You make your way along the red carpet through a cool art space, free to peruse the latest avant garde exhibition, before making your way upstairs to the AOB lounge.
This is a long room topped with high ceilings and filled with a ragtag mixture of comfy chairs and new sofas where a small bar in the corner breezily dispenses low priced drinks to all.
Be tempted by the tapas menu as you unwind in the charismatic setting of the AOB lounge.
The smooth lines of the Art Space also make it an ideal party or launch venue and both the Club and Art Space are available outside opening hours for your unique function.
The Macquarie Hotel, incorporating Econolodge Boutique Accomodation, Schwartz Brewery, The Mac Live Venue and Raval Kitchen, Cocktail Bar & Venue is located on the corner of Goulburn Street and Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills. A heritage listed hotel with a warm funky feeling, great ambience, a focus on customer service and the best music in town, The Mac (main bar) serves up free entertainment 4 nights a week with ticketed events all week upstairs in the unique 1920s styled Raval. Enjoy the ambience in our newly renovated public bar with one of our in-house award winning brewed beers from our very own microbrewery.
Tone is Sydney’s newest small bar, performance space and restaurant located in one of the oldest warehouse spaces in Surry Hills. Designed to cater for discerning music lovers, artists and party people, Tone has been restored to the original 1920s aesthetic with a contemporary twist through street art laden walls, state of the art lighting design and a truly world class P.A. system.
Our mission is simple – to provide a rich experience in a quality environment with great food and drinks at reasonable prices. We love music. We love art. We love food. We love a good drink.
At the Porterhouse we are determined to provide a friendly athmosphere, superior cordial service in a uniquely traditional Irish setting.
As Sydney's most progressive Irish Pub we are constantly striving to meet the ever changing needs of Sydney siders, in an ever changing world, seek at the one place where you'll receive, friendy service and a chat, a great pint, unrivalled atmosphere and of course the ‘Craic’.
The Porterhouse Hotel also offers short and long term accommodation from $150 per week.
7 nights a week the Excelsior Hotel brings you the best in up and coming artists and bands from around Australia & the world. See our gig guide for this week's line up and up coming gigs.
As you walk down Devonshire Street in Surry Hills, you can almost here the beat of Congo Drums coming from the end of the street. You may even conjure up images of lions, tigers, and elephants deep in the jungles of Africa.
Just walk inside and see for yourself... you will be entranced by the exotic interior. The jungle theme is evident everywhere, from the the floor to the barstools, with Zulu Warriors on the walls. Be sure to look up and see the stunning coloured and dimensional artwork on the domed ceiling. So have a look at our site and see what The Madison has in store for you.
Pop in and see us. You'll find our friendly staff are waiting to take your order and pour your next drink. Enjoy a meal with family or friends, a quite drink, or get rowdy in the TAB. Come on down and say Hi! Relax with a game of Pool and a few cold ones.
The Trinity Bar located in the heart of Surry Hills, minutes from Central Station, is one of the oldest pubs in the area. Themed around Trinity College, Dublin, the pub is a contemporary version of a traditional pub.
The Trinity Bar undertook extensive renovations in January 2008 to the way it looks today. With its traditional and atmospheric public bar through to the boutique bar, Eden's Room upstairs, The Trinity offers a unique vibe and space for everyone.
A special feature of the Trinity Bar is the outdoor terrace facing Crown Street, one of the few outdoor eating and drinking venues in Surry Hills. Offering locals and visitors fantastic food, the best in Australian wine and beer and a great day or night out.
The Dolphin Hotel has been a Crown Street favourite for many years. With its central location, versatile spaces and innovative bistro menu, the Dolphin is a popular destination for both Surry Hills locals and the wider Sydney public.
Since its establishment, the Dolphin Hotel has undergone many transformations and renovations, whilst still retaining its unique style and character. The large, light-filled open spaces, complimented by surrounding intimate private areas, have set the Dolphin apart as one of Sydney’s leading function sites.
The Dolphin boasts bars on three levels, a fantastic outdoor terrace, contemporary décor and an ambient atmosphere. This is further highlighted by our relaxed and informal bistro setting, featuring seasonal delectable menus created by our resident head chef, Michael Canavan.
Tailors on Central in the city is the perfect spot to unwind over a few drinks and enjoy a meal after a busy day in the office.
The central city location allows for easy access after work and it's the perfect meeting place on the weekend. Party on later in the nightclub with Sydneys premier DJ's.
Just minutes from Central stations' trains and buses, Tailors on Central provides easy access for you, your friends, and family and ensures an easy trip home.
The Chic new Fico is the place to be.. with dark window to add to the intimate, softened mood, Fico is a great little restaurant and the cosy wine bar offers a succinct and food-friendly array of Italian varietals. With an extensive wine list you’ll have the opportunity to try many different varieties.
Sticky Bar has officially opened upstairs at Tablefor20.
We do a limited range of great wines, Italian beers but our specialty is the sticky. A little low key after hours goodness to wipe off the day.
You'll find the boys upstairs running the place, Sticky is their gig and if it's too early for a sticky, they're masters at mixing cocktails. Just tell them what sort of drink you feel like and let them do their thing.
Tiny, simple and the way of the future – Vini has captured the essence of Sydney’s new found love affair with trattorias, enotecas and osterias. Vini Restaurant of Surry Hills is a small package indeed but it’s packed full of goodness.
The wine menu in the bar changes monthly and includes wine by the glass from each region of Italy. The food is simple and seasonal.
The Gaelic has played host to dance parties, product launches, fashion shows, burlesque and cabaret events, theatre, comedy, corporate functions and other private parties. And of course, the cream of International and Australian touring bands continue to grace the Gaelic’s stage.
Having opened in 2006 the restaurant is known for the contemporary food, award winning wine list and relaxed atmosphere.
Drawing influence from Modern European cuisine, the menu offers patrons many drinking and dining options whether it be our signature and eight course tasting menu in the dining room or a casual glass of wine and some snacks in the bar.
The Bentley is open from Tuesday to Saturday Lunch and Dinner with bookings recommended
Upping the stakes in trendiness, The Winery by Gazebo sets out to attract those Sydney socialites who have a penchant for the finer things in life, like rhubarb and cinnamon Bellinis; mussels with lemongrass, palm sugar and coconut sauce; and, most importantly, good looking people. There's bound to be plenty of all of the above at this charming sister venue to Elizabeth Bay's popular Gazebo Wine Garden. Accessible via a cobbled path in Surry Hills, The Winery mixes quirky-modern and classic-chic sensibilities to great effect, complete with a chandelier of antelope heads and French chairs from the early 20th century. As its name suggests, wine is a key focus of this venture, with more than 50 imported and local wines available by the glass. The Modern Australian menu features tasting plates, mains, and even a "girls' picnic" set menu for lazy weekend noshes.
Independently owned and locally focused, PizzaBirra, MilleVini and Bicicletta is a family – a restaurant, a wine bar and a pasta providore – where fresh, local produce and seasonal cooking is paramount, providing a place for friends and family to share a meal, a glass of wine and a conversation.
Porteno accepts reservations for groups minimum of 5 and a maximum of 12 people. We offer 2 seatings; 6pm-8:30pm or 9pm-close. Groups of 8 or more are on a chef's selected banquet style menu for $80 per person.
For groups of 4 or less we operate a walk-in system and we only seat groups once the full party are together.
Once the restaurant is full we take a waiting list, most parties choose to wait in "Gardel's Bar" upstairs where a bar menu is available.
Fancy a Martian Mule? Or how about a Marsberry? Mars is an elegant, chic, soulful lounge specialising in Latino grooves and fine cocktails that make it ideal for after-work drinks or decadent weekend nights out. Done up in red and black tones and lit in a low, dark glow, the effect is to make the high-ceiling interior somehow cosy. The food adds to the warm, high-style feel, a tasty selection of Mediterranean dishes and tapas-style snacks that go perfectly with the drinks. And it's the drinks you come for: fun, strong, and perfectly mashed and muddled, the aforementioned Mule is made with fresh ginger, lime and lemongrass vodka, crushed limes and a ginger beer top. The Marsberry is even better: a deep-red mash of mixed berries, raspberry vodka, fresh mint and crushed limes, boosted with a shot of soda to add a refreshing finish. Take a trip to Mars.
Mr Fox is the place to be if you like great tapas-style Mediterranean food, funky lounge music, superb cocktails and an excellent selection of interesting wines by the glass. A nice selection of craft beers available too
The providores of Parisian perfection at Absinthesalon invite you to their imbibing premises of distinction to savour the delights and nuances of authentic French and Swiss absinthe. Whether you be an avid absinthe enthusiast or a novice setting out on your path, the experience will be sure to captivate and enthrall.
Hello, good times! You can say many things about the legendary Clock Hotel, but, if you can’t have fun here, well then, you are hard to please. Let’s start with that wraparound balcony. While getting a seat here may require precision timing and an immense amount of luck, once you have experienced drinking from this vantage point on Crown Street, it’s a little hard to ever drink indoors again. The people watching is superb, especially while sipping on the Clock Hotel Martini, while the sun gently sets.
Do not despair if said balcony is full up. There are plenty of inviting areas at the Clock and the booths in the Street Bar are very obliging if there is a few of you. Even though it can get pretty rowdy in here of a Friday night, a surprisingly laidback feel is maintained. However, come midweek if it’s a quiet drink you’re in need of. Better still, sojourn to the Pool Bar to shoot some stick and keep an eye on the game. The Pool Bar has several plasma screens to keep the sports mad well contented.
The Clock is a big renovated pub that caters to a mixed clientele, who range from business men in suits to more casual types who want to leave the working week as far behind as possible. It’s kind of hip at times, without being too painful, and you don’t have to be under 30 to feel at home here.
The Suite is an impressive space situated on the 1st floor that will perfectly lend itself to all aspects of entertaining, from catered private dinners, off-site corporate meetings and product launches, to birthday celebrations.
Luxurious in feel with it’s own bar servery, The Suite features touch-of-a-button technology linked to an amazing media wall and can be laid out in multiple formats for ultimate flexibility. The suite can accommodate up to 40 people seated or 80 people for a cocktail style event.
When booked exclusively, it allows total privacy whilst still allowing guests to absorb the special ambiance present at The White Horse.
Eclectic, warm and decadent, DOME is the perfect place to enjoy live preformances, unwinde with friends or host a private party, corporate celebration or business conference in one of Sydney's most beautiful bars and function rooms.
Decked out with a glamorous glass bar, gold ceiling, eighteenth-century French chandeliers, one-off pieces of furniture and a grand Baroque mural, DOME is all at once elegant and contemporary, quirky and alluring.
DOME has professional staff who deliver Sydney’s most impeccable service to ensure your event is stress free, flawless and most importantly an enjoyable experience.
Our specialist function team is here to cater to all your requirements whether that is day time conferences, film shoots right through to birthdays and engagements.
Our service includes customising our functions menus, wine and cocktail list as well as assisting in the layout to suit your event.
We can arrange cakes, decorations, white boards, projectors and themed nights plus much more to ensure your event is one your guests will not forget.
Our professional kitchen team are on hand to create delicious platters, canapés, tapas, finger food, pub lunch favourites and diet specific menus.
212 Cocktail Bar is located with Quality Hotel Cambridge just up from reception on the mezzanine floor.
It is a great middle bar for those looking for a beverage before dining in our own Cafe 212 on Riley or heading out for the night.
Featuring an exciting new feel with bright lights and fabric colours you will be right at home when drinking some of our exotic cocktails.
Bodega has strutted as confidently as a puffed-up matador onto the Surry Hills restaurant scene, with a menu of rustic Spanish and South American food. With a bar next door, people can pop in for a cocktail and some nibbles, or sit down at the restaurant for a casual feast of tapas. The tiny room is dominated by a large communal table (big enough to cover with a sizeable selection of tapas) and a funky, fanciful mural of a chest-heavy bull.
Built and established as a licensed premises in 1912 as the Cleveland Inn, this heritage listed hotel is featured in the Powerhouse Museum.
A major restoration in 1995 prompted a name change and Bar Cleveland was born, evolving into one of Sydney's most popular inner city pubs.
Forresters Hotel in Surry Hills has a modern, airy feel to it with the open indoor/outdoor areas and simple but stylish decor. Weekly entertainment includes trivia and live music. There is also bistro which serves a range of tasty modern Australian fare, and also lays claim to serving Surry Hills' best steaks, so pop in and try it out for yourself!
After a brief hiatus, this historic Surry Hills pub has once again opened its doors to the public. A refurb has breathed new life into the venue, and plans are in place for a bistro and TAB.
Anything from small intimate dinners, day conference requirements, birthday parties, reunions, cocktail parties, product launches. Our venue is equipped with visual, sound and lighting facilities. Regardless of your needs we provide professional, flexible service. Our emphasis in on providing you with the best possible experience through service, quality and value.
Sipping on a Manhattan, I read old news clippings pinned to the wall. The articles are about the Hollywood's owner, starlet Doris Goddard, who still regularly performs her own songs and poetry. There's a remnant of the hotel's old timber bar frame which is positioned in the main room. You get the picture, but if not, locals will tell you straight out that the 'Holly' is a Surry Hills icon.
Izakaya Fujiyama serves classic izakaya - a selection of tasty Japanese-style pub food - along with imported sake and beer. Open from Monday to Saturday for dinner from 6:00pm until late.
Offering what are arguably some of the cheapest drinks in Surry Hills, this corner pub entertains the regulars with Wednesday night trivia, Thursday night poker and Friday night meat raffles.
Kippax cocktail lounge offers a restaurant that is open Monday to Friday for lunch from 12pm, and Monday to Saturday for dinner from 5pm. The menu has a modern Australian theme featuring steaks, specialty curries, pastas and pizzas that will be sure to please your taste buds.
Kippax cocktail lounge bar also offers 16 beers on tap including Heineken, Peroni, James Squire Golden Ale, Monteiths Apple Cider, Coopers, Becks, Hahn White, Extra Dry and Kirin. A cocktail list made with passion as the signature cocktail “Aurora Passion” suggests. To make life easier we have added a lift to get you from bar to bar with ease.
Outdoor covered balcony available with seating for 60 also available.
Situated on bustling Crown Street, this dimly lit, industrial-chic restaurant and bar does some mean Asian-inspired cocktails such as the refreshing Lemongrass Julep. A range of sakes and imported brews is also available.
n November 2010 The Strawberry Hills Hotel reopened its doors after a six month face lift that brought back to life the true beauty and charm to this adored local landmark.
Some things haven't changed though. The Strawberry Hills Hotel still showcases the best of customer service, beer, wine and spirits selection, in relaxed and charming surrounds.
Our bistro meals remain the best quality and value for money dining in the area, but can now be enjoyed on both levels with the inclusion of an Al fresco section on the upper level.
The Strawberry Hills Hotel has also expanded with a new state-of-the-art sports bar.
Whatever the occasion, The Strawberry Hills Hotel is the perfect location to surround yourself with friends and family in a safe and fresh atmosphere.
Grab a cheapie beer and throw yourself into the friendly mix of young, trendy regulars who consider this place their round-the-corner hangout.
Up until the mid-'90s, the only people to frequent this Surry Hills local were grumpy old men and cockroaches galore. Of course, those times are long gone. The trendy local youngsters now realise that this longstanding corner pub is actually a fine little establishment.
A pop-up local cantina where authentic recipes are free to mingle with delisiosos fresh ingredients. Absolutely sensasionales margaritas, incredible tequilas and the most apetitosos tacos in the universe will send you completely loco. Kick back and celebrate with your amigos and hombres in our autentica Mexican cantina.
Nuestra casa es su casa.
Our home is your home.
Inspired by some of New York’s finest live music venues, Upstairs Beresford was designed to ensure that performers -as well as their audience- have the time of their lives. With decadent décor, state of the art technology and a full suite of backstage amenities, Upstairs Beresford has become a firm favourite among music fans and artists alike.
With mahogany walls, deep Chesterfield sofas and private booths, it’s like stepping off Boston Common into a classic collegiate bar. With twenty screens –two in 3D- you’re sure to find some great seats, the perfect beer and that sport you love.
York 75’s private booths seat up to eight, with personal LED screens and full waitress service.
Even though we’re on the second floor, Bar 75’s in-house sports betting, on-site TAB and extended trading license mean you won’t miss a thing.
Our staff’s sole aim is to make sure that everything is taken care of so you can get on with the game. It’s a sports bar after all, so we know you’ve come to play.
Having now been in our new venue for 2 and a half years, Venue 505 is continuing to go from strength to strength, presenting the best live Jazz, Roots, World, Funk, Gypsy, Latin, instrumental and vocal entertainment in town.
We are thrilled to continue to work and grow with fellow music organisation Jazzgroove, now in its 14th year, it’s Tuesday program at 505 is committed to presenting quality music to an increasingly enthusiastic audience.
Also, don’t forget to check out our Monday monthly residencies with Bernie McGann and The John Harkins Trio, Brian Campeau and notable others rotating throughout the weeks. And if that wasn’t enough, there is also the monthly Eastside Radio live broadcast happening on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
PLAYERS is your relaxed Surry Hills local. Offering a fantastic 24-hour gourmet Pizza menu, bar snacks, weekly specials, happy hours and promotions. Want the full VIP treatment? Become a member now!
Want somewhere to watch the big game? PLAYERS shows every major sporting event on two 150cm big screens for your enjoyment.
For those that like a punt, PLAYERS features the latest TAB and KENO facilities as well as our indoor and outdoor gaming lounge.
Agave offers a taste of truly authentic Mexican cuisine.
We open 7 nights a week from 6pm and can cater for large groups for birthdays, fiestas, christmas and hen parties. We can seat up to 120 people and offer set menu options for meals and drink packages for you and your guests.
Agave opened its doors to Crown Street in mid 2009 and has already become a stalwart with Sydney-siders in the know. Skipping the Americanized dishes that have unfortunately come to typify Mexican food in Sydney, Agave instead offers diners a genuine taste of Mexico.
Located in the Heart of vibrant Surry Hills,
Le Bistro @ Cheval Blanc is a stands out from its neighbours. Rather than showcasing the latest in fusion and modern technique our Chefs create centaury proven provincial French recipes with refinement and balance.
The folks behind Pizza Mario are serious about their pizza; they abide religiously by the discipline and the result has Surry Hills diners lining the pavements for more. No pizzas get the half/half treatment here; preserving authentic Italian taste – enjoyed in a relaxed, contemporary setting – is what this restaurant is all about.
The Book Kitchen is a delightful combination of modern kitchen and culinary library. A diverse selection of cookbooks lines the bookshelves in the corner of this industrial style cafe where you can nestle on a banquette, spread out with newspapers or your laptop at big wooden tables, or watch the world go by from the shaded al fresco area out front. Dishes like fish fillets in chickpea batter with a witlof, apple and herb salad are food for thought, indeed.
Established in 1968 by Dib Ghazal. Abdul’s Restaurant started as a simple hole in the wall selling freshly made falafel sandwiches. Word quickly spread around Sydney of this fantastic new food phenomenon and soon lines were stretching out the door.
To meet demand Abdul’s increased the size of the take-away area and opened up a new restaurant section.
Today the tradition continues with Abdul’s still making the same high quality traditional Lebanese food that they’ve been making since 1968.
Abdul’s Restaurant is a Sydney institution, with regulars stretching back decades along with a new generation of fans including some international celebrities.
Welcome to Al Aseel Restaurant – Sydney’s Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine destination!
Located across Sydney in 4 convenient locations (Surry Hills, Greenacre, Lakemba, Newtown), Al Aseel delivers a great dining experience & tasty Middle Eastern Food that will leave your taste buds asking for more.
Al Aseel opened it’s first Lebanese Restaurant in the Sydney suburb of Greenacre. This is the mother of all locations and has become well known to local and international visitors as well as many media outlets including Gourmet Food Safari and SMH.
With great reviews by local food critics, the success of the business was recognised in 2009 when Al Aseel was awarded “Favourite Global Gem” by SMH Good Food Guide.
Today our customers enjoy the great ambiance across our restaurants with outdoor seating to enjoy a shisha, and belly dancers to keep you entertained.