Arq

Darlinghurst

A great sound system and light shows have made Arq a standout disco club in town since 1999. The two-level club offers drag shows, special events and DJs spinning...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Frankie's Pizza By the Slice

Central Business District

Frankie's is a pizza joint with craft beer, pinball and a rocking house band. Tuesdays it's rock 'n'roll karaoke, Thursdays it's bands and DJs, Fridays and Saturdays...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pub

The Scary Canary

Central Business District

Next to the Town Hall Station, the Scary Canary is a raucous favorite among young backpackers. Partying goes late with cheap drinks, pub grub, DJs and themed nights

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

The Midnight Shift

Darlinghurst

The Midnight Shift on two levels has been in business since 1981, making it one of the oldest gay bars in town. A venue for Pride events, it has a ground-floor bar...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Slyfox Hotel

Enmore

The old dive bar Slyfox has been relaunched as a late night music venue with a new front lounge, a dance floor and a Funktion-One sound system. The action includes...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

357 Sydney City Steam

Central Business District

With four floors and an elevator, 357 is the city's largest gay sauna with a busy lunchtime office crowd and round the clock on weekends. It has regular towel-free...

  • For Men
  • Sauna

Bank Hotel

New Town

The hip and artsy Bank serves hearty pub fare and craft beer in a leafy beer garden. Waywards on the second floor is a no-cover venue for live music and on...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pub

Club Exile

Darlinghurst

Club Exile features top DJs playing progressive house, tribal beats and rhythmic sounds on the third Saturday of most months and sell-out holiday specials like New...

  • For Men
  • Party

Green Park Hotel

Darlinghurst

The Green Park, an Old School Aussie tiled bar, has been a popular watering hole since 1893. It has retro cocktails, a smoking courtyard with a vertical garden, a...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pub

Kinselas

Darlinghurst

On Taylor Square, the multi-level Kinselas was a funeral parlor from 1933 to 1982, run by an undertaker named Kinsela. After a spell as a restaurant, it morphed into...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Palms on Oxford

Darlinghurst

Gay-owned and -operated, the unpretentious Palms on Oxford plays classic gay dance anthems with music ranging from 70s disco to latest hits. Live DJs only on Fridays...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Slide Lounge

Darlinghurst

Depending on the night, The Slide Lounge transports its dinner guests to a circus, a risqué Parisian cabaret or a 1920s speakeasy. The El Circo dinner show on...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Stonewall Hotel

Darlinghurst

The Stonewall Hotel is a bar with three levels and live entertainment seven nights a week into the wee hours. Open since 1997, it is a local institution, featuring...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

The Baxter Inn

Central Business District

World-ranked Baxter Inn is an underground whiskey cellar entered from an alley, through an unmarked door and down a fire escape, It boasts the nation's largest...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

The Beresford Hotel

Darlinghurst

Formerly a famous gay bar, the Beresford still attracts a gay crowd, particularly on Beresford Sundays, a drinking/dance party that really gets going after sundown....

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pub

The Colombian Hotel

Darlinghurst

The Colombian Hotel, in a former bank building on Oxford Street, is a straight-friendly gay bar that almost never sleeps. It has big windows on the street level for...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

The Flinders Hotel

Darlinghurst

The Flinders Hotel's roots go back to 1916, but by the late 20th century the pub was a well-known LGBT hangout. After some ups and down, it was relaunched under new...

  • LGBTQ
  • Pub

The Imperial Hotel

Erskineville

The Imperial Hotel where the opening and closing scenes of "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" were filmed, features drag, cabaret, acrobatics, dance,...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

The Lobo Plantation

Central Business District

The Lobo Plantation, named after Julio Lobo who once was the most powerful sugar baron in the world, recreates a little bit of Old Cuba by offering over 250...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

The Ox

Darlinghurst

The hip Ox with its stylish marble bar, dramatic lighting and dance floor is a popular space for birthday parties and other special events, but back in the late 70s,

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

The Oxford Hotel

Darlinghurst

Open more than 30 years, The Oxford is an iconic gay bar on four levels, beginning with the underground nightclub in the basement. The street level is an open space...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar