Kings Cross Hotel
Time Out says
Six floors of booze, food and entertainment commanding a colourful corner of the Cross
Inside a six-storey building, Kings Cross Hotel bills itself as a spot for a quiet drink with friends, a late-night party destination, and an inner-city hub of arts and culture.
On the ground level, there’s the street bar with a friendly neighbourhood pub vibe built for a feed and a pint while you watch the footy. The action continues upstairs, where the stage is set for a longer lunch and a cocktail on the first floor’s breezy balcony, or quite literally for a trailblazing independent production at the Kings Cross Theatre on level two. The epic rooftop, meanwhile, is the perfect spot to share a bottle of bubbles while the sun goes down.
Downstairs, there’s a subterranean dive bar, where you’ll also find the funny people of the Kings Cross Comedy Club from Wednesday to Saturday. Levels three and four are designated club spaces, open for special nights and events.
For a feed, you’ll want to head to the street bar or the balcony, where the menu features snacks and sharing plates (olives, dips, chips and butter chicken nachos), burgers, salads and bigger plates – think classic steaks and salads or the likes of a scallop-and-prawn pie or grilled eggplant with hummus and pearl couscous.
244-248 William St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 10am-midnight; Sat 10am-1am; Sun noon-midnight|