We’ve continued to cement our spot as one of the most influential recommendation sources in Australia – an online directory that now attracts over 1.5 million unique visitors each month..

We’ll go great lengths to help great businesses achieve their goals, so this year we launched The Urban List in Perth and The Urban List Auckland (across the ditch!). We also launched our new sister site, Metropolist, for sophisticated regional readers and savvy tourists looking to discover authentic local experiences outside our main cities.

With 1.5 million potential new customers hitting our site alone, and many more flooding in by the day, your businesses’ popularity and exposure has never been more important, and gaining an insight as to where you sit in our readers’ eyes could be invaluable.

To celebrate the achievements of businesses, we’ve compiled a lit of the TOP 5 MOST POPULAR BUSINESSES OF 2015, in each category, as chosen by our readers. In doing so, we noticed a few trends amongst these businesses…

  • partnerThey were an Urban List partner, with access to amplified exposure to our reader base.
  • newThey had opened recently, and as the new kid on the block were inherently interesting to our readers.
  • seoThey had benefitted from our top notch SEO and were being clicked on courtesy of our Page One rankings in Google.
  • articleOr they had been exposed to our highly engaged audience on site, through social media and/or our eNewsletter.

If you’ve made the top 10, take note of why you got there. We assume you’d like to guard your space! Or you may want to check which of your competitors are attracting our readers’ attention.

Bars & Pubs

ribbon Sonny’s House Of Blues partnerarticle
2 Rooftop Bar article
3 Dr Morse Bar And Eatery partner
4 Brooklyn Standard article
5 Cookie article

Restaurants & Cafes

ribbon Miss Kays partner
2 Doughnut Time seo
3 Next Hotel Brisbane partner
4 Lorraine’s Patisserie seo
5 Pablo Rusty seo


ribbon Jocelyns Provision article
2 Christine article
3 Flowers Vasette article
4 Dejour Jeans article
5 Kate Hill Flowers article


ribbon Gravity Floatation Centre Northcote partner
2 Barefoot yoga seo
3 Onsen Ma article
4 KFit partner
5 Sunlighten partner


ribbon Miss Fox article
2 Biba Carlton partner
3 Stirling Hairdresser Parlour Barber Shop seo
4 Meddlers Hair Salon partner
5 Lash & Brow Boudoir partner


Didn’t make the top 10? We can help you get there!

We’ve used our digital marketing and content creation skills to attract a community of 300,000+ locals that trust our recommendations. Let us put those same skills to work for you. Contact an account manager now!

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