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The 10 Best Bars In Paddington, Sydney

The 10 Best Bars In Paddington, Sydney

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The suburb of Paddington is located just three kilometres from Sydney’s CBD in the culturally diverse residential area that is shared by Darlinghurst and Surry Hills. With many commercial businesses as well as restaurants, bars and cafés, this is one of the best places to go in Sydney for a good late breakfast or brunch. Read on to discover 10 of Paddington’s best bars.

Print Room

You’ll be taken back to the Victorian era at the end of the 19th century at Print Room, where the décor and furniture reflect the lifestyle of the bourgeoisie in years past. Located on one of the primary fashion strips in Sydney, this bar and restaurant wows with its incredible selection of great, classic cocktails. It’s also gained fans for the traditional pub food, which is given a modern twist with a play on the subtle flavours that are present in contemporary Australian cuisine.


Print Room Restaurant, 9-11 Glenmore Rd, Paddington NSW, Australia +61 2 9360 4467

Four In Hand Hotel

Perfect for local and visiting foodies, hidden away in the backstreets of Paddington is Four in Hand Hotel, a bar and restaurant that is a modern and elegant take on the classic local pub. Here you can come and catch a live showing of the biggest sporting games from cricket, AFL and rugby, while you enjoy one of their great local beers. Alternatively, this is one of Paddington’s culinary spots with a great menu and a detailed wine list.


Four in Hand Hotel, 105 Sutherland St, Paddington NSW, Australia +61 2 9326 2254

London Tavern & Brasserie

The London Tavern & Brasserie provides a vintage space with a local pub vibe, classic pub food and local beers. Although it’s named after the capital city of England, and one of the things in the world that is most reminiscent of the English way of life, The London Tavern and Brasserie has nothing particularly English about it. The food is modern Australian and the interior is bright and simple, where the most important thing is good service and great food.


London Tavern & Brasserie, 85 Underwood St, Paddington NSW, Australia +61 2 9331 3200

Royal Hotel Paddington | Image Courtesy of Royal Hotel Paddington
Royal Hotel Paddington | Image Courtesy of Royal Hotel Paddington

Royal Hotel Paddington

The Royal Hotel Paddington, established in the late 1800s, is still serving the community and has remained one of the primary spots in Paddington for a great atmosphere, music, drinks, food and fun. This pub has gone through a lot of changes in its long history, recently being renovated to become more modern and sophisticated, as well as opening its rooftop to customers as a gorgeous rooftop bar with views over eastern Sydney.


Royal Hotel Paddington, 237 Glenmore Rd, Paddington NSW, Australia +61 2 9331 2604

Easy Tiger

Just downstairs from the iconic Unicorn Hotel on Oxford Street, Easy Tiger is one of Paddington’s primary music venues. This mid-sized bar has a 1970s dive bar feel, and it has maintained an atmosphere that is relaxed and casual and a great place to come for a drink or listen to some great up and coming Sydney musicians and bands. The 70s style décor is mixed with cool graffiti and quirky art that sets the tone for this chilled out bar.


Easy Tiger, 106 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW, Australia +61 2 9360 7994

The Wine Library

In a list of the best bars in Paddington, it’s impossible to pass over The Wine Library. This is the perfect place for wine lovers new and old, where you can find a great wine, whatever your budget. As any aficionado of wine knows, wine is great by itself, but it is even better when complemented with food, and you can also find that at The Wine Library. This bar offers a menu of a variety of different bar snacks that are the perfect accompaniment to be matched with different types of wine.


The Wine Library, 18 Oxford St, Woollahra NSW, Australia +61 2 9360 5686

Lord Dudley Hotel

Sydney’s oldest and most beloved pub is the Lord Dudley Hotel, serving loyal customers from the area since well before the turn of the 20th century. This pub is proud to serve a range of old-style traditional English pub food as well as great modern Australian cuisine. You’re also invited to try one of the 18 different local and imported beers that are served cold from the tap behind the elegant mahogany bar, or perhaps have a look through the extensive wine list with local and international options.


Lord Dudley Hotel, 236 Jersey Rd, Woollahra NSW, Australia +61 2 9327 5399


10 William St

10 William St in Paddington has become more than just an address in this gorgeous inner-city suburb, just south east of Sydney’s CBD. It is also known as an iconic location to come for an extensive wine list and broad a menu that draws inspiration from cuisines cross the world and plays with a variety of different flavours to create incredible combinations of textures and tastes that are unique in Sydney.


10 William St, 10 William St, Paddington NSW, Australia