Sydney is still open - and late!
Sydney was once renowned for its late-night party scene, boasting a smorgasbord of options if you wanted to continue the party late into the evening. The good old days seem like a lifetime ago, but some venues still serve up the goods until the early hours!
Before the lockout laws, which were in effect from 2014 until 2020, it felt like Sydney at night was just as busy as it was during the day. Then just as venues thought a light at the end of the tunnel was approaching, our city was hit with COVID lockdowns and thus our favourite party venues took a secondary hit. Over that decade, the hospitality & entertainment sector has suffered more than any other industry. Now, it’s crucial that we all get back out there to support those venues that have overcome these immense difficulties & survived.
It’s time to fight for your right to party by simply doing so!
Club 77 - Open 7 Days, Till 4am
A cornerstone of Sydney's nightlife for 25 years, Club 77 remains an essential outpost for the city's vibrant electronic music scene. This progressive platform nurtures synergies with pioneering promoters, artists, and DJs, curating an unforgettable clubbing experience. Following years of lock-out laws and Covid-19’s repercussions, Club 77 stands at the forefront, seeking to reimagine Sydney's nocturnal culture and demonstrate the potential of a 24-7 city. As a multifaceted venue, 77 aims to maintain its reputation as an electronic music stronghold while also becoming an appealing late-night dive bar, open until 4 am, seven nights a week. They strive to be an inclusive late-night destination, welcoming seasoned club-goers, newcomers, and hospitality workers alike to revel in their unique music, drinks, and food offerings.
Abercrombie - Open 7 Days from 12pm | Monday-Thursday & Sunday till 2am | Friday & Satuday till 5am
Woven into the fabric of Sydney’s historic nightlife scene, The Abercrombie, reopened its doors at the end of 2022, equipped with a 24-hour licence an incredible transformation spanning across three levels. A creative chameleon, the Abercrombie’s curated events strive to foster inclusivity, diversity, and community and cater to an array of different music tastes across its three venues. On the ground floor is the Abercrombie’s incredible club, public bar, and beer garden; a space with a revolving door for non-stop parties and events hosted by some of the best tastemakers and party crews from around Sydney, Australia and the world. For a more relaxed atmosphere, venture upstairs to Casa Rosa, a playful, late-night Italo-disco cocktail lounge and rooftop terrace with an eclectic mix of DJs on high rotation throughout the week. Don’t forget to head into the adjoining terraces and experience the new aperitivo wine bar and shop, Lil Sis, also open until the early hours.
Strawberry Hills Hotel - Mon-Fri 9 am- 6 am | Sat 9am - 5am | Sun 10am - Midnight
A humble local pub by day, the Strawberry Hills Hotel morphs into party central once the sun goes down. Every weekend they bring in some of the city’s finest DJs to keep the party vibes going all through the night. Head to Strawberry Hills early for a hearty pub meal before partying the night away into the wee hours of the morning.
Lansdowne - Open Wed, Thursday 4pm-12am | Friday, Saturday - 12pm - 5am | Sunday - 12-10pm
Nestled in the vibrant neighbourhood of Chippendale, this historic venue has been a beloved institution for music lovers for decades. The Lansdowne Hotel pulses with electric energy as talented local bands and international acts take the stage, igniting the crowd with their raw talent and infectious rhythms. The intimate atmosphere, coupled with the venue's rich history, creates a sense of connection and authenticity that is hard to find elsewhere. Whether you're a dedicated music enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable night out, the Lansdowne Hotel promises an immersive and unforgettable experience that will leave you craving more.
Establishment - Mon-Sat 10am - 3am
Tucked away in the heart of the city, this renowned establishment sets the stage for an unforgettable party experience. As darkness falls, this elegant space knows its way around a party. Establishment is the grande dame of Sydney bars. The air buzzes with anticipation as conversations and laughter spill over the stunning marble bar. With its stylish décor and energetic vibe, Establishment Bar is the epitome of late-night allure in the bustling city.
Employees Only - Tue 5-11pm | Wed-Thurs 5pm - 12am | Fri-Sat 5pm - 2am
Indulge in the enchanting atmosphere of Sydney's Employees Only bar, where vintage glamour meets modern allure. Tucked away in a hidden corner, this speakeasy-style gem beckons discerning patrons with its dimly lit, intimate ambiance. The air is thick with the scent of artisanal cocktails, expertly crafted by skilled mixologists. As the night unfolds, the bar becomes a haven for the city's trendsetters, who gather to savour the sophisticated libations, engage in lively conversations & be entertained by burlesque dancers. With its retro-inspired decor, plush green-velvet seating, and sultry jazz soundtrack, Employees Only transports guests to a bygone era, creating a seductive and unforgettable experience for all who step through its doors.
Noir - Fri to Sun 9pm - 3am
Immerse yourself in the mysterious and alluring atmosphere of Sydney's Noir. Beneath the neon lights, a modern-day Sydney nightclub like you’ve never experienced it. Noir brings unforgettable style, luxury, and exclusivity to the Sydney nightlife scene. A neon wonderland designed by the interior savant Alex Zabotto-Bentley, Noir is a venue like no other. Drinks wise, Noir is synonymous with bottle service to private booths; get down there & party the night away in luxury. Sydney's Noir is a haven for those seeking an unforgettable night, where secrets are whispered, and the night unfolds with an air of tantalising mystery.
The Argyle - Wed-Thu 5pm - 1am | Fri-Sat 4pm - 3am | Sun 2pm - 10pm
Discover the vibrant tapestry of musical experiences at The Argyle - a venue that promises to take you on an unforgettable sonic journey. Nestled within the historic confines of The Rocks, this iconic destination pulsates with a diverse range of sounds, catering to every musical palate. Inside a heritage building in the heart of Sydney’s most historic precinct, The Rocks, you’ll find Sydney’s best night out. Two centuries ago, this building was a warehouse called the Argyle Stores, but now it's a multi-story bar, live-music venue, and eatery. If you’re after a big night, delve deeper into the building and discover its many dance floors, bars, stages, and chill-out areas where thousands of locals have had their ‘best nights ever’. There are neon lights, local characters, and intimate performances by icons of house music, R&B and party anthems. Visit almost any night of the week and expect packed dancefloors and guaranteed good times.
Chicane - Fri-Sat 9pm - 3am
Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled party experience at Sydney's Chicane, where the thrill of the night meets the pulsating beats of electronic music. Formerly known as Kandys but now painted orange, Chicane is home to RnB, table service and a state-of-the-art sound system. Hosting weekly house music events every Saturday night featuring local residents & International artists with a boiler room style setup. From dusk till dawn, Chicane offers a euphoric escape, making it the ultimate destination for those who crave the adrenaline rush of a wild night out.
Club 77 | 77 William St, Darlinghurst | Open 7 Days, Till 4am. A cornerstone of Sydney's nightlife for 25 years, Club 77 remains an essential outpost for the city's vibrant electronic music scene. This progressive platform nurtures synergies with pioneering promoters, artists, and DJs, curating an unforgettable clubbing experience. Following years of lock-out laws and the repercussions of Covid-19, Club 77 stands at the forefront, seeking to reimagine Sydney's nocturnal culture and demonstrate the potential of a 24-7 city. As a multifaceted venue, 77 aims to maintain its reputation as an electronic music stronghold while also becoming an appealing late-night dive bar, open until 4 am, seven nights a week. They strive to be an inclusive late-night destination, welcoming seasoned club-goers, newcomers, and hospitality workers alike to revel in their unique music, drinks, and food offerings.
Strawberry Hills Hotel | 453 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills | Mon-Fri 9 am-6 am | Sat 9am - 5am | Sun 10am - Midnight
A humble local pub by day, the Strawberry Hills Hotel morphs into a late-night playground once the sun goes down. The Strawberry Hills is right in line with Club 77 with its huge operating hours, with the pub keeping its doors open right until 6am during the week. Every weekend they bring in some of the city’s finest DJs to keep the party vibes going all through the night.
Cliff Dive | Basement, 16/18 Oxford St, Darlinghurst | Thu-Sat 8pm-4am | Sun 10pm-4am
If you feel like having a post-dinner boogie, The Cliff Dive would be a great destination for your group! Nestled underneath Oxford St you’ll find a sunken dancefloor decked out tiki-bar full of cocktails & rum.
Darlo Bar | 306 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst | Every day 12pm-Midnight
Bursting with personality and a vibrant history, Darlo Bar, formally The Royal Sovereign Hotel, is a quirky locals bar in the heart of Darlinghurst. Over the decades, they've been home to politicians, art students, medical professionals, and Darlo locals who are looking for a happy time and good vibes.
Bitter Phew | 1/137 Oxford St, Darlinghurst | Tues - Thur 3pm - Midnight | Fri - Sat 2pm - 2am | Sun 2 - 10pm
Escape the bustle of Oxford Street and head upstairs into a little slice of beer paradise. Sit at the large oregon bar & unwind with your favourite beer while watching the world go by on Oxford Street or head out the back to the keg garden.
Ching-a-Lings | Level 1/133 Oxford St, Darlinghurst | Tues - Wed 6 - 11pm | Thur 6pm - 2am | Fri 5pm-2am | Sat 6pm-2am | Sun 5-10pm
Named after the famous New York biker gang of the 1970s, Ching–Lings is a compact, dimly lit bar with exposed-brick walls and low couches, plus a rooftop terrace and DJs. You won’t find any fancy cocktail lists or extravagant bar food here. It just beer, house wine and spirits.
The Long Goodbye | 1/83 Stanley St, Darlinghurst | Tues 4 - 11pm | Wed - Sat 4pm - Midnight
A Film noir-inspired bar with classic & bespoke cocktails using house-made liqueurs on Stanley Street. At The Long Goodbye the drinks list is designed so any cocktail can be made in a couple of minutes. And there's no menu – you walk in, name a flavour and they'll make you something.