2010

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE: ROCK: ANNANDALE HOTEL

We are so glad that last year’s best Endangered Venue is this year’s Best Rock venue. The brother Rule continue to preside over the Annandale … Read more

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE: JAZZ: THE BASEMENT

We know that The Basement covers everything from Blues, to folk, to roots to world; but you decided it was the best place for those … Read more

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE: FOLK: THE HARP HOTEL

Swap your standard beer for a Guinness and settle in for relaxed night of folk performances at this popular live music spot. The building itself … Read more

BEST GAY PICKUP JOINT: MIDNIGHT SHIFT

You can’t seriously talk about Sydney’s gay scene without mentioning this Oxford Street landmark. Offering the promise of an attractive crowd (including many a shirtless … Read more

BEST BEST FRIENDLY BEER GARDEN: COURTHOUSE HOTEL

Sunday afternoon drinks at the ‘Courty’ are a Newtown tradition. Funnily enough, drinks at the Courty on the remaining six days of the week are … Read more

BEST USED BOOKS: BERKELOUW BOOKS

The story of Berkelouw books began in 1812 in Rotterdam, Holland. It is no surprise that Berkelouw books, a family store passed down through generations, … Read more

BEST UNDER $5 SHOP: VINNIES NEWTOWN

Five dollars doesn’t buy you much these days. A handful of giant Freddo frogs, or perhaps one fiftieth of a pair of Nudie jeans is … Read more

BEST SHOE SHOP: ESPIONAGE

While you might not be able to buy Maxwell Smart’s infamous shoe-phone here, you will find a large range of not-so-stealthy sneakers suitable for undercover … Read more

BEST RETRO (POST 1950): ZOO EMPORIUM

We all know vintage is in vogue (will it ever be outdated?), so step back in time and discover the magic of retro threads. Any … Read more

BEST PLACE TO GET TATTOOED: ZACK @ WICKED INK

For Sydneysiders used to having everything at their finger tips, Penrith might seem a long way to travel for a service – even a tattoo. … Read more