World Bar and Its Famed Teapots Are Returning for a One-Night-Only Pop-Up at Kings Cross Hotel
The team behind the beloved nightclub will return to Kings Cross with teapots and four levels of DJs, each paying homage to a different iteration of the bar.
September 26, 2023
Five years after closing, and following two unsuccessful attempts to revive its former home as both Cali Club and Kings Cross Pavilion, World Bar is returning to Sydney — but just for one night. The famed Kings Cross nightclub was a key part of Sydney's nightlife and live music scene for 18 years before it closed back in 2018. Now, the team is getting back together for a takeover of Kings Cross Hotel.
It's all going down on Saturday, November 18, nearly five years to the day that the original club closed. The takeover will be bringing throwback tunes to all four levels of the William Street pub — and, most importantly, there will be teapots. Whether they will be at 2018 prices is yet to be seen.
Each level of Kings Cross Hotel will be celebrating a different iteration of World Bar, with club nights like Wham, Mum and Cake all being given their floors. From a lineup that's still to come, expect more than 20 different artists, DJs and producers to perform throughout the night, which will kick off at 8pm and continue until the early hours of the morning.
"It's been a while since we threw a shindig, we think it's time," says World Bar owner Steve Ward. "We always had a great relationship with the characters at the Kings Cross Hotel so we're looking forward to working with them to bring World Bar back to life."
"The building has some similarities, so we're hoping to emulate much of what made it special, from the busyness of the stairwells to the floor-to-floor discovery, where each level has something interesting to reveal."
Across its nearly two decades, World Bar hosted well over 4000 DJs and 1000 bands, including the likes of Flume, Nina Las Vegas, Dom Dolla, What So Not, DZ Deathrays and Gang of Youths. Whether you were a regular at The Wall or you never had a chance to experience the storied multi-level club, this is a reunion you don't want to miss.
If you want to head along, tickets are available via Eventbrite from $25.
The World Bar: One More Time will be taking over Kings Cross Hotel, 244–248 William Street, Kings Cross from 8pm–4am on Saturday, November 18 — head to Eventbrite for tickets.
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