The Sydney Morning Herald's daily entertainment section is the most informative guide to the city's pubs and clubs. For club-scene coverage—who's been seen where and what they were wearing—pick up a free copy of The Music magazine ( available at just about any Oxford Street café or pub. The Ever Guide ( is another good online source of entertainment information.

All bars and clubs listed here are open daily unless noted. Entry is free unless we list a cover charge.

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  • 1. The Arthouse Hotel

    City Center | Bars/Pubs

    A former School of the Arts building, The Arthouse Hotel has been renovated into a modern, belle epoque–style hot spot, with four bars and a...Read More

  • 2. Bungalow 8

    Darling Harbour | Bars/Pubs

    With its primo waterside location at the northern end of King Street Wharf, and famous mussels from its open kitchen, Bungalow 8 invites a night...Read More

  • 3. Ivy

    City Center | Bars/Pubs

    This multilevel complex of bars, pubs, and eateries is in an ultrahip George Street complex. Cocktails are great but expensive, and the crowd...Read More

  • 4. Marquee - The Star Sydney

    Darling Harbour | Dance Clubs

    Nightclubbers are heading to Marquee—on the top level of the relaunched casino and entertainment complex, The Star Sydney—to dance the night...Read More

  • 5. Hugo's Lounge

    Kings Cross | Bars/Pubs

    This is the place that transformed Kings Cross from a seedy crossroads of sex shops and smut to a must-be-seen-here destination for Sydney's...Read More

  • 6. Jimmy Liks

    Potts Point | Bars/Pubs

    This small, sexy Asian street-food restaurant serves up drink concoctions with subtle flavors (like watermelon margaritas) and cocktails with...Read More

  • 7. Mars Lounge

    Surry Hills | Bars/Pubs

    Mars Lounge takes its music as seriously as its list of lethal cocktails, including the Desperate Housewife—a mandarin-infused vodka shaken...Read More

  • 8. Peppermint Lounge

    Potts Point | Bars/Pubs

    A cross between a swinging '60s London nightspot and the back lot of a James Bond film, the small, groovy Peppermint Lounge has a mod mood,...Read More

  • 9. Tank

    City Center | Bars/Pubs

    Tank is the grooviest and best looking of all Sydney's nightclubs, with a polar-cool clientele and a slick dress code rigidly enforced at the...Read More

  • 10. Trademark Hotel

    Kings Cross | Bars/Pubs

    This fun club is named for its unique position under the neon lights of the Southern Hemisphere's biggest billboard—the iconic Coca-Cola sign...Read More

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