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Clubbing, nightlife and going out in Sydney whether you're straight, gay or inbetween

The best novelty parties
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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. 

Sydney's nightlife, now
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Sydney's nightlife, now

Eighteen months on from the lockouts, late-night Sydney is a vastly different place. With a review of the laws looming in six months, Jordan Kretchmer speaks to Sydney people fighting to keep the city’s vibrant party scene going – and hoping that a change is coming

Sydney's best party crews
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Sydney's best party crews

The party crews and collective making Sydneysiders dance

Where to party this weekend
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Where to party this weekend

From brand new club night to a feel good fundraiser this is where you should be getting down this weekend.

Your guide to clubbing in Sydney

The best free parties in Sydney
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The best free parties in Sydney

Low on dollars but high on good times

Late night venues without a lockout
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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

Where to party on weeknights in Sydney
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Where to party on weeknights in Sydney

Get the club going up on a Tuesday

The best gay party spots in Sydney
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The best gay party spots in Sydney

From old favourites to new hot spots

Sydney's party crews
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Sydney's party crews

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

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Spend a day at the Entertainment Quarter this summer
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Spend a day at the Entertainment Quarter this summer

With daily attractions, special events, and premium eating and drinking venues, the Entertainment Quarter has never been so, well, entertaining. Here’s a rundown of highlights these summer holidays – enough to fill a full day and more. As a bonus, visitors can enjoy two hours of free parking on site (terms and conditions apply). Photograph: Supplied Special events If you love the outdoor cinema events that Sydney does so well then you need to try Mov’in Bed Outdor Bed Cinema (until Feb 17) – a season of great movies that you enjoy lying on a double bed in the Showring. WaterWorld Central (Dec 28-Jan 28, closed Jan 1), Australia’s first mobile water park, is making a splash at the EQ this summer; kids 16 years and under can thrill to a series of inflatable water slides. Celebrating cruelty-free living, Sydney Vegan Markets welcome stalls by vegan businesses on the third Sunday of every month (Dec 16, Jan 20 & Feb 17). The world's first Brickman Cities powered by LEGO® City runs from Jan 4-Feb 10. See time stand still in 1923, explore the world’s greatest cities, and build your own with millions of LEGO® bricks. Photograph: Supplied Attractions  There’s a whole lot of fun for all ages happening at the Entertainment Quarter every day. Perhaps you’d like to catch a movie at the two Hoyts Cinemas – including an IMAX screen and a Hoyts LUX cinema and bar. More active pursuits can be enjoyed at Strike Bowling, such as Laser Tag, Karaoke and an Escape Room challenge as well a

Maker's and Shakers
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Maker's and Shakers

Throughout December and January, the Speakeasy Group’s Sydney bars will be serving up a very special bourbon whiskey – Maker’s Mark Private Select.Private Select was created in a one-off special collaboration between Maker’s Mark chief distillery officer Rob Samuels and Speakeasy Group bar managers Alissa Gabriel (Mjølner Sydney) and Max Allison (Boilermaker House).Through the innovative process dubbed ‘Maker’s and Shakers’, Gabriel and Allison, along with other industry bartenders, spent an immersive day with Samuels creating the personalised bourbon whiskey expression. Starting with a base of fully matured Maker’s Mark straight from the barrel, Private Select was customised by the bartenders who were provided five cask stave options, which can create a 1,001 possible stave combinations, resulting in an uniquely personalised finish and profile. Guests will be able to sample the resulting dram any way they like as well as in a very special cocktail created by Gabriel with the expression called ‘Battle Axe Volume 3’.Available at Mjølner Sydney, the Battle Axe Volume 3 utilises chicory root and walnut leaf-infused Maker’s Mark Private Select bourbon, a shiraz and maple reduction, bitters and beeswax. It’s a cocktail that takes the Old Fashioned to a whole new dimension and couples it with a punch of tannins, ages it on beeswax and serves it over block ice. The window to experience this unique whiskey is closing fast, so be sure to get down to Mjølner Sydney and all the Speakeas

Mov'in Bed Outdoor Bed Cinema

Mov'in Bed Outdoor Bed Cinema

Crawl under the blankets with a glass of wine and settle in for another season of movies at the Entertainment Quarter in the Showring. The concept is irresistible – a large inflatable bed to snuggle into, food, drinks and a great movie – but this year they're introducing a few innovations. They include Bottomless Popcorn sessions – with unlimited refills from the Bar – and cheap Grass Tickets, where you can bring your blanket and a picnic and enjoy your favourite movie under the stars for as little as $9 per head. Then there's the option to Dine in Bed. Mov’in Bed is partnering with the Rockpool Dining Group – Fratelli Fresh and Bavarian Bier Café – to offer food delivered straight to your bed. You can even order your food in advance online. The Bar, meanwhile, will be serving beer, wine, bubbles, ice cream, candy and popcorn. The line-up of movies is a well curated as ever. Highlights include recent hits such as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; Johnny English Strikes Again; Bohemian Rhapsody; Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! and Mortal Engines. Also on the line-up are some of 2018’s best films such as Ocean’s 8, Black Panther, BlackKklansman and The Breaker Upperers. Retro greats screening at Mov'in Bed include La La Land, The Jungle Book, Ted, Pulp Fiction, The Lion King, Pretty Woman, Akira and Notting Hill. Keep an eye out too for brand new releases Aquaman, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Mary Poppins Returns, all of which

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Four ways to perfectly pair your next night out with Blue Moon
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Four ways to perfectly pair your next night out with Blue Moon

A lot of fuss is made about pairing your food to your wine, but not everyone likes wine. Luckily, beer is often the perfect match to a meal, especially when you’re talking spicy food and delicious salty bar snacks. Blue Moon Belgian White is a refreshing, citrus-laced brew that is increasingly finding its way behind bars across Sydney’s drinking and dining scene. Next time you find yourself at one of these Sydney establishments pair your schooner of Blue Moon Belgian White with one of these meals to experience the beer (and your food) at its best.