Big Poppa’s – Darlinghurst
Cheese and hip hop might be an unlikely pairing, but this is Sydney, where anything goes! Big Poppa’s is a new Darlinghurst bar from a couple of local hospo guns; a moody, Italian-leaning joint with lots of love for fromage and Biggie Smalls. Here, you can dig into top-notch pasta dishes, feast on a global selection of cheeses and sip seriously good cocktails, all while jamming to some great beats.
Kittyhawk – CBD
Simply oozing vintage Parisian glamour, Kittyhawk is a new cocktail bar that you’ll definitely want to get acquainted with. The grand, old-world space is endlessly inviting, so get comfy in one of the luxe leather booths and let the bartenders whip you up something clever from their rum and rye-focused cocktail list. The French influence extends to the food menu, and there’s a focus on sustainability throughout.
Hacienda – CBD
Boasting snazzy styling, some sweet waterfront real estate and breathtaking panoramic views, this new Cuban-inspired bar is guaranteed to impress. Nestled within the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, the elegant space borrows from Cuba’s plantation-style architecture – the ideal setting in which to quaff rum cocktails and Spanish wines, while tucking into the kitchen’s vibrant Latin American dishes.
The Edinburgh Castle Hotel – CBD
The Edinburgh Castle has unveiled its chic new look, the heritage building now sporting a sparkling fitout that inspires you to settle right in. It’s a modern day spin on the traditional Aussie pub, complete with elevated pub dining, a great range of classic cocktails and a very dapper lounge area in which to enjoy them. We’re also foreseeing many a weekend afternoon drinking session in the upstairs courtyard.
Tuxedo – The Rocks
Further proof of our city’s passion for Espresso Martinis, Sydney’s scored itself a bar that’s one big celebration of the classic caffeine-fuelled cocktail. Over in The Rocks, Tuxedo has taken up residence in the former Cadbury chocolate factory; the massive, industrial chic space now featuring a pool table, ping pong table and no less than six beautifully crafted Espresso Martini creations. Opening August 12