One of the greatest things to do on a night out in Sydney is to go clubbing. But with so many clubs around it can be hard to know which one to go to.
Here are some of the best nightclubs that offer excellent nightlife entertainment.
Goodgod Small Club
Goodgod Small Club, located in Kings Cross, is a nice alternative if you don’t feel like getting into huge club complexes. The music doesn’t cater to just one genre but covers all age groups and other aspects such as the dress code are very relaxed: jeans and sneakers are fine here.
The capacity of this club is around 400 people but that might sound like a lot for some of you; it’s not though. So basically if you want an intimate experience with good quality electronic dance music (house/techno/trance) make sure you visit Goodgod!
Ivy Nightclub is perfect if you like to dance your ass off. This club is usually packed out there’s no way of moving around anymore once full capacity has been reached (600 people) – and the energy level stays high throughout.
The atmosphere here is great but it can be intimidating for some; don’t worry though because the crowd tends to take care of each other and everybody will have a good time regardless, trust me!
The Ivy Club at The Star Casino is a popular choice for those who want an upmarket venue, as it’s on the casino premises. It has three rooms with different music styles including RnB, dance and house music.
With its high ceilings, polished floorboards and crystal chandeliers this club looks classy but still gets incredibly crowded-you’ll have lots of people bumping into you on the way to the bar! And watch out for getting stuck between the people looking for a place to sit down! A reasonably-priced club, drinks cost around $10 each.
Marquee Nightclub at Star Casino (formerly Jupiters) needs no introduction. On any given night you’ll find this complex filled with dressed up people having fun thanks to its three different parts: Marquee, Level 1 & Crush. The first one only opens on Fridays and Saturdays, which is a huge shame because the DJs playing here are the best.
The latter two venues are open every night of the week though so make sure you head down to them whenever you can!
The newest addition to this list is Arq, located in Darling Harbour/Ultimo. It’s very modern and uses its space wisely which makes it feel much larger than it is (you’ll hardly ever find any queues at this place). You’ll be able to enjoy quality house music all night long thanks to well-known DJs/artists such as Sasha, Steve Lawler, Riva Starr or Josh Wink – just to name a few.
And if you still want more then here’s some great news: Arq also has its record label which you can find here.
Goldfish, located in Pyrmont and right next to the Star Casino, is my favourite nightclub of all time. The outdoor smoking area contributes to this because it’s huge and often packed with people having a good time. Apart from that it also offers great music every night of the week and since its closing hours are at 5 am I’m sure that there’ll be plenty of time for more fun once inside.
Just make sure your wallet is well-filled before entering Goldfish though; drinks tend to be very expensive.
Avantika is a restaurant by day and a lounge bar at night, but after 1 AM they turn into a nightclub that plays house music until 5 am Sunday. No one under 21 is allowed in the venue making it perfect for post-uni students looking for an age-appropriate Friday night out. The dance floor gets pretty crowded with lots of cheesy chat up lines flying around!
Men’s Gallery is another nightclub on King Street where you can find cheap drinks and plenty of good-looking guys (or so I’ve been told). House music fills the air all night long while shirtless men pole dance. And if you get thirsty there are plenty of cocktail bars around to get your drink on.
Midnight Shift is a club that takes things to the next level with its warehouse-like interiors, pumping sound system and strobe lighting. Just make sure you come in dressed appropriately so you won’t be turned away at the door! Unless you’re invited in free by another club member, entry will set you back $15 for guys or $10 for girls.
So those were the best nightclubs in Sydney; hope you liked them. Have fun!