Roaming RedfernPOSTED 31.07.2015
It’s no surprise that 2016 is the perfect postcode for Cake Wines’ humble headquarters. In the throes of change, Redfern is now home to myriad of cultural avenues including some of the best new bars and eateries, galleries and creative spaces, record labels and radio stations in Sydney.
7 Cope Street, Redfern
Even if it’s your first visit, walking into Arcadia Liquors is like walking into your local. The vibe is unpretentious, the music is always good and the drinks and bar staff just make the whole place a treat. Grab a beer and a toasted cheese sandwich and unwind in the twinkling courtyard, any night of the week.
183 Regent Street, Redfern
This hang out comes with a warning: you may find yourself here all night. Home to a blush-inducing collection of paraphernalia, the Bearded Tit is warmly welcoming and usually busy. But while the great wine list and fun-loving cocktails might draw you in, it’ll be all the new friends you make that’ll keep you there. Bring your mum, your weird uncle and your favourite teacher, park yourself at the end of a table and watch your gang grow.
180 Redfern Street, Redfern
The new kid on the block is Redfern Continental. An all-day diner, the space is equal parts laid-back and bustling thanks to a great drinks list and a broad European menu. But the real draw card is the boardroom-style back bar. Trust us, if you manage to secure a spot in one of its booths, you may need to be levered out.
306 Chalmers Street, Redfern
Plant yourself at the red Formica bar at Eathouse Diner and watch this colourful restaurant sing. Serving up modern Australian with an Americana twist, the notable ever-changing menu has featured Mexican spiced burgers, citrus crab salads and mouth-watering lamb shanks. With a bright, retro fit-out, you can’t miss this Caribbean haven on Chalmers St.
In addition to these epicurean delights, Redfern has earned its stripes as a creative hub. It’s especially worth checking out 107 Projects, a multi-purpose, artist-run space hosting a schedule of workshops, exhibitions, performances and special events.
Finally, we’d be remiss not to mention those trailblazers and cultural legends of FBi Radio, one of Redfern’s stalwarts. Like so much of Redfern, be sure to visit to experience tomorrow’s next big thing.