpillar Club

The Caterpillar Club

5 out of 5 stars

There is no better place in town right now, no finer bar, no cooler spot – wriggle on over and see for yourself

Best bars by area

Surry Hills

Surry Hills

Some of the best drinking dens in the city are clustered inside the 2010 postcode, which means a sip trip around Surry Hills involves a whole lot more...

Bondi

Bondi

Based on Instagram posts alone, you'd be forgiven for thinking Bondi was only about sunrise yoga, surfing and high intensity cardio session. But this...

Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst

In Darlinghurst you're spoiled for choice when it comes to excellent boozing options. Maybe you feel like nautical cocktails and a lobster burger? Or would a...

The CBD

The CBD

There was a dark time, not so many years ago, when after work drinks were limited to huge booze barns with no soul and pubs. Those were your options. Fast...

Inner West

Inner West

Not only is the Inner West home to many of the eccentric, creative and proudly rainbow tribes of Sydney, it's also where you'll find some of the best small bar...

The best pubs in the city

The best pubs in Sydney

The best pubs in Sydney

A lot of beers were drunk, schnitzels eaten and trivia answered in the search for the best pubs Sydney has to offer. We honed our pool skills, got surprisingly...

The best happy hours in Surry Hills

The best happy hours in Surry Hills

It might be a famously desirable and expensive place to hang your hat, but drinking in Surry Hills doesn't have to cost the earth so long as you time it right.

Sydney craft beer guide

Sydney craft beer guide

Thanks to the boutique brewing boom, local watering holes are boasting seasonal brews on tap, craft breweries are opening up all over Sydney, and we have two...