Ever found yourself in a new city wondering where best to grab a drink without getting stung with bad service, high prices or an average experience? Deciding where to enjoy a relaxing beverage can sometimes become a stressful decision. We’ve decided to take the edge off and give you some advice on one of Australia’s drinking capitals, Sydney. Besides the golden beaches, iconic structures and sensational nightlife, Sydney has some sneaky watering holes that must be experienced. Speak to your personal travel manager to discover more of the best places to excite your taste buds.
Some of the best spots for a quiet catch up are the places that only the cool kids know about. Shady Pines Saloon is a quirky little western-themed bar located in a back street in Surry Hills. With its unique décor and music, you’ll feel as though you’ve have taken a step into a western time capsule. From interesting taxidermy and free peanuts to a cocktail list specialising in tequila and whisky, ‘The Pines’ will leave you feeling pleasantly country right in the heart of the Sydney.
Stitch Bar is another treasure to be discovered. It’s quite easy to miss this intimate gem even though many have probably walked past it many times. Boasting a plush ambiance and some of the best burgers and hotdogs in town, Stitch is the perfect place for after work drinks or a casual catch up.
Pocket Bar is another small, stumble-upon bar that’s been satisfying the Darlinghurst crowd for several years. Pocket offers a range of cocktails and crepes that will leave you begging for more. Stashed away on Burton Street, Pocket throws out an old fashioned, laid back, bric-a-brac vibe with a modern day edge. As one of the first small bars established in Sydney, Pocket has paved a very nice path for the other small bars of Sydney to follow.
Overhanging Miller Street in North Sydney, we have the Tree House. This brilliant bar is in a lovely location for post-work drinks or a catch-up on the northern side of the bridge. An open-air balcony brings on a childhood nostalgia of being hidden away in a secret cubby above the rest of the world… except this cubby has a funky décor, delicious food and an excellent wine list. The Tree house is another place to get together and discuss past, present and future adventures.
What beats a night admiring Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge? How about a drink while soaking it all in? Opera Bar is one of those venues that locks itself way in your memory with its breathtaking views over the harbour, beyond the bridge and across to Luna Park. Regardless if it’s to wind down from the working day or just take in those glistening Sydney lights, Opera bar commands your attention and is about as iconic as it gets.
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