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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“Popular and stylish bar serving wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta and cocktails in a vibrant pub with a leafy, lantern-lit patio. Very busy with locals and suburbanites on weekends. Sunday crowd changes to gay night. 12noon-12midnight Mon+Tue 12noon-1am Wed-Sun”
  • 122 locals recommend
Bar
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“Packed on a weekend, this is a great spot for a good time. Themed after American western style saloons, you can get pickle backs and boilermakers to get your evening started. Shelled peanuts are passed around by the basketful. Some nights there's live country/folk music and dancing.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Cinema
“Enjoy a relaxing movie experience at this modern cinema complex. Besides first-run movies it is also screens the British, Italian and French Film Festivals each year. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Lounge
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“A 1920s-influenced bar with moody lighting, glass cabinets, leather seats and craft cocktails. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best pub in the area, right across the road. Has a very popular rooftop, good selection of Australian craft beers. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Cool, vintage-style eatery serving pasta and mozzarella-focused dishes from a cheese wheel. [OPENS 12pm-11]”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
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“Popular Pub in Paddington's 5 Ways - 15minute walk or can get the 389 bus from across the road and be there in 5 minutes. Nice food and drinks. Small roof terrace with views of the Harbour Bridge.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Great selection of wines and delicious small plates. Great little date night spot. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“Food and nightlife strip, record stores, boutique fashion, local designers.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This place goes off on a Saturday night. If you're looking to get right among 'the scene' in Double Bay, this is the place to be.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is an old English-style pub. Cosy and friendly, a great spot to settle in for a drink or two.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“My favourite small bar in Sydney - this bar always strikes the perfect balance between incredible cocktails, excellent staff and an enjoyable atmosphere. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“This is a really cool cafe/restaurant that has a secret underground jazz bar on Thursdays and Fridays. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good pub grub. Good evening deals. Nice covered outdoor area at the back. $10 blood mays on a Sunday. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Oxford Street is getting its groove back and we’d like to think we had a small part to play in it. Part-pub, part-restaurant, part-cocktail bar; each section of The Paddington has its own distinct style. Our kitchen is guided by executive chef Ben Greeno, who had the genius idea to install custom-made rotisseries. What does this mean for you? Juicy, brown and sticky-skinned Bannockburn chickens that are hormone-free and air-chilled. You’ll never look at a humble roast chicken the same again. But we’re not just about chicken; we cook the finest rotisserie meats, fish and vegetables, as well as lighter shared meals. Our late-night menu kicks in at 10:30pm and it’s definitely worth sticking around for.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another pub in double bay. Another place to get a bite to eat or drink, with prices that wont break the bank.”
  • 25 locals recommend