The Best Spots To Shake off Lockdown Blues

October 11th, 2021

With Sydney’s vibrant hospitality scene making a grand return, excitement is in the air. If like many other Sydneysiders, you’re struggling to decide on the destination of your long-awaited debut, we’ve put together the best ways to shake off those lockdown blues and witness the city’s pub scene return to life!


There’s never been a better time to perch yourself high in the sky, with a front-row seat to the city below. That’s why you’ll find us locking in a booking at one of Sydney’s luxe rooftop bars. Untied, a vibrant rooftop oasis hidden above the industrial scenes of Barangaroo, should be the first point of call for anyone missing Instagram-worthy views and a taste of the tropics.

An atrium more your style? Look no further than The Rook, one of Sydney’s most looked-for rooftops. Hidden high above the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s York Street, take in the skyline while you peruse their inventive cocktail list and top-notch bar snacks.


There’s no mistaking the waterfront views that make Sydney so iconic, from the arches of the Harbour Bridge to the ferries of Circular Quay. That’s why we suggest locking in a spot at a Bungalow8 or Cargo Bar to feel the harbour breeze in your hair as you enjoy an expertly blended cocktail or that first taste of tap beer in months!

Looking to indulge? Reserve your table at Kingsley’s Woolloomooloo and treat yourself to a curated menu of Australia’s finest seafood, steak and produce.


There’s no denying that brunch is woven into the fabric of our society, it’s a part of the culture, and let’s be honest – it has been seriously missed in the last few months! Add a boozy element to your smashed avo, and you’ve got yourself a winner every time. That’s why you’ll be thrilled to hear The Winery in Surry Hills is bringing back their famous bottomless brunch. Think 3 fabulous courses and two hours of all the Bellinis you can drink (within RSA, obviously) – every Saturday and Sunday.

How about brunch with a side of smooth tunes? Head to Barangaroo for Untied’s epic southern-style bottomless brunch with live roaming soul! Bookings are available every Saturday.


For the few that find themselves with a boarding pass in hand, we haven’t forgotten about you. Courtesy of Beer Deluxe Sydney Airport, you can still experience the return of Sydney’s pub scene! Make your way to T2 for a pre-flight burger and beer, enjoy the complimentary WI-FI and relax! With over 150 craft beers on offer, you’ll be spoiled for choice.


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