As the warmer weather leaves us and the cool front sweeps in, it’s no surprise that we still yearn for the heat of a summer romance. While the temperature might be dropping, rediscover the excitement of summer love by getting up close and personal with some of Sydney’s cosiest date spots. We’ve rounded up our top eight across the city to heat up your love life this winter.
Barangaroo is where Sydney’s iconic harbour views meet the culture and vibrancy of New Orleans. At Nola, located in Sydney’s up and coming hot spot, you can discover delicious cocktails with a New Orleans style Smokehouse. Escape the colder weather by snuggling up over an intimate table for two by the whisky bar and make your way through the 500+ collection of American whiskies. If you’re after a delicious meal, take a seat in the restaurant and enjoy picturesque views of Sydney’s west end harbour, while indulging in traditional southern American style cuisine. A go-to spot for those looking to impress.
Gin lovers, rejoice! We’ve found Sydney’s first gin distillery in 80 years. Expect to be immersed in the ultimate gin experience, with combination of liquors brewed on site, gin tastings, or the option to make your very own brew (how romantic). A rustic, warehouse feel, dimly lit, with a touch of ambiance – expect to take ‘going for a drink’ to new heights.
Discover a sneaky golden state gem on the north shore. Hidden behind a rather inconspicuous looking door, just off Military Rd, it’s easy to miss this hotspot. Follow the narrow staircase to discover a location buzzing with energy. You can expect food and drinks that are a perfect reflection of what you can commonly find along HWY 101. With a menu perfect for sharing, make your way through the extensive wine and seasonal cocktail list. Espresso Martini lovers, this is one spot you have to try.
Tucked away in the busy streets of the CBD, this Cuban-style rum bar/restaurant combines intimacy and energy to deliver the perfect, inner city date spot. Follow the winding staircase underground, to discover the vibrant, Latin inspired destination. Perfect for a first date, bar staff can talk you through the extensive range of over 250 handpicked rums, sourced from all over the world. Combine an elaborate cocktail menu with delectable Latin cuisine, and you’ve got yourself a winning date spot.
A vintage, eclectic destination where you can expect to find some of Newtown’s finest craft beers, alongside an array of delectable specialty cocktails. Follow a rickety staircase leading through candlelit hideaways to discover a cosy deck for you and that special someone to perch yourselves for the night. If you’re after something a little more intimate, opt for a share house style room featuring vintage décor art covered walls coupled with cosy mood lighting. The perfect combination of casual and intimate.
As the name suggests, small, intimate and super cosy. For the wine lovers, make your way through the extensive wine list, while devouring the delicious share food from the bar menu. For those in searching to warm themselves from the inside out, discover a menu to suit all tastes. Ranging from fried chicken burgers, to tacos, salads and cheese plates, it’s the perfect spot for those in search of an intimate meal for two.
For the Sydney-siders ‘over the bridge’, or anyone looking to escape the bustle of the city, this picturesque location is a no-brainer. Recently made famous as the location of Justin Bieber’sfirst ‘vegemite experience’, this local favourite is perched down the south end of Manly beach. Enjoy stunning views of the ocean while sipping on one of their infamously almost-too-pretty-to-drink cocktails.
Tucked down a demure alley just off one of Sydney’s busiest streets discover an underground hotspot that will transport you back to the 1920s. Discover dapper bar men and glamorous flapper waitresses, as you and that special someone enjoy specially crafted seasonal cocktails and delectable share food. A buzzing energy, and a cosy layout, it’s the perfect location to escape the cooler weather.