2011

Best New Pub Bistro: Strawberry Hills Hotel

The Strawberry Hills Hotel sets the pace as an upmarket bistro in a sophisticated setting with a classic pub feel. Despite sporting some big name … Read more

Best Pub Crawl in Sydney: Crown St

The high concentration of pubs along Crown Street Surry Hills makes the ‘crawl’ in search of a beer a leisurely stroll. Start at the iconic … Read more

Best Pub Grub: The Shakespeare Hotel

Everyone already knows that the Shakespeare Hotel in Surry Hills is renowned for its multi-award winning food. But it’s the atmosphere that really makes the … Read more

Best Pub off the Beaten Track: Different Drummer

This pub was a little hard to find, it being a fair walk down Glebe Point Road and having a deceiving entrance. But once you … Read more

Best place to dance like Kate Bush and not feel ashamed: Zanzibar

With hoards of pretentious bars filling up the streets of Sydney fast, a Saturday night at ZanziBar in Newtown feels like a breath of fresh … Read more

Best Pop-Up Pub we hope is here to stay: Freaky Tiki

Like a phoenix from the ashes of the old Newtown Hotel, the quirky, kitsch and downright jungle world of Freaky Tiki rose early in 2011 … Read more

Best Sports Pub: Jacksons on George

Any venue describing itself as ‘Sports Central’ has some serious claims to fulfill in sports-mad Sydney. But with live action plastered across 40 screens (including … Read more

Best Sunday with Friends Pub: Courthouse Hotel

One hundred and fifty years old and still pumping out a mean Steak Diane, Newtown’s Courthouse Hotel sure is Sydney’s ultimate kickback Sunday saloon. Whether … Read more

Best Small Bar: Shop and Wine Bar

My husband used to think he wasn’t cool enough for The Shop and Wine bar because he doesn’t wear skinny jeans, have a moustache or … Read more

Best Trivia Night: Victoria Hotel

This charming little pub, nestled in the back streets of Annandale, is home to Sydney’s best trivia night. Hosted by Trivia Magic, every Tuesday from … Read more