Guide To Sydney’s Nightlife

Lockout laws might have somehow tempered the craziness of Sydney’s nightlife, but let’s be honest: you just need to know where to look.

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You just need to know where to look. If you need some warmth in your life, and it doesn’t matter if we are talking about the temperature or about the warm arms of a guy who’s ancestors clearly had been bad, bad people, then Australia is a perfect destination. In a second, you’ll learn more about the places in Sydney that will make your blood run hot. Let’s go!

The Star Sydney

Although Sydney is subjected to lockout laws, this law doesn’t apply to the casino. The Star Sydney is Australia’s second-largest casino. Even if you aren’t a fan of gambling, the complex also includes seven restaurants, eight bars, hundreds of hotel rooms, and Marquee nightclub. The combination of all of those things makes it impossible not to notice that there’s something in the air, tonight, but also during all the other nights. Just try not to lose all your fortune!

What about male strippers?

If you and your friends want to experience something truly amazing, but would want to stay away from drugs, then there is another thing that can make your heart beat faster. We are, of course, talking about male strippers. Sure, there are many clubs in Sydney where you can have fun, but you cannot take a club home with you. When it comes to male strippers, you can have a party at your friend’s place, or in a hotel room. You don’t really need a lot of creativity to organize an unforgettable hens party in Sydney. The temperature, hot men, and the vibrant nightlife will ensure that you have the time of your life. Just be careful not to get ambushed by vicious drop bears. The only one that should be dropping is you, from too much excitement.

Oxford Art Factory

Are you a fan of live music? Over time, many of Sydney’s live music venues have vanished, but Oxford Art Factory won’t be disappearing any time soon. You will find here both critically acclaimed, famous bands, but also those that aren’t yet known all around the globe. At the same time, despite the fact that it isn’t by any means an underground venue, the atmosphere here is really intimate. Sure, the quality of the sound might be better when you listen to the studio recordings, but seeing your favorite artists play their heart’s out is absolutely incomparable to anything else.

Ivy Pool Club

Is getting wet a problem for you? Like, jumping-into-the-pool wet? If you’ve answered this question with an adamant “no!” then you should visit Ivy Pool Club. When you really think about it, it is surprising that there aren’t more clubs where you can dance and swim. If you want, you can even attempt both of those activities at the same time – even if you fail miserably, it wouldn’t be dangerous, as the water is really shallow. Oh, and it’s probably worth mentioning that it’s pretty costly.


For whatever reason, neon lights and the concrete mix well with the techno music.  Luckily, If raves are your cup of tea, then you don’t need to go to Berlin. Goodbar, with its characteristic industrial aesthetic, is a great destination for people who like to dance fast. There’s also house music played in here, though it is mostly recommended for the fans of fast tempos. No matter how much fun you’ve had, once you exit this place, you’ll be in Sydney, Australia, I promise. Just remember to drink enough water.


If you are a fan of karaoke, Japanese culture, and arcade games, then you won’t regret visiting this place. Even if your singing is terrible, no one will judge you – or, at least, not out loud. Arcade games will make you feel like it’s the 90s again, while the Japanese alcohol will make you feel, well, probably drunk, though it’s just a guess. And everyone will be a little drunk as well, which only makes the karaoke more enjoyable. Your singing skills don’t matter – what matters is whether you are having fun.

Chinese Laundry

If you feel like recently you’ve gained a little too much weight, but you don’t want to go to the gym, then there’s another solution: Chinese Laundry. You’ll dance and sweat, and you’ll lose pounds faster than on an elliptical. You won’t be worrying about the fact that you are all sweaty that much because you’ll be too focused on the music. And after the night ends, you know what you’ll need to do? Yes, a laundry.

Make a decision

Sydney is a hot city, both literally and figuratively. Sure, lockout laws might have somehow tempered the craziness of Sydney’s nightlife, but let’s be honest: you just need to know where to look. There are bars and clubs that will make you feel that you are not in Australia anymore, but somewhere else – like Germany and Japan, but I promise you, that even if the morning after is particularly nasty, you won’t wake up in a foreign country. Or, at least it happens infrequently.

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