Best Bars In Sydney For New Arrivals

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If you’re new to Sydney and want your first taste of the bars that the city has to offer, you’ve got to pick a good one. Offering drinks,  food and a great atmosphere, these are the best bars in Sydney for new arrivals – warm welcome guaranteed.

Opera Bar – Circular Quay

evening view of sydney harbour at opera bar

Famous for the views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Opera Bar is a great bar for entertaining friends and family visiting Sydney. Check out their pictures and you’ll see why you have to visit Opera Bar when visiting Sydney.
Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House, Sydney

The Glenmore Rooftop – The Rocks

view of the sydney opera house from a rooftop bar

Another bar with great views over Sydney’s world famous Harbour, located in the Rocks area, The Glenmore Rooftop is one of Sydney’s best located city bars. A favourite with locals and holidaymakers alike, this is one bar you have to put on your Sydney bucket list.
96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney

The Newtown Hotel – Newtown

cider yard in sydney

Situated in Sydney’s inner west, The Newtown Hotel is fast becoming a popular media, muso, and student-type hangout. With great meal deals every day, a cider bar and happy hour from 4-7pm Monday to Friday it’s definitely worth a visit.
174 King Street, Newtown, Sydney

The Bat and Ball Hotel – Surry Hills

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A locals’ local on the borders of Surry Hills and Redfern, the Bat and Ball has well and truly established itself as a daily destination for foodies and friends, and for the Brits they also do a great Sunday roast dinner with all the trimmings.
495 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

The Sugarmill – Kings Cross

big sandwich and chips

There are an untold number of bars to choose from in Kings Cross, but one of our favourites has got to be The Sugarmill. Popular with international visitors and locals, The Sugarmill is the best bar in Sydney to grab a $10 steak and frosty schooner. If you’re up for a little deeper exploration, head upstairs to Sweathearts Rooftop for a cocktail or three and views over the Golden Mile.
33-37 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross, Sydney

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