What’s open in Sydney: Bars, restaurants and attractions

Here's a list of bars, restaurants and attractions open in Sydney during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Residents of Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains and Wollongong are subject to stay-at-home orders and can only leave their residence for essential reasons. The lockdown is expected to end the following Monday after the state reaches its target of 70% of people over 16 double-dose vaccinated.

From 12:01am 20 September most extra restrictions have eased for the 11 local government areas (LGAs) of concern including Fairfield, Liverpool, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Campbelltown, Georges River, Bayside, Strathfield, Burwood and some suburbs in the Penrith LGA.

Note, the below is accurate as of 20 September 2021. Due to the evolving nature of the situation, the information provided can change at any time. Contact the venue before visiting to confirm. Social distancing and maintaining good hygiene still apply.

What can I do in Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains and Wollongong?

  • Face masks should be carried at all times and worn in all indoor (your residence excepted) and outdoor settings, except when exercising.
  • Private gatherings are prohibited, except for compassionate visits to provide care to a vulnerable person, visit an intimate partner or to form single household bubbles.
  • Single bubbles can be formed between people in Greater Sydney and people in an LGA of concern.
  • Seek or provide medical care, which includes getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Seek access to social services including employment services, mental health services and services for victims of crime and domestic violence.
  • Exercise and going out for outdoor recreation is limited to 2 people (households excepted) in your LGA or within 5km of your home if you need to leave your LGA, with no carpooling between non-household members.
  • Outdoor gatherings of up to 5 people (including children) are permitted. This must happen within your LGA or within 5km of your residence. All adults must be vaccinated.
  • Attend a funeral with up to 10 people.
  • Weddings can be held with 11 people (the celebrant, the couple, 2 witnesses, 5 guests and a person recording the service). Receptions remain prohibited.
  • All construction work can resume subject to the 1 person per 4 square metre rule and COVID-safe plans being in place.
  • From 12:01am 27 September, public pools can re-open.
  • Attend essential work or an educational institution if necessary, if work or study can't be completed at home. Employers must allow employees to work from home if their work can be completed off-site.
  • People who are living or staying in Greater Sydney (inclusive of Sydney, Blue Mountains and Wollongong) must get a COVID-19 test in the 7 days before going to work if your workplace is 50km or more outside of Greater Sydney.
  • You do not need to wait for a negative test before going to work but you must carry proof of your test at all times and show it to your employer or a police officer when asked. Your test can be done near work or near home at a COVID-19 testing centre.
  • From 28 August authorised workers must carry a permit from Service NSW declaring they're an authorised worker before entering an LGA of concern.
  • Buy essential goods and services in your LGA or within 5km of your home, if outside your LGA. Browsing in shops is prohibited and only 1 person per household can leave the home for shopping each day. Most retailers deemed non-critical are closed except for click and collect.
  • Critical retailers which can remain open include supermarkets, liquor and grocery stores, other small food and drink premises, petrol stations, chemists, banks and financial institutions, shops selling supplies (office, pet, hardware, landscaping, agricultural), post offices and newsagents, garden centres, vehicle hire and mobile phone repairers.
  • Auctions can go ahead virtually and people can make an appointment for a private house or rental viewing, or attend a viewing online.

In LGAs of concern, most restrictions are now aligned with other lockdown areas. Some additional restrictions for authorised workers and which retailers can open remain.

  • People living or staying in the LGAs listed above who wish to leave the LGA to complete authorised work may need to follow additional testing requirements.
  • Authorised workers must carry a permit from Service NSW declaring they're an authorised worker.
  • Certain retailers must close (except for click and collect) including shops selling supplies (office, pet, hardware, landscaping, agricultural), garden centres and plant nurseries.

New South Wales travel restrictions: Where can you go?

What's open in Sydney

Attractions within the regions of Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains and Wollongong must close during the lockdown. However, you can still book ahead for future visits.

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Walking trails, parks and beaches

During lockdown, heading outdoors for exercise and recreation is allowed within 5km of your home or within your LGA. Carpooling between non-household members is prohibited.

There are plenty of green and open spaces for you to exercise and get fresh air in and around Sydney. Remember to keep a safe distance from others when you're out and about.

Here's what's still open:

  • Macquarie Light Station
  • North Head Sanctuary
  • Queens Park
  • Sub Base Platypus
  • Woolwich Dock and Parklands
  • Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
  • Beaches across the state
  • Headland Park

Shopping centres, supermarkets and grocery stores

Shopping is permitted for 1 person, per household per day in locked-down areas with browsing prohibited.

Extra measures have been taken in supermarkets to focus on health and hygiene. This includes hand sanitisers for customers and increased cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.

Remember to use QR code check-ins and masks are compulsory. The 1 person per 4 square metre rule also applies.

Shops encourage you to tap and go to reduce person-to-person contact. Bring your cards with you in case cash is denied.

Are hotels open in Sydney?

Hotels are only open for people sheltering in place.

Under the latest advice from the New South Wales government, hotels outside of those regions can open and operate. There may be some restrictions in place and some amenities may be unavailable. Masks should be worn indoors apart from in your hotel room.

Looking for accommodation in Sydney? Here's a list of hotels you can book to stay at right now.

Can I visit galleries and museums in Sydney?

Galleries and museums must close during the lockdown.

What restaurants and cafes are open for takeaway in Sydney?

Restaurants and cafes across Sydney can only open for takeaway as per lockdown restrictions.

Contact your local dining establishments to find out if they are open for takeaway.

If you know a venue that's missing, let us know in the comments below.

Restaurant nameAddressCuisineBook
Fire and FoodFood court 52 Martin Place, Sydney, 2000AustralianGroupon
Farina Pizzeria50 Mortlake Street Concord NSW 2137ItalianScoopon
Five Stars ThaitanicCasula Mall Shopping Centre - Shop 28/1 Ingham Drive Casula NSW 2170ThailandScoopon
The Spice Lounge Indian Cuisine1G/55 Miller Street, PyrmontIndianGroupon
Six Po Hot PotShop 6/93-95 North Steyne, ManlyChineseGroupon
Via Alta197 High St, WilloughbyItalianGroupon
Bitton AlexandriaAlexandria, NSWFrenchRedBalloon
10 William Street10 William Street, PaddingtonItalian
A1 CanteenThe Old Rum Store 2-10 Kensington Street, ChippendaleCafe, Modern Australian
Alala's118 Military Road, Neutral BayModern Australian
Annata69 Willoughby Road, Crows NestModern Australian
Apera23-26/100 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag 2068Australian
Auvers2 42 Walker Street, RhodesCafe, Asian, Modern Australian
Bar M (Formerly Bar Machiavelli)10 Neild Avenue, Rushcutters BayItalian
Bar Ume478 Bourke Street, Surry HillsBurger, Japanese
Barbetta2 Elizabeth St, Paddington 2021Cafe
Bart Jr92 Pitt St, Redfern 2016Australian
Bibo Wine Bar7 Bay St, Double Bay 2028Bar
Big Poppa's96 Oxford Street, DarlinghurstFrench, Italian, Modern Australian
Bitter Phew137 Oxford Street, DarlinghurstBar
Blackwood Pantry5/33 Surf Lane, CronullaCafe
Bread & Circus21 Fountain Street, AlexandriaCafe
Brewtown Newtown6-8 O'Connell Street, NewtownCafe
Brick Lane75 Stanley St, Darlinghurst 2010Indian
Bush55 George St, Redfern 2016Australian
Cadenza Floral Cafe211 Pacific Highway, North SydneyAsian, Cafe, Korean
Cafe Oratnek4 Pitt Street, RedfernJapanese, Asian, Cafe
Carbon Mexican288 Bondi Rd, Bondi 2026Mexican
CatalinaNew South Head Road, Rose BayModern Australian
Chester White Cured Diner3 Orwell St, Potts Point 2011Italian
Ciccia Bella Italian Osteria75-79 Hall Street, Bondi BeachItalian
Circa Espresso21 Wentworth Street, ParramattaCafe, Modern Australian
Continental Deli Bar Bistro210 Australia Street, NewtownTapas, Bar
Continental Deli Bar Bistro CBD167 Phillip Street, SydneyMediterranean
Coogee Wine Room222 Coogee Bay Road, CoogeeMediterranean
Cornersmith Annandale88 View Street, AnnandaleCafe
Corretto24 The Strand, Dee WhyBar
Cuckoo Callay Surry Hills413 Crown Street, Surry HillsCafe
Dear Sainte Éloise5/29 Orwell Street, Potts PointEuropean, Modern Australian
Devon Cafe1/36 Blue St, North Sydney 2060Cafe
Dimitri's Pizzeria215 Oxford Street, DarlinghurstPizza
DOC Sydney78 Campbell St, Surry HillsItalian
Don't Tell Aunty414 Bourke St, Surry Hills 2010Indian
Down N' Out77/A Liverpool St, Sydney 2000American
Eau de Vie229 Darlinghurst Road, DarlinghurstBar
Edition Coffee Roasters60 Darling Dr, Haymarket 2000Japanese, Cafe
El Camino Cantina18 Argyle Street, The Rocks, SydneyTex-Mex
Efendy79 Elliott Street, BalmainTurkish
Flour Drum533 King Street, NewtownCafe
Flying Tong99 Enmore Road, NewtownKorean
Four Ate Five485 Crown Street, Surry HillsCafe
Fortune of WarThe Russell Hotel, 143A George Street, The Rocks, SydneyBar
Franca Brasserie2/81 MacLeay St, Potts Point 2011French
Golden Age Cinema and BarParamount House, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry HillsBar
Golden Gully153 Norton Street, LeichhardtVegetarian
Gram Cafe & Pancakes436 Victoria Avenue, ChatswoodCafe, Japanese
Handcraft Specialty Coffee67 King Street, NewtownCafe
Handpicked Cellar Door50 Kensington St, Chippendale 2008Bar, Vegatrian
Henry Lees16 Eveleigh Street, RedfernCafe
Hills Bros5 Martin Pl, Sydney 2000Cafe
Ho Jiak92 Hay St, Haymarket 2000Malaysian
I Maccheroni3 Jersey Rd, Woollahra 2025Italian
Industry Beans40 York Street, SydneyCafe, Australian
Isabel180-186 Campbell Parade, BondiJapanese
Kentaro616 Bourke Street, Surry HillsJapanese, Cafe
Kurumac107 Addison Rd, Marrickville 2204Cafe, Japanese
La Palma75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach 2026Italian
Lankan Filling Restaurant58 Riley St, East Sydney 2010Sri Lankan
LazyBones LoungeLevel 2, 294 Marrickville Road, MarrickvillePub
LoLuk Bistro411 Bourke Street, Surry HillsFrench
Long ChimCorner of Pitt Street and Angel Pl, SydneyThai
Love, Tilly Devine91 Crown Ln, DarlinghurstTapas
Low 302302 Crown St, Surry HillsBar
Mark + Vinnys38-52 Waterloo St, Surry Hills 2010Italian
Marta Osteria30 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay 2010Italian
Mary's6 Mary St, Newtown 2042American
Matinee Coffee23-29 Addison Road, MarrickvilleCafe
Matteo20 Bond St, Sydney 2000Italian
Maybe Frank421 Bourke Street, Surry HillsItalian, Pizza
Mecca Alexandria2/26 Bourke Road, AlexandriaCafe
Métisse5-9 Roslyn St, Potts Point 2011European, Australia
Mr. Wong3 Bridge Lane, SydneyChinese
Nakano14 Steam Mill La, HaymarketJapanese
Neptunes87 The Grand Parade, Brighton-Le-SandsMediterranean, Modern Australian
Nilgiri'sShop 3, 283 Military Road, CremorneIndian
Oh My Days99 Glebe Point Road, GlebeCafe, Vegan
Outfield230 Victoria Street, AshfieldCafe
Paramount Coffee ProjectParamount House, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry HillsCafe, Specialty coffee
Peppe's261 Bondi Rd, Bondi 2026Italian
Pizza Fritta 180428 Crown St, Surry HillsItalian
Platform 818818 George Street, Chippendale, 2008Australian
Poly74-76 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills 2010Bar
Pony DiningThe Rocks Centre, Corner Argyle Street and Kendall Lane, The Rocks, SydneyModern Australian
Prince of York18 York Street, SydneyModern Australian
Quick Brown Fox22 Union St, Pyrmont 2009Cafe
Ragazzi Wine and Pasta2-12 Angel Place, SydneyItalian
RaRa66b Regent Street, RedfernJapanese
Restaurant Hubert15 Bligh Street, SydneyFrench
Reuben Hills61 Albion St, Surry Hills 2010Cafe
Rolling Penny583A King Street, NewtownCafe
Saga178 Enmore Road, EnmoreBakery, Cafe
Sample Coffee Pro Shop75 Mary St, St Peters 2044Cafe
Sang by Mabasa98 Fitzroy St, Surry Hills 2010Korean
Shift EateryShop 4, 241 Commonwealth Street, Surry HillsCafe, Vegan
Shuk40 Mitchell St, North Bondi 2026Mediterranean
Single O60-64 Reservoir St, Surry Hills 2010Cafe
Sonora1/37-41 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point 2011Mexican
Stanbuli135 Enmore Road, EnmoreMiddle Eastern, Turkish
Suzie Q Coffee & Records1/18 Hutchinson Street, Surry HillsCafe, Vegan
Tequila Mockingbird6 Heeley St, Paddington 2021Latin American
The Boatshed La Perouse1609 Anzac Parade, La PerouseCafe
The Carrington565 Bourke Street, Surry HillsGastropub, Modern Australian
The Cumberland17–19 Central Avenue, ManlyBar
The Dolphin Hotel412 Crown Street, Surry HillsGastropub, Italian, Modern Australian
The Doss House77/79 George Street, The Rocks, SydneyBar
The Fenwick2–8 Weston Street, Balmain EastCafe, Modern Australian
The Find Food StoreCorner of Mill and Kendall Lanes, The RocksCafe
The Mercantile Hotel25 George Street, The Rocks, SydneyPub food, Irish
The Paddington380 Oxford Street, PaddingtonGastropub, Modern Australian
The Orient HotelOrient Hotel, 89 George Street, The Rocks, SydneyGastropub, Modern Australian
The Sausage Factory380 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill 2203German
The Warren View Hotel2 Stanmore Road, EnmoreBar
Thirsty Bird Newtown226 King Street, NewtownFried Chicken
Tokki44a Foveaux Street, Surry HillsJapanese, Korean
Uncle Kurt'sBeneath City Centre Carpark, Horwood Place , ParramattaBar
Went to See the GypsyShop 1 76 Mitchell Road, AlexandriaCafe
Wings and Tins2 Chapel St, Darlinghurst 2010Bar
Yellow57-59 Macleay Street, Potts PointFrench
Yulli's Brew75A Burrows Rd, Alexandria 2015Australian, Asian, Vegan
Zushi Barangaroo33 Barangaroo Avenue, BarangarooJapanese

What bars are open in Sydney?

Bars must close except for takeaway purchases. Here's a list of bars that may be open for takeaway in Sydney; call or check the bar's website to confirm.

Bar nameAddressWhere to book
Cicchetti Restaurant & Wine Bar455 George St, SydneyGroupon
The Baxter InnRear Basement 152-156 Clarence St, Sydney
Ramblin' Rascal Tavern199 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Shady Pines SaloonShop 4 256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst
Maybe Sammy115 Harrington Street, The Rocks
The Barber Shop89 York Street, Sydney
Bondi Beach Public Bar180 Campbell Parade, Bondi
Cantina Ok!Council Place, Sydney
Una Mas169 Dolphin Street, Coogee
Bulletin PlaceFirst floor 10-14 Bulletin Place, Sydney
10 William St10 William Street, Paddington
Nick and Nora's26 45 Macquarie Street, Parramatta
Courthouse Hotel202 Australia St, Newtown
Fortunate Son101 Enmore Road, Newtown
Double Deuce Lounge6 Bridge Street, Sydney
The Oxford Tavern1 New Canterbury Road, Petersham, Petersham
Eau De Vie229 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst
Mjølner267 Cleveland Street, Redfern
Ramblin' Rascal Tavern199 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
The Dolphin Hotel Dining Room and Wine Room412 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Tio's Cerveceria4 14 Foster Street, Surry Hills
Love, Tilly Devine91 Crown Lane, Darlinghurst
The Marrickville Hotel244 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Where's Nick236 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Prince of York18 York Street, Sydney
Dear Sainte EloiseShop 5 29 Orwell Street, Potts Point
Poly74-76 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
Bibo Wine Bar7 Bay Street, Double Bay
Coogee Wine Room222 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee
Wings and Tins2 Chapel Street, Darlinghurst
Papa Gede's346-348 Rear 348 Kent Street, via laneway, Sydney
Hemingway's48 North Steyne, Manly
Mary's Newtown6 Mary Street, Newtown
The RookLevel 7 56-58 York Street, Sydney
Jacoby's154 Enmore Road, Enmore
Gin Lane16 Kensington Street, Chippendale
Little Felix2 Ash Street, Sydney
Old Mate's PlaceLevel 4 199 Clarence Street, Sydney
The Duke of Clarence152-156 Clarence Street, Sydney
IsabelL103/180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi
Door Knock BarB2 70 Pitt Street, Sydney
Golden Gully153 Norton Street, Leichhardt
The Erko102 Erskineville Road, Erskineville
Ode251 Bondi Road, Bondi
The Unicorn Hotel106 Oxford Street, Paddington
Tokyo BirdShop 2 226-228 Commonwealth Street (enter via Belmore Lane), Surry Hills
Charlie Parker's380 Oxford Street, Paddington
Burrow BarDe Mestre Place, Sydney
Bart Jr92 Pitt Street, Redfern
Bodega x Wyno50 Holt Street, Surry Hills
El Loco64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
Uncle Kurt's22B Hornwood Place, Parramatta
Gurdys394 King Street, Newtown
Earl's Juke Joint407 King Street, Newtown
Dulcie's Kings Cross44B Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross
The Royal Bondi283 Bondi Road, Bondi
The Roosevelt32 Orwell Street, Potts Point
Bar OmbreLevel 3 Gateway 1 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay
The Doss House77-79 George Street, The Rocks
Molo at MantaCowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
Redfern Surf Club60 Botany Road, Alexandria
The Village Inn9-11 Glenmore Road, Paddington
Jackalberry161 Sussex Street, Sydney
The Royal Leichhardt156 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Misfits106 George Street, Redfern
The Glenmore Hotel96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
The Imperial Hotel35 Erskineville Road, Erskineville
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel1 Military Road, Watsons Bay
The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room225 George Street, Sydney
Harpoon HarryGround floor, Hotel Harry 40-44 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills
Stitch61 York Street, Sydney
Button Bar65 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe201 Clarence Street, Sydney
Union Hotel576 King Street, Newtown
Alegrias Spanish Tapas9 332 Darling Street, Balmain

This list is not exhaustive. If you know of a venue that's missing now offering takeaway, let us know in the comments below.

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