Sport & Fitness

Your guide to getting fit, healthy and watching athletes at their peak in Sydney

Sports in Sydney

Sydney Centre for Tennis
Sport and fitness

Sydney Centre for Tennis

The Sydney Centre for Tennis is a great place to both get coached in your game and improve your overall fitness with their Tennis Australia-developed Cardio Tennis program.

Sydney Cricket Ground - SCG
Sport and fitness

Sydney Cricket Ground - SCG

Sydney's pre-eminent and most beloved sporting coliseum, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has come a long way in its 134 year history. The land that began as sand hills and swamplands – prime hunting and fishing territory for the Gadigal tribes – has since borne witness to some of Australia's most amazing sporting feats and many of the world's greatest entertainers. But although the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Madonna have all staged shows here, it is as an action arena that the SCG is most justly famous. As a cricket ground, it hosted Don Bradman's world record 452 not out in 1930 and the very first One-Day cricket game under lights in 1978. As football field, it squeezed in 78,056 people for St George v South Sydney in 1965, and shook to the rafters in 1996 when Tony Lockett kicked the Sydney Swans into their first Grand Final in over six decades. In between it has hosted the Empire Games, A-League soccer and even Highland Dancing knees-ups. Today, it is the active home ground of the NSW Blues cricket team in summer and the Sydney Swans AFL squad through winter and, all year round, the spiritual home to Sydney rugby league and rugby union... and all Sydney sports lovers.

Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
Sport and fitness

Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre

The Sydney Olympic Sports Centre consists of two venues, the Main Arena and the Hall of Legends. Both can seat up to 5000 people and can accommodate up to thirty different indoor sports.

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Sydney hotel bar guide
Bars

Sydney hotel bar guide

The art of cocktail making came of age at the Savoy Hotel in London in the early 20th century, and hotel bars around the world remain temples to the art of mixing drinks. It’s in that spirit that gun bartenders from five Sydney hotels competed on Monday, July 2 in Time Out’s second Hotel Bars Cocktail Competition. The shake-and-stir-off saw elite cocktail-makers reinventing classic drinks for the judges at Zeta Bar, Hilton Sydney. The winner of the competition was Behzad Nvaziri from Sokyo Lounge, with his cocktail ‘Thyme Out’. All five original cocktails will be available on each bar’s menu until July 31. Be sure to drop into these bars this month to experience the atmosphere and refined tastes of Sydney’s top hotel bars. Video: Nigel Kippers

Learn how to cook seafood like a pro at Sydney Seafood School
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Learn how to cook seafood like a pro at Sydney Seafood School

Did you know that seafood is at its tastiest peak in winter? That is just one of the reasons why you should book a class at Sydney Seafood School in the chillier months. Another is that the hands-on classes will equip you with skills for life. Whether you're a kitchen newbie or a seasoned home chef, the classes will help you master a range of skills – from filleting and de-boning fish to mastering the perfect accompanying sauce – that you'll keep in your cooking arsenal forever. Start out with a Seafood Basics class, or step up and try a specialty class where you'll learn to master Singapore chilli crab or the perfect paella. You'll also find regular appearances from some of Sydney's best chefs, including Danielle Alvarez of Fred's, Ross Lusted from The Bridge Room, Giovanni Pilu from Pilu at Freshwater and Christine Manfield. After the class you get to sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour, with a matched glass of wine.  Time Out readers can also score exclusive discounts and last minute offers on their classes – simply head to Sydney Seafood School and check out the offers today.

Side with Amex in the Inner West of Sydney
Restaurants

Side with Amex in the Inner West of Sydney

If you love dining on the west side of town, listen up. Pay with your American Express® Card at these leading restaurants, and you'll be rewarded with a complimentary side for your first main meal ordered. Want to know more? Check out our Side with Amex FAQ. For more great offerings, return to the American Express casual dining guide.

Untold stories
Bars

Untold stories

Untold Rum was born of a passionate collaboration between leading Australian bartenders and spirits experts. A range of subtle spices is added to a unique blend of smooth, two- and three-year aged golden rums; the result is a distinctive, full-bodied spiced rum that is made to mix. Untold Rum’s makers believe that our experiences are what enrich and define us. So we at Time Out invited seven Sydney bartenders to tell us a story about the life of their bar and to invent an Untold Rum cocktail that conveys the essence of that story. Sydney’s bartenders have lived through interesting times over the last four years, and they understand that life is a journey. Inspired by Untold Rum, here’s what they came up with. You can enjoy their Untold cocktails and share stories with their makers from July 10 to August 21, 2018. To hear more about the stories and watch filmed interviews with the bartenders, check out @UntoldRum. THE COCKTAILS Jacoby's | The Baxter Inn | Eau de Vie | Earl's Juke Joint | Bulletin Place | This Must Be the Place | Shady Pines Saloon