6 June 2017
What better way is there to enjoy a cold winter’s night than relaxing next to a roaring fire? Find shelter and get cosy inside these inviting Sydney bars and restaurants.
Come in from the cold coastline and relax in vibrant beachfront bar, The Bucket List. Great for summer days or winter nights, The Bucket List is filled with colourful wall art and quirky decor. The beach-side bar also features an outdoor deck and a selection of wines and cool cocktails for year-round beach vibes. In the colder months, the indoor fireplace fires up and winter-warmer dishes such as slow-roasted lamb shanks prove popular with locals and tourists alike.
Harts Pub is a warm, English-style pub in The Rocks specialising in Australian craft beer. With 12 rotating taps, bottled international beers and a mix of Australian wines, head here to enjoy a traditional evening of ale and pub grub. Get a spot by the fire and settle in for a hearty meal of house-smoked brisket or porter chicken parmigiana.
Originally opened as The Rose, Shamrock & Thistle in 1881, 3 Weeds is one of Sydney’s most historic public houses. Take a seat in the back bar and marvel at the beautiful high ceilings and stunning sandstone fireplace. 3 Weeds offers an extensive range of local craft beers as well as a seasonal and sustainable dining menu.
The Hero of Waterloo is a beautiful piece of colonial history which has been serving thirsty Australians for over 170 years. Find the small alcove in the main bar and get close to the heritage fireplace, or book The Duke Room for your next function and enjoy a selection of classic dishes by the warmth of yet another ornate fireplace.
Enjoy lunch or dinner with fantastic ocean views—but without the chilly ocean breeze. Find a cosy spot in one of Manly’s favourite local venues, Hotel Steyne. This beachfront hotel, bar and restaurant features a giant outdoor fireplace for alfresco dining in the courtyard, as well as a rustic indoor fireplace set against a trendy backdrop of exposed bricks.