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. Kings Cross Hotel

    Kings Cross

    Spread out over four levels, this towering venue hosts live bands almost every night of the week. There's even a weekly open-mic night on the...Read More

  • 2. Low 302

    Surry Hills

    This jazz bar is one of the few late-night bars available in the city, opening until 2 am every night but Monday and Tuesday. There's...Read More

  • 3. Mercantile Hotel

    The Rocks

    In the shadow of Harbour Bridge, Mercantile Hotel is Irish and very proud of it. Fiddles, drums, and pipes rise above the clamor in the...Read More

  • 4. Stonewall Hotel


    Set over three floors, with drag acts, DJs, and incredible dancers putting on shows throughout the evening until the early hours of the morning, the...Read More

  • 5. The Basement

    Circular Quay

    A Sydney legend, The Basement is the premier venue for top local and international jazz, rock, and blues musicians. Lunch and dinner are served daily,...Read More

  • 6. The Vanguard


    The Vanguard is Sydney's answer to a New Orleans jazz joint, and purposely built by its music-loving owners to mimic the U.S. model. Australian and...Read More

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