The Kings Cross Hotel is a pub at heart, but it’s one that spans a six-storey building, from the rooftop down to a subterranean dive bar, in the very heart of Sydney’s traditional entertainment district. We’ll always try and score a table out on the first floor balcony, lit by the red neon glow of the big Coca-Cola sign, for the best people-watching in town, or on the open-air rooftop bar on the fifth level, which has breathtaking views of Kings Cross. Level two is an intimate theatre with a year-round program of professional productions. There’s also an atmospheric Bordello Room and a pumping club level. This summer, Kings Cross Hotel is teaming up with Bacardi to present a Summer of Music – a series of parties and pop-ups. There’ll be diverse club nights, bands, dance classes and workshops over four hot months, accompanied by a Bacardi cocktail menu (think Pineapple Mojitos and frozen Piña Coladas), and the rooftop will be turned into a rustic and leafy Caribbean oasis.