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Sydney's Best Late-Night Bars for Dancing and Drinking After 1am

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie.
By Concrete Playground
January 16, 2020
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Sydney's Best Late-Night Bars for Dancing and Drinking After 1am

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie.
By Concrete Playground
January 16, 2020
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  • Food & Drink

    Hollywood Hotel

    When this place gets busy, it gets busy - and with good reason.

  • Food & Drink

    El Loco

    This Mexican cantina is the finest example of a casual Merivale experiment.

  • Food & Drink

    Oxford Art Factory

    Inspired by Warhol’s Factory in New York, this multi-room music venue caters to top international and local talent.

  • Food & Drink

    Low302

    Darlo bar hoppers may not be starved for their pick of small bars, but Low’s got a little something the others don’t.

  • Food & Drink

    Ching-a-Lings

    Ching-a-Lings is the kind of chilled, unpretentious small bar where you can grab a couch with some good company and while away some very memorable hours.

  • Food & Drink

    El Loco at Slip Inn

    An easy stroll from your CBD office, this Mexican-themed beer garden is the ideal mid-week pit stop.

  • Food & Drink

    Stitch Bar

    A subterranean bar with sewing machines and hot dogs.

  • Food & Drink

    Ding Dong Dang

    Down the Central Station end of Surry Hills, it's much like the karaoke equivalent of the suburb itself.

  • Food & Drink

    Palmer & Co.

    A hidden, but well-known, cocktail bar reminiscent of Sydney's notorious past of speakeasies, sly grog and razor gangs.

  • Food & Drink

    Frankie's

    Part dive bar, part New York-style pizza parlour, part blast from the past in the form of 80s metal.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bourbon

    The Bourbon is all about New Orleans Creole.

  • Food & Drink

    The Soda Factory

    Follow Bobby's for boozy spiders and '50s tunes.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ivanhoe Hotel

    A revamped Ivanhoe goes gangbusters on The Corso.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bank Hotel Beer Garden

    A local favourite serving brews, pub grub and eats from the outdoor barbecue.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lobo Plantation

    The moment you step up to the bar, you're made to feel like a real regular at this relaxed yet refined slice of old Cuba.

  • Food & Drink

    Bristol Arms Hotel

    Not one but two large roof terraces - just in time for summer.

  • Food & Drink

    The Cliff Dive

    The Tio's boys have done it again. And this time things are tropical.

  • Food & Drink

    Ramblin' Rascal Tavern

    More Swillhouse graduates make for a booze-slingin' good time.

  • Food & Drink

    Keg and Brew

    An old school pub filling your schooner with something a little bit different.

  • Food & Drink

    The Oxford Tavern

    This Petersham pub has reopened with a leafy beer garden and focus on craft beer.

  • Food & Drink

    Harpoon Harry

    The century-old Macquarie Hotel building gets a Cuban revolution, complete with traditional barbacoa.

  • Food & Drink

    Barrio Cellar

    Some of Sydney's best tequila and mezcal cocktails await at the Barrio Chino team's basement bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Taylor's Rooftop

    Sydney CBD's leafy new hidden rooftop bar is already packed.

  • Food & Drink

    Middlebar

    Inspired by Cuban cocktail joints, the former Lo-Fi space is now a make-your-own G&T bar.

  • Food & Drink

    The Collaroy

    The northern beaches boozer was acquired by Merivale and reopened all shiny and new.

  • Food & Drink

    Hotel Steyne

    Manly's lively beachfront go-to pub.

  • Food & Drink

    Darlo Country Club

    An LA-style social club from the team behind the Lobo Plantation.

  • Food & Drink

    PS40

    The 'open soda door' from former Bulletin Place, Sokyo and Der Raum folks.

  • Food & Drink

    Big Poppa's

    Oxford Street's late-night cheese, wine and hip hop bar.

  • Food & Drink

    The Edinburgh Castle

    A revamped CBD pub with a menu inspired by former regular Henry Lawson.

  • Food & Drink

    The Port

    Darling Harbour has a new French coastal-inspired bar and eatery...and it isn't your usual tourist spot.

  • Food & Drink

    The Golden Sheaf

    Double Bay's best beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Botany View Hotel

    This iconic South King Street watering hole has been revamped by The Lord Gladstone team.

  • Food & Drink

    Bitter Phew

    Oxford Street's craft beer and board games bar.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lansdowne Hotel

    The resurrected Chippendale pub has an entire floor dedicated to gigs, plus a Mary's burger pizza.

  • The Standard Bowl

    Bowls, beers and pinball right in Taylor Square.

  • Food & Drink

    George Hotel Waterloo

    This neighbourhood pub has reopened as a taqueria and natural wine bar.

  • Goodbar

    Come for the cocktails and stay for the dance floor, dazzling with mirror balls and exempt from lockout laws.

  • Food & Drink

    The Orient Hotel

    The Rocks pub has reopened with a 3.30am licence and a new cocktail terrace.

  • Food & Drink

    Kings Cross Hotel

    As one of the last standing, this pub hosts indie bands, jam sessions and DJs, plus there’s a sunny rooftop to boot.

  • Food & Drink

    Golden Barley Hotel

    A family-owned pub with a leafy beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    The Duke of Clarence

    An 1800s-inspired pub with over 500 spirits and a solid menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Cargo

    This King Street Wharf haunt knows how to get the party started — and keep it going.

  • Food & Drink

    Stonewall Hotel

    Party till the wee hours in this three-storey hip and happening bar.

  • Food & Drink

    The Imperial Erskineville

    It's all about drag and drinks, darling.

  • Food & Drink

    The Vic On The Park

    This old Marrickville gem has been given the full Merivale treatment and it's totally working it.

  • Food & Drink

    Shelbourne Hotel

    A CBD gem, great for anything from al fresco afternoons to late-night dance sessions.

  • Food & Drink

    Old Mate's Place

    Creative cocktails, Philly cheesesteaks and old-school library vibes tucked away in a Clarence Street office building.

  • Food & Drink

    Universal Sydney

    Darlinghurst's legendary gay bar Midnight Shift has been resurrected.

  • Food & Drink

    Employees Only

    NYC's world-class cocktail bar has opened its first late-night Australian outpost on Barrack Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Dulcie's Kings Cross

    Step into the 1930s at this swish Kings Cross cocktail and cabaret bar.

  • Food & Drink

    The Burwood Hotel

    This longtime Burwood stalwart is now slinging alcoholic bubble teas.

  • Food & Drink

    Esquire Drink + Dine

    A decadent old-world bistro in a historic CBD building.

  • Food & Drink

    Cantina OK!

    A standing room-only mezcal bar in the CBD by the Tio's team.

  • Food & Drink

    Double Deuce Lounge

    A '70s porn chic' CBD basement bar with Curtis Mayfield, James Brown and Marvin Gaye on heavy rotation.

  • Food & Drink

    Mary's Underground

    As well as a full French-style bistro menu, this CBD restaurant from the Mary's crew has a seafood bar and jazz running six night a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Dynasty Karaoke

    An LED-lit karaoke bar hidden in Dixon Mall.

  • Food & Drink

    Bungalow 8

    A harbourside bar with views from the beer garden, tropical vibes and a buzzing dance floor.

  • Food & Drink

    Establishment Bar

    It's an elegant bistro inside a historic building, and it's a Sydney institution.

  • Food & Drink

    The Commercial Hotel

    You can always count on this joint for kick-ons — it's open until 6am on Fridays.

  • Food & Drink

    Albion Hotel

    Parramatta's late-night, dog-friendly pub.

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