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Bars & Pubs - Tue 31 Mar

Grab a pair of tap shoes and get your jazz hands ready every Tuesday in downtown Sydney. The fellas at The Basement sure take their swing dancing seriously - see the drinking den transform into a '40s dance...

Bars & Pubs - 22 Mar-22 May

Francophiles take note, the Ananas Champagne brunch is back. This means once a month from 11am-5pm on a Sunday you can treat yourself to the talents of local DJs with live entertainment, a seafood grazing...

Bars & Pubs - 30 Mar-24 Apr

Crab fans roll up! The Morrison is bringing back nearly a month of shellfish shenanigans for their annual crab carnival. We're talking crab menus, crab cocktails, crab races, and a mud crab-eating contest....

Latest Sydney bar reviews

Tokyo Bird

Tokyo Bird

Got a yen for yakitori? Sighing for sake? Hit up this new Surry Hills bar

Smoking Panda

Smoking Panda

Easy drinking stuff that works well in a neighbourhood setting

The Hayberry

The Hayberry

Crows Nest is upping its after hours game with a new small bar doing bloody great burgers

Coogee Pavilion

Coogee Pavilion

The hospitality group that ate Sydney is moving in on its beaches, one bite at a time

The Bear

The Bear

Chinatown welcomes its first laneway bar

SoCal

SoCal

It's all about the Californian dreaming at this breezy bar north of the Bridge

Wilhelmina's

Wilhelmina's

Lucky Balmain. They get Bryan Brown, Dawn Fraser Baths, and now Wilhelmina's

Mr Moustache

Mr Moustache

Welcome to the real Mexico, in downtown Bondi

The Botanist

The Botanist

A leafy hideaway for cocktails on the north side

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