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The best dancefloors in Sydney

Get your groove on at one of Sydney's most poppin' bars, clubs and pubs

Photograph: Rachel Murdolo

Dancefloors come in all shapes and sizes in Sydney – sticky floored pubs can double up as a a heaving dancefloor, then there’s slick neon-lit rave caves and small bars that transform into a late night party when local DJs hop behind the decks. 


The Cliff Dive

While Oxford Street may not quite live up to its former glory, the subterranean tropical club’s sunken dancefloor still gets pumping. Keep any eye out for regular parties from Dibby Dibby Soundsystem and a 2000s themed rager called the Naughty Noughties

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This Chippendale small bar gets a groovin’ on Friday and Saturday nights. Keep your eyes peeled for tribute parties (think TLC and Mariah Carey) and appearances by Freda’s House Band.

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This subterranean William street club has a new lease on life since getting a redux in early 2016. The Berlin-inspired den regularly host nights with Motorik and local selectors. Also the later you head here, the better. 

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Harpoon Harry

Harpoon Harry’s snack game is strong – and what better way to work of fried chicken wings than with a post-dinner dance off. The lounge upstairs goes off with DJs from 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Surry Hills

Oxford Art Factory

Sydney’s much loved mid-sized live music venue doubles up as an awesome after party when gigs conclude. The Gallery bar is usually free, while ticketed events go off in the main bar.

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Jam Gallery

This Bondi club gets a solid dancefloor going on the weekend. Sydney Soiree often host after parties there and Picnic host regular international DJ gigs. The soundsystem is also pretty ace.

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Bondi Junction

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See live music every night of the week

Liven up your Tuesday with some old school funk or or get yourself through hump day at a mid-week gig. Whatever night you choose, there's plenty of free live concerts every night of the week to get you groovin', right across the city and its surrounds.

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Get low to Destiny's Child or TLC

The best novelty parties

Whether it's a throwback to the '90s or a head-to-head battle of the popstars, Sydneysiders love a nostalgia party.

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