Dappled Cities Guide to… SYDNEY


The first in our series of ‘Guide To’s’, the boys from Dappled Cities are here to give you a rundown on all you need to know about the wonderful city of SYDNEY. Whether you’re from Djibouti or New York, these articles will give you an insight as to how the real people live in these amazing cities.

Love Dappled Cities? Course you do. Read on below to bring yourself one step closer to their inner sanctum and one step closer to a ‘chance’ encounter where you can finally profess your love and demand they sign your face.

Dappled Cities are of course on a mini tour of Sydney and Melbourne, starting next weekend to support their hot new single That Sound. You can find ticket info at the end of the article:)

Dappled Cities Guide to…Sydney

Where to Eat: Emma’s Snack Bar, Enmore


Emma’s Snack Bar,Enmore

Where to Drink: Golden Age Cinema Lounge, Surry Hills

Where to stay/rent your AirBNB: Anywhere near water

Where to Party: Lazybones, Marrickville



Where to eat at 2am: Henrietta Supper Club, Darlinghurst

Where to find your new favourite band: Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst


Oxford Arts Factory

Where to escape the tourists: Shark Island by kayak

Where to find true love: In a nice Potts Point apartment

Where to spend your hungover days: Marigold, Chinatown, eating yum cha


Marigold’s: cheap n cheerful

What to complain about with other locals: Sydney Lock-Out Laws

Where to avoid: Sydney Olympic Park

What Sydney bands to listen to whilst here: Palms, Deep Sea Arcade, Jack Ladder...



 Dappled Cities ‘That Sound’ headline shows

Friday 15 July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Saturday 16 July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Tickets for both gigs are on sale now and you’ll find more info at the band’s website


Alistair is the founder of Bear Family. Alistair resides in Melbourne and can be found wandering the streets searching for bargains and peppermint tea. Come and say Hi, he's nice.

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