Discover the hottest Sydney nightclubs in the coolest venues, from an underground club behind an unmarked door to multi-storey heritage buildings, converted warehouses and a glitzy rooftop. You’ll find all kinds of electronic dance music, as well as the dance classics from disco, pop, rock and indie.
The Chinese Laundry is on Sussex Street, in the city centre. There are several rooms playing house, drum and base, electro, techno and hip-hop tracks. Nearby is the underground Hudson Ballroom, on Liverpool Street, where the dance floor cuts loose to eclectic music and popular theme nights.
The clubbing at the Ivy is exhilarating, with international and Australian headliners every Saturday in the Ministry of Sound Club Australia. The Ivy is on George Street, near Wynyard Station and a short walk from Circular Quay. There are stylish restaurants and elegant bars over several levels at the Ivy.
In Darling Harbour is Home the Venue, a three-storey club spinning a dazzling range of music from Australian and international DJs. A short walk from Darling Harbour is the glamourous top floor nightclub Marquee Sydney in The Star, a casino, theatre, dining and hotel complex in Pyrmont.
In hip inner Sydney neighbourhoods is a lively clubbing scene. With a history spanning two decades, Club 77 is an underground venue behind an unmarked door at 77 William Street, in Darlinghurst, between Kings Cross and Hyde Park. The bar winds around the room, and there are comfy booths.
Along Oxford Street are popular nightclubs. The Oxford Art Factory is a two-room venue, featuring DJs, live music and avant-garde performances. The Oxford Circus is three levels of velvet cool and elegant bars, as well as great music. In nearby Flinders Street is ARQ Sydney, a leading gay nightclub.
For late-night DJs, try the Soda Factory in Surry Hills. The World Bar in Kings Cross is another popular venue spinning base music, hip-hop and house on a dedicated nights in a huge multi-storey Victorian terrace. Across the street is the elegant Flamingo Lounge, a cocktail bar with a vibrant discotheque.