Ultimate Guide to Sydney Bars and Hotspots

If you’re visiting Sydney or you live there but want to find some new spots to hang out with friends in the evenings and late at night, these are some of the best hotspots in Sydney that you have to visit to get a taste of Sydney’s luxurious nightlife.

Palmer & Co

The first one on the list is a quite tucked away and underground place that you should definitely visit if you’re looking for a chic 20s kind of bar. Palmer & Co will serve you a wide range of delicious cocktails and spirits. It’s a great place where you can hang around with friends after work to relax and have a cold drink.

Opera Bar


One rule in Sydney is that you absolutely shouldn’t miss out on visiting the infamous Opera Bar. Its location right next to the Opera House allows you to have the most stunning view of Luna Park, the city, and the Harbour Bridge as you sip on your favorite drinks. If you think that this place is crowded with tourists, you are absolutely right. However, a lot of locals like to come here too. If you decide to visit this bar on the weekends, you’ll also be lucky to get a live band and/or a vocalist during the evening hours.

Mrs Sippy

Sydney has undergone a set of changes in terms of the drinking laws in the city and ever since then, this Double Bay has become one of the newest hotspots in the city. Some of the similar spots that are worth mentioning in Double Bay are The Sheaf and Pelicano.

Blu Bar on 36

This hotspot is located just above Sydney with stunning panoramic views of the city. On level 36 of the Shangri-La Hotel, this fancy cocktail lounge serves some of the most delicious cocktails in the whole city of Sydney. While they may be on the pricier side, these cocktails are definitely worth the price tags they come with. The most stunning views of the sunset can be seen from this spot and you should definitely not miss them.

The Glenmore Hotel

The Glenmore hotel is one of the most famous ones in Sydney. It is a multi-level hotel that has some of the most beautiful surroundings and views you could ask for. The 180-degree view on the rooftop bar will allow you to see some of the most stunning views and it makes it the perfect spot for weekend hangouts with your friends.

If you decide to spend a whole day here, start by visiting the Rocks market. It’s open between 10 am and 5 pm on the weekend. The food markets, on the other hand, are open during the week. Then, later in the evening, you can have a drink and a tasty meal at the Glenmore Hotel rooftop bar.


If you’re interested in spending your evenings in a bit more luxurious and sensual way, visiting some of the most elegant Sydney brothels must be on your bucket list. With a wide range of delicious drinks, a selection of numerous gorgeous ladies, and atmospheric rooms, Liaisons is one of the places where you’ll get the most luxurious experience and a taste of Sydney’s nightlife.

Cruise Bar

Lastly, if you would love to get another perspective and view of the stunning surroundings near the Opera Bar, you can also visit the Cruise Bar. Just across from Opera Bar, this place is located a 5 minute walk away from the Opera Bar and comes with a place that often holds many amazing events. Here, you can attend salsa and R&B nights that will make you get up on your feet and dance your night away. With an amazing atmosphere, delicious drinks, and lively people who love to dance, this will be the perfect spot for all music and dance lovers.

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Overall, if you’re in Sydney and looking for some hotspots for your evening hangouts, there is a wide range of options for you. No matter what kind of nightlife you seek to find, casual drinking nights or nights full of music and dancing, you’ll definitely find something that suits your needs in Sydney. 


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