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Six Sydney Bars Perfect for a Weekend Boogie

Forget about the week that was and celebrate the weekend that is on these Sydney dance floors.
By Tamar Cranswick
August 29, 2018
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Six Sydney Bars Perfect for a Weekend Boogie

Forget about the week that was and celebrate the weekend that is on these Sydney dance floors.
By Tamar Cranswick
August 29, 2018
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SIX SYDNEY BARS PERFECT FOR A WEEKEND BOOGIE

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Forget about the week that was and celebrate the weekend that is on these Sydney dance floors.

The old nine-to-five routine can be a bit of a grind — between work, study, trying to stay on top of all the shows on Netflix, it certainly takes a toll. That's why, when the weekend comes around, sometimes the only solution is to shake it off, a la Swifty, and leave your troubles behind while you dominate the dance floor.

With the help of our friends at Heineken, we've put together a list of some top pubs in Sydney to head to for a boogie when the weekend hits. Grab a Heineken and pull out your best moves all-night-long. Because, let's face it, dancing is good for the soul. So limber up, people — it's time to boogie.

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    Bring in the weekend the right way by claiming a spot at the Beachy for a few beers with the bronzed and the thonged. Once the sun has set, swap your flip-flops for something more sturdy, and head upstairs to the bandroom, where the party goes long into the night with live music and DJ sets. You can dance with your crew across the whole weekend — there are regular Sunday sessions, too. Best of all, entry is free. So, if you’ve spent most of your money by the time Friday night rolls around, don’t worry about dollars — just focus on your moves.

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    Not so long ago, Bondi’s Hotel Ravesis underwent a pretty dramatic facelift. Before, your feet were likely to fuse with the sticky floor as you tried to dance — but now, the beautified venue is a key place to sport your boogie shoes and let off some steam on a Saturday. Come Sunday, return for a session on the terrace, and make the most of the venue’s Campbell Parade location. Grab a Heineken, take in views over the blue yonder and let your worries subside.

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    Stonewall is a place where time ceases to exist. As soon as you step off Oxford Street and into its arms, you’re in another dimension. There’s always a party to be found here — even the dreaded lockout laws haven’t dampened the Stonewall’s spirits. There’s no better place to forget about the week that was and celebrate the weekend that is. Get warmed up with live drag performances Friday and Saturday nights, then hit the d-floor and bust a move — if you’ve got the stamina. On Sundays, the frivolity rolls on with DJs on deck right through till close.

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    Locals flock to this beachside Cronulla hotel every weekend like seagulls to a chip. Old Joe’s is where the action is, with the room transforming into a dance hall when the sun goes down; Friday nights are all about R&B, before pop music takes hold on Saturdays. You can also continue your weekend dance fest with tropical house Sunday sessions. Things can get a bit sweaty in here, so it’s best to cool yourself off with an ice-cold brew. 

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    Dance like everybody’s watching at Upstairs Beresford. This place is built for a crowd — and for a party. There’s regular live music and DJs hosted over the weekend, which brings a throng of beautiful people to the first-floor dancefloor at the Bourke Street pub. Keep the weekday blues at bay by heading to a Sunday session, somewhat of an institution for revellers wanting a boogie. We recommend starting out in the courtyard for a sunset bev before heading upstairs to dance the night away.

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    The perfect antidote to sitting in an office all week is letting loose on a Friday night, and the Bristol Arms has city-dwellers well and truly covered. You can even (kinda) dance on the ceiling — there are DJs on the rooftop every Friday and Saturday to help you choreograph your best life. But the beating heart of this venue is the two-level club, the Retro, which has been serving nostalgia-fuelled fun for a long time now. These days, there aren’t many places where you can dance and scream-sing to hits from the past — but this is one of them. 

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Plan your next night out — all you need to do is rally the troops, choose a venue and order a round of Heineken.

For more suggestions on where to spend your night out, send us a message on Facebook to chat with the Heineken Insider.

Top image: Stonewall by Katje Ford.

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