Nightlife

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

The best novelty parties
Clubs

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
News

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
Clubs

Sydney's best party crews

The party crews and collective making Sydneysiders dance

Where to party this weekend
Clubs

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
Clubs

The best free parties in Sydney

Low on dollars but high on good times

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

Where to party on weeknights in Sydney
Clubs

Where to party on weeknights in Sydney

Get the club going up on a Tuesday

The best gay party spots in Sydney
Gay and lesbian

The best gay party spots in Sydney

From old favourites to new hot spots

Sydney's party crews
Clubs

Sydney's party crews

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

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Beyond Cinema presents The Great Gatsby

Beyond Cinema presents The Great Gatsby

Beyond Cinema have announced their newest party/experience bringing the world of the movies to life. An exclusive mansion 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD will be the setting for an immersive screening party of The Great Gatsby. Baz Luhrmann's 2013 film of the 1925 F Scott Fitzgerald novel will be recreated in front of your eyes, with packages including food and four hours of unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks. (Cocktails will also be available for purchase.) From dancers and jazz through to fireworks, attendees will be taken beyond the screen and into all the action of the jazz age. Before arrival they will be assigned a character for the evening with a dress code to suit. This is an opportunity to really go to town in the costuming department, so get ready to live out those flapper fantasies. Tickets are on sale now, but be quick. This is going to be every bit as popular as one of Jay Gatsby's wild shindigs.

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Win a trip to Geelong to see the Little Creatures Brewery
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Win a trip to Geelong to see the Little Creatures Brewery

Geelong, an hour south of Melbourne, is a city on the up. It’s got bars, eateries, heritage buildings, shopping, galleries, museums and beaches. It’s also famous as a home of one Australia’s oldest boutique breweries, the Little Creatures Brewery. Little Creatures began in Fremantle, WA, and in 2005 the east coast brewery opened its doors. Time Out and Little Creatures would love you to check out the brewery, and we’re offering the awesome prize of a trip to Geelong for you and three friends for that very purpose. Valued at $3,000, the prize includes: Return flights for four people to Melbourne Avalon 2 nights’ accommodation for everyone at the Novotel Geelong A tour of the Little Creatures Brewery and a Beer School session A $400 voucher to spend on food and drink at Little Creatures If you win, you can choose when you want to go, so long as it’s by the end of the year. To enter, tell us in 25 words or fewer who you would like to take on the beer crawl and why, before July 31, 2018. Fill out my online form. // var zkg369l0drdfl3;(function(d, t) { var s = d.createElement(t), options = { 'userName':'timeoutlondon', 'formHash':'zkg369l0drdfl3', 'autoResize':true, 'height':'1331', 'async':true, 'host':'wufoo.eu', 'header':'show', 'ssl':true}; s.src = ('https:' == d.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'www.wufoo.eu/scripts/embed/form.js'; s.onload = s.onreadystatechange = function() { var rs = this.readyState; if (rs) if (rs != 'complete')

Seafood and Champagne weekends
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Seafood and Champagne weekends

It's time to up your weekend long lunch game this winter at the Star. Black Bar & Grill is doing a seriously special seafood spread, matched with a two hour package of Moet and Chandon. Knock back briny Sydney rock oysters from Pambula on the south coast of NSW, Hiramasa kingfish, Hervey Bay scallops with Yarra Valley salmon roe, eastern rock lobster, king prawns and spanner crab from Fraser Island. The feast will cost $140 per person with matched Champagne for two hours, or you can enjoy the seafood selection only for $85 per person. Add in panoramic views of the ocean, luxurious surrounds and the freshest seafood Australia has to offer, and you've got a lovely lunch out.  Find out more about seafood and Champagne at the Star.

Sokyo Lounge is your new winter hangout
Bars

Sokyo Lounge is your new winter hangout

Sokyo in The Star has a deserved reputation as a top Japanese restaurant, but did you know the adjoining Sokyo Lounge is a relaxed yet chic place for an after-work catch up that comes with the promise of crazy-good bar snacks?  A refined menu is available on the bar top offering Sokyo favourites that pair perfectly with a cocktail or two: maguro tataki, kingfish miso ceviche, cuttlefish or red snapper tempura, and tuna crispy rice. There are also skewers of juicy, tender Wagyu tri-tip glazed with a teriyaki sauce. Sokyo’s à la carte menu is available throughout the remainder of the lounge.Photograph: Supplied Your food can be matched to your selection of wine, beer, sake and cocktails. There are many Japanese single malts to try, and an extensive range of sake, shochu and uemeshu.  From the cocktail list, a Chasing Kojima combines Yuzu sake, pink grapefruit, lemongrass and elderflower, or you can make like Bill Murray with a Suntory Old Fashioned.  Sokyo Lounge hosts DJs every Friday and Saturday, 7-11pm. Kicking back here in a velvet armchair with a little bowl of edamame and a cocktail is a sure-fire cure to the winter blues.   Photograph: Supplied