Econo Lodge Sydney South
40-44 Wentworth Avenue
Sydney, NS 2010
Phone: (61) 2 82628844
Fax: (61) 2 82628845
The Oak Barrel boasts of a collection of Australia's premium wines and spirits. The store specializes in offering some very unique varieties of spirits that can also be ordered online. The store also doubles up as a function venue hosting corporate and private celebrations.
DJ groupies and music lovers browse for hours through this enormous basement store, Central Station Records. Divided into four sections, if you know what you are after you can be sure it is here. Loads of vinyl, CDs, dance party tickets, music magazines, DJ equipment and a huge variety of streetware are on offer. Almost any style of music is available: Techno, Trance, Electro, Drum'n'Bass, Breaks, Hardcore, Hip Hop, R'n'B, Top 40 and Tech House music. Central Station Records have been around for almost as long as the Sydney club scene and they just keep on growing.
This addition to the Oxford Street strip promotes itself as a design store with a difference. The concept toes the line between art gallery and a traditional shop, since many of the items are one of a kind and won't be reproduced. For the artists and designers (who all go through a submission process), it's an opportunity to get their wares into a retail environment on a small scale. For buyers, it's a chance to explore the work of local artists and pick up a collectible piece at a bargain price. Everything in the shop sells for under AUD20. -Kashmir Brummel
Located at World Square Shopping Centre, 'Cotton On' specializes in cotton clothing. The unisex store stocks up everything from shirts, t-shirts, trousers, denims, cargos and khakis for men. Apart from clothing, they also have a range of footwear and colorful slippers. Ladies must check out the scoop neck, pashmina scarves and tank tops. Opt any of these with a denim in funky colors for a completely new look. Go sporty with colorful track pants and jackets available here. In addition they also have a smart collection for the kids. Select from a hooded knit or bomber jacket for your boy, or a sequined top and tulle skirt for your little girl.
Set in the heart of Sydney's club central, the Recordstore stocks Drum'n'Bass, Breaks, HipHop, Party Breaks, Scratch Plates, Funk, Dub and Hardcore vinyl plus a range of music related DVD's. The store features eight listening stations so you can preview the latest music. The Recordstore is also Sydneys' only dual records store with techno, electro specialists 'Machine Musik" in the back room. Cruise by for information about your favourite tune, to stock up, or to absorb the wealth of knowledge about Sydney's club scene from local working DJ's.
Once a small cafe serving organic fruit and vegetables and takeaway coffee, The Goods Organic has expanded into a full service cafe and second-hand bookshop. There's still an emphasis on quality, organic food, but now it comes in the form of hearty breakfasts and flavorful lunches. The house specialty is the griddle breakfast - eggs baked in a hot skillet over accompaniments like bacon and creamed corn or chorizo and baked beans. Linger a little while among the stacks of books and treat yourself to a cake or biscuit from the selection at the counter. -Kashmir Brummel
Rockabillies, local groovers and a faithful following of denim devotees have been shopping here for years. This legendary Crown Street institution is a funky store offering a wide selection of Levis, Lee, Secondhand retro gear, and a wide variety of the latest street wear labels. Expect to see the odd quiff, Hawaiian shirt, denim jacket, cowboy boots straight out of Texas, or ruby red lips! Route 66 has stuff for guys and gals with new bits and pieces arriving weekly.
The owner of Games Paradise has been in this business for over twenty years and prides himself on being able to "spot and supply" the latest, popular trend. Stock is sourced from both Australia and overseas (particularly America) and appeals to all age groups except very young children. Stock includes boardgames, dinner party games, educational card games and collectors' card games, as well as a range of jigsaw and wooden puzzles. Call for open hours.
This is where traveling rock stars, would-be rock dogs, Betty Page wannabes, and budding rockabillies get their gear. A fascinating array of t-shirts, jeans, quirky accessories, sexy dresses and retro glam-rock clothing from the U.S and Australia. Wheels and Doll Baby also stocks two fabulous labels: Lip service and Von Dutch.
Recently moved to this bigger, roomier and more central location, Acetate is a specialist in dance music and everything from funky breaks to quality house. Acetate employs Sydney DJs Junior B, Nick Toth, Bill Cotsis, Declan Lee and Steve Sonius. Their regular newsletter sends out a list of weekly releases to customers. They also sell dance party tickets. If you cannot find what you want, be sure to ask , they will try to order it in for you if it is not in stock.
Sydney Council established these markets as an outdoor site for artists and craftspeople to exhibit and sell work to a diverse city audience. Twenty-four, purpose-built display systems, house the art and craft work from new, experienced and emerging artists. Exhibitors must apply to Council and are selected by ballot. All works must be original and made in Australia. Belmore Park Art Market is located opposite Central Station, bordered by Eddy Avenue, Hay and Pitt Streets.
Used to be that going out to Thai was a trendy enough thing to do, but if you really want to make an impression, you will want to cook it yourself. Pontip has all your Thai culinary needs "Thai-d up" in one tiny, crammed shop. They sell everything you could possibly need for an authentic Thai dish, including chillies, basils, melons, mangoes, duck eggs, tamarind, coconut milk and curry powders. Restaurateurs across Sydney shop here so that must give you a good indication of the quality.