Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

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.
The Rum Diaries
Rum is the thing at The Rum Diaries, which offers 80 different varieties and a cool, laid-back atmosphere.
The Commons
So laid-back it's almost horizontal, The Commons is a casual spot for a booze-soaked catch-up with close friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grasshopper
Where do we start with a bar this magnificent? Grasshopper is a miniscule drinkery tucked away in a grungy, urban city lane.
Gazebo Wine Garden
Gazebo is a favourite among the Sydney socialite set, with a refreshingly fun, frivolous attitude to wine.
Gazebo Wine Bar
Gazebo Wine Bar in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay serves creative dishes showcasing Australian ingredients, and a great wine list.
Flinders Hotel
A dive bar with plenty of character (and characters, especially during the weekends), Flinders is the perfect place to fall rather spectacularly off the wagon.
Fico
The discreet entrance, sexy jazz tunes and flickering red candles should give you an idea that Fico isn't a rowdy drinking den.
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. 
Bungalow 8
Multi-faceted concept and lifestyle store...
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.
Absinthe Salon
Only those with a strong alcohol tolerance should stop by here, where absinthe is very much the order of the day.

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