New to Sydney? have a few hours to explore?
Explore the bars and markets a hop, skip and a jump from the gay heart of Sydney’s Oxford Street
We take a look at some choice spots between Paddington and Double Bay.
37 Bay Street, Double Bay
This laid back bar is a great place to kick back and chat with friends. While you can easily get their by bus or train from the city, on a sunny weekend nothing beats a ferry trip from Circular Quay. You can soak up the warmer weather in the courtyard bar listening to the resident DJ, or take prime position at a footpath table to watch the rich and beautiful strut their stuff down Double Bay’s glamorous shopping strip. Later in the evening on weekends, Mrs Sippy shifts up a gear, and it can really get very busy. The food menu is great, with a wide range of healthy choices, and some interesting twists on comfort food favourites.
12 Nicholson Street Woolloomooloo
Located near the historic Woolloomooloo finger wharf, the Tilbury is a relaxing oasis, and not your typical Sydney pub. A very gay friendly venue that is just a short walk from trendy Macleay Street in Potts Point, and 5 minutes cab ride from the bright lights of Oxford Street Darlinghurst, it has a long established reputation as a great place to hang out on weekends. You can enjoy a casual cocktail and snack in the courtyard, or settle down for a fine meal in the restaurant. Their upstairs deck bar cranks out Moet Ice Cocktails on Friday evenings, while on Sundays you can kick back with a jug of Pimms and a plate of grilled prawns.
395 Oxford St, Paddington
Every Saturday from 10am, Paddington’s famous markets has been the place to buy affordable items from up and coming local fashion designers, artists, and jewellery makers. Located on Oxford Street Paddington, a 15 minute walk from Taylor Square, the markets are nestled amongst designer fashion and furniture retailers, a few doors down from the Australian Centre for Photography, and the beautiful Paddington Reservoir Gardens. If you still haven’t maxed out your credit cards, you can always continue your shopping adventure down Queen Street Woollahra.