Parramatta and Sydney had a thriving pub, bar and club scene, with everything from ‘secret’ laneway bars to local institutions.
Any Sydneysider will tell you however things have changed in the last few years.
In 2014, the State Government brought in a raft of late-night trading restrictions, collectively known as the lockout laws.
If you’re out past 2 am, don’t expect to get into most places and the latest most places allowed to go to is 3.30am.
The trick now is knowing where the Nightcruisers can take you during your celebration, Pub, Club and Bar Crawl or Party to Nightlife transport in and around Sydney.
74 Church St, Parramatta
16 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst
Fri-Sat 9 pm – 7.30 am
Sun & Thu 9 pm -3 am
ARQ Sydney took five years to research, plan and build.
Sydney’s popular nightclub features two independent event spaces in one venue.
Upstairs is The Arena – a classic pillar-free space of height and depth which houses different events.
The Arena offers a versatile central stage, large dance floor area, 2 large fully stocked bars and DJ booth. Downstairs is The Vortex with a large fully stocked bar, another stage also suited to bands, DJ booth, lounges and pool tables.
7 Macquarie Place, Sydney 16
Open: Mon-Sun: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
The Basement is the oldest licensed music venue in Sydney, and a true international icon.
Amidst an atmosphere of pub rock and cover venues, a 120 capacity basement in downtown Sydney opened it’s doors on May 10, 1972 and fast became a benchmark club for contemporary music – adored by artists and audiences alike.
Still one of the best live venues in the city.
111 Sussex Street, Sydney
Diverse music in an energetic, long-running club with Chinese decor, 3 dance floors, and a courtyard.
Chinese Laundry, one of Sydney’s most iconic underground clubs, has launched a brand new music program starting August 1st, 2014.
Partnering with Ministry of Sound’s formidable events arm, Nuffsaid.
Chinese Laundry host’s two phenomenal weekly nights, BASSIC and LNDRY.
Clique Sydney is Saturday Night’s exclusive waterfront destination.
Every Saturday at the exclusive waterfront Cruise Bar; come and soak in exquisite Opera House and Harbour Bridge views across three breathtaking areas whilst Australia’s best DJs spin House + R&B + Ol’ Skool + Funk all night long.
Start the night off with Cruise Bar’s first class canapes and share plates or revel with friends in a VIP Experience for an unforgettable night of Bottle Service.
169 Dolphin Street, Coogee
Open: Mon-Sun: 7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Nightcruisers call on the popular Coogee Pavilion.
The Rooftop is a stunning oasis with an unrivaled view of the Eastern Sydney coastline, offering flexibility for a broad range of functions and events. Whether you’re hosting a large scale cocktail party across the entire floor or looking for a reserved area in one of the four eclectic indoor and outdoor bars, there is a space to suit everyone.
When the Nightcruiser Party Bus Tour, Sydney heads there, you could be on a Nightcruiser Party Tour, Celebration, Birthday, Mystery or Surprise Partry Tour or even with Wedding Guests Transport in a Party mode!
A fun and relaxed adults-only social destination for the iconic beachside suburb, the Rooftop features four indoor and outdoor bars, a sweeping balcony boasting wraparound views of the Coogee shoreline and a mouth-watering Mediterranean menu.
50 Hunter Street, Sydney
Open: Mon-Sun 4 PM – 3 AM
It’s lively and spirited, hard-rockin’ Pizzeria!
Live music, craft beer, authentic pizza, pinballs & SEX
Craft beer, cider, and classic pizza served in a rock ‘n’ roll hotspot with pinball machines.
278 Crown St, Darlinghurst
Hours: MON-SAT: 10 AM-3 AM
SUN: 10 AM-10 PM
Live Bands Thu and Sun, Live DJ’s Fri and Sat Nights, Roof Top Bar Fri and Sat from 5 PM
Nightcruisers call mon the Gaslight Inn with our famous Party Tour and also Function Transport in party mode!
It is the perfect stop for your birthday, get together, farewell drinks, office parties and speciality events.
They have different function areas depending on the size and style of your event, and their dedicated events team is always on hand to assist.
Your function can include catered food or beverage or a combination of the two. They have a selection of beverage menus, platters or you can simply order from their regular bar menu.
• Engagement parties and Weddings
• Conferences and meetings
• Christmas Parties
• Casual get together
• Farewell Parties
Cnr, Playfair & Argyle St The Rocks, Sydney
Open: Mon – Fri 10 AM – 12 AM
Sat-Sun 9 AM – 12 AM
Festive beer hall with live music, serving imported beers and German dishes like pork schnitzel.
Ideal to visit during your Birthday or Celebration Party Tour or 2-way Function Transport in Party Mode with a Nightcruiser Party Tour.
33 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point
Hours: Fri-Sat 9 PM – 3 AM
The Club resides within the depths of Kings Cross; a decadent space that houses the social elite and promises unforgettable evenings. The Club is lit softly by chandeliers and Moroccan lanterns, creating the perfect atmosphere for those wanting A-list treatment in the comfort of our scattered chesterfields.
Nightcruiser call on the Club by request. We provide Party Transport, Birthday Celebrations and Hens Nights as well as Function Transport in Party Mode.
33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point
Voted the No.1 Venue All Male Revue.
Pole classes, life drawing & cocktail making class all before the show!!
Nightcruisers call on this venue with our famous Hens Party, Girls Night Out and Birthday Parties
They aren’t just another male revue show. In fact, that is only one small part of a very packed & exciting night full of events!! Be whisked from room to room as you & the girls enjoy pole dancing class, life drawing & cocktail making class all before the show even begins!!33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point
Whilst other venues sell selected seating ‘silver, priority, front row seating etc .
XXL provides all our beautiful guests with luxurious & lavish booth & lounge areas.
Level 1, 33 Oxford Street, Dar, Sydney, NSW
Embassy Restaurant Nightclub
16 Cross St, Sydney, NSW
Tank Nightclub Sydney
3 Bridge Lane, Sydney, NSW
Pink Pussycat Club
38a Darlinghurst Rd., Sydney, NSW
195 Oxford Street, Sydney, NSW
Candy’s Apartment Sydney
22 Bayswater Rd, Sydney, NSW
388 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW
195 Oxford Street Mall, Sydney, NSW
2 Roslyn St, Sydney, NSW
11a Oxford St, Sydney, NSW
Jacksons on George Sydney
176 George St Sydney, Sydney, NSW
383-387 bourke street, Sydney, NSW
Open: Fri & Sat 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM
Marquee has been lighting up the Sydney nightlife scene since its inception, providing the best local and international talent from around the world to perform exclusively at the venue. Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii; Havana Brown, The Stafford Brothers and Will Sparks are just some of the top tier artists that have graced the decks at Marquee and kept Sydney at the forefront of international dance music.
163 Oxford Street, Sydney, NSW
279 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
Powercuts Reggae Club
64 Devonshire St, Sydney, NSW
16-18 Oxford Square, Sydney, NSW
4-8 Grose Street, Glebe
Staves is an independent family brewery, urban beer garden and live performance space. A hidden gem in a city back alley.
169 Oxford St, Sydney, NSW
The Argyle Sydney
18 Argyle St, Sydney, NSW
24 Darlinghurst Rd, Sydney, NSW
The Grifter Brewing Company
1/33 Oxford St., Sydney, NSW
129 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW
Bar Broadway (Level 2)
Cnr Regent Street and Broadway, Sydney, NSW
12 Good St, Sydney, NSW
52-60 The Promenade, King Street, Sydney, NSW
Castles On Castlereagh
114 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW
Soho Bar & Lounge Sydney
171 Victoria St Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
Wayward Brewing Company
Unit 1-3 Gehrig Lane, Camperdown
Open: Thu – Fri 2 PM – 10 PM
Sat 12pm – 10 pm
Sun 12 pm – 8 PM
The Cellar taproom is a meeting place more than anything else, a spot for conversation and armchair adventure while sharing great craft beer with friends.
Hidden down a Camperdown laneway, The Cellar is housed deep inside the roots of the former winery that occupied the site nearly a century ago. The wax-lined wine vats have been converted to rooms, retaining the red-wine soaked walls. The upcycled beer keg lamps hang from the ceiling, casting a warm glow and giving an underground, speak-easy feel to the covert laneway.