Are you a couple looking for fun things to do in Surry Hills? Look no further. Just one km from the Sydney CBD, this hip suburb offers all sorts of exciting activities ranging from great food to markets and nightlife. Whether you’re looking for a romantic destination or just an easy-going and fun activity, here are some starting points for you in Surry Hills.

1. Brett Whitely Studio

Brett Whitely Studio

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The former home and workplace of renowned Australian artist Brett Whiteley is a perfect date idea for artistic couples. Since 1995, the Art Gallery of NSW has managed it as a museum, and it contains relics like Whiteley’s unfinished paintings and a graffiti wall covered in quotes.

2. Belvoir Street Theatre

Belvoir Street Theatre

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Take your special someone out to see a new production at Belvoir Street Theatre, which showcases quality productions from new and emerging playwrights.

3. Cork and Chroma

Cork and Chroma

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At Cork and Chroma’s Holt Street studio you can create your own masterpiece, with a glass of wine in your hand all the while. Just bring a bottle of your favourite beverage and they’ll provide everything else you need: paintbrushes, canvasses, even glassware.

4. The Winery

The Winery

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If you like sharing a romantic glass of wine with your partner, The Winery offers more than 30 selected specialties. A wine bar down an alleyway with an all-day menu to pick from, it has a number of rooms including the semi-secluded Garden Room.

5. Suzie Q Coffee and Records

Suzie Q Coffee and Records

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Suzie Q is a celebration of some of fine food and music, with a large-scale photo of Woodstock on the wall to add to the mood. With both coffee and booze on the drinks menu, this café offers seasonal cuisine sustainably sourced to a menu with item names that pay tribute to popular songs.  

6. Golden Age Cinema and Bar

Golden Age Cinema and Bar

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The screening room of the heritage-listed Paramount Pictures building has been restored into a 1940s-style cinema. Perfect for a romantic screening of an old classic or a modern movie. You don’t even have to see a movie to share a glass of beer, wine or a cocktail in the intimate, atmospheric bar.

7. Bourke Street Bakery

Bourke Street Bakery

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Got a sweet tooth? Indulge yourselves at Burke Street Bakery, the small Surry Hills shop with a huge range. Tarts, rolls, pastries, cakes and breads are among the succulent baked goods making this popular little shop one of our places to visit in Surry Hills for couples.  

8. Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina

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This place was voted Best Gelato in Australia by Good Food Guide, so you know it’s something special. They have forty unique gelato flavours, made in-house with real ingredients from scratch. Where better to go for a quick and inexpensive date?

9. Surry Hills Markets

Surry Hills Markets

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For a lazy weekend romantic activity, wander around the Surry Hills Markets on the first Saturday of every month. 

After experiencing these ten attractions, you should be more than convinced that there are plenty of things to do for couples in Surry Hills.

Further Reading

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