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Best of Sydney 2015: Best New Pub

Renovating a pub is one thing, but creating a new local is an art.
By Concrete Playground
December 23, 2015
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Best of Sydney 2015: Best New Pub

Renovating a pub is one thing, but creating a new local is an art.
By Concrete Playground
December 23, 2015
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  • Food & Drink

    Hotel Palisade

    Boarded up for close to a decade, this bar gained a new lease on life in 2015. Keep things casual downstairs, or head upstairs for cocktails and a killer view.

  • Food & Drink

    The Village Inn

    Come for the relaxed, Sunday afternoon acoustic sessions featuring local talent, stay for the well-thought-out pub fare.

  • Food & Drink

    The Paddington

    Roast chook, parmesan custard and a cocktail bar — this is the Oxford Street pub like you've never seen it before.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lord Gladstone

    Continuing the Abercrombie's legacy of deep-fried Golden Gaytimes and Chippendale chill-outs.

  • Food & Drink

    Public House Petersham

    The Newington has had one helluva reno.

  • Food & Drink

    West Village

    The ol' Cock has a brand new identity and cocktails on tap.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Five Sydney Seaside Walks for When You Need to Pretend You're on Holidays

    From one of the oldest national parks in the world to a lighthouse on the northern beaches.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Films and TV Shows You Need to Stream This Month

    Cancel your plans to get stuck into a thrilling new South Korean zombie movie, a dark take on superheroes and a blistering drama that's easily 2020's best new TV show.

  • Food & Drink

    WA's Gage Roads Will Open Its First Microbrewery and Taproom in Redfern This Week

    The Atomic Beer Project will be a brewpub, a Thai-inspired restaurant and an all-day co-working space, all wrapped into one.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The New Movies You Can Watch at Australian Cinemas This Week

    Head to the flicks to see a glossy rom-com starring two Aussies, a grim thriller or the latest big-screen version of a childhood favourite.

  • Food & Drink

    The Porteno Crew Is Opening an Italian Restaurant and Bakery in Surry Hills

    Bastardo Italian trattoria and Humble bakery will open on Holt Street, next door to Porteño and Bodega x Wyno.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Good Food Month Has Announced Its 2020 Program and the Return of the Night Noodle Markets

    With a multi-course pasta party and a live rendition of 'The Good Weekend Quiz'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eight Exciting and Powerful Sydney Art Exhibitions to Step Into This Spring

    From adorable and award-winning nature photography to an immersive Van Gogh world, here's where you can get your art fix around the city.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    You Can Now Take a Virtual Tour of Alice Springs' Dazzling Parrtjima Festival

    Watch the Northern Territory festival's dazzling sights from your couch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for September

    Kick back in a dedicated G&T garden, watch a movie under the stars, and wander through an exhibition filled with mirrored surfaces, searchlights, warped reflections and giant artworks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Huge Exhibition of European Masterpieces from New York's The Met Is Coming to GOMA in 2021

    It'll be a Brisbane exclusive featuring everyone from Monet, van Gogh and Vermeer to Renoir, Rembrandt and Degas.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Coastal Walks in Sydney

    Get off of the couch and onto the coast.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Bars with Games and Activities for When You Want to Do More Than Just Sit Around and Drink

    Sip a shiraz over 'Scrabble' or polish off a pot with a game of pool.

  • Food & Drink

    Hendriks Is the New Cognac and Wine Bar Opening on the Lower North Shore This Week

    Giant jaffles drizzled with brandy and Hennessy-heavy cocktails are on the menu at this Crows Nest small bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Ezra Is the New Tel Aviv-Inspired Restaurant Opening in Kings Cross

    Bistro Rex's Nick and Kirk Mathews-Bowden have teamed up with Moon Park Chef Ben Sears to bring Sydney a taste of the Levant.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Huge Multi-Sensory Van Gogh Exhibition Is Coming to Sydney

    You will be able to step through famed artworks such as 'The Starry Night' and 'Sunflowers' at the Australian premiere of the exhibition.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Here's Where You Can Get Your Hands On a Face Mask in Sydney

    The NSW Government has strongly recommended Sydneysiders mask up when they're out and about.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Movies to Watch During the 2020 Virtual Melbourne International Film Festival

    This year's festival is wholly online — and it features everything from astonishing dance dramas to political psychological horror films.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney's Best New Cafes of 2020

    Sydney's cafe scene now boasts a bagel-filled Bondi deli, a gluten free CBD bakery and a Darlinghurst brunch spot with caviar service.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney's Best Escape Rooms to Hit Up with Your Crew

    Solve a murder mystery in a creepy abandoned cabin, travel through outback Australia and escape a woman's consciousness in these thrilling (and chilling) escape rooms.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    You Can Now Dive Beneath the Sea to Tour Australia's Museum of Underwater Art

    Go diving or snorkelling through a 12-metre-high coral greenhouse — located 18 metres below the water on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Luxury Getaways from Sydney

    Sydney is blessed with loads of dreamy destinations ideal for blissed-out breaks with your partner or posse.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Twenty of the Most Idyllic Getaways You Can Book on the Central Coast

    Escape the city for an idyllic beach getaway, without the long-haul flight.

  • Travel & Leisure

    We're Giving You the Chance to Live an Unyoked Life with Off-Grid Escapes Every Three Months

    Escape the daily grind and head to an Unyoked cabin four times a year for life — without spending a dime.

  • Food & Drink

    Sekka Dining Is the Lower North Shore's New Izakaya and Ramen Joint from the Ichibandori Team

    One of Sydney's best ramen chefs Hideto Suzuki has opened a new restaurant in St Leonards.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Dog-Friendly Hotels Around Australia

    Spots where both of you can sit and stay.

  • Food & Drink

    How the Continental Deli Crew Tackled a Global Pandemic with Tinned Things and a Can-Do Attitude

    Even while seats went empty, Sydney's shrine of fine booze, charcuterie and 'canned stuff' was anything but quiet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Films and TV Shows You Need to Stream in July

    Cancel your plans to get stuck into a spooky new Aussie horror movie, a compelling new true-crime docuseries and an ace Charlize Theron-led action flick.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Everything You Need to Know About Australia's COVID-19 State and Territory Border Restrictions

    Before you jump in the car for a road trip or on a plane for a domestic holiday, find out where you can go within Australia and whether you need to quarantine.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to Port Stephens

    Slurp local oysters, ride through the dunes and unearth 'Mad Max' sets on the coast.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Alcohol–Free Drinks to Try If You're Doing Dry July

    From hangover-free negronis to gose-style hibiscus drinks and tinnies made with native Australian ingredients.

  • Food & Drink

    How to Open a Bar in the Middle of a Pandemic with Four Pillars' Co-Founder Stuart Gregor

    A stunning new bar was the tonic Sydneysiders needed post-lockdown, but it wasn't the gin that kept Four Pillars afloat through COVID–19.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Bagels in Sydney

    From a new beachside deli to a bagel drive-thru and an unassuming inner city cafe, Sydney's bagel game is strong.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Eight of the Most Extraordinary Airbnb Stays You Can Book Around Australia

    For your next getaway, spend a weekend in a treehouse, a converted vintage bus or a 100-year-old castle.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Summer Day Trips Out of Sydney

    Blowholes, bush walks, cycle trails and vineyard picnics are only a short drive away.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Incredible Australian Islands for When You Want to Get Off the Mainland

    You don't need to travel to Bali or Thailand to have an island holiday — these adventurous and relaxing spots are just off the coast of Australia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten New Films You Can Look Forward to Seeing on the Big Screen in 2020

    Get ready for Christopher Nolan's latest mind-bender, the creepy new 'Candyman' movie and Timothée Chalamet going sci-fi in 'Dune'.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney's Most Extraordinary Spa Experiences

    Check into a Roman-style pool or treat yourself to a massage followed by a long, long lunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alice Springs' Dazzling Parrtjima Festival Will Light Up the Red Centre in September

    The Indigenous arts, culture and storytelling festival has been rescheduled from April.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney's Best Spots for a Boozy Bottomless Brunch

    Swap your muesli for a mimosa, your coffee pot for endless espresso martinis, and ruin all regular brunches forever more.

  • Food & Drink

    Acre Eatery Is Opening a Sprawling Restaurant and Urban Farm on the Lower North Shore

    Set to launch this September, Acre Artarmon will have a cafe, bakery, restaurant and greenhouse-style function space.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Eight Best Coastal Spots for Whale Watching Across Australia

    Catch these majestic mammals frolicking along the coast on their annual migration.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best (and Cosiest) Bars and Pubs with Fireplaces in Sydney

    Warm up over fireside beers, whisky cocktails and gravy-covered roasts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney's Best Art Exhibitions and Events You Can Visit IRL This June

    You can now head to Cockatoo Island for immersive art installations, catch White Rabbit Gallery's blockbuster exhibition and ogle the world's best wildlife photography.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The 22nd Biennale of Sydney Will Reopen Its Citywide Arts Festival in June

    The festival was forced to close because of COVID-19 just ten days after opening, but now it's back.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Eight Ski-In Ski-Out Cabins and Resorts You Can Book Around NSW

    Wake up at one of these cosy spots and launch straight onto the powdery slopes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A List of All the Wes Anderson Films, Ranked

    No one makes movies quite like Wes Anderson, so we've revisited and ranked them all.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Caves to Visit Near Sydney

    Crawl out of your living room cave and into these awe-inspiring ones.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Five Epic Multi-Day Hikes to Conquer Near Sydney

    Pack a tent, water and lots of snacks and walk your way through the most beautiful parts of NSW.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Country Towns Near Sydney You Should Day Trip to This Winter

    These picturesque spots offer everything from cosy cafes and artisanal markets to hot mineral springs and hatted restaurants. Plus, they're only a hop, skip and a jump away.

  • Travel & Leisure

    This Is What Australia's Three-Step Roadmap Out of COVID-19 Lockdown Looks Like

    Step one includes regional travel, opening restaurants and gatherings of up to ten — and all three steps are expected to be implemented by July.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Bakeries in Sydney

    Crusty sourdough loaves, flaky croissants and everything in between.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Places to Buy Next-Level Cheese in Sydney

    These shops see your cheese dreams and sell all the smelly slices — along with toasties, coffee and wine — to make them come true.

  • Food & Drink

    Disney, McDonald's and IKEA Have Shared Their Secret Recipes with the World During COVID-19

    Have a go at recreating IKEA's legendary meatballs, try whipping up a McMuffin or recreate Disney's Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets.

  • Food & Drink

    Ten Food and Cooking Shows You Can Stream Right Now to Help Up Your Quarantine Kitchen Game

    Whether you want to learn to cook with Nigella Lawson, bake with Noel Fielding from 'The Mighty Boosh' or travel the world with David Chang, there's a show for you.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Heap of Animated Films You Can Stream Right Now for a Huge Dose of Nostalgia

    Pull on your comfiest outfit, pop plenty of corn and prepare for a marathon of 'FernGully', 'The Land Before Time', Studio Ghibli hits and Disney favourites.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Impressive Gifts You Can Get Delivered to Your Mum This Mother's Day

    You'll have to try harder than just taking her out to lunch this year.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Ways to Celebrate a Mate's Birthday During COVID-19

    From virtual drag bingo nights to cakes from Australia's best chefs, here are the best ways to celebrate a birthday, isolation-style.

  • Food & Drink

    Six Quarantine Cooking Projects That Aren't Baking Sourdough

    Just because everyone else in your newsfeed is making it, doesn't mean you have to. Here are some other culinary creations to keep you entertained instead.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Virtual Happy Hours for Your Working-from-Home Knockoffs

    Send your mates a calendar invite and get set for a night of beer trivia, wine tasting and cocktail making at home.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Here's What the NSW Government's Moratorium on Rental Evictions Means for You

    To help those financially impacted by COVID-19, the government has temporarily banned some evictions. But there's a bit of fine print — here's what you need to know.

  • Food & Drink

    Eight Boozy Subscription Services for When You Need to Restock Your Liquor Cabinet

    Get espresso martinis, rare gins or chilled tinnies dropped at your door every month.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Classic and Eclectic Films You Can Stream This Easter Long Weekend

    Some feature bunnies. Some include eggs. Some have provocative takes on religion.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    City of Sydney Libraries Have More Than 20,000 Ebooks You Can Download and Read for Free

    You can also pick from more than 2300 audiobooks and access a free streaming library with hundreds of movies.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Seven Travel Live-Streams from Around the World That'll Make You Feel Like You're on Holidays

    Virtually escape your lounge room to visit the northern lights, hang out at Tokyo's eerily quiet Shibuya Crossing or try and spot the Loch Ness Monster.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Eight Ways to Upskill Without Leaving the House

    Spend your time inside learning to write with Margaret Atwood, cooking with Massimo Bottura or painting a masterpiece for your lounge room.

  • Food & Drink

    The Seven Best Hot Cross Buns You Can Get Delivered Across Sydney

    Order a box of spiced, chocolatey or gluten-free buns to your home.

  • Food & Drink

    Twelve Australian Coffee Roasters Delivering Beans and Fresh Grounds to Your Door

    Order excellent coffee at the click of a button, no matter where you are.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Films About Isolation, Confinement and Loneliness You Can Stream Right Now

    While you're cooped up at home, you can watch films about being isolated on the moon, trying to escape a coffin and plunging into delirium in a haunted hotel.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Ramen Spots Offering Big Comforting Bowls of Noodles for Takeaway and Delivery

    From fried chicken-topped ramen to a vegan version, these are our favourite bowls of noodles to eat at home.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney's Best Same-Day Delivery Services Bringing Booze, Food and Plants to Your Doorstep

    Whether you're after vegan doughnuts or designer threads for your pup, these services will deliver it all within just a few hours.

  • Food & Drink

    Seven Sydney Bars Now Delivering Cocktails and Wine Straight to Your Doorstep

    Support your local and order one-litre negronis, longnecks and Quaran-tinnies to enjoy on your couch.

  • Food & Drink

    Ten Next-Level Takeaway Desserts to Try When You Need Something to Perk You Up

    When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month or even your year, these sugary treats will be there for you.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Five Captivating Podcasts to Help Make Your Time at Home a Bit More Interesting

    Get lost in a gripping true-crime mystery, learn a new language or binge a nine-episode show about a hacker mum.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs Are Transforming Into Convenience Stores and Grocers

    Skip the supermarket lines and pick up your groceries from your local instead — or get them delivered to your door.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Online Museum, Gallery and Landmark Tours That'll Help You Virtually Get Out of the House

    See the Smithsonian's dinosaur fossils, check out the Sistine Chapel and experience Japan's luminous digital art museum with the click of a few buttons.

  • Food & Drink

    This New Neighbourhood Pass Lets You Make the Most of Surry Hills' Restaurants, Bars and Venues

    Paramount House Hotel has joined forces with other local businesses to offer curated vouchers for the area's food, drinks and experiences.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The NGV Is Launching Virtual Tours of All Its Current Blockbuster Exhibitions

    The at-home art fix includes tours of the 'Kaws' exhibition, a digital Hokusai piece to browse and many eBooks.

  • Food & Drink

    These Sydney Restaurants Are Offering New Takeaway Options to Help You Eat Well at Home

    Eateries across the city are adapting because of COVID-19 concerns, and are now offering chicken schnitzels, crab pasta and vegan burgers takeaway.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Highlights of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney 2020

    Visit a heart wrenching memorial, walk through an immersive exhibition inside a tunnel and see a sarcophagus at this citywide exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Here's What Has Been Cancelled, Postponed and Suspended Across Australia Due to COVID-19

    From the Royal Easter Show to Vivid and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, here's where the industry has been hit.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

    Learn how to make cocktails at this Surry Hills bar and take a spooky after-dark stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Australian Government Has Announced That Everyone Arriving From Overseas Must Self-Isolate for 14 Days

    Australians have also been advised to take social distancing measures, including refraining from shaking hands.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Australian Government Has Announced a Ban on Non-Essential Events of More Than 500 People

    The ban, which will impact the likes of sporting games, concerts and food festivals, will come into place on Monday, March 16.

  • Food & Drink

    Estate Is Coogee Beach's New Four-in-One Venue with a Taco Joint and Hidden Karaoke Room

    It also has a restaurant — with scampi risotto and white chocolate s'mores — and a terrace bar with stunning ocean views.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Best of Berlinale 2020: Ten Films We Can't Wait to Hit Cinemas Down Under

    We hopped over to the Berlin International Film Festival to get the jump on what's coming soon to cinemas.

  • Food & Drink

    New Sydney Openings to Put in Your Diary

    The newbies we're counting the days for.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Acclaimed West End Musical 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Is Coming to Australia

    Based on a true story, this feel-good hit will premiere at the Sydney Opera House before touring the rest of the country.

  • Design & Style

    The Iconic Has Launched a Stylish New Pet Fashion Range for Supremely Adorable Dogs

    Because your pupper deserves its own fleece-lined denim vest, cable-knit sweater, macrame lead and Driza-Bone oilskin coat.

  • Food & Drink

    Five Next-Level Sydney Fried Chicken Sandwiches Worthy of Your Finest Hangover

    These sandwiches come spicy and southern-style, stuffed in a pita with garlic sauce or in a smoked chicken fat-glazed bun.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Get Ramen in Sydney

    From tsukemen to kogashi, these are our favourite bowls of noodles around the city.

  • Food & Drink

    Lox in a Box Is Bondi's Jewish Deli Delivering Some of Sydney's Best Bagels to Your Doorstep

    Choose from bagels filled with pastrami-spiced lox, hot salt beef and herb egg salad — all with schmear, of course.

  • Food & Drink

    Don Pedros Is Paddington's Festive New Mexican Joint Serving Up All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

    You can pair slow-cooked lamb tacos with grapefruit margaritas at this brightly coloured eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Five Cult Japanese Desserts You Can Find in Sydney

    When your next holiday is too far away, try baked cheese tarts, shaved ice desserts and jiggly soufflé pancakes.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's DOC Has Opened Its First Sydney Pizza and Mozzarella Bar in Surry Hills

    You'll now find crisp pizzas made with top-notch Italian ingredients and lots of cheese on Campbell Street.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Out-of-Town Events Worthy of a Road Trip This Autumn

    Get out of the city and visit festivals dedicated to potatoes, oysters and blues music.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Mexican Restaurants and Bars in Sydney

    Head to these spots for seriously good tacos, rare mezcals and many, many margaritas.

  • Food & Drink

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Is the New CBD Speakeasy from the Team Behind Mjolner and Eau de Vie

    The Bridge Lane bar is opening this week with cocktails in absinthe fountains, live music and fun times till 2am.

  • Design & Style

    Seven Ways You Can Volunteer to Help with Bushfire Recovery Across Australia

    From knitting pouches for joeys to planting trees on bushfire-affected farms, there are plenty of ways you can help.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Distilleries Are Auctioning Off Rare and Limited-Edition Spirits for Bushfire and Drought Relief

    More than 100 distilleries have donated over 200 bottles — including companies like Four Pillars, Starward and Archie Rose.

  • Food & Drink

    Glass Island Is Australia's Gleaming New Three-Level Floating Venue

    It's currently floating around Sydney Harbour — and it'll head to Brisbane later in the year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Site of the Future $645 Million Powerhouse Museum Copped Lots of Flooding Over the Weekend

    Wild weather saw the Parramatta site inundated with floodwaters — what does this mean for its future?

  • Food & Drink

    Redfern's Super-Popular Ramen Bar RaRa Has Opened a Second Outpost in Randwick

    The eastern suburbs ramen joint boasts bigger digs, an extended menu and its very own window-framed noodle room.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Much-Loved DOC Is Opening Its First Sydney Pizza and Mozzarella Bar in Surry Hills

    Get set for crisp pizzas made with top-notch Italian ingredient s and lots of cheese.

  • Arts & Entertainment

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    Catch up on the best films of the last year, from historic winner 'Parasite' to two films you can stream on Netflix right now.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alice Springs' Dazzling Parrtjima Festival Has Revealed Its Luminous 2020 Program

    Now in its fifth year, the festival celebrates Indigenous arts, culture and storytelling.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to Bilpin and Surrounds

    Now's the perfect time to take a drive along the Bells Line of Road for summer fruits, garden walks and cute cabins stays.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Has Revealed Its Hefty 2020 Lineup

    This year's program — which kicks off in March — features voodoo, space travel and distinctive deerskin jackets.

  • Travel & Leisure

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    How to Eat and Drink Your Way Around California's Sonoma County

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    Why You Should Visit California's Sonoma County If You're Passionate About Sustainability

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  • Travel & Leisure

    Discover Sonoma County

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  • Food & Drink

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    All Proceeds From This Adorable Limited-Edition Mr Black Coffee Liqueur Will Be Donated to Bushfire Relief

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  • Food & Drink

    Where to Party in the CBD and Around Oxford Street Now There Are No More Lockouts

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  • Food & Drink

    Two Bars and a Restaurant Have Opened on Coogee Pavilion's Long-Awaited Middle Level

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    The Best Late-Night Eats in Sydney

    Minimally regrettable, actually good nosh that you can get on the other side of midnight.

  • Travel & Leisure

    This Blue Mountains Farmstay Is Offering Half-Price Accommodation for the Rest of Summer

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  • Food & Drink

    Sydney's Best Late-Night Bars for Dancing and Drinking After 1am

    Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie.

  • Food & Drink

    The Team Behind Bondi's Totti's Has Opened an Italian Cocktail and Snack Bar in the CBD

    Bar Totti's is your new after-work go-to — with cocktails, DJs and lots of cheese.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nine Ways to Score Cheap and Discounted Theatre Tickets in Sydney

    Yes, it is possible to see a show for less than 30 bucks — you just need to get in at the right time.

  • Food & Drink

    Madame & Yves Is Clovelly's New Patisserie and Bakery from One of Sydney's Top Pastry Chefs

    Pastry chef Yves Scherrer has created desserts at fine diners across Sydney — and now he's opened up his own joint in the eastern suburbs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Golden Globe-Winning Films and TV Shows to Add to Your 2020 Must-Watch List

    If you're going to binge watch something this year, make sure it's one of these top-notch titles.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney Events Raising Money for Bushfire-Affected Communities and Volunteers

    Wondering how you can help? This is a good place to start.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Must-Visit Places to Plan Your 2020 Travel Adventures Around

    It's time to hike through Armenia, sleep in a floating ecolodge on the Amazon and ride rollercoasters at a wind-powered theme park in Sweden.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Films You Need to See in 2020

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  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney's Best Beaches for When You Want to Play Games with Your Mates

    These sandy spots have plenty of space for games, whether you want to play some volleyball, a few overs of beach cricket or just throw a frisbee around.

  • Food & Drink

    These 300 Australian Restaurants Are Offering Half-Price Meals for Five Weeks

    The Fork Festival wants to lure you out of the house for a cheap meal this summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Six Works to See at the NGA's New Landmark 'Matisse & Picasso' Exhibition

    The Australian-first exhibition charts the relationship, friendship and rivalry between two of the 20th century's greatest artists across more than 200 paintings and sculptures.

  • Food & Drink

    Here's What's Open in Sydney for Christmas Day Eats and Drinks

    Spend Christmas eating and drinking with friends and family at Sydney's top cafes, bars and restaurants.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Australia Is Now Home to the Southern Hemisphere's First Museum of Underwater Art

    The first two artworks have just been installed off Townsville, with four locations planned across the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Ten Best Films of 2019

    This year we reviewed close to 150 films — and this devious South Korean masterpiece and hard-to-watch Australian thriller are among the absolute best.

  • Travel & Leisure

    You Could Soon Pay a Netflix-Style Subscription for Public Transport and Ubers in Sydney

    It's part of Transport for NSW's plan to streamline how you pay for travel — starting with digital Opal cards.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Six Other Things to Do on Christmas Day in Sydney

    Contrary to popular belief, the city keeps on turning on Christmas Day — if you're not otherwise engaged, go see a movie, inhale dumplings or picnic in a park.

  • Food & Drink

    US Bakery Chain Cinnabon Has Opened Its First Aussie Store in Brisbane

    And a second sticky scroll outpost is due to launch early next year.

  • Food & Drink

    Quay Quarter Lanes Will Turn This Circular Quay Block Into a New Food Precinct

    The precinct will have 20 retailers all up — including a new restaurant in a four-storey heritage building.

  • Design & Style

    This Is What the Relocated Powerhouse Museum Will Look Like in 2023

    The Ultimo museum is moving to Parramatta — for the cool sum of $645 million.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Eight Very Extra, Tinsel-Filled Christmas Buses Are Currently Cruising Around Sydney

    Keep an eye out on your commute — the buses have been decked out with tinsel, baubles and handmade decorations from local school kids.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Five Eye-Catching Artworks You Need to See at GOMA's Thought-Provoking 'Water' Exhibition

    The Brisbane gallery currently has an indoor stream, water hole and snowman — and, given the current state of the climate, each piece packs quite a contemplative punch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Ten Best New TV Shows of 2019

    From melancholy animation and offbeat sketch comedies to a grim drama based on a real-life tragedy — and they're all available to stream.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Seven Best Out-of-Town Ocean Pools Near Sydney

    Jump in your car (or on the train) and head to these coastal swimming holes free from rips and sharks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Ten Best Movies Hardly Anyone Saw in 2019

    With this year's big blockbusters hogging all the hype, you might have missed this electrifying Swedish horror-fantasy film and the unbelievable true tale of an Australian journo and artist. Now's the time to catch up.

  • Travel & Leisure

    NSW's Cabarita Beach Has Been Named Australia's Best Beach for 2020

    Two inland beaches have made the Tourism Australia list for the first time, too.

  • Food & Drink

    Taco Bell Is Opening Its First Sydney Store in Blacktown Next Week

    The Tex-Mex giant is bringing its tacos and frozen margaritas to Blacktown's Westpoint shopping centre.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Heap of Flights Will be Cancelled This Weekend Due to an Industrial Strike

    Jetstar pilots, baggage handlers and ground crew will take industrial action over three days.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney's Best Dog-Friendly Bars, Restaurants and Cafes

    All of your friends — most importantly, those furry ones with four legs — are welcome at these friendly haunts.

  • Food & Drink

    Lower North Shore Institution The Oaks Is Now Home to Leafy Garden Bar Alala's

    The last piece of Neutral Bay pub's multimillion-dollar renovation makes a stunning feature of the pub's 80-year-old namesake tree.

  • Food & Drink

    The Big Easy Is Darlinghurst's New Orleans-Inspired Watering Hole

    Head to the fairy light-lit courtyard for Cajun-style fare, a hefty beer list and cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eight Blockbuster Art Exhibitions to See Across Australia This Summer

    Plan interstate trips around visits to see Picasso, Keith Haring and 200 supernatural Japanese works at Australia's best galleries.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney Is Now Home to an 80-Kilometre Coastal Walking Track Stretching from Bondi to Manly

    The epic — and super-scenic — trek wanders past secluded coves, spectacular views, bushland, clifftops, and landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Australia's Airways Could Be Affected by an Industrial Strike Over the Christmas Holidays

    Jetstar workers have voted in favour of industrial action that could see see pilots, baggage handlers and ground crew walk off the job in the coming weeks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Ocean Pools in Sydney

    The best way to enjoy Sydney's beaches safe from rips and sharks.

  • Food & Drink

    Coogee Pavilion Will Unveil Three New Venues on Its Long-Awaited Middle Floor in January 2020

    A new cocktail bar, restaurant and tapas bar will join the already popular beachside destination.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Long-Awaited South East Light Rail Will Officially Be Up and Running Before Christmas

    The first trams with passengers will run between Circular Quay and Randwick on December 14 — and the first two days of travel will be free.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney's Best New Cafes of 2019

    Start your day at one of our favourite newcomers — there are spots with cold brew bubble tea, traditional Japanese breakfasts and highly coveted woodfired breads.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Channing Tatum's 'Magic Mike Live' Show Is Coming to Australia So You Can Relive the Movie IRL

    The Hollywood star won't be on stage — but a troupe of other male dancers will be stripping up a storm in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth

  • Food & Drink

    World-Famous Cocktail Bar Scout Will Serve Its Last Drinks at The Dolphin This Month

    The Sydney outpost of the world's 28th best bar will be moving into a permanent space in 2020.

  • Design & Style

    World-First Cameras That Can Catch You Using Your Phone While Driving Are Now on NSW Roads

    After a successful six-month trial, the cameras have been introduced across the state — permanently.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney's All About Women Festival Returns for 2020 with a Day of Post-#MeToo Era Talks

    The Sydney Opera House will mark International Women's Day with talks about body positivity, gendered abuse and astrophysics.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Six Works to See at the NGV's World Premiere Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition

    'Crossing Lines' charts the influential 80s artists' careers, friendship and untimely deaths — making the joint exhibition both powerful and personal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Pussycat Dolls, Steps and Smash Mouth Are Heading Down Under for a Huge Throwback Pop Tour

    All those Saturday mornings you spent watching 'Video Hits' are about to come in handy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Drop Festival Returns for 2020 to Tour the Country's Most Iconic Surf Spots

    The boutique festival will once again follow the World Surf League Championships across the country, headlined by The Presets and Boy & Bear.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney's Lockout Laws Will Be Wound Back in January 2020

    Which means you'll be able to do shots after midnight, buy takeaway booze after 10pm and stay out drinking past 3am.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Sydney

    At these eleven top chook spots you can get your fried chicken slathered in maple syrup, served crispy with lemon sauce or sandwiched in a soft bun.

  • Food & Drink

    The Tokyo Bird Team Is Serving Up a Japanese-Peruvian Nikkei Menu at Its New Restaurant

    It's taken over the old Bodega space and is serving octopus tiradito, beef short ribs with miso garlic and pisco cocktails.

  • Design & Style

    The Best Christmas Markets in Sydney for Presents, Produce and Festive Feels

    With markets for local designers, fresh produce, ceramics and plants, there's really no reason to go within a square kilometre of a shopping centre this year.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney's First New Major Zoo in 100 Years Will Open Its Doors Next Week

    Sydney Zoo will be home to 2000 animals, an aquarium and the country's largest reptile and nocturnal house.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Ice Cream and Gelato Joints in Sydney

    Whether you like your scoops creamy, salty, vegan or ensconced in a fairy floss cloud, you can find them here.

  • Food & Drink

    The Icebergs Terrace Has Been Transformed Into a Lush Pop-Up Bar Overlooking Bondi Beach

    Sip cocktails and eat snacks from the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar's kitchen outdoors this summer.

  • Food & Drink

    US Bakery Chain Cinnabon Is Opening Its First Aussie Store in Brisbane Next Month

    The first sticky scroll outpost will open before the year is out.

  • Food & Drink

    Concrete Playground's DIY Inner West Brewery Walking Tour

    Eight stops. Eight breweries. All Sydney-made beer.

  • Food & Drink

    Outfield Is Ashfield's Parkside Cafe with a Picnic-Appropriate Menu and A-Plus Coffee

    Here, you can eat haloumi rolls and salad bowls on the grass — then play a friendly round of cricket.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney Has Just Launched Its New Streaming Platform — and Here's Everything You Can Watch on It

    Sign up for a free trial and you can get right into 600 films and 7000 episodes, including a new 'Star Wars' show, cult classics and 'The Simpsons'.

  • Design & Style

    Victoria Bitter Has Teamed Up With Mr Simple on a New Line of Pop Art-Inspired Clothing and Merch

    Created with visual artist Lee McConnell, the new range includes vintage-style t-shirts, socks, caps and stubby coolers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Five Must-See Films at the 2019 Japanese Film Festival

    From a gorgeous, heartfelt animation, to a cult classic rock musical, to a different take on the yakuza genre.

  • Food & Drink

    The Gidley Is the Bistecca Team's New CBD Restaurant Inspired by Old-School New York Steakhouses

    With prawn cocktails, banana splits (in drink form) and some very, very good steak.

  • Design & Style

    The World's Most Sustainable Shopping Centre Is Set to Open in Melbourne Next Month

    Burwood Brickworks boasts its own 2000-square-metre urban rooftop farm and paddock-to-plate eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Chippendale's Beloved LP's Quality Meats Is Closing Its Restaurant

    But, thankfully, you'll still be able to get your hands on Luke Powell's house-made smoked goods.

  • Food & Drink

    Kylie Kwong Is Opening a Cantonese-Australian Restaurant in Sydney's New South Eveleigh Precinct

    The acclaimed chef will also act as the precinct's ambassador, leading a diverse lineup of food and cultural events throughout the year.

  • Design & Style

    Australia's Most Stunning Venues Have Been Announced at the 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards

    With a Victorian gelato shop, a Brisbane hotel and out-of-town NSW cafe all snagging awards.

  • Food & Drink

    These Four Sydney Bars Serve Mini Cocktails Perfect for a Quick Pre-Dinner Drink

    They're tasty, they're cute and they won't get you too sloshed before dinner.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema's Jam-Packed 2019–20 Program Is Here

    With a heap of new releases, retro flicks and Christmas specials.

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