The Tea Cosy
After visiting the Rocks Market, have a stop at The Tea Cosy. It is the best place to have a cup of tea and very tasty and delicious scones. The atmosphere and the service are warm.
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The Hero of Waterloo
On Sunday evenings at The Hero of Waterloo they have an old fashioned “Irish sit-in”… which is where the band basically sits in a circle and plays to each other rather than up on a stage. Everyone gets involved and lots of the local Irish punters join in and sing a song or play an instrument. Really great atmosphere!
At The Hero of Waterloo there is also an underground cellar and tunnel formerly used as a prison cell during the convict era. You can go down and check out the chamber and tunnels as part of a tour or with staff from the hotel.
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24/7 Sports Bar at The Star
No better place to go if you’re looking to watch all the live sporting action on the big screen with a few drinks with your mates. Numerous TV screens if you want to watch more than one game!
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Nomad – Love love love Nomad to the infinity! Especially sitting next to the kitchen in the little bar and just ordering multiple dishes to share with a good wine.
Rodrigo (Front Office)
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Nestled away in a little laneway lies this hidden watering hole. In between two restaurants you will find a door…that’s it. For those who are game, proceed in and head up the stairs to the second floor. To the right, you’ll find a door leading to the famous Bulletin Place Bar. Despite its appearance, the bar is highly ranked in the world specialising in seasonal fruit cocktails.
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A great place to have a scotch and a cigar and watch the world go by.
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The Rook – The bar & restaurant have good drinks and good food. It’s located on the rooftop of a building and has an al fresco dining area.
Rodrigo (Front Office)
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Boathouse Balmoral Beach
Boathouse Balmoral Beach is one of my favourite hide outs. They’ve got a great location, good food and it’s very relaxing
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Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool
Nice, quiet, and relaxing place by the Royal Botanical Gardens. Enjoy the renovated breakfast menu or lunch on their terrace. Great variety of natural smoothies and tea. Get to see Woolloomooloo from another angle. Now you are ready to grab a Campos coffee and relax in the Royal Botanical Gardens.
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The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf
At Pier 4, you go upstairs and walk down a long corridor with cute signs to keep you motivated for the walk. I really enjoy sitting near a window with a gorgeous view and glass of wine. It is the best place to have a drink with a view.
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The Lobo Plantation
The Lobo Plantation has an amazing selection of rums and a range of signature cocktails. They’ve got exotic Caribbean decorations and the atmosphere is funky. The Lobo Plantation is unique and that’s what I love about it!
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Café Del Mar
Café Del Mar at Darling Harbour has really good vibes in the afternoons. Sit outside on the verandah and take it all in!
Amy (Executive Office)
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Best place for a few drinks on the weekend. Their rooftop terrace is a great atmosphere.
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The Foxtrot in Crows Nest – hip cocktail bar
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