The Most-Viewed Bars in Sydney for 2024 So Far

Beloved drinking holes, new brewery bars and a whole lot of rooftops — they’ve all grabbed your attention this year.
Concrete Playground
Published on July 08, 2024
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    The Caterpillar Club

    92 Pitt Street, Sydney

    Swillhouse brings another moody underground haunt to Sydney with this walk-in only record and cocktail bar — with a must-try cheeseburger.

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    332 Kent Street, Sydney

    This intimate microbar on Kent Street specialises in Asian-inspired cocktails and is hidden behind a door disguised as a banh mi cart.

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    The Glenmore Hotel

    96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

    This pub in The Rocks has a rooftop with one of the best views over the harbour.

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    Lazy Thinking

    380 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill

    A haven for independent Sydney tunes, a bustling neighbourhood bar and a boozy weekend diner collide at this Dulwich Hill spot.

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    Harper Rooftop Bar

    339 Pitt Street, Sydney

    A colourful dog-friendly rooftop bar with impressive bar snacks to be found on top of the Kimpton Margot.

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    Le Foote

    101 George Street, The Rocks

    The Swillhouse team's long-awaited opening in The Rocks functions as a Euro wine bar, a Mediterranean bistro and a good-times pub.

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    Above 319

    319-325 Sussex Street, Sydney

    Sip cocktails high above Sydney's CBD at this bright greenery-filled rooftop bar.

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    The Strand Hotel

    99 William Street, Darlinghurst

    This century-old Darlinghurst pub has been transformed into a luxurious French bistro.

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    Kahii Kissaten

    364 Kent Street, Sydney

    Start your day with matcha and croissants and end it with wine and oysters — all at this inner-city spot.

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    Cricketers Arms Hotel

    106 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills

    Known more intimately as the Crix, this is the kind of local that will make you want to move into the area.

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    The Butler

    123 Victoria St, Potts Point

    This expansive Potts Point terrace restaurant and bar boasts panoramic views of Sydney's skyline.

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    Barangaroo House

    35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

    The jewel in Barangaroo's ever-growing crown, Barangaroo House is made up of three levels — we reviewed them all.

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    The Lodge Bar

    415 Darling Street, Balmain

    Check in at one of Balmain's longest-standing cocktail and wine bars.

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    Paski Vineria Popolare

    239 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

    This two-storey wine bar in the former digs of This Must Be The Place hosts weekly wine tastings and boasts food from a former Ragazzi and 10 William Street chef.

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    Toko Restaurant

    275 George Street, Sydney

    A go-to for great Japanese food in Sydney is now in a sleek new subterranean home on George Street with much to love.

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    The Greens

    50 Ridge Street, North Sydney

    Prepare to be bowled over.

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    The Royal Hotel

    Five Ways, 237 Glenmore Road, Paddington

    Rise to the top of this Five Ways pub for incredible views over the city.

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    Snack Kitchen

    95 Macleay Street, Elizabeth Bay

    Maurice Terzini teams up with his son Sylvester for a crowd-pleasing wine, aperitif and snack bar in Potts Point.

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    The Old Fitzroy Hotel

    129 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo

    A classic Old English feel, a toasty fireplace and charming regulars meet fancy French feeds and natty wines at this Woolloomooloo pub.

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    Charlie Parker's

    Basement, 380 Oxford Street, Paddington

    The basement bar at Fred's with exposed sandstone, seasonal cocktails and killer bar snacks.

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