We’re only one month into 2018, but it’s been a busy one for Sydney’s bar scene, with new venues opening up all over town. From a sophisticated Northern Beaches spot, to a contemporary Bondi public bar, we’ve scouted out the best of the city’s most recent additions. Check out our round-up of Sydney’s new bar openings for February 2018.
The Newport has scored a smart new addition in Bert’s – a chic bar and brasserie that takes its design cues from a 1930’s hotel dining room, elegant and swathed in pastel. Head in to enjoy Euro-influenced fare, a dedicated oyster bar, a seriously impressive wine list and a lineup of elegantly tweaked classic cocktails.
Maurice Terzini (The Dolphin, Icebergs) has opened the doors to his latest venture – a modern interpretation of the classic Aussie pub. The beachside bar boasts striking interiors, a soundtrack heavy on old-school Australian rock and an easy-eating menu sprinkled with Italian influence. Rounding out the fun, you’ll find a top-notch wine list and lots of funky seasonal cocktails.
After a three-week makeover and a change of pace, Newtown’s Hartsyard is back in action, ready to start winning even more hearts with its latest offering. Head in now and you’ll find a brighter, fresher fitout, and a share-friendly menu where seafood and veggies reign supreme. Just like the old days, there’s also some excellent drinking to be done, thanks to a banging wine rotation and a range of stand-out cocktails.
Potts Point newcomer House Bar & Bistrot is a homely addition to the ‘hood, plating up an oft-changing menu of generous, Italian-inspired fare. Backing up the eats, a tidy curation of cocktails and Italian wine varietals is primed for those after-work sessions, while weekend DJ sets and acoustic acts liven things up as the night wears on.
Taking over the former Bar Brose digs for the next twelve months is Ginkgo Bar & Dining, from the minds behind Ultimo’s Chulin. The menu here is inspired by the punchy flavours of Harbin, in northeast China, and the bar’s whipping up a sensational range of clever signature sips to match. The best part? It’s open late, slinging both food and cocktails until the wee hours.