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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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By Concrete Playground
December 23, 2015
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  • Food & Drink

    Hotel Palisade

    This bar gained a new lease on life in 2015. Keep things casual downstairs, or head upstairs to enjoy the killer view.

  • Food & Drink

    The Village Inn

    Come for the relaxed, Sunday afternoon sessions featuring local musical talent — and local pups.

  • Food & Drink

    The Paddington

    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.

  • Food & Drink

    Notwasted x Small's Deli Picnic Packs

    Notwasted and Small's are doing picnic and sandwich packs — and wine — for your next Gladys-approved park date.

  • Design & Style

    The First Section of George Street's New Pedestrian and Outdoor Dining Precinct Has Been Unveiled

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    Ten New Movies You Can Watch Right Now That Have Been Fast-Tracked From Cinemas to Streaming

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  • Food & Drink

    Alcohol Restrictions Have Been Lifted in a Heap of Sydney Parks Until the End of October

    Picnicking with your pals now that the lockdown rules allow it? You can make those get-togethers boozier, too, at 18 Sydney parks.

  • Food & Drink

    Uber Eats Is Giving $20 Off Dessert Orders to the First Ex-Hotspot LGA to Hit 80-Percent Double Jabs

    If you live in a Local Government Area that was dubbed an LGA of concern, the past few months have been hard. Free dessert doesn't change that, but it's still nice.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Netflix Is Officially Bringing Back 'Tiger King' for a Second Series Before 2021 Is Out

    The streaming platform has just announced its next batch of true-crime titles to look forward to.

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo Lamington x By George

    Croydon Park locals will have the chance to sample this inner west lamington shop's inventive take on the Australian staple.

  • Food & Drink

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  • Travel & Leisure

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  • Travel & Leisure

    The Twelve Best Outdoor Swimming Pools in Sydney

    From hidden inner-city spots to historic oceanside sanctuaries, these idyllic bodies of water are must-visits as the temperature warms up.

  • Food & Drink

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  • Food & Drink

    Messina Is Bringing Back Its Limited-Edition Tubs of Basque Cheesecake-Topped Gelato

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  • Design & Style

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sci-Fi Film Festival 2021

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  • Food & Drink

    The Entertainment Quarter's Irish Pub Has Been Transformed Following a Multimillion-Dollar Makeover

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  • Travel & Leisure

    Service NSW Is Piloting an Update to Its App That Integrates COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates

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  • Food & Drink

    Charcoal Fish Rose Bay

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  • Food & Drink

    Where to Find Sydney's Best Banh Mi

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dev Patel's Medieval Thriller 'The Green Knight' Will Hit Amazon Prime Video in Australia in October

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  • Travel & Leisure

    Melbourne Just Got Hit By an Actual Earthquake

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  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney's 9pm New Year's Eve Fireworks Have Been Cancelled for the Second Year in a Row

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Hamilton' Will Resume Its Sydney Season in October Before Moving to Melbourne Next March

    After closing during lockdown, the Tony-winning Broadway musical smash will welcome audiences back into the room where it happens.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Friendship Island Is the Handy Website Helping You and Your Pals Plot Out Lockdown Picnic Spots

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  • Travel & Leisure

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  • Food & Drink

    Deliveroo Will Give You Free Large Fries with That When Your State Hits 60-Percent Double Jabs

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  • Travel & Leisure

    The Moderna Vaccine Is Being Rolled Out Via Australian Pharmacies From This Week

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  • Travel & Leisure

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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  • Food & Drink

    Porcine x Buffalo Trace Box

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  • Design & Style

    Koala Surprise Birthday Sale

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Come From Away' Will Restart Its Sydney Season for Fully Vaccinated Audiences in October

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  • Travel & Leisure

    The NT Government Is Giving Fully Vaxxed Aussies $1000 Discounts on Trips to the Territory

    Tourism NT is the first Australian tourism body to offer a vaccine incentive, with the special applying to flights, accommodation, tours and attractions, and vehicle hire.

  • Arts & Entertainment

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  • Travel & Leisure

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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  • Food & Drink

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    Gen Fricker sat down with two of Sydney's top chefs to discuss the highs and lows of the hospo industry.

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    Fabbrica Bread Shop

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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    Bradley Cooper plays a carnival worker, starring alongside Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette and Rooney Mara.

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    Streamline

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    Cult-Favourite US Chain Five Guys Is Opening Its First Australian Burger Joint in Penrith Next Week

    Initially, the Mulgoa Road eatery will be serving up burgers, fries, hotdogs, sandwiches and shakes for takeaway only.

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    AH Shop Salon

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    Marc & Maxwell

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  • Travel & Leisure

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    Ciccia Bella Takeaway Menu

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    Rewalty's East Coast Launch

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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  • Design & Style

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  • Food & Drink

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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    Sour Times – Virtual Tasting with Bridge Road Brewers

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  • Food & Drink

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  • Design & Style

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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  • Food & Drink

    Exciting and Vibrant New Sydney Openings to Add to Your Must-Visit List

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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    Gelato Messina Is Now Doing Home Delivery to Select Parts of Sydney and Melbourne

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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    General Gordon Hotel

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    Shake up your September with this decadent new drink loaded with lashings of cinnamon-flavoured cookie butter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Suicide Squad

    The DC Extended Universe gives its crew of supervillain criminals a big-screen do-over — and the resulting film is lively, raucous and well-cast, but also repetitive and average.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Home Herbalist with Farmacy Co

    Feeling flat from lockdown? Maybe tapping into a nature will help cure what ails you.

  • Food & Drink

    Art of Gnocchi Making

    Learn how to make gnocch-out pillows of potato in this interactive at-home cooking class.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Residents of Sydney's LGAs of Concern Will Be Able to Enjoy Unlimited Exercise From September 3

    The overnight curfew will still be in place, but you'll be able to head out of the house as much as you like for exercise between 5am–9pm.

  • Food & Drink

    Lindt Has Released a New Chocolate Koala to Help Raise Funds for the Australian Koala Foundation

    The brand is donating $1 from each chocolate koala sold to the foundation's work to ensure the Aussie marsupial's survival.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The 'Nine Perfect Strangers' Retreat Is on Airbnb If You're Looking for a Future Byron Bay Getaway

    Looking for somewhere lavish to stay when border restrictions and lockdowns end? This ten-bedroom luxury estate awaits.

  • Food & Drink

    Allen's Has Released a New Lolly-Filled Version of AWW's Beloved Birthday Cake Book

    Indulge your sweet tooth and find inspiration for your next at-home baking project.

  • Food & Drink

    Dad's Hot Box

    Send your dad a box full of LP's franks, bagels, lox and bloody mary mix for Father's Day.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Premier Gladys Berejiklian Has Given a Glimpse of What'll Ease When 70 Percent of NSW Is Jabbed

    "You can expect to go out and have a meal, you can expect to attend a public event, you can expect to go and get services that you can't expect now."

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Picnic Hampers to Order in Sydney to Level-Up Your Next Park Session

    You'll find dry-age meats, creamy burrata and miso caramel brownies in these hampers for your next luxe picnic spread.

  • Food & Drink

    High Spirits by Reed and Co Distillery

    Get a taste of the high country without taking off your house pants with this at-home gin sampling session.

  • Food & Drink

    Gin Appreciation with Glenbosch

    Ever tried a rooibos gin before? Now's your chance.

  • Food & Drink

    Bart Jr Has Created a Limited-Time WA Rock Lobster Roll Available for Takeaway Throughout Lockdown

    The Redfern eatery is also creating cook-at-home meals and serving up takeaway market-fresh ling Fillet-O-Fishes.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Virgin Is Giving Away Over $150,000 in Free Flights and Frequent Flyer Points to Vaxxed Australians

    Velocity members who've had both their jabs can enter to win prizes — including lounge memberships and Virgin Australia PJs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'No Time to Die' Has Just Dropped Its Final Action-Packed Trailer and Delayed Its Aussie Release Date

    The 25th official film in the Bond franchise will now hit Australian cinemas in November, more than a month after its UK and US release.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The 2021 AFL Grand Final Is Officially Moving to Perth's Optus Stadium

    For the second year in a row, the AFL's biggest game of the season will be held outside of Victoria.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Films and TV Shows You Need to Stream This Month

    Get stuck into a new dramedy about cancel culture, Taika Waititi's latest sitcom and an animated musical with tunes by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  • Food & Drink

    Hot Takes & Takeaways

    Score Uber Eats vouchers and listen to tales about the Aussie food industry from some of Sydney's top chefs at our very first live-stream.

  • Food & Drink

    National Bacon Day

    Sydney favourites like Nomad, Cuckoo Callay and Sixpenny are all serving one-off bacon-heavy dishes for National Bacon Day.

  • Food & Drink

    You Can Now Make Your Own Bubble Tea at Home with DIY Boba Kits from Boba Barista

    Enjoy bubble tea without leaving your home — and get $10 off your first order.

  • Food & Drink

    Epic Feasts to Get Delivered for Your Next TV Marathon with Your Household

    Pair a charcoal chicken feast with a night of back-to-back episodes of your favourite show right now.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Netflix Is Now Streaming Melbourne-Shot Series 'Clickbait' If You Need a New Pulpy Thriller to Binge

    Featuring 'Entourage' star Adrian Grenier, the new eight-part series follows the fallout from a viral video.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nine New Movies You Can Watch in August That Have Been Fast-Tracked From Cinemas to Streaming

    Including a nostalgic sequel, a high-octane franchise installment and two sports-focused documentaries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Heartwarming Sitcoms You Can Stream Right Now That'll Just Keep Adding Joy to Your Day

    Spend your couch time getting a warm hug from these gloriously kind-hearted TV comedies.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney Dance Company On Demand

    Stay fit and learn some new moves with Sydney Dance Company's on-demand and live-streamed classes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kristen Stewart Transforms Into Princess Diana in the First Teaser Trailer for 'Spencer'

    Directed by 'Jackie' filmmaker Pablo Larraín and set in 1991, the drama steps inside Diana's struggling marriage to Prince Charles.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanaroo 2021

    Keep your international travel dreams alive with this free online event featuring live-streamed walking tours and Japanese cooking classes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Suicide Squad' Is the Latest Big Flick That's Being Fast-Tracked From Cinemas to Digital

    The second stab at bringing the DC Comics supervillain crew to the screen will hit video on demand on September 2.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Queer Screen Film Fest 2021

    Celebrate LGBTIQA+ cinema from your couch thanks to this 40-plus film lineup.

  • Design & Style

    The Upside Has Released a 'Pupside' Bandana for Dogs and It's Donating the Proceeds to RSPCA NSW

    Dress up your doggo with a blue bandana made from recycled fabric offcuts — and help a great cause.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Regional New South Wales Will Remain in Lockdown Until At Least September 10

    Stay-at-home conditions will remain in place for the entire state of New South Wales until at least 12.01am on Saturday, August 28.

  • Food & Drink

    Former Sagra Owner Nigel Ward Is Opening Passeggiata, an Ambitious New Italian Restaurant in Waverley

    Named after the Italian tradition of passeggiata, the renovated building will boast three distinct culinary spaces.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Outdoor Gathering Rules Will Ease Slightly From September 13 Now That NSW Has Hit Six Million Jabs

    All adults will need to be fully vaccinated — and, while the change doesn't extend to LGAs of concern, families in those areas will be able to go out together for an hour of outdoor recreation. 

  • Travel & Leisure

    Qantas Is Aiming to Resume International Flights to Destinations with High Jab Rates From December

    Qantas and Jetstar could start flying between Australia and Singapore, Japan, the US, the UK, Canada and Fiji again by the end of the year.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lord Gladstone Has Renamed Itself The Lord Jabstone and Is Giving Free Beers to Vaccinated Sydneysiders

    Head to The Gladdy anytime during September and show proof of vaccination for a free tinnie.

  • Food & Drink

    Messina Is Turning Andy Bowdy's Peanut Butter Banana Split Into a Decadent Cookie Pie

    The Sydney pastry chef's peanut butter and banana sundaes are the stuff of legend — and now they're being reinvented.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The 2021 AFL Grand Final Will Be Held in Perth If the MCG Isn't Permitted to Host a Crowd

    If Melbourne remains under lockdown or venue restrictions preclude the MCG from hosting spectators, Perth's Optus Stadium will host AFL's biggest game of the year.

  • Travel & Leisure

    This Helpful Interactive Map Shows NSW's COVID-19 Vaccination Rates by Postcode

    The New South Wales Government maps lets Sydneysiders see the percentage of residents who've had the jab across the city and state.

  • Design & Style

    IKEA Is Launching a Pink and Frilly Version of Its Famed (and Super Handy) Frakta Bag

    The versatile blue-and-yellow bag is getting a makeover, with its pink sibling launching in November.

  • Food & Drink

    We're Giving Away $500 Cash to You and a Conservation Organisation

    Put your multitasking skills to good use by sipping on this delectable new drink while helping the planet at the same time.

  • Food & Drink

    Every Food and Drink Idea to Spoil the Dad in Your Life From a Distance This Father's Day

    You'll need to get a little more creative than usual this Father's Day.

  • Food & Drink

    Circa Espresso x Tokyo Lamington

    Parramatta locals will have the chance to sample this inner west lamington shop's inventive take on the Australian staple.

  • Travel & Leisure

    NSW Health Has Confirmed That Sitting Down to Eat Outdoors Is Permitted During Sydney's Lockdown

    You can have a picnic, or sit down to read while you're out of the house for recreation — but only if you're not in Greater Sydney's Local Government Areas of concern.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Trailer for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Sees Spidey and Doctor Strange Mess with the Multiverse

    Heading to cinemas this Boxing Day, this new instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sees Spider-Man grapple with the fallout from being unmasked.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archie at Home: In the Frame

    Attend a virtual discussion between Archibald Prize-winner Peter Wegner, his subject Guy Warren and presenter Yumi Stynes.

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