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The best bars in Sydney for live music

Local and international musical talent is the highlight at these boozers

Photograph: Anna Kucera

Despite the loss of some great pub-based music venues (RIP the Annandale and the Hoey), you can still catch the live gigs at these locals

The Beach Road Hotel

On Wednesday nights at this Bondi local the party hooligans from Sosume present a line-up of buzzy indie pop and EDM acts, and there are local hip-hop nights too.

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Bondi Beach

The Hero of Waterloo

Foot-stomping craic is the order of the day at this historic pub. Instead of up-and-coming bands, these guys get in long-standing locals to play folk, old-time jazz and Irish folk music from Friday to Sunday.

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Millers Point

The Vic

Vic on the Park hosts local songwriter nights on Tuesdays, blues and roots at Swamp Thursdays and much-loved hip-hop party One Day Sundays monthly and they're all free. 

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