Characteristic of the hippest bar in town, Mary’s is intentionally hard to find and easy to linger in. Inside the two-story tavern, a chalk menu lets you know you can order craft beers, creative cocktails, fried chicken, or a simple burger (known as the best in town). Get your birds by the half, whole, or "Larry style"—two whole birds, deep fried with mash and gravy—with a local brew to wash it down. They only do a few things but do them well.
As you make your way down King Street, look for a bar with no sign, a limited menu, and a knowing crowd. Even my local friends, born and raised in Sydney, could not find it on our first pass. If you make it to the park, you’ve gone just a few doors too far.