Sometimes you just need a late-night drink. And while the lockout laws have certainly restricted where and when to find one, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t options. There are plenty of bars and pubs ready, willing and able to keep your cup running over until the wee hours. We’ve compiled a bunch of them, from classic pubs to cocktail specialists.
Lockouts: a brief history
Sydney’s lockout laws were introduced in February of 2014, barring entry to bars, pubs and clubs after 1.30am in Sydney’s ‘Entertainment Precinct’, and calling last drinks at 3am. This also restricted takeaway sales to a 10pm curfew. After a 2016 review, venues with live entertainment and other exceptions have received a half-hour extension on both sides, and takeaway sales now get the green light until 11pm.
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