If you want to immerse yourself in the buzzing late-night scene of the CBD then YCK Laneways is your new best friend. This world-class nightlife and entertainment hub is amping up the excitement every Wednesday and Thursday night (aka the new Fridays) with a month-long program of after-dark cultural events from October 25 to November 16. Clock off work, unwind with a drink at one of YCK’s legendary bars, then hit up one of the many participating venues lighting up with activity from 8.30pm. Celebrate Papa Gede’s 10th birthday on Kent Street with a mega party featuring vinyl DJ Bexxy J; relax under the fairy lights at SILY Spray Ups where you can watch live mural paintings with $15 Margaritas; peek into the future with a tarot reading at Esteban; swing down to the Swinging Cat for live jazz and a night cap; or head to PS40 for its Flatbread Takeover series featuring weekly guest chefs. Discover the complete festival line-up and plan your night using the YCK Laneways map here.
Summer is the ultimate time to step outside your local neighbourhood and discover a secret side of Sydney. The city and its surrounds light up with al fresco activities, cheerful happy hours and after-dark performances that will carry you through to the early hours of the next day. Uncover your next adventure or visit a restaurant you’ve never been to before with our guide to the city’s underrated gems for dining, drinking and entertainment. Read on to discover what’s happening in YCK Laneways, Paddo Collective and Stanley Street this summer.
These precincts are supported by Uptown – a program helping local business communities enhance their districts into vibrant going-out hubs.