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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“There are 3 pubs only a short stroll away. This one has been bought by a famous hotelier family Merivale and will be bringing in a famous chef soon. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Friendly little local, simple drinks and light food, get a set at the window”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“It is a popular live music venue for rock/indie bands. Live At The Annandale is an album recorded at the Annandale Hotel by American punk rock band The Bronx. Isis released a DVD of their full performance at the Annandale Hotel from 2005.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pub
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“Cute Art Deco place with endless craft beers on tap and period decor. Great food deals every single day of the week. Wednesday night $12 steak and Sunday 2 x 1 meals”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great local pub with excellent relaxed casual food and atmosphere - locals favourite, with consistently great food and service. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“A very pleasant local pub where you can have a drink without too much noise or being hassled by anyone. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Upmarket beautiful Italian restaurant with wonderful pizza, pasta and drinks. Phone them to book ahead for evening dining. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pub
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“Must visit. Meet Charles and ask for Srilankan Chicken curry or Fish Curry. Must try Tandoori Lamb Burger”
  • 10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Leichhardt is the Sydney home of Italian, and Grappa is one of its many kitchens. With a southern and northern Italian menu of both fresh and hearty dishes, it has something for everyone. From grilled scampi and yellow fin tuna carpaccio to brown butter sage ravioli, seafood is at the heart of their menu. An excellent dinner spot between a big group of friends or the family, and a long lunch doesn’t disappoint here either. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lovely stylish restaurant offering a beautiful selection of wines and modern Australian Cusine.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Palace Cinema's offer an alternative to mainstream multiplex cinemas, by showcasing a mix of international and local art-house films, quality blockbusters, operas and special events, as well as our renowned film festivals. They are fully licensed so you can take advantage of their curated wine list, which you can pair with our delicious cheese and antipasto platters. Let’s not forget about their barista made Lavazza coffee either. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Café
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“ALL DAY BREAKFAST. LUNCH. FULLY LICENSED. BYO. CHILD & PET FRIENDLY. SUN DRENCHED COURTYARD. AWESOME FOOD. GENUINE SERVICE.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“No matter how you spent your morning, Creek & Cella is a suitable afternoon retreat. The wine bar is best enjoyed in the later sun-kissed hours, with sliced to order charcuterie and cheese accompanying organic wines, locally sourced beer and classic cocktails. For those a little more peckish, the locally sourced seasonal menu has a range of share plates and solo meals. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
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  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Head to 55 Norton Street and you’ll find Norton Plaza. Head inside and you’ll find Grill’d. Head inside and you’ll find burgers done good. Always.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Capriccio Osteria first opened its doors in Leichhardt in 2015 with restauranteur, Michele Rispoli, at its helm. Hailing from the sunny shores of Positano in Italy, Rispoli sought to revitalise the Norton Street strip long associated with Italian food and culture. Coming from a family with three generations of hospitality in their blood, he delivers a passion for quality Italian cuisine and wine, daily. Leading the kitchen is Head Chef, Nicole Bampton. The W.A native has an impressive resume including Sepia, Tetsuya’s and Lucio’s. Bampton is the mastermind behind every seasonal menu and special event - constantly challenging herself to up the game in taste, texture and colour. The idea behind Capriccio Osteria is to bring friends and family around the table, in a casual environment and create lasting memories. Buon appetito!”
  • 2 locals recommend