The Sydney Morning Herald's daily entertainment section is the most informative guide to the city's pubs and clubs. For club-scene coverage—who's been seen where and what they were wearing—pick up a free copy of The Music magazine ( available at just about any Oxford Street café or pub. The Ever Guide ( is another good online source of entertainment information.

All bars and clubs listed here are open daily unless noted. Entry is free unless we list a cover charge.

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  • 1. Eau de Vie

    Darlinghurst | Bars/Pubs

    You might have to seek them out but speakeasy-style bars are the new thing in Sydney. Eau de Vie, at the rear of the trendy Kirketon Hotel in...Read More

  • 2. ARQ

    Darlinghurst | Bars/Pubs

    Sydney's biggest, best-looking, and funkiest gay nightclub, ARQ attracts a clean-cut crowd who like to whip off their shirts as soon as they...Read More

  • 3. Beach Road Hotel

    Bondi Beach | Bars/Pubs

    This Bondi institution is famous for its Sunday Sessions, when locals come to enjoy a barbecue, drink, and dance in the outdoor courtyard. There...Read More

  • 4. Harold Park Hotel

    Glebe | Bars/Pubs

    This is a great comedy venue that also serves up excellent jazz, pop, rock, and blues performances on Sunday afternoon, often featuring artists...Read More

  • 5. Sydney's Comedy Store

    Centennial Park | Comedy Clubs

    The city's oldest comedy club is in a plush 300-seat theater in the Entertainment Quarter, which most people still refer to as Fox Studios ...Read More

  • 6. The Midnight Shift

    Darlinghurst | Bars/Pubs

    The Midnight Shift is Sydney's hard-core party zone, a living legend on the gay scene for its longevity and its take-no-prisoners approach....Read More

  • 7. The Vanguard

    Newtown | Music Clubs

    The Vanguard is Sydney's answer to a New Orleans jazz joint, and purposely built by its music-loving owners to mimic the U.S. model. Australian...Read More

  • 8. Unity Hall Hotel

    Balmain | Bars/Pubs

    This quaint pub in the left-of-center suburb of Balmain declares itself the "spiritual home of jazz and live music for the past 40 years." Its...Read More

  • 9. Hugo's Lounge

    Kings Cross | Bars/Pubs

    This is the place that transformed Kings Cross from a seedy crossroads of sex shops and smut to a must-be-seen-here destination for Sydney's...Read More

  • 10. Jimmy Liks

    Potts Point | Bars/Pubs

    This small, sexy Asian street-food restaurant serves up drink concoctions with subtle flavors (like watermelon margaritas) and cocktails with...Read More

  • 11. Mars Lounge

    Surry Hills | Bars/Pubs

    Mars Lounge takes its music as seriously as its list of lethal cocktails, including the Desperate Housewife—a mandarin-infused vodka shaken...Read More

  • 12. Peppermint Lounge

    Potts Point | Bars/Pubs

    A cross between a swinging '60s London nightspot and the back lot of a James Bond film, the small, groovy Peppermint Lounge has a mod mood,...Read More

  • 13. Tone

    Surry Hills | Bars/Pubs

    Decorated with plenty of street art, this is Sydney's newest small bar and performance space. It's a favorite among the city's keen nightclubbers...Read More

  • 14. Trademark Hotel

    Kings Cross | Bars/Pubs

    This fun club is named for its unique position under the neon lights of the Southern Hemisphere's biggest billboard—the iconic Coca-Cola sign...Read More

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