Top Establishments to Visit for a Great Night Out in Sydney
Visitors coming to Sydney will find a vibrant and fun city with a plethora of things to see and do. Olivia Bourke discussed just a few of the incredible attractions in Sydney like its fine white sand beaches and famous landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, among others.
Sydney, however, also offers its visitors a diverse and outstanding nightlife, with many fine establishments for a great night out. So, let’s have a look at a few offerings in this amazing city.
As Sydney’s most popular nightlife spot, the 3000 square meters (32,290 sq. ft.) block has eight bars, three award-winning restaurants, and four events spaces right in the heart of Sydney.
The star attraction at this gargantuan entertainment space is The Ivy Pool Club</a>, where LA glitz meets the Italian Riviera as the only rooftop pool bar in Sydney.
With a décor inspired by Palm Springs in the 1960s, The Ivy Pool Club is stylish and chic with private cabanas and sunbeds to complement the creative and well-crafted cocktails you’ll enjoy.
The action heats up at night and the club features local and international DJs both on the terrace and the dancefloor inside. At the Pacha Club within the complex, Fridays and Saturdays are THE nights to visit, featuring Saturday theme nights with dancers, aerobatics and the biggest DJs from around the world.
The Star Casino
The Star is Sydney’s premier entertainment destination and features some of the best nightlife in Sydney.
Nestled on the waterfront and overlooking Darling Harbor, The Star is the second largest casino in Australia. There’s something for everyone, from award-winning restaurants, bars, and live entertainment at Cherry and Rock Lilly’s music scene.
Of course, The Star also features a world-class casino, and in addition to traditional table games like craps, baccarat, and blackjack, among many others, poker enthusiasts will be happy to know that the casino has expanded to include 40 poker tables.
Poker is Australia’s most popular casino game, with many players heading to establishments like The Star or playing online.
A big reason for this is how easy it is for poker fans from Australia and around the world to connect with other players and compete. Today, players don’t even need to play with actual money in order to become proficient at the game.
Pocket Full of Apps documents how PPPoker has changed the online game by allowing players to set up private clubs using play money chips. This has allowed newcomers to play and connect in spaces they are comfortable with.
Once they get to grips with the game they can then head out to major establishments like The Star.
The Imperial Hotel
Made famous in the 1994 film, The Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Dessert, the scene where Guy Pearce christens the silver tour bus with a bottle of champagne happened outside this establishment.
The Imperial Hotel, therefore, is a haven for the LGBTQIA crowd and has been a safe space for the community since Dawn O’Donnell bought it in the 1980s.
TimeOut describes how the place feels like walking into Liberace’s bachelor pad– opulent but with accessible warmth and comforting rough edges.
The front bar turns into a scruffy disco after-hours and features music from Cher, Madonna, and Whitney. Around the back, you’ll also find Pricilla’s a pub bistro with a veggie-, vegan-heavy menu, featuring favorites like vegan ceviche made from coconut, cauliflower, and broccoli.
Although it mostly features vegan dishes, Pricilla’s also caters to meat-eaters with steaks and roast pork on the menu.
Sydney offers so many amazing establishments that this post could go on forever. But these are some of my favorites.
Have you been to Sydney? Do you have a favorite establishment you can tell us about? Reply in the comments and share your experiences with us!