Suzie’s Sydney list

I’ve been living in Sydney for at least 18 months now and while I am based here, there’s a part of Melbourne that lingers within me. I still dress like I’m in winter sometimes.

Sydney is known for their scenic beaches. Truthfully, I am not the biggest sand in my shoes fan but there’s plenty to do, drink and see in this city. My thing for now seems to be trying out all the fried chicken and ramen in Sydney.

Feel free to add to the comment and add to the list.



The best part is that they are right next to each other, less than a minute walk from each bar/restaurant (I promise). Who doesn’t love an easy night out at Surry Hills

1. Play Bar
– Live music/dj and it’s underground. Reminds me of Melbourne

2.Wild Rovers
Hidden behind a green door, it serves beers in a cold metal canister. Super cool

3. Tio’s
– A Mexican bar with cool tatt-hipster bros, full of fun, there’s a whole row of bras behind the bar. Try their margaritas.

4. Ko & Co Soju Bar
A small Korean Fusion, check out their tacos

5. Spice I Am
– A popular Thai restaurant with the best spicy and crispy pork belly

6.Madame Nhu
Gourmet Pho (aka Vietnamese rice noodle soup)


Cool drinking holes

The Baxter Inn, Clarence Street
Uncle Ming’s, York Street

Coffee Addiction
– Project Coffee Project, Surry Hills
– Mecca, Ultimo
– Single O, Surry Hills
– Fleetwood Macchiato, Erskineville
– Reuben Hills, Surry Hills
– Sample Coffee, Devonshire Street
– Gumption, George St
– Brickfields, Chippendale

More coffee:


Fried Chicken
– Sparrow’s Mill, Haymarket (CBD)
– Beschio’s, Epping
– Red Pepper Bistro, Strathfield
– Mary’s, Newtown (make sure you order the mash to go with the fried chicken – best combo ever)
– Tan Viet Noodle House, Cambramatta or Canley Heights
– El Jannah, Granville (charcoal chicken)

– Gumshara, Haymarket

Messina, Surry Hills
Bourke Street Bakery, Surry Hills
Ding Tai Fung, there’s 5 of them around
Chat Thai, Haymarket
Thai Pothong,Newtown
Chur burger, Surry Hills
Beach Burritos, Bondi


– White Rabbit
– Powerhouse museum
– Carriageworks
– Casula Powerhouse

  • Frank Gehry building, UTS, Ultimo
  • Paddington reservoir
  • Victor Churchill, Paddington


Tourist traps but still awesome
Bondi beach
– Sydney Opera House
– Fish Market

– Queen Vic
– Surry Hills market (Saturday)

– Hub Sydney, Darlinghurst
– The Commune, Erskineville
– The Workbench, Ultimo

Library (aka Free Wifi)
– State Library
– Surry Hills Library

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