When the sun goes down, the lights come on in Sydney. From live music to rooftop cocktails, late-night dining and wine tasting, there’s so much to do in Sydney after dark. Explore small bars, waterside restaurants, boutique breweries and underground nightclubs, and discover a new side of the iconic Harbour City.
Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. These pages will take you through the top places to eat, drink and play across the city. You’ll also find a full listing of events, updated regularly to make sure you never miss a night out. So mark your calendars and grab your tickets, because Sydney is about to come alive.
Click on the new interactive map below for a step-by-step guide through Sydney by night. You can search for bars, clubs, live music venues and late-night eats, or just see what’s happening in the area around you.
Four ways to have the ultimate Saturday night in Sydney
From cocktails with a view to fine dining by the beach, live music to theatre, Sydney knows how to turn on a good time come Saturday night.
Many of the city’s best small bars are tucked within a new precinct, YCK Laneways. Covering York, Clarence and Kent streets between Town Hall and Wynyard, it’s the place to discover hidden bars in historic buildings, top-notch bartenders and plenty of cocktails. Bars in YCK Laneways include The Duke of Clarence, Swinging Cat, Uncle Ming's, The Lobo, Grandma’s and more.
Sydney is a city that likes to stay up late. If you want to party the night away, there’s a crop of glamorous nightclubs and darkened dancefloors waiting for you. Head to Kings Cross, Oxford Street, Surry Hills or Darling Harbour and get ready for a seriously good time.
Raise a glass at one of Sydney’s stylish drinking holes. From cocktail bars to waterside pubs, secret small bars and sunny rooftops, there’s the perfect place for every occasion. Discover your new local hangout or visit the latest hot opening.
Still hungry? In Sydney you can still get a meal well after dinner time. Head out for late night dumplings, post-show fried chicken or even stylish French fare just before midnight. There’s always something tasty going on in the Harbour City.
Bars, clubs, live music, outdoor cinema, late-night art shows and stand up comedy – there’s so much happening in Sydney after dark. Book your tickets or find something free to do for your big night out in the city.
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