Sydney City Guide

Welcome to our Sydney City Guide. Our headquarters might be in Melbourne, but we don’t buy into the whole Sydney/Melbourne rivalry. Both cities are fantastic. We travel to Sydney several times a year and always love visiting and catching up with friends. The weather is great, there’s loads of great eateries and bars, and of course there’s the beautiful beaches. Whether it’s the creative vibrancy of Newtown, the breweries of Marrickville, or the always breathtaking views while walking along Sydney harbour, a trip to this city never disappoints.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know a local in every city you visited? A person who knows all the best places to eat and drink in town, the city’s hidden gems, and those off the beaten path things to do? Well that’s what we’re here for. We’ve done all the hard work for you, to help you dive right into exploring the world’s best cities like a local.


Gildas, Surry Hills

SYDNEY | Just up the road from chef Lennox Hastie's temple to fire and smoke, Firedoor, you’ll find his more low-key wine bar, Gildas....

King Clarence, Sydney CBD

SYDNEY | Bentley Group has a habit of kicking goals with their venues. When they announce a new one, expectation are high. King Clarence,...

Colombo Social, Enmore

SYDNEY | Colombo Social is a social enterprise restaurant in Enmore from Plate It Forward. The team serve up tasty traditional and contemporary Sri...

Paski Vineria Popolare, Darlinghurst

SYDNEY | Paski Vineria Popolare is an Italian restaurant, wine bar, and bottle shop that has been on my radar since it opened in...

Porkfat, Haymarket

SYDNEY | Porkfat is a restaurant that, while it's only been open for a few months, has already garnered a reputation as one of...


Cantina OK!, Sydney CBD

SYDNEY | Cantina OK! is a "World's 50 Best" award winning bar, located in a blink and you'll miss it delivery laneway garage in...

ANTE, Newtown

SYDNEY | When I heard that Matt Young of specialist junmai sake importer Black Market Sake was opening his own bar, ANTE, dedicated to “sake...

Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre, Marrickville

SYDNEY | Hawke's Brewing was founded by Nathan Lennon and David Gibson in 2017, with the blessing of Bob Hawke himself. It wasn't until...

Bracket Brewing, Alexandria

SYDNEY | Bracket Brewing is a small, family-run brewery in Alexandria. It was founded by father and son duo Mark and Mike Meletopoulo in...

Brix Distillers, Surry Hills

SYDNEY | Brix Distillers is an independent Australian rum producer by owners Damien Barrow, James Christopher and Siddharth Soin, who turned what started as...


Exploring The Rocks, Sydney’s Historic Neighbourhood

SYDNEY | The Rocks is a historic neighbourhood located on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour, directly next to the city's CBD. It's where...

Sydney’s Bondi To Coogee Walk, An Urban Coastal Delight

SYDNEY | As arguably Australia's most famous beach, Bondi Beach needs little introduction. What visitors to Sydney may be less aware of though, is...

Walking Up The Sydney Harbour Bridge

SYDNEY | The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia's most recognisable icons. The heritage-listed steel through arch bridge opened in 1932 and is...


Want to travel like a local? Our city guides are designed to give you the inside word on where to eat, drink, shop, and explore in some of the world’s most vibrant cities.