Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

World Bar
This four-storey Victorian terrace is sandwiched between the club and bar mosh-pit of Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, which is one of the busiest parts of Sydney's red light and clubbing district.
Alfie’s Friend Rolfe
This small boutique is a hidden treasure chest of delectable treats for any style-savvy visitor. 
Restricted Premises
Marvellous urban menswear store offering local labels at plastic-punishing prices.
Bean Drinking
With plenty of outdoor seating, this personable café in the eat-and-shop precinct of Crows Nest is a god-send for north shore coffee fiends, and the Coffee Lab is where caffeinated magic happens.
Cockatoo Island
Want to stay on an island, nearly all to yourself? Managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Cockatoo Island is a ferry ride from Circular Quay.
Harbour Beaches
Incorporating a nudist beach on its long stretch of sand, Harbour Beaches offer coastal hideaways that are both pretty and provocative.
Paris Texas
Aussie fashions are stocked at Paris Texas, all with a high-end, designer edge.
Showgirls
They say every seat is a front-row seat at Showgirls, because at any one time there are between three and six girls writhing around seductively on stage, which is a whole lot of visual stimulation at once.
Otto Ristorante
The who's who of Sydney flocks to Otto, a doyen in the fine-dining world, with Chef Richard Ptacnik's light, Italian menu as well turned out as the designer bag-toting regulars.
Blueprint
A cool concept store selling fashionable items for the home.
Fraser Suites
This luxury, five-star serviced apartment hotel is such a well-hidden secret, the most savvy local wouldn't know it - even though it's directly opposite renowne
Camilla Beach House
Offering kaftans that you can wear from beach to bar, sand-friendly fashion has never been more stylish.
Endota Spa
As one of Sydney's most chic spa chains, you can bet your bottom Aussie dollar that you'll leave this outpost of Endota Spa feeling rested, relaxed and rejuvenated.
Flying Fish
Easily one of the slickest seafood joints in the city, diners get an eyeful of passenger cruisers, yachts and ferries gliding past at this stunning, two-storey harbourside loft restaurant.
Piano Room
Basked in the red neon glow of the iconic Coca-Cola sign, the Piano Room is in the heart of Sydney's red light district with a lofty vista over William Street.
Greenwood Hotel
It may be north of the bridge and in the midst of an otherwise dull business district, but the Greenwood Hotel has seduced clubbers from all over Sydney for years.
David Jones
An upmarket department store where stylish chaps and chicks come to punish the plastic.
Kit & Kaboodle
With club nights like Kitty Kitty Bang Gang and impishly-named cocktails like Kit Tickler, Kit & Kaboodle is kooky, care-free and always a stack of fun.
Hugos Bar Pizza
Just downstairs from its sister venue - party palace Hugo's Lounge - Hugos Bar Pizza sits on a split-levelled terrazzo with a view of the passers-by trickling down Bayswater Road.
One Teaspoon
Epitomising Sydney style, One Teaspoon says fun, no-frills fashion to laid-back ladies.
Ruby & Min
Local and international brands are sold out of Ruby & Min's elegant emporium.
Cut Bar & Grill
Steak has never been so hip. With its moody lighting, butcher's block chopping board tables and meat cleavers instead of handles on the bathroom doors, Sydney's newest steakhouse oozes cool.
The Bridge Room
Shady Pines Saloon
Get down and dirty at Shady Pines Saloon, a spit-and-sawdust kinda' place with hard liquor behind the bar.
Wine Library
Got a hankering for fantastic wine and Italian snacks? This slick hole-in-the-wall wine bar is a winner for casual drinks 'n' eats.
Small Bar
Forever famous as the first 'small' bar of Sydney's small bar revolution, this cosy city bar isn't as pint-sized as you'd think.
Footage
A man's shoes reveal a lot about him, which is why chaps who care who ladies think should snap up some stylish soles from Footage.
The Club
Party all night at The Club, with an eclectic music policy that steers clear of dance music and one of the coolest VIP rooms in the city.
MLC Centre
High-end in a high-rise makes for shopping with serious altitude.
Single Origin
Serious baristas serving up serious beans to serious coffee connoisseurs. Single Origin means business.
The Lord Dudley
Brits missing their traditional London pubs will feel right at home at the Lord Dudley, a well-loved corner drinkery in the leafy, well-to-do suburb of Woollahra - Sydney's version of Primrose Hill.
Quincy
Shoes and bags and other trinkets for spend-happy ladies to burn their hard-earned cash on.
Bootleg
Tapas-style sharing plates and a décor styled on New York; what's not to love?
Monopole
Glenmore Rooftop Hotel
If it's a sparkling Sydney day and you want to drink a frosted schooner in the sun on a rooftop, this is the place.
Fleur de Lys Medispa
Famed for its 24-carat gold facial, Fleur de Lys Medispa is for the truly indulgent.
Tropicana Caffe
An institution in Sydney, Tropicana Caffe is at the core of the beating heart of Darlinghurst, where gays, straights, pimps and strippers come to read newspapers, drink coffee and preen in full view of passing Kings Cross traffic.
Zambesi
Having a dark day? Turn it to your advantage and pick up a sexy black number from Zambesi.
Apple
Sleek and sexy, Apple is slowly taking over the world with its range of gorgeous electronics.
Bathers’ Pavilion
This elegant restaurant is plonked on the million-dollar Balmoral Beach pRomenade, a mere metre (or is it two?) from the glistening harbour and frolicking beachgoers.

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