So, you’re in town visiting for IEM and have just had a hard day watching the best in esports battle it out, and you’re keen for a bevvie with some mates. Where do you go? What’s going on in Sydney? Here’s some great places we’ve been recommended.
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Spawn Point Bar
Looking for a place right in the CBD that boasts a huge range of drinks, including cocktails, esports shots and some food? Spawn Point is the perfect place to go! It is ideal for a small group of friends for a mix of retro and modern gaming, that’s also mixed with drinks. Please note this is an 18+ venue.
First Round Esports
Located in Ashfield close to the station is set to be a central hub for IEM-goers, with an offering of viewing parties over the weekend. They also have a large range of games available for patrons to play and esports streams all around, it’s the place to be if you haven’t had enough esports.
The Grifter Brewing Co.
Fancy yourself a bit of a Beer connoisseur? Head on down to The Grifter for a taste of some of the best home brews that Sydney has on offer. Located in Marrickville, it has become a staple in the brewing scene where they aim to create unique beers. Check out their website for more information on what they currently have on offer.
Things to do
Legend Cyber Cafe
If you’re like me and miss your PC while you’re away, this is the place to get your gaming fix in. With a recharge of $20, you get 8.5hrs of quality gaming time on their PCs. They offer a variety of the most popular games, ranging from single to multiplayer, as well as some LAN games.
Still avoiding spoilers for a certain movie? This is the perfect place to go to and spend 3 hours in a heritage listed building, watching some of what modern cinema has to offer.
- Opera Bar [MAP]
- Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym [MAP]
- Strike Bowling [MAP]
- Li’l Darlin [MAP]
- Ivy Precinct [MAP]
Obviously we’ve only scratched the surface of the incredible things Sydney has to offer. Hopefully we’ve given you a little insight into some great spots in our Survival Guide series this year for IEM.
Tickets to IEM Sydney 2019 are still available on the official website or ticketek.com.au.
For those unable to make it to the event, all games will be streamed live, with the CS:GO play-offs live on Twitch, Youtube and Facebook, with information regarding this available on live.intelextrememasters.com, and the Overwatch Contenders finals being broadcast at https://www.twitch.tv/overwatchcontenders
This article was not sponsored by any of the featured locations.