Not ready for bed yet? There are plenty of places in Sydney where you can dance until the small hours. There’s music for every taste, from house and EDM to R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and live bands. Put on your party shoes and get ready for a big night.
Home the Venue in Darling Harbour is Sydney’s original superclub. It’s open Friday to Sunday, and can fit 2,500 people across three levels and nine bars. Ivy in the city is another huge venue with multiple bars, a rooftop pool club and a weekly Ministry of Sound night with three rooms of R&B, hip hop and party tunes.
Kings Cross, traditionally the centre of Sydney’s late night action, has undergone many changes in recent years and a new crop of nightclubs have opened their doors. Try hedonistic rock ‘n’ roll club Boogie Mountain or kick back in the glamorous Miami-inspired Flamingo Lounge.
Inspired by Andy Warhol’s 1960s New York nightclub The Factory, Oxford Art Factory is one of Sydney’s top live music venues and has launched the careers of many well-known local artists. Nearby, walk into a tiny hot dog store on Wentworth Avenue, open the door to a vintage Coca Cola fridge and you’ll find Soda Factory, a hidden nightclub with a retro 50s feel and DJ sets until 3am on weekends.
Party with Sydney’s vibrant LGBTQI community at ARQ, a glitzy Oxford Street nightclub with laser lights and pumping house music, or Stonewall, a three-story bar with entertainment that ranges from drag shows and karaoke to up and coming DJs. In the Inner West suburb of Erskineville, The Imperial has been flying the rainbow flag for more than 35 years and the dancefloor is still packed every weekend.