Bars & Pubs
The brainchild of four friends who pursued their dream,12 Taps is a craft beer bar popular among Marrickville locals. Run by friendly and attentive staff, they offer a wide range of wines, spirits and champagne to suit all tastes. As its name suggests, they also have 12 beers on tap which you can enjoy with tasty Canapes, burgers and empanadas.
Shop 5/125-135 Marrickville Rd Marrickville 2204
Late 80s nostalgia and luminous drinks your thing? 1989 Arcade Bar offers a dark 8-bit escape from reality with nerd culture-inspired cocktails and over 40 beers available! Games-wise you can expect a fine collection of arcade classics including the original 1981 Donkey Kong cabinet.
22-24 King St Newtown 2042
Based on an American dive bar, 34 Bondi is a terrific spot for a night out. Directly facing the iconic oceanfront, it offers superb food, which you can enjoy in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. The venue specialises in premium cocktails, which are fairly priced. The friendly staff offer the highest levels of service, which adds to the experience.
34 Campbell Parade Bondi Beach 2026
Fancy a cold one or several on a hot afternoon or a sultry Sydney evening? Slope down to the 4 Pines for brewskies and a snack, live acoustic music on a Thursday night, and big feeds any day of the week. Sample your fave ale or find your new brew courtesy of the on-site microbrewery. Out on the balcony you can watch the last embers of the day smounder in the west and plan out a perfect evening on the Manly tiles for you and your lover. Or ... just stay put and have another!
29/43-45 E Esplanade Manly 2095
The Victorian Gothic architecture combined with the dimly-lit interior transports patrons to a time of centuries past. Reading lights accompany tall bookcases befitting a library, lending itself to a mostly domestic wine menu. This rarefied character is paired with an extensive live sports schedule, as the bar regularly shows AFL, NBA and A-League Soccer.
125 Pitt St Sydney CBD 2000
First opened in 1876, The Bald Rock Hotel has the distinction of being the oldest continuously licensed hotel within the suburbs of Balmain and Rozelle that is still in operation today. Overlooking the magnificent White Bay, this heritage-listed pub hosts live gigs from local bands.
15 Mansfield St Balmain 2041
Bringing a taste of South American flair to Bondi, Copo is a fabulous neighbourhood bar that shines with Argentinian and Brazilian influence. Priding itself on bringing together the local community, it is a place where many people go for coffee in the morning and dinner and drinks at night - on the same day! The steaks here are particularly good.
101 Hall St Bondi Beach 2026
Established over a decade ago by owners, Andrew and Chris, the Batch Brewing Company is a cool, Aussie craft brewery that focuses on handcrafted, small-batch and unique beers. To keep things fresh they regularly rotate their tap and take out drinks selection. So, you are unlikely to have the same beer twice. The venue also has regular food trucks.
44 Sydenham Rd Marrickville 2204
Situated on a lively street corner, just a 10-minute stroll from Bondi Beach, the Beach Road Hotel is an accommodating place to stay during your visit to Bondi. It offers basic rooms with mini-fridges and free WI-FI, perfect for those on a budget. There is also a restaurant & bar onsite which serves up hearty favourites and a great range of beers.
71 Beach Rd Bondi Beach 2026
Bells opened in 1922 on 1 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo, and features a sports bar, a rooftop loggia, bar and table dining and funky small workspaces for remote workers. It's busy and lively place, used by community groups as well as couples, families, and social groups, all week long. They serve hearty family meals and boast the best parma in Sydney.
1 Bourke St Woolloomooloo 2011
Found in the heart of north Sydney's CBD, Barry's offer a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for unwinding with friends after a long day. With a wide selection of both local and imported beer, there is a taste for everybody. For all those sport enthusiasts, get to enjoy your favourite game live on the available dedicated screens.
32 Walker St North Sydney 2060
Bringing together residents of Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, Bitter Phew is a relaxed, convivial bar known for its craft beer and characterful exposed wooden beams. The 12 craft beer taps rotate, meaning there is always something new to try. The venue also offers hundreds of bottled beers from around the world and an excellent food menu.
1/137 Oxford St Darlinghurst 2011
Recognised as one of the most popular social venues in Sydney, Bondi Bowling Club has been a beachside fixture for over 90 years. But, it's not just for the game that people come here, they also serve a terrific selection of classic meals - burgers, steaks, parmy's, fish & chips - at their onsite restaurant and craft beers at its terrific club bar.
1a Warners Ave Bondi Beach 2026
Driven by the concept of sharing great food and cocktails with the people you love the most, Bondi Hardware is all about family and friendship. This charming, chic-rustic restaurant is renowned for its innovative cocktails. It also presents a superb menu of tasty bistro food, which you can enjoy in the tranquil space of its leafy, open-air courtyard.
39 Hall St Bondi Beach 2026
Cuisine: Modern Australian
One of the coolest places in town to hit up for a drink is the Bondi Liquor Co. Located in the heart of the suburb, this venue is Bondi's first distillery. All their premium spirits are cultivated onsite, and they also offer a wide range of beers, cocktails and wines. You can enjoy any of them with a tasty range of nibbles from their exciting food menu.
15 O'Brien St Bondi Beach 2026
Shabby chic comes to mind when considering the Botany View Hotel. The story goes that this rustic building was beyond repair. The owners returned it to former glories with the help of local artists to deck out a spacious rooftop bar. There's a focus on community and good times as this bar is open well past late.
597 King St Newtown 2042
The Burdekin Hotel is an institution in Darlinghurst for those wanting to let their hair down. Set within a stylish heritage-listed venue, this vibrant, multi-level venue comprises several chic-retro bars, DJs, live music, and dining spaces. Classic pub dishes are served from a restaurant-style kitchen, while the seasonal cocktail menu is very inventive.
2 Oxford St Darlinghurst 2011
This basement bar was nominated for Australian Bartender Magazine's Bar of the Year, which speaks of its pedigree when serving up exceptional cocktails. Indeed, other drinks are available, but the ever-growing spirit collection (usually as wide as the interior wall) is enough to tempt any hardened beer drinker.
96 Clarence St Sydney CBD 2000
The Camelot Lounge is renowned for being one of Sydney's most loved boutique entertainment venues. It houses top-notch musical acts across several genres, including folk, blues, cabaret and jazz. It also hosts regular comedy nights. Aside from these shows, the venue has an excellent food menu offering international cuisine and drinks.
19 Marrickville Rd Marrickville 2204
A small container situated a few streets from SEA LIFE, Cantina OK! particularises in agave spirits and subsidiary Mexican cocktails. Drinks come in all shapes and sizes as the menu changes at pace. Offerings seldom sit on their laurels and neither will you as there are no seats as guests are encouraged to stand and mingle with one another.
Council Pl Sydney CBD 2000
The Captain Cook Hotel, also known as The Captain, is a four story 1914 pub on Flinders Street, near the Sydney Football Stadium. Regulars appreciate the big screens and the regular weekday happy hours. The Captain Cook boasts intensely good Sunday roasts, generous Italian inspired lunches, and a lovely wine list.
162 Flinders St Paddington 2021
Looking for a great night out, then head on over to Cardea. This chic and elegant venue is renowned for serving up some of the most inventive cocktails in town. Produced by a top-notch mixologist team using innovative crafting techniques, you can enjoy them with a superb bar snacks menu made from sustainable, seasonal and best quality ingredients.
Shop 2, T3.01/300 Barangaroo Ave Barangaroo 2000
The Carlisle Castle Hotel retains all the vintage pub elements of yesteryear; and with business dating back to 1876, there's a certain vintage appeal. The sun spoilt beer garden is an absolute treat, especially considering there are more than 15 beer taps to choose from and a homely kitchen serving up pub favourites.
19 Albermarle St Newtown 2042
A pub that claims to have something for everyone, the Cat and Fiddle Hotel prides itself on offering an exceptional mix of service, ambience and great food and drink. One of Darling Street's most popular pubs, it runs a number of themed promotions throughout the week locals just love.
456 Darling St Balmain 2041
Charlie Parker's is the kind of warm and intimate space in which you could spend all night. With open sandstone and dark wooden decor, this hip, relaxed basement venue boasts a charm few other venues in Sydney can compete with. As its name implies, jazz music sets the mood here, while they also offer trendy cocktails and elevated bar snacks.
Basement / 380 Oxford St Paddington 2021
Ching-a-Lings is a Manhattan-style loft bar with a fantastic rooftop deck that is a go-to destination for the hip and trendy crowd on Oxford Street. Hosting some of Sydney's best underground DJs, this venue has banged hip-hop, house, funk, soul & disco tunes since 2009. Cocktails, beers, superb pizzas and comfy couches add to a great night out.
Level 1/133 Oxford St Darlinghurst 2011
Sitting atop the luxurious Crown Sydney, the CIRQ bar and lounge takes rooftop terraces to another level. Directly overlooking the harbour from 26 floors up, this fabulous venue offers an extensive wine list championing the best in Aussie labels. Complementing it is a perfectly curated food menu of innovative tapas-style dishes perfect for sharing.
Crown Sydney, Level 26/1 Barangaroo Ave Barangaroo 2000
Continental Deli & Bistro has been an institution in Newtown for several years. As its name suggests, the venue comprises a delicatessen that sells many delicious meats, cheeses and salads. It also has a fabulous bistro that serves a set menu and an a la carte meal with inventive dishes like Steak Pavé and Smoked Andouille Pork Sausage, you'll love!
210 Australia Street Newtown 2042
The bright lights of the sign outside light up this corner of King Street; welcoming all to this inclusive spot. The rooftop terrace delights no end with natural sunshine, whether as the interior offers limitless fun with LGBTQ+ nights including 'gender bender' bingo; live music and a hearty menu of pub grub.
221 King St Newtown 2042
Touted with having one of Sydney's best beer gardens, the Courthouse Hotel is a perfect spot to gather with friends. Whether you're watching back-to-back sports, dropping coins into the arcade machines, or eating off the grill - this somewhat refined Australian pub offers the simple pleasures of beers and good times.
202 Australia St Newtown 2042
In prime position in the bustling strip on Glebe Point Road, 12 Taps Glebe is a truly unique offering. As the name suggests, there are 12 beer taps with an ever-changing mix of freshly brewed beers available. While craft beer is no stranger to Sydney's inner wests suburbs, 12 Taps is focused on bringing regional and interstate beers over the big name or local Sydney brands. Partnered with Mudgee Brewery and Coastal Brewing from Forsters, there are 4 taps dedicated to these top notch brews, and the remaining 8 change seasonally so you can always enjoy something new.
29 Glebe Point Rd Glebe 2037
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Located right in the heart of Kings Cross you will find the Empire Hotel. Previously on this site was located the Les Girls review show during the 60s, 70s, and 80's.
32 Darlinghurst Rd Potts Point 2011
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This venue is permanently closed.
77 Stanley St Darlinghurst 2011
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One of Potts Points most intriguing venues, Wonderland Bar is a Lewis Carroll-inspired bar that showcases theatrical-style themes. It is renowned for its magnificent cocktail list and lounge area, as well as its quirky Mad Hatter tea room experience.
24 Bayswater Rd Potts Point 2011
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