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Where To Get A Drink In The CBD

11 Sep. 2017

Known for its glamorous (and highly expensive) real estate and iconic landmarks such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, Sydney is the typical cosmopolitan city fit for the country’s elite and anyone else who has hundreds and thousands to splash on rent every week (seriously, how do some people afford it ?!) What […]


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The Best Asian Fusion Restaurants on Kensington St

5 Sep. 2017

Downtown, things will be great when your downtown, no finer place for sure, downtown, everything’s waiting for you… are the words you will be singing when you stumble upon this glorious selection of Asian cuisines, seafood sensations and the finest coffee you will find in Sydney. Kensington Street is a must see for all Sydneysiders, […]


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Sydney’s Best Function Venues with a View

1 Sep. 2017

Can’t find the perfect venue that ticks all the boxes? Struggling to secure a venue that has the perfect view? If you’re anxiously nodding, then stop stressing and keep reading. HCS have found you some amazing venues to host an upcoming special event or if you’re simply looking to impress an important client and need […]


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Father’s Day: Where To Go For Lunch

31 Aug. 2017

Well, it’s that time of the year again where dad’s get offered the limelight and the chance to celebrate their parenting skills, even though they struggle to make anything but a toasted cheese sandwich and have to rely on mum to remember when your birthday is. Despite all that, dads are always there to provide […]


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Top 5 Date-Worthy Restaurants

16 Aug. 2017

It’s tough being in a relationship, especially after those first 3 months pass by and you’re sadly no longer in the honeymoon stage. Keeping the romance alive and surprising each other takes a lot of effort and we seem to get everything and anything delivered these days so why bother getting off the couch? (Besides […]


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Bertonia Lounge – A Hidden Gem In Parramatta

11 Aug. 2017

In charge of organizing the work Christmas party this year? Realising that your 30th birthday isn’t as far away as you thought (or hoped) it was? Can’t make a decision on a venue but still need to throw a baby shower preferably before the baby gets here? Well sit back, relax, grab a drink and read this […]


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360 Presents: Truffle Degustation Dinner

2 Aug. 2017

Truffles are an affordable luxury with an empowering aroma to turn everyday dishes into extraordinary wonders. As Australia is the fourth largest truffle growing nation, 360 Bar & Dining is presenting a one-time-only exclusive dining event for guests to enrich their taste buds and experience a degustation feast. Located 305 metres above the city in the […]


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Fine Dining That Won’t Break The Bank

27 Jul. 2017

Are you trying to save up for that European holiday you’ve been wanting to take for the past 5 years? Need a new car? Going overboard with online shopping because you need the 54th pair of shoes that you promised will be your very last online purchase? Don’t want to spend those extra few dollars […]


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Escape The City and Find Freedom

26 Jul. 2017

The Freedom Hub, situated in Sydney’s Waterloo where design and industry intertwine to create a community dedicated to the nurture and cultivation of creativity and technology, is the perfect location for this socially conscious venue space. Not only can you grab a coffee at their cute-as-a-button cafe, or host your next event in one of […]


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The Best High Teas In Sydney

18 Jul. 2017

Who said you have to be rich to feel royal? We have a few treats in-store for you Sydney-goers. Get your pinkies at the ready as we present to you the top High Teas across the City. As a fellow pommy, I have had my fair share of scones and afternoon teas in my time. […]


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Bastille Festival Takes Over Circular Quay

13 Jul. 2017

Food. Wine. Art. This Feast-ival has it all. Bastille Festival, the Food Wine Art Revolution, recently renamed from the BBR Festival, will not only celebrate all things French, but unify people and countries around the world for Bastille Day weekend on the 13th – 16th of July. Fun fact: BBR stands for Bleu Blanc Rouge, and if […]


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Top 10 Places to Host Birthday Drinks

30 Jun. 2017

Your birthday is fast approaching and the Facebook event you’ve created, have your friends itching as to where you are going to host it. It’s a big task. You want it to be memorable but still be a convenient location for all of your friends to make it home with an affordable Uber ride. Would […]


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5 Uniquely Sydney Date Ideas

15 Jun. 2017

Ready to set down the takeaway menu and finally be the person in the relationship that conquers indecisiveness? Had enough of pretending to be happy when your partner suggests another Game of Thrones marathon? Whether you’ve been together for years, you’re in that awkward are-we/aren’t-we stage, or it’s a date you wish you’d swiped left on, […]


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Your Last Minute Guide to Vivid Sydney

7 Jun. 2017

Let me guess. You planned on making the most of Vivid Sydney but with the release of the new season of Orange Is The New Black and the wretched Sydney rain, life got in the way. Now, you’re feeling like a darn fool because the festivities end tomorrow and you’re stuck pondering whether all those […]


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What Your Drink Says About You

18 May. 2017

I’m the first to admit I have been almost all of these drinkers at one point or another. I can only imagine what the bartender thought of me when I was ordering Vodka Redbulls as a fresh 18 year old, but alas, at the time I knew no better. Just as my clothes, hair styles […]


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Mejico; A Restaurant To Taco Bout…

12 May. 2017

There is a restaurant in Sydney that actually encourages the enthusiasm some (me) get when the opportunity arises to chant me-hee-co whilst clacking invisible castanets in the air. Mejico in Sydney’s CBD brings the very best of Mexican cuisine to the shores of Sydney, allowing those of us not fortunate enough to make the trip to […]


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Mother’s Day: Where To Go In Sydney

8 May. 2017

Don’t be a bore this Mother’s Day and do the usual card, chocolate and flowers for mum. Instead, get mum excited, dolled up and ready for a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner – with the inclusion of a few glasses of bubbly of course. There are few Mother’s Day specials happening across Sydney, and luckily, […]


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10 Newtown Bars You Need To Know About

26 Apr. 2017

Ah Newtown – the hippest, most unsuspectingly ‘it’ place at the moment, with its hidden establishments, grungy bars, appealing food and rowdy nightlife. There isn’t anywhere quite like Newtown. The locals will tell you that. And after a night spent running around some favourite Newtown haunts (that we’ve listed below), you too just might fall […]


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Cinema with a View

18 Apr. 2017

Stop what you’re doing. We have found the best date night ever, available nearly every night in April! Spend a night under the stars, with breathtaking views and catch a flick at Luna Park. This iconic location will be the place to be this April, with some of the best movies in recent years, as […]


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5 Things To Do In Sydney This Easter

13 Apr. 2017

Sure, you COULD sit in traffic for three hours in an attempt to get out of Sydney this long weekend, but why bother leaving when there’s so much to do right at your doorstep? If you haven’t organised a trip away for Easter, there’s plenty on offer in Sydney this weekend.  The rains look like […]


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Easter Sunday: Rooftop Reggae Party

12 Apr. 2017

What do Easter Sunday, Rum and reggae have in common? Absolutely nothing. Other than your Easter Sunday could be spent in the best way possible, with booze, dancing, live music and the sounds of the Caribbean. The Cauliflower Hotel & Forgotten Cask Rum Bar are proud to present a FREE Rooftop Reggae Party to help […]


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The Eastern

11 Apr. 2017

This four-level establishment in Bondi Junction houses some of the best venues that Sydney has to offer. Don’t let the fact that it shares its building with Westfield shopping center deter you, The Eastern is a little world within itself. You’ll find a different experience on each level, unique to each venue. The Eastern is […]


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Best Bars In Sydney With A View

30 Mar. 2017

You don’t need to climb to the Sydney Harbour Bridge to get the best views of the city. Bars and restaurants all over Sydney have taken advantage of the breathtaking views that Sydney has to offer. With venues showcasing views from the sky and sea level, these bars and restaurants are not just for tourists. […]


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Tatle-tale At Tatler

29 Mar. 2017

A cocktail lounge designed to make you thirsty and an extensive canapé menu destined to make you hungry…welcome to Tatler… Tatler is a venue located in Darlinghurst, that really does have it all. It includes a dancefloor (aptly named the discotheque) which features rich mahogany furnishings, romantic lighting, limestone walls and mysterious alcoves. The discotheque […]


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A Secret Whiskey Room Just For You…

22 Mar. 2017

Eau De Vie is one of Sydney’s best hidden gems. Translating to “water of life”, Eau De Vie was named The World’s Best New Cocktail Bar in 2011, and is ranked among the top 50 bars in the world. If you’re after somewhere a little more quiet and sophisticated to host a party then Eau De […]


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6 Of The Most Haunted Bars in Sydney

22 Mar. 2017

Today we are discussing spirits of a different kind. We’re not interested in your usual tequila, gin, vodka and whiskey. We’re interested in the ghoulish, mysterious happenings that occur in some of Sydney’s oldest pubs, bars, and restaurants. Guess you could say these establishments host every kind of spirit imaginable. Check them out on any […]


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Top 5 Picks for St Paddy’s Day

16 Mar. 2017

It’s that time of year again where everyone channels their inner Irish. Whether you’re from the homeland, you’re pretending to be for the day, or you’re a leprechaun and still not sure sure sure, St Patrick’s Day falls on Friday 17th March, so it’s time to get your liver ready for a weekend full of fun! Not […]


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The Do’s And Don’ts of Hosting Your Own Event

14 Mar. 2017

You may have an upcoming birthday, anniversary, wedding or even a corporate function that requires some major levels of planning, organisation and creative flair. Now, we know you’re no superhero who can multi-task the grueling processes of hosting your own event or function, so we’ve asked the experts and got some exclusive handy key tips […]


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The Coolest Hidden Bars in Sydney

9 Mar. 2017

There’s something dangerous about entering an unmarked door, or walking down a dark, dingy alleyway that piques our interest and sets our heart racing. The most obscure, concealed and secretive bars make for the most fun nights out, so take it from us and give one (or all) of these bars a go at some […]


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Function Rooms Sydney & Venues for Hire

3 Mar. 2017

When it comes to function rooms and venues in Sydney, we really are spoilt for choice. Whether you’re after beachfront venues with magnificent views or venues for hire in the heart of the CBD, whether it’s a small function or large cocktail style event, the function venues and event spaces in Sydney are second to none. […]


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Your Guide to Art Month Sydney

28 Feb. 2017

Founded in 2009, Art Month Sydney is a month long festival which presents and celebrates contemporary art throughout the city of Sydney, showcasing art through an exciting program of exhibitions, workshops, live talks and studio openings. Art Month Sydney is a non-for-profit festival produced by The Australian Art Events Foundation and runs through March. A […]


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Sober in Sydney – 5 Things To Do This Weekend

24 Feb. 2017

Embarking on a month long alcohol-free detox seemed like a good idea on January 31st after a two months of over-indulging. Each February, hundreds and thousands of Australians commit to Feb Fast, abstaining from alcohol for the final month of summer. Feb Fast is an incredible organisation that asks Australia to ‘pause for a cause’, […]


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Taste of Sydney – For Friends Who Feast

24 Feb. 2017

Taste of Sydney is back, transforming Centennial Park into a foodie mecca over four days. In partnership with Electrolux, Taste of Sydney brings together Sydney’s very best restaurants and chefs from the 9th of March until the 12th, showcasing some of the finest culinary Sydney has to offer. Very rarely are the biggest names (and […]


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Twilight At Taronga Zoo

22 Feb. 2017

It’s that time of year again where the flowers have budded and the animals are frolicking, and luckily, Taronga Zoo understands just how important it is to plan an outing to the zoo at this glorious time. They also understand how live music and picnicking in the great outdoors are three things that just scream […]


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10 Things Only Hospitality Workers Will Understand

16 Feb. 2017

Every industry has its perils and share of cretins that employees have to deal with on a daily basis. Whether you work at a bank, in a law firm, in retail, in a school or as a dog walker, there are certain aspects of every job, certain “individuals” more specifically, you’re taught you have to “just […]


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Have A Picnis This Australia Day At The Calyx

23 Jan. 2017

What better way to spend Australia Day then with a picnic and some Cabernet… In the heart of Sydney’s stunning Royal Botanic Gardens you’ll find The Calyx, a state of the art venue that is architecturally magnificent and fuses art with theatre and leafy green surrounds. On the 26th of January, why not do something […]


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The Night Market Is Back!

23 Jan. 2017

For one night and one night only, Carriageworks is set to transform itself into an Asian inspired, culinary wonderland. Curated by award winning chef Kylie Kwong, The Night Market happening on the 28th of January is offering all the sites, sounds and smells of contemporary Asia, from Harajuku to Beijing and everywhere in between. The […]


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Best NYE Events Around Sydney

13 Dec. 2016

I think we can all agree that 2016 has been a bit of a whirlwind. From the chaos that ensued from Pokemon Go, the excitement and drama of the Rio Olympics, the passing of legends like Prince and Bowie, the phenomenon of ‘dabbing’, the fruition of the mannequin challenge (still unsure as to who and […]


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The Ultimate New Years Eve At STUDIO

6 Dec. 2016

If bringing in the New Year 300 metres above Sydney’s CBD sounds like your type of party then STUDIO, Sydney Tower is the place for you. Toast the end of the year and count in 2017 in ultimate style, enjoying a six course degustation menu with matching wines whilst soaking in unparalleled views over Sydney. […]


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What’s On In Sydney This Weekend

24 Nov. 2016

Sydney’s summer, and the associated lead up to Christmas, is like no other in the world, what with its sun-soaked days and balmy nights, Aussie-centric festivities and not-so-traditional-traditions. Whether you’re excited about the big day or not, ‘tis an inevitable eventuality, so you may as well get amongst some of the exciting activities which are […]