So much to choose from!
Rather than an exhaustive list, we’ll point to the right areas and you can expect to find there.
The Rocks – Pubs, restaurants, bars find a guide here. If you want you can just go to the corner of Argyle & George Streets and start from there.
Central Sydney – mostly daytime shopping and attractions, although there are a few nightclubs such as the Establishment, Ivy, Chinese Laundry and The Republic Hotel, but it also has a lot of tourist venues such as Sydney Tower, and the O-Bar. We can recommend a hidden Gem at the QT Hotel, walk in and take a lift up to their Gowings Bar & Grill – great bar, great food!
Darling Harbour – Restaurants and bars all the way from Aquarium Wharf right around the southern end of Cockle Bay to the Harbourside Shopping Centre on the western side. Big variety of food outlets in this area from very nice restaurants like Nick’s Seafood to the Hard Rock Cafe Sydney to take away food stalls.
Barangaroo/King Street Wharf – This whole area on the eastern side of Darling Harbour has everything from restaurants to casual eateries, and great bars. Definitely a must when you’re in Sydney. For eating try the fancy Cirrus, or the really great food at Love Fish or hang out at Barangaroo House for food, bar and dancing. Lots of other gems to discover walking around this area. Fun for shopping too, if you come here during the day.
Woolloomooloo – For the connoisseur of Sydney, this little area just east of the CBD has slime great restaurants and two great pubs. You have to go very far to get better Indian food than Aki’s. ANd for the pie and hot dog lover, Harry’s Cafe de Wheels has been here since 1945 – try the Tiger!
Kings Cross – This suburb used to be and probably still is Sydney’s naughty suburb, with a few strip clubs still in operation. But if you put that to one side there are some great bars and restaurants in the periphery. Explore Macleay Street and some of the alleyways where you will find little gems like Dear Sainte Eloise, gorgeous wine bar, and Japanese gem Cho Cho San.
Paddington/Woollahra – Historic area with great restaurants and legendary local pubs with great menus. Sydney’s most famous bistro is here, at Bistro Moncur, and also Australia’s best Restaurant of 2019, Saint Peter. Walk around Oxford Street, Five Ways or Queen Street and see what grabs your fancy.
Bondi – world-famous Bondi Beach also has a brilliant nightlife, with restaurants and bars galore for all tastes and budgets. You can try eating at the very fancy Icebergs Dining Room or North Bondi Fish, or one of the many many eateries here. ALso bars, cafes, great fun!
Newtown/Enmore – This area, much like Paddington is historic but the food is very different. Dotted with much international food, including wonderful Asian restaurants, Vegetarian/Vegan eateries and lots of bars, really wonderful little bars. Go for a walk along King Street.