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9 cool bars Sydney has on offer this weekend

With Sydney reopened, there’s no better time to discover our city. If you’re interested in venturing beyond your local and trying something different with mates, here are 9 cool bars Sydney has on offer this weekend.

1. Saga Bar

A mystical dive bar in the heart of Sydney, Saga Bar is a must-see for cocktail enthusiasts.


49-51 Goold St, Chippendale NSW 2008

Trading Hours 4-11pm Wed-Sat

4-10:30pm Sun


You can make a booking here.

2. Shady Pines Saloon

A Nashville-inspired dive bar, complete with vintage taxidermy, great small-batch whiskey and live music.


4/256 Crown St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Trading Hours 4pm-12am daily


Bookings available here.

3. Tio’s Cerveceria

A lively Mexican bar complete with margaritas, complementary popcorn, and Tio’s Famous Spicy Beer (Michelada).


4/14 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Trading Hours 5pm-12am Wed-Sun


Be sure to make a booking.

4. The Erko

With a cosy interior and leafy beer garden, this dog-friendly pub is perfect for a day session or night time drink.


102 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville NSW 2043

Trading Hours 12pm-12am Mon-Sat

12-10pm Sun


Secure your seat here.

5. Goros - Surry Hills

This exciting Japanese late night restaurant and bar has it all with arcade games, weekend DJs and $10 Sake-bomb specials.


84/86 Mary St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Trading Hours 5pm-1am Thu-Sat


Re-opened October 14, guarantee a spot by making a booking.

6. Oxford Tavern

Decked out with classic American decor, and a custom meat smoker, this Petersham mainstay offers craft beers and delicious barbecue.


1 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham NSW 2049

Trading Hours 12pm-12am Sun-Thu

12pm-2am Fri-Sat


Reserve a spot here.

7. Mary's Newtown

Famous for its burgers, loud rock’n’roll, and rustic timber decor, Mary’s is a night-time favourite.


6 Mary St, Newtown NSW 2042

Trading Hours 4pm-12am Mon-Thu

12pm-12am Fri-Sat

12-10pm Sun


Make a booking here. Bookings only from Mon-Wed, Thu-Sun is walk-in only.

8. Cricketers Arms Hotel - Surry Hills

A classic old boozer with a quirky beer garden often packed both inside and out.


106 Fitzroy St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Trading Hours 5-10pm Tue

5pm-12am Wed

4pm-12am Thu

5pm-12am Fri

3pm-12am Sat

3-8pm Sun


You can reserve a spot here.

9. The Courthouse Newtown

‘The Courty’ is a Newtown staple, with a dog-friendly leafy beer garden and Aussie classics on tap. Be sure to try the nachos.


202 Australia St, Newtown NSW 2042

Trading Hours

12pm-12am Mon-Sat

12-10pm Sun


Make a booking here.


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