Night Tours of Sydney

Sydney is known for its vibrant nightlife. In fact, after the sun has set and cast its radiance over the Sydney Harbour, the life in the city is just getting started.

Attractions at Night

strip-outs waste management sydneyTourists who have a penchant for escorts can have a tour of Sydney brothels and nightlife. But if you have kids with you or would want to experience the city’s attractions at night, you can start your excursion at Sydney Tower. Take marvel at the spectacular view of the city lights or feast at the sumptuous food served in the Tower’s restaurants. You should also visit the Sydney Observatory. Look at the stars, planets or other heavenly bodies using the telescopes at the country’s oldest observatory. After a little astronomical experience, head to Sydney Aquarium. Kids and those young at heart will surely enjoy the country’s marine life. If you’re up for a hair-raising and spine-chilling experience, sign up for The Rocks Ghost Tour. Of course, the best time to revisit Sydney’s dark history is at night. Listen to real life stories of murders, suicide and hauntings while exploring dark alleyways and haunted places. For a more spooky experience, book the tour during the Halloween.

Theatres and Clubs

Apart from the famous Sydney Opera House, you can watch the country’s finest actors at Walsh Bay. You should also make a trip to the State Theatre and the Capitol Theatre. For party animals out there, party ’til you drop at the nightclubs in the city’s Central Business District. Among the must-visit clubs are the Chinese Laundry, One22 and Grandma’s Bar.

Lowlights of Sydney’s Nightlife

Just recently, the state government introduced new liquor laws “to ensure the safety of tourists and residents.” This is partly in response to the attacks on teenagers while enjoying the city’s nightlife. These laws entail a liquor ban in some areas and curfew on establishments that serve or sell alcohols. Because of these legislations, the once throbbing and vibrant nightlife in Sydney is starting to fade away. In fact, the once packed and alive Oxford Street is now swarming of establishments with the “lease” sign. It is a must that tourists and residents enjoy a nightlife, where they feel safe and comfortable. Maybe a sober city might be good after all.

Asian Hotspots and Karaoke Bars in Sydney

Sydney is full of great Asian hotspots and karaoke bars, where locals and visitors mingle under the spotlight and sing to their heart’s content. Awesome sound systems beat out a booming beat and the disco lights complete the kaleidoscopic picture. There are beautiful girls and great looking guys with all the right moves making boogie on the dance floor. Asian hotspots and karaoke bars in Sydney are varied and offer lots of unique experiences for participants. Usually located in the pulsating centre of the city, they are places of visceral entertainment.

When you grasp the golden microphone at Big Echo you know that stardom beckons for that moment. The volume blasts out your choice of song and you are off swinging those hips and trying to keep time with the lyrics. Plenty of alcohol choices and some great Japanese food on the menu too. This place is a Sydney karaoke institution.

Asian Hotspots and Karaoke Bars in Sydney

K-Square is a subterranean Sydney karaoke spot beneath George Street and very popular with the locals. They have a great list of songs with the original video clips by the artists themselves. Powerful sound system and several rooms available within the underground space. Lots of yummy Thai food on the menu and plenty of beer/alcohol.

Karaoke World is an oldie but a goodie; and has recently been renovated. With 18 rooms to sing in it could be compared to a karaoke golf course. It has a huge song list with all the latest hits. Very basic menu featuring fried food like spring rolls, chips and chicken wings.

Dynasty Karaoke in China Town is very futuristic with lots of reflective surfaces, bright lights and digital screens. Good solid sound system and easy to use touch screen remotes. Good service and some very tasty Asian food. One of the best karaoke bars in Sydney.

CEO Karaoke is a fancy pants style joint with light-up tables and super plush seats. There are rooms with individual interior design themes and plenty of room to move. Great drinks menu and a good selection of food to eat.

Mizuya Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke has some 24 rooms for you to Karaoke in. Karaoke used to be about public embarrassment but now it seems that you can confine the shame to your intimate circle. This place has great food and lots of drinks to choose from. You can even take advantage of package deals for dinner or lunch with karaoke. A top Asian hotspot in Sydney to party hard in.

 

Iconic Sydney Venues That Have Closed Since the Lockout Laws

The Lockout Laws in Sydney which prevent customers from entering a venue after 1.30am are killing businesses in the hotel and night club industries. This law was ostensibly brought in to curtail the violence that had resulted in the ‘king hit’ deaths of two young men in Sydney in recent years. It seems we must punish the many innocent to stop a minority of guilty violent youths who cannot handle their drinks. The upshot of it all has been iconic Sydney venues closing forever in response to these financially damaging laws.

The Exchange or ‘Sexchange’ Hotel went last year and I know personally that I exchanged large amounts of saliva with peoples unknown in dark corners of these subterranean bars. Sydney’s Darlinghurst will never be the same; Oxford Street will be missing something like a back molar in the mouth of some salacious beast. Where has all the disreputable fun gone from this city? Where, indeed, not to the ‘Cross’, because Hugos Bar and Lounge has also closed down. That Bacchanalian expanse of late night bodies crammed into some Roman like pavilion, where one would go when other joints had dimmed, is no more.

Iconic Sydney Venues That Have Closed Since the Lockout Laws

Late night Sydney bars and clubs are becoming an endangered species and the #lockoutlaws are killing fun. #keepsydneyopen and #casinomike are raising awareness about the conservative wet blanket choking the life out of ‘sin city’.

The mighty Lansdowne Hotel has also gone. The sticky carpet on the floor, the grunge bands and the almost desperate ambience; which had lasted for 90 years is now a distant memory. I remember pool tables and quiz nights full of large amounts of beer with my now ex-wife; Sydney has changed forever. Where will my children go and let their hair down, take drugs and meet other girls and boys?

Kings Cross is a ghost town with the closing of so many late night venues. Kings Cross was a late night destination; how can you be a late night destination if all your venues are lock outs? The Soho has closed, with the loss of late night business, according to owner Andrew Lazarus, squarely to blame. Night clubs due to ‘nanny state’ laws are no longer financially viable; there are so many compliance costs that without the late night alcohol sales it is unfeasible.

Bar Century in the city has closed down. Just about every place that was known as a late night option has shut its doors forever because of the lock out laws. Goodgod Small Club and The BackRoom have both shut down. Is everyone doing yoga and going to bed early these days? Such a dying shame!

Can Psychics Help Police With Murder Cases?

There have been reports of psychics helping police with their investigations into cases of murder, and these usually involve an attempt to locate the missing body of the presumed victim; in most instances the psychics have not been successful. There have been a few reports claiming that a psychic did help the police locate the body of a victim, but often the actual help has been exaggerated by the media.

Most police forces, including those in Australia, state, that they do not consult with psychics to determine the whereabouts of presumed victims or the identity of perpetrators. However, unofficially these things do go on; especially when police are unable to solve these questions themselves and cases remain unsolved over a lengthy period of time. Psychic investigators are seen as some silver bullet, by a credulous public seeking answers.

There is a great body of fiction, which feature psychic detectives, and these stories read in books and seen on television contribute to society’s ongoing belief in the ability of psychics to solve crimes. The majority of cop shows on TV feature a detective grappling with strands of evidence and attempting, by dint of intuition, to unravel a mystery. Most crimes are actually solved by the dogged cross referencing of evidence by police operatives.

Many parents of missing persons and presumed murder victims have been deeply hurt by the spurious attempts by psychics to solve the mysteries involving their children. There have been multiple cases of psychics, stating publicly, that someone was murdered and their body is located in such and such place, when in reality that person turns up alive and well later on. Certain psychics seek celebrity through involvement in high profile murder cases, and the fact that they are, usually, always unable, to solve the case or clearly wrong, does not seem to harm their reputation. People who believe in psychics are not greatly troubled by evidence, which discredits their belief; it is more important to them to maintain these beliefs – much like religion.

The rational and scientific modus operandi of police forces is often viewed as inadequate, especially by the media who feed on events like murder. These irrational events sell newspapers, as the public gain stimulation from nefarious acts committed on other people. The talk around water coolers is abuzz with chat about crimes and questions like, can psychics help police with murder cases? We all want to believe in an overmind, which can be tapped into by a psychic, as an example of good over evil; someone who can bear witness to the ultimate truth of the matter.

8 Great Irish Pubs in Sydney

Irish pubs in Sydney

Sydney has an eclectic range of pubs and bars, and its Irish pubs are some of the best. Experience the art of the pour as Irish-born MARCUS DERVIN, SharePoint developer, shares his picks for the best Irish pubs in Sydney…

 

P J O’Brien’s Irish Pub

57 King St Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: 02 9290 1811

www.pjobriens.com.au/sydney

Experience a taste of Ireland at P J O’Brien’s Irish Pub. This pub is not your typical touristy Irish bar as it’s exactly what you’d see on the corner of your street back home in Ireland. Settle in with a creamy pint of Guinness or one of their many beers, wines and spirits while listening to live Irish music. The upstairs section is quiet enough to carry a conversation and loud enough to exude a good time vibe. This pub also offers a variety of savoury Irish dishes and contemporary pub meals. You have to try the piping hot Beef & Guinness Pie as well as the Irish Chicken Curry. For dessert I highly recommend the Baileys Bread & Butter Pudding with warm custard, it’s really good!

The Porterhouse Irish Pub

233 Riley Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Ph: 02 9211 4454

www.porterhouse.com.au

The Porterhouse is a friendly Irish pub right in the heart of Surry Hills. It’s spacious with a pleasant and down to earth brick décor, plus an outside porch facing an off street. The food is great and reasonably priced. I highly recommend the Chicken Schnitzel, Kilkenny Battered Fish, Salmon Cakes and Sticky Date Pudding. This Irish pub serves really good beers kept at the correct temperatures and served with a full pour. This cosy traditional Irish Pub will make you feel right at home.

P.J. Gallagher’s Irish Pub

260 Pitt St Cnr Park Street Sydney 2000 Ph: 02 9264 3093

www.pjgallaghers.com.au

Located right in the heart of the CBD, P.J. Gallagher’s Irish Pub merges the traditional pub atmosphere with the modern day style. The upstairs part of the club is for those who want a lively atmosphere and a full bar service and for those looking for a more peaceful atmosphere, head downstairs to enjoy a hearty meal with a cold drink. They serve great food at reasonable prices.  Must try Irish foods are Dublin Bay Prawns, Irish Potato Boxy and you’ll never go wrong with the Irish Apple Crumble Cake for dessert.

Scruffy Murphy’s Hotel

43-49 Goulburn St Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: 02 9211 2002

www.scruffymurphys.com.au

Scruffy Murphy’s is a legendary Irish pub for cheap drinks, live entertainment, dancing and Irish style pub grub. It’s open till late and is very popular with uni students, sports fanatics, tourists and anyone looking for a cheap drink and a wild evening. It can take a while to warm up to this pub but once you do, you’ll never look back. Scruffy Murphy’s is a genuine experience – just ask the locals!

Durty Nelly’s Bar & Print Room Restaurant

9-11 Glenmore Rd Paddington NSW 2021 Ph: 02 9360 4467

www.durtynellyssydney.com.au

Durty Nelly’s is a boutique traditional Irish pub situated in the heart of Paddington. The atmosphere here is relaxed, warm and friendly. This Irish pub is famous for serving Sydney’s perfect pint of Guinness and has a huge selection of Irish beers and wines. If you’re hungry, climb the stairs for delicious Irish and European meals. The kitchen serves excellent food and my picks are the Saddle of Spring Lamb with Crushed New Potatoes and the Traditional Pork Sausages with Champ, Peas & Onion Gravy. For dessert, you must try the Lemon Tart with Raspberry Sorbet.

O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub

99 Great Western Hwy Emu Plains NSW 2750 Ph: 02 4735 5509

www.odonoghues.com.au

O’Donoghue’s is a beautiful old pub converted to an Irish pub with plenty of ambiance. It’s close to the railway station and is a great venue for events. The food is excellent – something you would expect from a fancy restaurant and not a pub. The cold beers and quaffing wines are fantastic and reasonably priced too. O’Donoghue’s is a fantastic lively spot where you can enjoy great food, drinks and live entertainment.

The Fiddler

Commercial Rd Rouse Hill NSW 2155 Ph: 02 9629 4811

www.thefiddler.com.au

The Fiddler is famous for its Irish hospitality. This pub is pretty big and has plenty to offer. You can enjoy a different form of live entertainment every night here. Aside from the good hearty pub food, this newly renovated pub has a wine bar and live music lounge for a night of entertainment. It’s also a good place to catch the weekend games on the big screen with a good steak and a cold beer.

Mulligans 

137 Cleveland St Chippendale NSW 2008 Ph: 02 9319 5582

www.mulligans.com.au

Mulligans provide a true taste of Ireland. It’s homely, warm and welcoming. Although it’s not a pub, this amazing Irish restaurant deserves a spot on this list. They serve hearty, authentic Irish fare and the food at this restaurant will literally take you back to your childhood – warm hearty Irish food just like what mum makes! Portions are plentiful and wholesome and the price is what you would expect to pay for such a service. Mulligan’s is considered a tradition in Sydney and it’s a little bit of Ireland on Cleveland Street.

Marcus Dervin is the Director of WebVine, a SharePoint, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM consultancy based in Sydney. He has over 19 years web experience across industries such as Telecommunications, Accounting, and Financial Services and has also worked internationally including in New York for 4 years. Marcus’ focus is on bringing business value to SharePoint.

Sydney Beer Gardens

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There are times when you want to take in every sight and sound dished out before you. The best place to go would be a beer garden. You can find a friend simply by striking a conversation over ice-cold beer. Here are some top choices for you:

The Courthouse Hotel
The Courthouse Hotel’s wooden veranda with its long wooden benches surrounded by frangipani trees and tropical plants makes it a perfect place to have their beer garden setup with indoor as well as outdoor seating available. Enjoy your relaxing stay with fresh air and good ambience. Newtown

Newport Arms
Newport Arms is home to Australia’s largest waterfront beer garden. Drinks aren’t the only things they prepare their guests upon their visit as a variety of events and activities awaits them to spend the evening away. Enjoy happy hour on a regular basis and get a good value with the drinks that you are enjoying. Newtown

The Norfolk
A different set of menu prepared on a daily basis to accompany your drinks provided to you at The Norfolk. Enjoy taco Tuesdays, steaks on Wednesdays, a variety of burgers on Thursdays and a whole lot more prepared to their visitors throughout the whole course of the week. The place is kid friendly and dog friendly as well. Redfern

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The Oaks Hotel
Experience a variety of locales available to you during your visit to the Oaks Hotel. The garden bar is your traditional beer garden with large curved windows giving a perfect view to their huge oak tree. Without a doubt the most iconic of Sydney beer gardens. During the winter, a fireplace is available and ready for use to keep that warm and welcoming environment. Checkout their garden pavilion as well. Neutral Bay

The Rose Hotel
Bask in the sun and enjoy a drink or two with your friends at The Rose Hotel. Their split level beer garden has been providing drinks to their guests for quite some time. They boast their large tables, bench seating, and pool tables which is able to accommodate a fair amount of visitors and guests. Chippendale

The Beresford Hotel
Beresford Hotel’s courtyard makes it a suitable place to setup a beer garden with its tranquil outdoor area that is adorned with Japanese maples. A truly warm and relaxing setting indeed while one enjoys the summer afternoons with a drink. Their 200” projection screen always makes for a perfect evening to enjoy an occasional movie. Surry Hills

Slip Inn
Have that Mexican feel and vibe with your beer gardens found with El Roco at Slip Inn. Enjoy a refreshing drink served fresh and chilled. Enjoy the Mexican culture with their ambience as well as the music that they provide. Mariachi bands perform on a regular occasion and seeing them live in action can be very entertaining. Sussex St.

The Golden Barley Hotel
Known as one of the biggest and best beer garden in the Inner West, the Golden Barley Hotel provides customers soothing and relaxing ambience with its green and leafy setting with tables of all sizes for groups big and small as well as umbrellas to keep you cool in the summer. Edgeware Rd.

The Tilbury Hotel
A spacious and expansive space to accommodate with a large drinking environment available with the beer garden prepared at the Tilbury Hotel. Find long, raw wooden boards and big umbrellas that are able to shade you during the day and adequate supply of chairs available during the evening. Woolloomooloo

Opera Bar
There are variety of great vantage points and views available for you and your friends to see upon you stay at Opera Bar. Their beer garden is wide and fairly spacious but what sets them apart from others is the perfect view that they provide. Enjoy a relaxing evening viewing Sydney’s Opera House or the Harbour Bridge from a good distance. Opera House

Alexandria Hotel
Alexandria Hotel provides one of the biggest beer gardens in the inner city. Enjoy its tropical setting with native plants to give that fresh and cool atmosphere. A screen and stage is also setup for entertainment purpose with soothing music or an action packed evening with a movie. Alexandria

Manly Wharf Hotel
A great harbor view with plenty of seating as well shade is provided at the Manly Wharf Hotel. Enjoy the warm sunny weather with an ice cold beer provided at their beer garden. Their live DJs and jazz nights make it a great place to visit even at night. Manly

The Henson
Have a taste of an ever changing selection of craft beers, both locally brewed and handpicked to suite the taste of customers at the Henson. Using the freshest produce, one can ensure that their cocktails as well as their beers are perfect for every occasion. Marrickville

Golden Sheaf
Enjoy a relaxing stay and sit beneath the giant tree located at Golden Sheaf’s beer garden. Chill and unwind with cool breeze and environment which the beer garden provides. Sit back and relax while watching sports plays on multiple screens available outside their establishment. Double Bay

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
A warm and relaxing atmosphere awaits guests upon with visit at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. Grab a cold glass of beer at their beer garden while basking in the sun enjoy the view at this harbour side retreat. Watsons Bay

Cogee Bay Hotel
Cogee Bay Hotel is perfectly situated alongside the beach making it a great place to visit when looking for a beer garden. Chill and relax with the warm and hot winds of the summer with a cold bottle of beer. Enjoy the great view of the beach or as you wait for the sun to set in. Coogee

Warren View Hotel
A greet beer garden is not only identified by its setting and environment but also with the number of events and activities they provide to their guests. Find all day specials, happy hours and a whole lot more in stored at the Warren View Hotel. Enmore

Toxteth Hotel
A different variety of activities prepared throughout the whole at the Toxteth Hotel. Enjoy sports events and games aired to you during Super Sport Saturdays. Bands and singers also perform live during Sundays making it great for a relaxing stay and visit while enjoying your drink. Glebe

Erskineville Hotel
Enjoy a barbecue platter to pair of with your drinks at Erskineville Hotel. Choose from glazed pork ribs or a beef short ribs or perhaps have them both prepared for you and your friends as you drink the rest of the evening away. Erskineville

Dicks Hotel
Every day is a great day to relax and unwind with a cold glass of bear. Dicks Hotel shares the same sentiments as they provide happy hour from Monday to Friday giving great value for their customers. Enjoy a drink or two to relieve you from that tiring and exhausting work. Balmain

Sydney Bars

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For night owls who have choosy preferences for a good time at night, Sydney has bars to give you just what you need. Here are some of the best bars you can go:

Pocket Bar
13 Burton St
Sydney NSW 2010
+61 2 9380 7002
pocketsydney.com.au/bar/
Enjoy bar food and street eats serve hot and fresh at the Pocket Bar. Visit the Pocket Bar on a regular basis and different events on a regular occasion. Get steamed buns and tiger beer on a Sunday, Tamales on Tuesday nights and Old Southern Specials on Wednesday.

Button Bar
65 Foveaux St
Surry Hills 2010
+61 2 9211 1544
button-bar.com.au/bar
Button Bar serves a variety of cocktail drinks and other types of beverages for that relaxing evening with you and your friends. The ambience and warm setting is great for late night stay. Enjoy your visit at the Button Bar.

Stitch Bar
61 York St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9279 0380
stitchbar.com/bar
Stay at the heart of Sydney while enjoying a drink or two with you and your friends at the Stitch Bar. Find a diverse range of drinks and beverages as well as a healthy dose of light snacks to complete your night. Hotdogs, burgers and fries goes well with chilled beer. Get yours today.

Ruby L’otel
68 Victoria Rd
Rozelle NSW 2039
+61 2 9555 1900
rubylotel.com.au
Live band and music for the sweet and soothing night found at Ruby L’otel. Enjoy different tunes played by different bands on a daily basis with cocktail menu, wines and canapés to keep you company during your visit.

Small Bar Crows Nest
85 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest NSW 2065
+61 2 9438 4559
smallbar.net.au/crows-nest
If you like to spend the night with your loved ones or friends while enjoying a relaxing evening, Small Bar Crows Nest can keep you occupied with their warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Perhaps smaller than your average bar as their name implies, Small bar compensates this with a great selection of wines by the glass, boutique beers and simple home cooked food.

The Owl House
97 Crown St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9357 5060
theowlhouse.com.au
If you are leaning on a small restaurant bar to spend an intimate evening with your loved ones, you will find The Owl House to be quite in touch with your taste and preference. Bar snacks, entrees and mains are served with beers and cocktails as well as an extensive wise list to keep you busy.

Freda’s
109 Regent St
Chippendale NSW 2008
+61 2 8971 7336
fredas.com.au
Freda’ Bar is filled to the brim with events on every occasion. They have a lot of things in stored to their customers and guest during their visit at Freda’s. Enjoy these events with a serving of cocktail drinks for you and your friends to enjoy.

Wooden Spoon & Bar
362 Military Rd
Cremorne NSW 2090362
+61 2 9904 5687
woodenspoonbar.com.au
Wooden Spoon & Bar is a restaurant, bar and function all fit into one. Find delicious cocktails, beautiful wine and crafted beers for that perfect evening. I have you are quite fond with the place, you can make dining reservations in advance as well as book functions for all occasions.

The Old Fitzroy Hotel
129 Dowling St
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
+61 2 9356 3848
oldfitzroy.com.au
The Old Fitzroy Hotel has made quite a name for themselves with Hall of Fame Awards rewarded to them by the Time Out Sydney Magazine for consecutive year from 2011 to 2012. Their bar is able to hold and cater up to 120 people comfortably with a large screen protector, video and DVD player as well as a sound system with microphone and a private bar.

Water Bar
Blue Sydney 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
+61 2 9331 9050
waterbaratblue.com
Enjoy monthly specials available for 7 days a week during your visit and high tea packages at the Water Bar. Find great value for your money with Water Bar’s happy hour which serves selected sparkling wine, white & red wine or beer for $6.

TreeHouse Hotel
60 Miller St
North Sydney NSW 2060
+61 2 8458 8980
thetreehousehotel.com.au
Enjoy your stay at in an eco-friendly environment found at the TreeHouse Hotel. Their share menu is perfect for late night snacks for you and your friends. Pair it off with wines served by the glass with whites, reds, pinks and many more.

The Stoned Crow
39 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest NSW 2065
+61 2 9439 5477
stonedcrow.com.au
Get a serving of light snacks and a healthy variety of drinks at the Stoned Crow. Spend private and special occasions at their Bar with their functions and events available for bookings and reservation. Grab a $50 bar tab on your birthday by signing up at their site.

Fire House Hotel
86 Walker St
North Sydney NSW 2060
+61 2 8904 9696
firehousehotel.com.au
Get a great value for your money with weekly dinner specials for only $10 at the Fire House Hotel. Grab a variety of cocktail drinks for $14 per serving and cocktail trays for you and your friends to dine and enjoy.

The Roosevelt
32 Orwell St
Potts Point NSW 2011
+61 423 203 119
theroosevelt.com.au
A great venue with a rich heritage found at Roosevelt. They are able to hold up to 90 people with their Bar & Diner with leather banquets, juke box tunes and Australia’s largest collection of art deco and vintage cocktail shakers perfect for the night.

Kirribilli Hotel
37 Broughton St
Milsons Point NSW 2061
+61 2 9955 1415
kirribillihotel.com.au
Never ran out of gigs to attend at the Kirribilli Hotel. Meals and Dining specials are available on a daily basis to keep their customers and guest coming back for more. Choose a variety of locales with their lounge bar, function bar and the terrace.

Kinselas
383 Bourke St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9331 3100
kinselas.com.au
Kinselas is rich in history as one of Sydney’s iconic venues. Get a good feel and vibe with a warm and friendly community upon you visit at Kinselas Hotel. Their function rooms are able to hold up 60 people and a variety of events are prepared on a regular occasion.

Li’l Darlin
235 Victoria St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 8084 6100
lildarlin.com.au
Find great deals and offers upon your visit at Li’l Darlin. Enjoy a bucket of beer with you and your friends for $25, Cocktail glasses for only $10 and a $5.50 Pizza with any drink purchased every Sunday and Monday from 4 until 7pm.

The Victoria Room
235 Victoria St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9357 4488
thevictoriaroom.com
Enjoy late night dining with you and your friends and indulge in a variety of cocktail drinks at the Victoria Room. Have a visit at their cocktail bar a long history of being one of Australia’s most awarded bar teams. Grab a cold one in style today.

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Shady Pines Saloon
4/256 Crown St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
shadypinessaloon.com
Get that western look and country feel when you visit Shady Pines Saloon. The ambience gives off a Wild West environment with mounted stuffed animal heads, wood decors and nice music to boot. Enjoy whiskeys and other cocktail drinks during your stay.

Love Tilly Devine
91 Crown Ln
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9326 9297
lovetillydevine.com
Enjoy a diverse range of wines with a rich history found at Love Tilly Devine. Find one that is perfect for your taste and liking with just under 300 different wines to choose from, from many of the world’s great regions.

 

 

Bars in Newtown

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Bars In Newtown (and surrounds)

The most biased view of places to go drinking in Newtown you’ve probably ever seen. Read ’em and weep!

 

The Midnight Special

44 Enmore Road

www.themidnightspecial.com.au

The Midnight Special is one of the Inner Wests best small bars. It’s intimate with gloomy lighting and a large range of music being played, often times by local DJs on vinyl too, as I guess much of the area is. Awesome hotdogs alongside an intriguing mix of cocktails. Favourite memory? Drinking Martinis and listening to a ska version of the James Bond theme which inspired me to be classy and stumble out into the street looking to get tattooed. Good times.

 

Corridor

153a King St

www.corridorbar.com.au

An aptly named small bar which hides the fact that there’s rooftop space available, a nice mix of drinks and friendly staff, but exceptional cocktails. Get here in the early afternoon to grab a great space, because they get busy whether it’s warm or winter.

 

Blacksheep

256 King St

www.blacksheepbar.com.au

Large deer head on the wall, chandeliers from the ceiling, general classiness, it’s kind of a shock if you’re used to wasting time at the Townie. They have curly fries and sliders. Yes! What’s more they have an old Nintendo out back. Favourite memory? Smashing some burgers, having a cocktail and being a Nintendo champion.

 

The Hive Bar

93 Erskineville Road

Unsurprisingly this place is in Erskineville, being on Erskineville road, but well worth the short walk down. Bars upstairs and downstairs and perpetually busy but with a super laid back feel, the place to come during the day while you’ve got some time to waste. Favourite Memory? Pedro, the infamous northern soul dancer, trying to make me dance, no luck bud, I’m made for drinking and not much else.

 

Newtown Social Club

387 King St

I don’t go here. There’s nothing wrong with it. I just like playing in the dirt. Favourite memory? When it was the Sando. No offence.

 

Kelly’s on King

285 King St

This is the place where literally 50% of all adventures happen. I’ve partied here too many times to count and so has everyone! Kelly’s is open late, drinks are nicely priced and they have a large but simple range, and they’re willing to play. Not many places round these parts will sell you an Irish Car Bomb cocktail. Favourite Memories? Anything revolving around Irish car bombs, or being the one to hold yours down.

 

Miss Peaches

201 Missenden Road

www.misspeaches.com.au

Setup to be something like a deep American south experience, I’ve personally never been, I can’t really judge the place on authenticity. But the reason this place is worth a mention is because it is different, the food is different (spice coated shrimp and popcorn), and they make their own soda. There are dancing classes too. I don’t dance.

 

Mary’s

6 Mary Street

This place is a bit hit or miss depending upon what you’re looking for, like loud music and burgers, fried chicken etc. Cool. Like hearing what your friends are saying and reasonably priced food not of the Hungry Jacks variety? Then you might not be into it. I can go either way on any given night, mainly cos I enjoy the odd Jack Attack (trademark pending) and there isn’t one close enough to me. Favourite Memory? Closing my eyes and thinking of HJ’s. More of a general statement really.