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Sydney’s nightlife is making a triumphant return at The Rocks with four new dining and drink spots to open this summer.

Bringing a combined investment of $6 million, Hickson House Distilling Co, The Keel, Chateau Tanunda and Frank Mac’s are setting the pace for a strong recovery in the historic waterside precinct.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the four bars are the first of many new retailers set to call The Rocks home, with the precinct undergoing a resurgence, attracting some of the best names in the food and beverage scene.

“It’s fitting that one of Sydney’s most stunning precincts is now home to even more top tier venues, opening in time for Christmas and our emergence out of lockdown,” Mr Stokes said.

“With the extension of relaxed outdoor dining restrictions, Dine and Discover vouchers, and the reactivated CBD dining vouchers, there are so many reasons for Sydneysiders – and tourists – to rediscover our city as we emerge from lockdown.”

The arrival of these four venues follows significant precinct activation over the last twelve months, including alfresco dining, outdoor yoga, live music, a laneway cinema and food and beverage events with retailers including St Patrick’s Day and Lunar New Year.

Chief Executive of Placemaking NSW Anita Mitchell said the time was right to reactivate one of the city’s most spectacular assets.

“Customer research from the last COVID recovery shows a third of Sydneysiders would choose The Rocks as their preferred place to socialise with friends and family – so come and fall back in love with this amazing part of Sydney,” Ms Mitchell said.

“The Rocks offers something for everyone – whether you’re looking for a long lunch with harbour views or a night out in one of its hidden laneways – and it’s easily accessible by public transport and is just a short walk from Circular Quay.”

To see more about what’s happening at The Rocks, visit: www.therocks.com

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