Chippendale has transformed completely. Just a few yers ago, the suburb was considered unsavoury and a little run down. But with the help of the massive Kensington Street development, Chippendale is one of the most desirable suburbs in Sydney and host to some of its most interesting bars.

Some work the local uni-student crowd with meal deals and cheap brews, while others cater to higher-end tastes.

The Rose Hotel

This beer garden is one hell of a pleasant spot to park.

52-54 Cleveland Street, Chippendale

Freda's

An inimitable hub for Sydney’s creative community.

107-109 Regent Street, Chippendale

The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen

Clean and clear, but still a pub.

74 Rose Street, Chippendale

The Lord Gladstone

A Chippendale pub with a courtyard, music and deep-fried desserts.

115 Regent Street, Chippendale

The Lansdowne Hotel

Live music and hardly any food over $20, from a Mary’s burger-flavoured pizza, to American-Korean nachos.

2-6 City Road, Chippendale

Monkey's Corner

A tiny spot dishing up hip-hop, cocktails and steamed snacks.

40 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Gin Lane

Cocktails that will change the way you think about gin.

16 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Saga Bar

There’s a water feature with a huge buddha head, an illuminated technicolor jungle motif and stone-stacked walls covered in vines. It’s straight out of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

49-51 Goold Street, Chippendale