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The Time Out Sydney Pub Guide

Your key to unlocking the best pubs this city has to offer

This was the year Sydney expanded the definition of a pub. In addition to your classic boozer upholding the four pillars of pubdom – beers, footy, steak, trivia – the meaning has grown to include refurbished venues that are seriously raising the bar for what we call a counter meal. Some pubs look more like country clubs, or whisky bars. Some have retained their sturdy permenance – fads be damned. But whatever the trappings, at its essence the recipe for a good pub is a simple one. We want a space where we feel comfortable; where we can drink with our friends, cheer on our teams, quell hunger pangs and be entertained. There is no longer just one kind of pub, and that’s A-OK, because there’s not just one kind of person in Sydney – but they’re all thirsty.

-Emily Lloyd-Tait, Guide Editor

Where to buy the Pub Guide

Ariel Booksellers - Oxford Street

It always makes a difference when a bookstore chooses its stock with care, and Ariel has been a Paddington landmark since 1985 thanks to their knowledgeable staff and superb selection of quality titles.

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Paddington

Gleebooks

Frequently named the best independent bookshop in Sydney, Gleebooks stocks an unbelievably diverse range of fiction and non-fiction presents talks from local and international writers.

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Glebe

Kinokuniya Sydney

It's got everything - classics, art books, pulp, textbooks, children's and loads more - plus a new range of Japanese language texts, a massive collection of manga and collectables and DVDs.

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Sydney

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