The Enmore Theatre is arguably the hub of live entertainment in Sydney's Inner West. Located on the busy Enmore Road, this theatre is bordered with cafes, bars, and quirky shops and plays host to a range of events, including concerts, comedy nights, theatresports, and international artists and performers. Arj Barker, The Russian National Ballet and Birdy are just a few of the big names to have graced this stage.Hit the Enmore for a great show, then hop across the road to Bar Racuda for a drink or two - now that's a perfect Saturday night in Sydney.
Where: 118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown, NSW 2042Phone: (02) 9360 4762 Website: http://www.enmoretheatre.com.au/
Contributed by:Cambridge Hotel
Take the stairs all the way down, turn the corner and step into the Civic Underground. Underground is in the basement of the Civic Hotel, and here you’ll find dimmed lights, a pounding sound system and international and local DJs spinning at the decks. The atmosphere is excited and sweaty, with punters having a boogie on the dance floor and lounging around the lush booths. The locals will tell you the sound system at The Civic Underground is legendary. Disco balls line the roof and the drinks are plentiful, if a little more pricey than the average. Head down after dinner – the party really gets started in the later hours. Where: 388 Pitt St, Sydney 2000 Phone: 02 8080 7000 Website: http://www.civichotel.com.au/ Contributed by: Cambridge Hotel Image © The Civic Hotel
Goodgod is something of an institution in the underground and indie music scene. A self-titled subterranean tropical oasis right in the middle of the Sydney CBD, Goodgod is a great spot for after work drinks or a late night boogie. The doors swing open from Wednesday through Saturday, with an eclectic mix of events to scratch every creative itch. There are trivia nights featuring your favourite old school TV shows, hip hop parties, indie gigs and everything in between. Don’t forget to try some of the US inspired food served up at the in-house canteen, The Dip, before you shake a tail feather. Where: 53-55 Liverpool St, Chinatown 2000 Phone: 02 8084 0587 Website: http://www.goodgodgoodgod.com/ Contributed by: Cambridge Hotel Image © Goodgod Small Club
Fancy a cocktail served in a teapot? The World Bar has got your Saturday night sorted. The maze of club rooms serve up hip hop, house or live bands – depending on which night you head down. The World Bar really lives up to its name, attracting a variety of patrons from the world over. Hipsters, club kids and travellers make this dance floor their home with beats playing and teapots a-plenty well into the wee hours. A generously seated balcony spills out onto the street (and you’ll be thankful for the fresh air after a dance in the rave cave). Where: 24 Bayswater Rd Kings Cross 2011 Phone: 02 9357 7700 Website: http://www.theworldbar.com/ Contributed by: Cambridge Hotel Image © The World Bar
One of Sydney’s (quite literal) hidden gems is The Baxter Inn, a bar located in a basement in Clarence Street, in the heart of Sydney. This bar resembles that of a prohibition bar with its discreet location, tucked into a basement in an alleyway. Once inside, the bar has a vibrant yet intimate atmosphere and it has a 1950’s feel, with its dim light, quirky bar and cool waiters—all dressed in a hipster, old fashioned style with suspenders and quirky hats. The Baxter Inn is the perfect place to relax, catch up over drinks with friends or even a place to make new friends!
Where: 152-156 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Open: 4pm – 1am
Listed as a humble seafood shack and cocktail bar, Hello Sailor at 96 Oxford St., Darlinghurst, is a whole lot more than just your average drop in munch menu. Yes, you can grab a frittura di calamari, lobster burger or bucket of prawns, but the fun really starts when you head downstairs to the quaint little bar below deck. Serving up Samuel Adams, PistonHead Lager, Anchor Steam, Anchor Liberty, Lord Nelson Old Admiral Dark Ale, Stone and Wood Pacific Ale and more (can you spot the theme?), there’s litres-enough to whet your whistle. So, cast out your anchors, and get sailored!
Where: 96 Oxford Street
Phone: (02) 9332 2442
Image: Avarie Harvey for Hello Sailor