Sydney is a major Australian city that is best known to the rest of the world for The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor and the many beaches of Sydney but what many do not realize is that it is also, like many other major city; the home to an exciting night life. Australians are known to enjoy a good drink, whether it is the cooling suds of a beer, a wine ,local or foreign or a nice spirit, Australians truly do enjoy a good drink and that enjoyment of a drink is clearly visible by the selection of night life that Sydney has to offer. Whether your preference is to take a nice wine whilst enjoying a superb meal, or trying not to spill a beer whilst dancing or just relaxing with an unpronounceable cocktail, Sydney night life has something to offer you. There are far too many night clubs in Sydney for them all to be mentioned here but these 7 will give you some insight as to diversity that there is to be found.
Opera Bar – The Opera Bar is situated on a lower concourse of the Opera House among what has been described as the best beer garden in the world. This ideal location offers some superb views of the Sydney Harbor and the city skyline. It isn’t just about the gardens or the views though, it a world class bar offering over 40 world class wines and an impressive list of international drinks. Open seven days a week, it offers afternoon entertainment at the weekends and DJ or live music every night from 8:30 PM.
Orbit Bar – Situated 47 stories up, this revolving restaurant offers superb views of the whole city. No so much of an actual night club, it is the ideal place to start the evening off with superb dishes on offer, several which are unique to this excellent restaurant. It also is the perfect place to take your after dinner drink, sporting a well stocked bar and wine cellar.
Argyle Hotel – Known as Argyle of the Rocks, this exciting and popular venue consists of 5 separate bars, ranging from a cozy lounge with private booths to a cobble stoned court yard. Although popular during the day, these bars really come alive at night. The different bars allow you to enjoy the lively music provided by the resident DJ, in a setting that suits your mood.
Slip Inn – This bar has three sections to it, one on each level and caters to those wearing business suits to those in jogging attire, whatever your style, the Slip Inn will cater to it. You can start with a few drinks in the Slip Bar whilst enjoying the games on offer and then go for a dance in the Garden Bar that is furnished in a Tuscan style and has live DJ music. Tiring from the dancing you can relax in the Sand Bar whilst overlooking the courtyard.
Hotel Hollywood – This bar offers the glitz and glamour of Hollywood yet sells cheap beer. Enjoy this unique experience in the bar that has been described as the bar that time forgot but it certainly hasn’t been forgotten by many people as it always has its crowd enjoying the nightly music. The bar is owned by an aging, actual Hollywood star and she has created a unique atmosphere which encourages its own style of glitzy fun.
Hemisphere – This sophisticated cocktail lounge is the ideal place to try out some exotic cocktails whilst enjoying the sounds. Although the doormen can be a little fussy about dress codes, smart casual is good enough. This bar caters to all ages and has an impressive diversity of cocktails and even its own vintage dram. The restaurant changes its menu daily but always has available a Japanese Bento Box, ideal for sharing.
Candy’s Apartment – This is probably Sydney’s oldest night club but remains popular today. The club’s unique setting plays host to an important part of Australian music. Apart from its resident DJ, the club hosts many local artists who in turn provide excellent entertainment to the night clubbers. The club’s $20 entry fee at first seems high but the price of the drinks can make up for it and so is a popular hangout and drinking venue for students. As this club is located in a basement you may think that the people who attend may be a little different from what you are used to but the crowds that the club entices are a very diverse group, making for a different, yet pleasant experience.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the night clubs, there is Bayswater Brassier, Lansdowne Hotel, The Victoria Room and many others, all of which, combined give you a very diverse and exciting venues to choose from.