Sydney Nightlife

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.

YCK Laneways

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 ClarenceSwinging Cat, Uncle Ming's, The LoboGrandma’s and more.

Since I Left You in YCK Laneways - Credit: YCK Laneways

Late night eats

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.