Local vibe: Bohemian rhapsody

Rub shoulders with artists, intellectuals and book lovers, feast on an array of ethnic cuisines or sip a boutique brew at a historic pub. Saturday’s sprawling market says it all – eclectic, colourful and quirky.


Gleebooks is a favourite venue for book launches and other events, while Sappho Books will serve your book with a hot cuppa or a glass of red. Spend Saturday fossicking at Glebe Markets, where the crowd is as eclectic as the products on display – vintage clothing, food, fashion, trinkets and antiques. Take home a unique handcrafted piece from the Glass Artists’ Gallery or Inner City Clayworkers Gallery, or browse botanical-themed books at Florilegium.


The Glebe Foreshore Walk takes in Bicentennial Park and Jubilee Park, and stretches all the way to Sydney Fish Market, with wonderful views of the Anzac Bridge and harbour. Glebe’s leafy streets are lined with fine Victorian architecture. Take advantage of the free wifi in Foley Park to catch up on emails. Harold Park Hotel has been hosting live comedy and jazz for decades, with regular open-mic sessions.


Choose a multicultural dining spot, from the comfort of Glebe Point Diner to the wicked chilli heat of Spicy Sichuan and the hearty goodness at Tommy’s European Beer Café. Almustafa is the go-to Lebanese eatery, while Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay offers superb views of the Anzac Bridge, as well as a must-order snapper pie.

Among traditional watering holes like The Nag’s Head Hotel, plenty of new small bars are springing up. Check out The Little Guy for a range of craft beers, or Mr Falcon’s. Wedge Espresso and Madame Frou Frou are the latest cafés livening up Glebe Point Road.

Last updated: Thursday, 6 August 2015