BEST OF SYDNEY

BEST DANCE STUDIO: Patio de Tango

Pedro and Sophia are instructors and directors here at this award-winning dance school. The pair frequently tour across Australia, NZ and Argentina to perform, teach … Read more

BEST BEAUTY SALON (LADIES): Papillon Clinique

With any luck, the erratic Sydney weather of late is now behind us – meaning it’s time to make way for sunshine, blue skies and, … Read more

BEST BEAUTY SALON (GENTLEMEN): Face of Man

This decadent oasis is situated right in the heart of the city. Inspired by the traditional English gentlemen’s barbershop of the late 19th century, Face … Read more

BEST UP-THE-ROAD PUB: The Point Hotel

The best local watering hole as voted by our readers is the Point Hotel, hands down. The 1850s-built pub and its historic facade belie a … Read more

BEST TRIVIA: Texas Chainsaw Trivia

If whipping out references to obscure late-80s bands is more than just a trivial pursuit for you, make a beeline for Darlo Bar where, every … Read more

BEST THEATRE-IN-A-BAR: The Old Fitzroy Hotel

It’s really very hard to talk about The Old Fitz, and the Tamarama Rock Surfers theatre tucked beneath it, without mentioning a certain spicy noodle … Read more

BEST SMOKER-FRIENDLY BEER GARDEN: Golden Sheaf

A tranquil venue with a sun-drenched feel to it, Golden Sheaf’s sophisticated balcony spills out over the beer garden, offering large daybeds for cosy evening … Read more

BEST SMOKE-FREE PUB: The Marlborough Hotel

EDITOR’S NOTE: Yes, yes, we realise (just about) every pub is smoke-free these days. But the Marlborough gets brownie points for getting in there early.… Read more

BEST PLACE FOR A FLUTTER: The Friend in Hand Hotel

A day at the races it’s not, but as crustaceans start flying and the beer starts flowing, the Friend in Hand’s weekly crab-racing nights always … Read more

BEST PLACE TO BE SEEN: The Ivy Bar

This may only apply to the 0.00000001% of readers who either a) own as much in real estate chips as Justin Hemmes b) look like … Read more