07 July 2013

Mapping out the Small Bars in Sydney

Cheers to the little guys

Finding it hard to keep up with all the small bars opening in Sydney? Join the club. It used to be much easier to keep track of them all when they first started to open up slowly each few months but now it seems just about every week there's one cool, funky, quirky or totally hidden bar popping up around town. To help find these little gems I've started a map to keep track of them quickly and easily. If you know of any that aren't on the map please let me know. My preference is the small bars that are hard to find but there'll always be room for larger bars that have something unique to offer.

If you're interested in starting up your own small bar then check out the City of Sydney application guide.

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bob said...

Love this. such a good idea. I laughed out loud when I saw the link to the COS small bar application page :)

gaby @ lateraleating said...

Good stuff!

iamthewitch said...

Hello Simon! Found your blog today while searching for Albee's :) Great blog and love your idea about mapping small bars, although I'm not a bar person (I bet it will be useful to those who are).

JB said...

We were in Glebe on the weekend and dropped into two great bars. Not sure if they qualify as small bars but Alfie & Hetty and Mr Falcon are both great bars.

Great idea btw!!!

Richard Elliot said...

Great idea Simon!

Small Barfly said...

Or you could just download the Small Barfly iPhone app - It has maps of ALL the small bars in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth! ;)

You can also..
+ Search over 200 Australian small bars
+ Browse small bars by city (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth)
+ Check opening hours & contact details
+ Read small bar descriptions
+ The Map feature allows you to browse small bars by city
+ The Bars Near Me feature locates small bars that are close by
+ Check-in to small bars via Twitter
+ Save your favourite small bars for future reference
+ Push updates allow new small bars to be added as they come online
+ Latest News keeps you in the loop of upcoming small bars and news

- end blatant plug ;-)

Anonymous said...

Great idea but Baxter Inn, with all the backing and marketing of Merivale, hardly qualifies as a bar opened by 'the little guys' or 'hard to find'.

Simon Leong said...

hi bob, hope you find it useful next time you need to find a bar in the city

hi gaby, glad you approve :-)

hi iamthewitch, hope you get to albee's. if you have any friends wanting to find a bar please pass the message on.

hi jb, thanks for the tips. Alfie & Hetty have a great menu. tempted to try them now. have added Mr Falcon.

hi richard, thanks mate

hi small barfly, great to know about your app

hi anonymous, not sure if baxter inn is actually merivale? do you mean palmer and co? feel free to advise on any other small bars i've missed.

Sara - Belly Rumbles said...

Well done Simon! Look forward to see what you add.

cameron said...

When it comes to finding a good bar to chill out in in Sydney, I find that it makes more sense to find one that you like that serves drinks that you and stick with it! Making friends with the bartenders has its perks too!

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