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91 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Glebe's Middle Eastern restaurant is home to that burnt butter hummus — and a cracking vegetarian feast.
The Temperance Society
122 Smith Street, Summer Hill
Named after a group of alcohol abstainers, this place has the welcome surprise of taps flowing with local ales.
Barrel Bar and Dining
3/362 Military Road, Cremorne
Experience the best wine and food matching — even if you BYO.
182 Campbell Street, Surry Hills
There's a lot of American BBQ in this town. But in Surly's, we may have found the best.
The Swinging Cat
44 King Street, Sydney
A sophisticated homage to New Orleans and its signature drink, the sazerac.
Archie Rose Distillery
85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery
If you're looking to lift your spirits, this gin distillery is the place to be.
Willie the Boatman
Building 6/75 Mary Street, St Peters
A Luchetti Krelle-designed brewery in St Peters.
3 Kellett St, Potts Point
Once a '20s gangster battleground, now a shady speakeasy.
Coogee Pavilion Rooftop
169 Dolphin St, Coogee
Life's a beach at the imaginative Coogee Pavilion's beachfront rooftop bar.
Shop 2, 226-228 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills
Tokyo Bird is ruling the roost with a focus on hot-right-now Japanese whisky and yakitori sticks.
120 Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo
A hidey-hole of a small bar off the beaten Woolloomooloo path.
Lower Concourse, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
A must-do with out-of-towners or when you're seeing a gig at the Opera House.
84-86 Mary Street, Surry Hills
A kitsch Japanese dive bar with a late night DJ, arcade games and three karaoke rooms.
123 Victoria St, Potts Point
Feast your eyes at this luscious French-Caribbean terrace restaurant and bar.
Bondi Bowling Club
1 Warners Avenue, Bondi
Barefoot bowls, modern bistro food and local craft brews run this renovated Bondi gem.
40-44 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills
The century-old Macquarie Hotel building gets a Cuban revolution, complete with traditional barbacoa.
50 Ridge Street, North Sydney
Prepare to be bowled over.
13 O'Brien Street, Bondi Beach
Creative snacks and cocktails in a damn good-looking bar.
Meat District Co.
11 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney
Grilled cuts, burgers and roasted bone marrow direct from the US of A.
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, 33 Cross St, Double Bay
Sydney’s new destination for the gin-uinely passionate.