The best 5 nightspots in Sydney
Sydney is home to some of Australia’s best night spots. If you are planning a weekend of clubbing, or just simply want to know where to go to enjoy a nice glass of wine, we’ve got the top tips for the best night spots. So once you’ve booked a hotel or one of the serviced apartments Sydney has to offer, it’s a good idea to plan a few places you’ll want to check out. Here are some of our top picks to get you started:
- Darling Harbour- Darling Harbour has some spectacular bars and restaurants which are great for enjoying a nice view of the water early evening and to start the night off. Head around the corner a few hundred meters to Cockle Bay Wharf to kick on into the night with a few clubs and bars scattered along the waters edge.
- The Rocks- For some of the best venues that exude old school charm, the Rocks is the place to go. Home to Sydney’s oldest pub, the Rocks has some wonderful venues that are sure to suit everyones tastes. The Bavarian Beer Cafe has a wonderful selection of German Beers and cuisine and the Argyle is a wonderful upmarket venue suitable for a few drinks and partying on into the wee hours.
- Surry Hills/ Darlinghurst- This cultural hub of Sydney has begun to adopt Melbourne’s popular idea of hidden night spots for patrons to seek out. For a chilled out vibe and something a little alternative, search online for some of the cities hidden treasures. Dr. Pong’s is one of Sydney’s funkiest bars and comes highly recommended.
- Kings Cross-Kings Cross has really transformed into one of the areas in the city with the most nightclubs which are popular amongst celebrities and socialites alike. Not for the faint hearted, there are many live music venues and night clubs that are second to none in Sydney.
- Live venues- If you enjoy live music, Sydney has a range of venues that host home grown talent as well as bands and performers from overseas. The Metro on George St is one iconic Sydney venue and the Oxford Art Factory on Oxford Street is an up and coming live music venue that has a range of different types of live music shows running pretty much every night of the week.
Dress code: Sydney night spots can tend to get strict on who they let in as the night goes on. The best thing to do is play it safe with a smart outfit and collared shirt for men. Ladies generally will not have a problem, although some venues will not allow open toe shoes so be aware of this.
Because Sydney is quite compact, if you are staying in the CBD, you will be able to walk to many of the venues mentioned above, and if not walk, they will be a short taxi ride away. Chances are the Sydney apartments you are staying in will be close to at least one of the great night spots mentioned above.
The nightlife in Sydney is truly magnificent. I hope we’ve given you some ideas on how to spend your nights out whilst staying in Sydney.