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Watch cult favourite films while cruising around the harbour on the top deck of a boat.
The Royal Botanic Garden's killer new exhibition features 25,000 carnivorous plants.
An 80s-themed immersive theatre experience and escape room set in small-town Indiana.
It's Sydney's time to get in on the crass magnum opus from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Solve a creepy murder mystery on Darling Harbour. On a navy boat. At night.
Free parties are coming to the Australian National Maritime Museum every Friday and Saturday night in January.
A series of free disco dance parties in the Sydney Festival Spiegeltent.
Spend an afternoon in Bicentennial Park drinking Champagne, eating cheese and frolicking on the lawn.
Relax into the summery dusk for a night of music that will make you feel a bit like you're living in a film.
See some opera under the stars — entirely for free.
Learn how to master the art of crafting this fermented tea-based drink.
Summery Sunday mornings call for delicious bites and free-flowing wine.
Three courses 40 metres above Sydney Harbour.
Summer's sorted with a series of outdoor shindigs from Sydney's party people.
Learn some phrases from Sydney's Indigenous languages at one of Sydney Festival's popular free classes.
Explore Carriageworks' latest exhibition after hours with talks, live music and DJs.
Sydney's outdoor bed cinema is back — with blow-up beds, blankies and bottomless popcorn.
Dance like Picasso's watching.
100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Barangaroo's sprawling 230-seat restaurant (with a late-night dessert bar).
9-13 Winbourne Road, Brookvale
Once a 1960 Dodge truck, now a bar.
31 Mallett Street, Camperdown
The old Camperdown Bowling Club is now Sydney's new urban farm and eatery.
10-12 Spencer Street, Five Dock
A lesser-known brewery bar in Sydney's inner west.
330 Church Street, Parramatta
An ambitious new all-day bar and eatery in Parramatta.
7 Cope Street, Redfern
A fairy-lit small bar with a sweet little courtyard out the back.
55 Doody Street, Alexandria
The activity-filled warehouse comes from the team behind Holey Moley and features ten-pin bowling, dodgem cars and cocktails.
1 Ash Street, Sydney
A fine venue for a glass of the good stuff, a nibble or even a five-course feast.
10 Thomas Lane, Haymarket
Haymarket's Japanese-style bar serving cocktails and katsu skewers.
33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Sydney's first dedicated vermouth bar and bistro.
Four Points By Sheraton Sydney Level 11, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney
A rooftop bar with 180 degree views of Darling Harbour.
52 Phillip Street, Sydney
Go for the Blame Canada, stay for an outrageous weekly special.
5 McCauley Street, Alexandria
Once a gemstone processing facility, now a local watering hole with a cosy fire, craft beer and a pooch area.
478 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Bourke Street's Ume has gone casual with burgers and a sizeable whisky and sake selection.
35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
The jewel in Barangaroo's ever-growing crown, Barangaroo House is made up of three levels — we reviewed them all.
3/362 Military Road, Cremorne
Experience the best wine and food matching — even if you BYO.
Basement, 58 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Some of Sydney's best tequila and mezcal cocktails await at the Barrio Chino team's basement bar.
92 Pitt Street, Redfern
This neighbourhood Redfern bar is perfect for catch-ups with mates.
9 Lime Street, King Street Wharf
Over 150 brews have docked at King Street Wharf.
7 Bay Street, Double Bay
Double Bay gains another quality vino spot, helmed by an ex-Guillaume head chef.