5 of the Best Nightclubs in Sydney

Whether you and your friends are celebrating a special event or simply going out at the end of a long week, there are many great nightclubs in Sydney to accommodate everything your heart desires.

With great music, good food and various vibes from the décor, everyone will find what they are searching for to have a great night. Here are a few of the best nightclubs in Sydney.

Chinese Laundry
111 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW

Voted the number one nightclub in Sydney several years in a row, the Chinese Laundry is located under the Slip Inn, a hotel for both business and pleasure. If you are in the mood for music, one of the three bars, including the Tuscan-inspired outdoor garden, will help you party the night away in style. This happening club, recently ranked number 67 in the world, consistently brings in the best music in interstate, international, kings of house, Baltimore, progressive, tech, breaks and electro for club-goers musical pleasure.

The Argyle Hotel
18 Argyle Street
The Rocks, NSW

You won’t find The Argyle Hotel under any cheap hotel search because it is actually six venues of nightlife packed into one spectacular space. The premiere venue is the Argyle or the sandstone courtyard where visitors go back in time with a mixture of modern and original décor. There are the preserved cobblestone pathways and festive, colorful drapery, lights and extra-large tables and lamps plus dancers on special nights on the red carpet. At its heyday, the Argyle Hotel was one of the premiere Australian hotels and dining establishment in town. The building dates back to the 1820s and is one of the country’s oldest commercial buildings still welcoming guests. In addition to the courtyard party area, there is the Gallery and the Belvedere, the Aviary and the lush Reibey. The food is fabulous and the entertainment in each section is as varied as the décor. This is a great place to come after work, with a client or with friends for a celebration or just to kick back and relax.

The Gilmore Rooftop Hotel
96 Cumberland Street
The Rock, NSW

If you did a search for cheap hotels or wanted to find hotels in the Rock area of Sydney, you would come across one of the favorite watering holes of that area, The Gilmore Rooftop Hotel. No other nightclub offers the 180 degree view of the CBD or the Sydney Harbor. People come from miles around to enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the beautiful beer garden and sample some of the lands finest brews. Built in 1921, the beautiful Gilmore Hotel retains most of its colonial charm and character of the English settlement that first arrived on the Rock in 1788, but is equipped with modern conveniences.

The Retro (Bristol Arms Hotel)
81 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW

A Sydney hotels search will not find any other like this one because it is not a hotel at all but one of Sydney’s Premiere nightlife locations. The Retro is not one bar but five bars under one roof and then the roof is also a party haven with a spectacular view. There is also a great restaurant to enjoy a bite before or after partying.

There is the Retro Basement which offers the Retro Meal Deal. It is only $20 during the week, $32 on Fridays and $42 on Saturdays. This offer gets you a three course meal, karaoke in addition to the club entry.

Party Central is where sports fans want to be for anything and everything sports. It is located on the ground level and features four plasma screen televisions with various sports playing every day and night, all the time.

Pure Retro is where you want to dress in your best 80s attire. Footloose and legwarmers seem to be the way to go in this busy bar. It’s a fun blast from the past with all your favorite music and dance moves.

Old Skool is open on Saturday’s and will rock you or let you boogie down with the best of the partiers. And if you are wanting a more relaxed evening, try the Rooftop Terrace for a romantic evening, a birthday or other celebration with a spectacular view.

The Arthouse Hotel
275 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW

Search for cheap hotels and you will find Australia hotels that are not really hotels at all. Take for example the Arthouse Hotel. It boasts four unique and distinct bars, each one more elegant than the one before. The Arthouse Hotel offers a fine dining and drinking experience in their Dome Restaurant and Bar with lounge and table seating, artist paintings on the wall, fabulous food and a private cocktail bar all located under a hand-painted dome ceiling.

The Gallery Bar at the Arthouse Hotel is located on the ground floor and offers table or lounge seating for your entire party. There is DJ facilities, a private and public cocktail bars and streaming music, just perfect for intimate parties and gatherings for the office or personal. The Verge Bar is a large open space, certified for aerial acts, theatre and chapel events. It is a dazzling space, perfect for dance parties or movie screenings with the large projector and 3m screen. The Attic Bar is the most casual of the three with a cozy atmosphere and a vibe of the art school days. It features a private entrance and built in projector and screen for world premieres of videos and short films.

It doesn’t matter if you and your mates have lived in Australia for many years or you and your friends are visiting from another country, the nightlife is something to experience. You can party the night away with a cocktail or two and dancing until dawn or you can find a cozy, secluded spot where people watching and conversation are more enjoyable. Try one or more of these exciting nightspots next time you find yourself in Sydney.

This guest post article was written and provided by Erica Gustafson, freelance writer, avid Australia traveler and online media consultant for Expedia.

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