Established by an independent wine merchant in Sydney is The Wine Library. The place is basically a wine bar with exquisite wines from across the globe all culminated at one place. Its collection of wine is impeccable and one of the greatest in Australia. They also offer an extensive food menu of everything that goes well with wine. So if you are a wine connoisseur, this is the place you must visit when you are in Sydney.
Dine with a fabulous view of Bondi Beach at Icebergs. This trendy restaurant and bar is the place to see and be seen! With main courses like Spaghetti with Clams and Zauchini Flowers, its tasty Mediterranean cuisine is a definite draw. You can hang out with a chilled cocktail at the trendy 1970s inspired bar, or sip on some wine as you enjoy the scenic surroundings. Icebergs can also be hired for exclusive events and private dining. Despite the name, this is one venue that is definitely hot!
Chinese Laundry is an underground party hot-spot that is an extension of the Slip Inn club. With a strong Eastern influence and rustic touches to the interiors, the oriental theme is welcoming with bright colors around. With a great atmosphere, increasing crowd every night and a booming sound system, Chinese Laundry is very popular. It is highly regarded for its electro, techno and house night with a number of international and fine DJs featured nightly to rock the house.
So food historians observed that the Aussie’s did not have any good beer until the late 1900 and that is when some people decided to take charge and took the onus on themselves to bring quality beer to Australia and that is how 4 Pines came in to existence. Of course, this is but a story! Established in 2008, the pub is an exciting entrant in the brewery section in Sydney but is one of the landmark places to get exotic and freshly brewed beer. Also, the beers are all natural and handcrafted!
Inner-city Sydney might not be the first place you'd look for a slice of the Wild West, but it's just what the owners of Shady Pines are offering. Hidden down an alley behind busy Oxford Street, with no signage, it may be a little hard to find, but the extra effort is worth it. Once inside you'll be instantly transported to a time and place far away. Stuffed animal heads look over a room full of simple wooden tables that would be perfect for a card game. Of course for the full experience, take your place on a stool at the bar and tackle one of the many whiskeys on offer.
Located in Argyle Stores, Argyle is a five-bar lounge in the oldest part of the city. The 18th-century architecture lends a certain charm to this place that is as big as a boutique hotel. With space not being a constraint, the seating is spacious and comfortable. Muted lights, wooden rafters, huge pillars and glass urns make up the interiors. You are spoiled for choice between the Lava Bar, The Perch, The Lounge or Courtyard. The staff is extremely friendly and this place is a must-visit for its ambiance, food, and margaritas.
Located above the Coronation Hotel, the Smoking Panda is what looks like a fun marriage between retro Americana and glitzy Shanghai. If you can adjust your eyes enough to see through the neon-pink haze that envelops this bar, you will also see red Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling. That apart, the amazing cocktails are accentuated by their large spirit collection featuring 65 bourbons, 50 rums and a smattering of tequila and whiskey. The kitchen menu is not just an after-thought to accompany the booze, rather it stands on its own with exotic Chinese elements, with dishes such as Salt & Pepper Squid, Dim Sums and Pot Stickers.
Housed within Regent Place, Izakaya Yebisu is a slice of Tokyo in Haymarket Area of Sydney. Located just a few minutes from the Central Business District, this izakaya-style of establishment offers an eclectic Japanese menu, with a nod towards Japanese libations such as soju, shochu and other Asian-flavored cocktails. While the food menu is dominated by authentic Asian small-plates such as karaage, gyoza and lots more, the bar program explores a wide variety of Japanese drinking habits; they even have a range of mocktails for those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages. The service is good, the food and drinks are exceptional and the prices are just right. Head here for a Tokyo-style, fun night.
What once used to be The School of Arts building has become one of the most favored party hangouts in Sydney. The art tradition however, stays intact not only in name but in spirit as well. Art is usually the dominant theme for most of the events that happen here. Culturally rich and aesthetically stimulating, one can understand why this place is so loved and celebrated. The Dome restaurant offering Modern Australian cuisine and Verge, a sociable and cheerful bar score some big extra points for Arthouse.
Star Bar is a popular watering hole in Sydney's prime location of CBD. This multi level bar has an eccentric, yet classy decor with animal printed chairs, checkerboard mezzanines and plenty of lamps illuminating the place. The cheery vibe of the place is boosted thanks to the pool tables, TV screens and a groovy dance floor. Their pub grub comprises of staples like burgers, pizzas and steaks. You can choose from their list of wines and cocktails to go with your meal.
The Windsor on Park occupies a tri-level spot on Park Street. The lively venue is so much more than your regular friendly neighborhood waterin' hole. It is a great mix of things - it's a bistro, a public house and a sports bar all rolled into one! Open all week, all day, The Windsor on Park has a lot to appease any patron at any time of the day - whether you fancy a coffee with some snacks in the morning, a hearty meal in the afternoon or you want to catch up with old friends over some drinks till wee hours of dawn, this place has got you covered. The urban, laid-back decor includes HD TVs, they host live music events quite frequently and there's a gaming room inside - truly, The Windsor on Park has something for everyone!
Located in a heritage building dating back to 1879, the 3 Wise Monkeys Public House is a lively local pub, nightclub and event venue. Spread out over three levels, the pub offers a variety of experiences from an authentic English pub experience at the George Street Bar, a stylishly low-key cocktail lounge on the Mezzanine level and finally a happening nightclub hosting Sydney's top DJ's, entertainers and performers on the upper level or first floor. Open through the day, the bistro or pub serves up a delicious array of pub classics and freshly baked pizzas. The drinks menu offers a good selection of Australian wines and craft beers. For reservations or additional information, contact the restaurant.