Sydney

I have written this article in English, so that my non-German-speaking friends can also benefit from the tips.

The Beaches


To Do’s

  • Rent an electro bike and drive around the city (Alexandria, Paddington, etc.)
  • Bondi to Bronte/Coogee Walk
  • Cool neighborhoods: Surry Hills, Newtown, Manly
  • Taronga Zoo (MUST SEE!)
  • The Blue Mountains
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Botanical Garden
  • Glebe Market (every Saturday)
  • Bondi Markets (every Sunday)

Gym & Fitness

  • F45
  • Beach Fit
  • Barry’s Bootcamp

Restaurants

Listed according to my preference (I like italian food and fancy brunches):

  • Totti’s: My absolute favourite restaurant in Sydney (Bondi); best Italian cuisine and beautiful restaurant (in the same building is a pretty fun bar)
  • Buffalo Dining Club: Wonderful small italian restaurant and the most amazing “cheese wheel pasta”!
  • Shuk: Great brunches, amazing mediterranean flavours for a good price!
  • Messina: Ice Cream
  • Bondi Tony’s Burger: some say it’s the best burger in town!
  • Osteria: great pasta
  • Fish Bowl: Cheap poké bowls
  • Peppe’s: vegan italian in Bondi
  • Frankies Pizza: also a bar with live music
  • Depot Cafe (Bondi)
  • Preach Cafe (Bondi)
  • Hubert: french
  • Sake: japanese
  • Cafe sydney: great view of the Harbour Bridge
  • Grounds of Alexandria: brunch
  • Home Thai
  • Belucci Cucina: italian
  • Thai Riffix (Newtown)

Bars

  • Baxter: Really nice local bar (25+) close to CBD.
  • Hacienda Sydney: really fancy drinks and great view of the harbour
  • Bucket list: Sunday sunset party at the Bondi beach
  • Public bar: chill bar in Bondi
  • Zephyr: high end hotel with rooftop
  • Hemmesphere: very fancy
  • Establishment main bar: beautiful bar (mostly latino music)
  • Palmer and co: underground 1920’s bar
  • Tios
  • Soda factory: secret bar with live music
  • Wild rover
  • Grandmas Bar
  • 505 Bar: Jazz bar in Surry Hills

Clubs

Listed according to my preference (I like melodic electronic music and spectacular views):

  • The Island: Club by day on a boat that you need to book in advance. Very fashion fancy oriented but nice vibe for the Saturday afternoon!
  • The Greenwood Hotel – SASH: every saturday afternoon (direct shuttle bus after the day party at the Greenwood Hotel to the afterparty at Darling Harbour)
  • Universal – Conspiracy 54: one of the best parties I went to!
  • Coogee Pavillion: Saturday night o Sunday day/night
  • Ivy: on Thursdays is student party – a huge club (different floors with different music) with rooftop and even a rooftop pool! (usually really/too full)
  • Glenmore Hotel: Beautiful rooftop in the Rocks (very alternative neighborhood of the CBD) where you have a crazy view on the CBD and Opera House.
  • Burdekin Hotel
  • Watson‘s Bay Boutique Hotel: Beach Club at the beautiful Watson’s Bay.
  • Golden Sheaf: on Wednesdays (attention: more of a younger generation)
  • Beach Road Hotel: on Wednesdays

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