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Just a stroll up from Circular Quay is a famous strip of bars and cafes.  UPSTAIRS at The Basement is the only smoking bar on the strip if you like a cocktail and a puff.

It opens from 11am until late 7 days a week and has comfortable long benches that can seat 6 or 8 people.  Lunch and dinner is served inside with great, affordable food and the bar has top shelf liquor, innovative cocktails and great beer and wine.  The staff are efficient and super friendly. The Basement down the stairs is the oldest licensed music venue in Sydney, opening in 1972, which enhances the atmosphere.

7 Macquarie Place. 9251 2797. www.thebasement.com.au