1. Henry Lee's Bar, in Redfern. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @henryleesredfern / Via instagram.com Henry Lee's started out as a cafe, but now they've expanded and are adding a bar to their repertoire. It has opened its doors with a bang, hosting a multitude of events each week, including Gender Bender Bingo, Speed Dating and Gin & Jazz. You can catch me there every night this week. 2. Cantina OK!, in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @kend0ne / Via instagram.com Hidden away from the normal CBD beat in Sydney is Cantina OK!. While it can only fit a few patrons in at a time — you'll be hard pressed to give up your seat and move on: Their cocktails will keep you inside until the early morning. 3. Stanley's, in Darlinghurst. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @chop_n_eat / Via instagram.com With decor that just screams colour at you, it's next to impossible to walk past Stanley's without going in. You can order toasties along with your cocktail — because let's be real, there is no better food than a good toasted sandwich — and seriously let your hair down. 4. Cuckoo, in Newtown. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @themarlynewtown / Via instagram.com Who hasn't experienced a good night at the Marly in Newtown? Well, now the fun times have spread to the upstairs! Serving house-made schnapps and schnitzels, you're sure to leave Cuckoo more happy then when you entered it. 5. The Light Brigade, in Woollahra. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @sydneyfoodaddicts / Via instagram.com With a lounge, rooftop, bistro and bar onsite, The Light Brigade has something for everyone. Seriously, leave your partner downstairs watching the ~sports~ and head to the rooftop for your daily Insta selfie. It's a win-win for everyone. 6. The Gidley, in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @feeev / Via instagram.com For all the meat eaters out there, The Gidley is about to become your new favourite eatery. Head into the dining room to enjoy a steak that is simply out of this world, all the while helping yourself to some liquor that can only be described as decadent. 7. Public House Petersham, in Petersham. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @feedersdigest / Via instagram.com Sometimes all you really need and want in life is a good pub feed. Well, Public House Petersham will keep you fed and watered — without breaking the bank. Get all of your favourite pub classics here, plus some mouth-watering extras. 8. Nikkei Bar & Restaurant, in Surry Hills. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @linasphotodiary / Via instagram.com The perfect spot for a fancy occasion, Nikkei Bar & Restaurant will definitely look after you. With fantastic food and drink that pairs perfectly, you'll be talking about this place long after you pay the bill. 9. Isabel, in Bondi. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @isabelbondi / Via instagram.com With a motto like, "A place to be, and a place to be present," you can't help but be drawn into Isabel. With a mixture of Aussie and Japanese food, you'll be enjoying the best of both worlds and returning time after time. 10. Quick Brown Fox, in Pyrmont. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @qbfeatery / Via instagram.com There's nothing better than having a sneaky Bloody Mary with your morning eggs. Quick Brown Fox will have you in a great mood for the rest of the day with things like spiked kombucha and french toast. 11. Double Deuce Lounge, in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @michaelnicolian / Via instagram.com Opened by the same people who brought us Ramblin' Rascal Tavern, the Double Deuce Lounge is named after the bar in Road House. With a heavy '70s vibe, a cocktail list to die for (plus tinnies), everyone in your friendship list is going to enjoy this joint. 12. Bar Ombre, in Circular Quay. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @saltmeatscheese / Via instagram.com Salt Meats Cheese has ventured into the bar game with Bar Ombre. It sits on the rooftop of its restaurant in the Gateway building in Circular Quay. With its summer vibes and refreshing spritz list, this is definitely a place to while away after work on a Friday. 13. B. Lucky & Sons, in the Entertainment Quarter. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @bluckyandsons / Via instagram.com For the people who like to play as they down a couple of drinks, B.Lucky & Sons is for you. With arcade games, hot dog variations and cocktails, you can relive your childhood — only now you're old enough to drink! 14. Zeta Bar in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @zetafridays / Via instagram.com If you're a lover of the Queen Victoria Building, then the view of it from Zeta Bar's terrace is guaranteed to captivate you. It's closed until February 6, so you may have to wait just a touch longer before you can get your hands on one of their signature cocktails. 15. White Cockatoo Hotel, in Petersham. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @bronx_sophie_bella / Via instagram.com Just across from the train station in Petersham, the White Cockatoo Hotel is a fantastic pub. Head there for any occasion: Pub dinner, night out or just to have a drink while you watch the sport screens. Plus, as an added bonus, doggos are allowed in the courtyard and TBH, what else could you want? 16. Milky Lane, in Crows Nest. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @paulagoaf / Via instagram.com Milky Lane, in all of its many locations, have the cocktails you've been dreaming of from before you even knew alcohol existed. With names like the "Kit Kat Choc Fudge Booze Shake" and "Reeces Peanut Butter Martini" you might have to throw your new year's resolution to be healthy out the window. But no one said you couldn't have treats. 17. The Old Clare Hotel, in Chippendale. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @kwoks_kitchen / Via instagram.com While it may be a hotel bar, The Old Clare definitely has a charm that entices pedestrians in. You can also head up to the rooftop and enjoy a drink with the view, but just a heads up — swimming is only for the guests of the hotel. 18. Maybe Sammy, in The Rocks. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @maybe_sammy_sydney / Via instagram.com If you're looking to ~fancy~ up your weekend plans, then look no further than Maybe Sammy. With a dizzying array of accolades and cocktails that look simply magical, Maybe Sammy is sure to delight. 19. The Lobo Plantation, in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @storybehindthebar / Via instagram.com This bar will reach you all about the spirit with their rum flights, which are tasting sessions that will take you around the world with samples of different rums. Of course, you can also just sit back and enjoy their delicious food and amazing cocktails. 20. The Unicorn, in Paddington. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @marco_fanuli / Via instagram.com If, for some reason, you're over fancy food and drinks, and are craving something simple, head on down to The Unicorn. You'll leave feeling full, with the warm fuzzies in your belly, after indulging in your favourite classic pub feed.