The Abercrombie Hotel

Dance the night away at this massive Chippendale venue, which boasts multiple dance floors, a rooftop bar and a bottle shop.
Ben Hansen
February 24, 2023


The Abercrombie is back! The storied corner pub and haven of electronic music reopened at the end of 2022 with Solotel at the helm, bringing packed dance floors nd its 24-hour license back to Chippendale.

The expansive space boasts three mini-venues within the overarching title of The Abercrombie. The main bar and beer garden plays home to regular events hosted by some of the best tastemakers and party crews from around Sydney, Australia and the world.

When the beats aren't firing, this area serves as a friendly neighbourhood haunt with beers and cocktails on tap, pizza by the slice and Italian mains for those that may get peckish.

Head up two floors and you'll discover a sleek cocktail lounge and rooftop bar called Casa Rosa. The food here draws from the Mediterranean, and the DJs spin Italo-disco classics until the early hours of the morning.

Rounding out the trio of offerings is Lil Sis. This final piece of the puzzle is located in the adjoining terraces next to the pub. Here, you'll find a cosy wine bar serving up classic drops and new-world, minimal-intervention wines, both of which can be enjoyed on-site or be taken away.

While the venue generally stays open until 5am on weekends, those open hours can stretch even further — sometimes all the way into the next day — when special event are on.

The club immediately reopened to lines around the block and a boundary-pushing program of dance music, with no signs of slowing down. Maybe there is hope for Sydney's nightlife after all.

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