Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Big Poppa’s
A bar and restaurant in Darlinghurst, Big Poppa’s is where those in-the-know go for cheese, hip-hop and creative cocktails, as well as some damn fine Italian.
The Winery
A wine bar and restaurant in Surry Hills, The Winery has an award-winning wine list and an atmospheric al fresco area to enjoy it in.
Gazebo Wine Bar
Gazebo Wine Bar in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay serves creative dishes showcasing Australian ingredients, and a great wine list.
Crane Bar
A popular Potts Point joint, Crane Bar is colourful, chic and packed with patrons keen to get their hands on potent cocktails and Japanese-inspired eats.
The Rum Diaries
Rum is the thing at The Rum Diaries, which offers 80 different varieties and a cool, laid-back atmosphere.
Ivy Pool Club
Entrance to this South Beach Miami meets Palm Springs wonderland is carefully restricted and as the name suggests, its centrepiece is the outdoor pool; the playground for Sydney's genetically blessed.
Bambini Wine Room
As something of a media magnet, Bambini Wine Room is a hip all-day drinking and dining spot for the ultra-trendy.
Gazebo Wine Garden
Gazebo is a favourite among the Sydney socialite set, with a refreshingly fun, frivolous attitude to wine.
Victoria Room
Tearoom by day and decadent watering hole by night, colonial-style Victoria Room attracts a stylish bunch who prefer liquids to solids.
Mille Vini
This oh-so hip Surry Hills wine joint is usually always abuzz - a good choice if you've been wandering the length of the hipster-happy Crown Street searching fo
The Loft
Overlooking King Street Wharf with 240-degree harbour views from its decked balcony, The Loft is a sophisticated watering hole.
Hemmesphere
Easily one of Sydney's classiest cocktail bars, Hemmesphere is a stalwart in the Sydney scene and one for the discerning cocktail lover.
Ash St. Cellar
Spilling out onto a paved, pedestrian laneway, the tiny Ash St. Cellar is a little slice of Paris in the heart of Sydney's business district, with an equally im
Jackies
Don your finest threads and your darkest Prada sunglasses because this is where the fashion set do lunch.
Pocket
This gritty, hip, semi-underground space attracts the crème of Sydney's hipster crowd, with more non-prescription glasses and stovepipe jeans than you can poke a swizzle stick at.
Sticky
Clandestine, cool and a favourite haunt of in-the-know industry types, Sticky is one of Sydney's most stealthy bars above one of Sydney's most covert eateries, Table For 20 - also owned by Michael Fantuz.
Zeta
A slinky seductress, Zeta is set inside the Hilton hotel, with a knockout terrace that overlooks George Street and the elaborate Romanesque dome of the Queen Victoria Building.
Grasshopper
Where do we start with a bar this magnificent? Grasshopper is a miniscule drinkery tucked away in a grungy, urban city lane.
Lo-Fi
Shabby-chic interiors, well-made cocktails and a cooler-than-schol crowd makes Lo-Fi a safe bet for Sydney's most stylish.
Love Tilly Devine
The newest, cosiest and most congenial 'small' bar to launch in the eastern suburbs is a splendid little wine joint named after an infamous bordello madame who lorded it up in the 1920s and 30s around Sydney.
Absinthe Salon
Only those with a strong alcohol tolerance should stop by here, where absinthe is very much the order of the day.
Bungalow 8
Multi-faceted concept and lifestyle store...
Rockpool
The original trailblazer in chef Neil Perry's slew of Australian restaurants, Rockpool is a classy restaurant that has been delivering a solid, superior culinary experience for more than 21 years.
Shady Pines Saloon
Get down and dirty at Shady Pines Saloon, a spit-and-sawdust kinda' place with hard liquor behind the bar.
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.
Beach Haus
Beach was never so chic as it is at Beach Haus, a Hamptons-inspired watering hole beloved by the beautiful people.
Beach Burrito
Casual, brightly-coloured and ultra laid-back, sandy feet are almost expected at this cheap and cheerful Mexican snack house.
Café 1812
In 1812, Solomon Berkelouw opened his first family bookshop in Rotterdam, Holland, and now, six generations later, 1812 is back – in the form of Café 1812. 
Gardel’s Bar
Mid-century Argentina comes to Sydney in this richly styled speakeasy with its own Evita-themed room.

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