• Bar

    The Courthouse Hotel

    202 Australia Street, Newtown

    The unpretentious, grungy gem of Newtown with one of the finest outdoor courtyards in Sydney.

  • Bar

    Love, Tilly Devine

    91 Crown Lane, Darlinghurst

    One of Sydney's first small bars, this Darlinghurst wine bar never gets old.

  • Event

    Surry Hills Market

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    Shannon Reserve, Surry Hills

    Head to one of Sydney’s best-loved markets for their bohemian collection of fashion, antiques, books and handicrafts.

  • News

    Concrete Playground's 2015-16 Summer Reading List

    Ten books to get stuck into by the pool, the beach or on the couch with an Icy Pole in hand.

  • News

    Concrete Playground's Summer Reading List

    Ten books from this year that no bibliophile should miss.

  • Restaurant

    Gertrude & Alice

    46 Hall Street, Bondi Beach

    Bondi's beloved bookstore cafe lets you read Kerouac at brekkie.

  • Restaurant

    Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar

    51 Glebe Point Road, Sydney

    Have tea in the sci-fi section at this long-loved bookstore cafe.

  • News

    Concrete Playground’s Summer Reading Guide 2013

    Read books this summer. Read these books.

  • Event

    National Young Writers’ Festival Presents Tao Lin

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    Alaska Projects, Kings Cross

    Tao Lin is the product of an internet-shaped psyche. And he is also very, very good. The voice of his generation (or a voice of a generation) brings a special presentation to Alaska Projects.

  • Event

    An Evening with David Sedaris

    Sunday, January 19, 2014

    Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney

    You know you want to hear David Sedaris read his insightful, satirical, real-life stories aloud.

  • News

    Spend an Evening with David Sedaris on New Tour

    You know you wanna hear David Sedaris read his insightful, satirical, real-life stories aloud.

  • News

    ‘A Bricolage of Shit': The Act of Killing’s New Take on Documentary and Genocide

    The Act of Killing has been the talk of Sydney Film Festival. Director Joshua Oppenheimer tells how his astonishing documentary came together.

  • News

    Reimagining How to Build Cities on a Human Scale

    Andreas Dalsgaard, director of The Human Scale, explains how we address the contradictions of contemporary cities.

  • News

    King Street Wharf: A New Lunchtime Sweet Spot

    King Street Wharf is becoming an increasingly central part of Sydney’s CBD and one well worth checking out. Particularly at lunch time.

  • News

    Five Great KSW Lunches for $10

    King Street Wharf are offering a special lunchtime menu. Here are our pick of the best meals under $10.

  • News

    Five Great KSW Lunches Under $20

    King Street Wharf are offering a special lunchtime program. Here are our pick of the best meals under $20.

  • News

    Concrete Playground's Road Trip Essentials

    Road trips are an idealised summertime activity, but when the heats eases in autumn there's really no better time to be in the car for extended periods of time.

  • News

    How Reasonable Things Still Get Banned by the Australian Classification Board

    I Want Your Love is in the spotlight after James Franco's YouTube rant, but it's banning is just one of many 'silly' decisions made by Australian censors over the years.

  • News

    A Bluffer’s Guide to Whisky

    Concrete Playground is turning our bleary and debauched eyes to whisky, so come join us in the fun.

  • News

    A Tribute to the Lansdowne Hotel (Because It Almost Burnt Down)

    It is the beloved pub of last resort. And we would have been lost without it.

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