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Music and nightlife

Your guide to live music and nightlife in Sydney

The best free parties in Sydney
Clubs

The best free parties in Sydney

Get more bang for your buck with cut-price drinks and no cover charges.

The best clubs in Sydney
Nightlife

The best clubs in Sydney

Sydney loves to party – here's where to go for a big sesh on the dancefloor.

The best bars and pubs in Sydney for live music
Music

The best bars and pubs in Sydney for live music

Head to these local dens of sound for sticky carpets and great vibes. 

The best queer-friendly parties
Gay and lesbian

The best queer-friendly parties

Dance in these glitter-daubed safe spaces. 

The best jazz clubs in Sydney
Music

The best jazz clubs in Sydney

The syncopated beat goes on. 

Your guide to Sydney's music scene

The best retro dancefloors in Sydney
Nightlife

The best retro dancefloors in Sydney

For the times you just want to sing ‘YMCA’. 

The best gigs in Sydney this week
Music

The best gigs in Sydney this week

Find banging local DJs and huge international music acts.

How to not be a dickhead at music festivals
News

How to not be a dickhead at music festivals

Summer festival season is all about enjoying yourself, here’s how to do it without being a knob.

The best music venues in Sydney
Music

The best music venues in Sydney

From intimate stages to blow-out arenas, here are the best spots for feeling the guttural punch of live sounds.

Deadly songs about Australia
Music

Deadly songs about Australia

From the infectious pop of Jessica Mauboy to the hard-hitting activism of Dispossessed.

Your guide to Sydney nightlife

Where to sober up in Sydney
Restaurants

Where to sober up in Sydney

Keep your hangover at the helm with a cheat sheet for a satisfying late-night meal in Sydney that’ll bring you back to your senses. 

The best gay party spots in Sydney
Gay and lesbian

The best gay party spots in Sydney

From old favourites to new hot spots.

Late night venues without a lockout
Bars

Late night venues without a lockout

Outside the lockout zone there are plenty of late-night options in town to keep your evening rolling along.

Sydney's party crews
Clubs

Sydney's party crews

Meet the people that make sure you have a dancefloor destination every weekend.

The best clubs in Sydney
Nightlife

The best clubs in Sydney

Sydney loves to party, we'll party on the roof, in the basement, by the pool – get around it.

The best pick up bars in Sydney
Bars

The best pick up bars in Sydney

In these days of app-based dating the idea of meeting someone in the real world can sound fanciful, but we swear, it happens.