Clutch the hazy memories of your early twenties tightly, friends, because we just got news that party stalwart, teapot cocktail purveyor and all round good time the World Bar is closing, tomorrow night. For 18 years this venue hosted hopping club nights, killer incubator nights, art parties, and general late-night good times (who amongst us hasn't talked about our love life deep into the night on that storied front porch?).
It's yet another scalp collected by restrictive and one-size-fits-all legislation curbing late night entertainment in Sydney.
The list of bonafide stars to have played at the famous arched building in Kings Cross include Flume, Alison Wonderland, DZ Deathrays, Gang of Youths and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and the World Bar owner Steve Ward has released a call to action along with the news of the bar's closure, asking people to rebel by going out. "There are great venues and incredible music alive in the Cross and surrounding areas, so please get out there and support all our incredible friends – promoters, venue owners, artists – still battling away for their love of live music”.
The last hurrah for the venue will be on Wednesday, November 28 with a final instalment of the Wall, featuring sets from Holly and WYN. It is free entry before 10pm with an RSVP on the Facebook event wall, or it'll cost you $10 on the door.
If you can't make the final night of the World Bar, here are more of Sydney's best clubs for when the dancing mood takes you.