New Bars

New Bars

The Hideout, Paddington

This place lives up to its name, being securely tucked away, just off the roundabout at Five-ways, Paddington. If you find it though, you’ll enjoy its laid back style and simplicity.

Gotham Bar: Sydney’s Ode to a Dark City

A little slice of New York has landed on Sydney’s Oxford Street in the form of Gotham; a moody bar with an upstairs area available for functions and a downstairs area perfect for a post-dinner cocktail. Gotham is situated on the ground floor of a face brick art deco cinema building beneath what was the former DCM nightclub.

The Flinder’s Hotel & The DUKE

Want to find one of the seriously cool Sydney dive bars that’s filling out this ever growing category? Then get the cabbie to drop you at The Flinders Hotel. With dim lights, exposed brickwork, chincy décor and a turquoise tiled bar that’s accessible from all angles this place fits the bill. There is also space aplenty to roam free, and not get boxed in by the crowds.

Kremlin Bar

Canberra has been slowly growing its niche market of trendy drinks spots and even some of the older comrades are vamping up their look to stay in the limelight.

Steer Bar & Grill

Chapel Street Melbourne is a hot spot for all things bar related and Steer Bar & Grill is sure to make use of the street’s reputation. Since opening in early September the new kid on the block has been going all out to impress those well heeled Melbournites.

GoodGod Supper Club

Owners Jimmy Sing and Hana Shimada have revamped their recently opened venue adding a new front bar area that they describe as, “Part social Club, part subterranean getaway and part late-night drinking haven.

Bacco Wine Bar Pasticceria

Housed within the auspiciously arched Romanesque walls of the historic QVB building is the second Italian offering from the team at Bacco. With the success and reputation of the original Chifley Plaza site comes their secondi, and brings with it a good little offering of cocktails, wine and food.

Bar Profile: Porteño

Just about everyone knows the drill at the now iconic restaurant and bar Bodega, Surrey Hills. Get there early, be prepared to wait and then ask for a seat at the bar and watch Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate punch out an amazing array of food only inches from your over stimulated eyes

Marmalade Bar

Within a cobbler glass throw of Melbourne pumping Chapel St is the sweet little wine and cocktail bar named Marmalade. Hamish Goonetilleke, owner of the new venture invites you down to kick back on the vintage chesterfield in out open front bar and watch as the world rushes by.


The former site of The Middle Bar has undergone a drastic makeover to become LO-FI.