Surry Hills to Sydney is as Shoreditch is to London, or Brooklyn is to New York. A melting pot of prime bars and cool creatives, the Crown Street strip will have your night sorted no matter what your flavour. The Winery, (sister to Gazebo Wine Garden), keeps the flash-pack locals buzzing every night of the week under its fairy light lit garden and cosy inside sanctuary (spot the resident koalas in the trees). Nice.
Bookings are recommended as this place is heaving with groups, girls and trendy corporate goers, all letting their hair down. Get twisted on the Disco Biscuits cocktail made with passion fruit vodka, passion fruit, apricot and wattle liquors and lemon – these guys have a killer cocktail list!
The outdoor courtyard resonates a Turkish bazaar, while the Elvis Room will make you want to put on those blue suede shoes as suspended taxidermy peacocks surround you. The Winery always has a wine expert on hand to guide you through the extensive list, and the alternative (attentive) staff will keep you entertained. NB if it’s your birthday the boombox and sparkles performance will be turned on by all the staff.
Once in your chicken, Champagne & Grape Pie induced food coma, settle in to the cosy couches upstairs amongst the wacky décor and mismatched furniture. If that’s not enough it’s dog friendly too!