Sydney Gay Bars & Clubs

A trip to Sydney would not be complete without hitting a few gay bars and clubs.  Many gay venues are located on Oxford Street in Darlinghurst.

The Series Sydney

The Series @ 169 Oxford Street

169 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

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Weekend opening times: Sat 23:00 - 06:00

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Launched in July 2013, The Series organizes gay circuit parties in Sydney, bring the best DJ’s and parties from around the world.

The Series party takes place every Saturday night at one of Sydney’s hottest new venues on 169 Oxford Street, from July until the end of the season.  Check website for upcoming events & parties.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 02-23-2014

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Midnight Shift Sydney
Midnight Shift

Midnight Shift

85-91 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 9358 3848 |

Weekday opening times: Mon-Wed 14:00 - 00:30; Thu 14:00 - 01:30

Weekend opening times: Fri,Sat 14:00 - 05:00; Sun 14:00 - 01:30

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Australia’s best-known gay venue that has been keeping Sydney entertained for more 30 years with highly original shows from some of the very best female impersonators.

As well as full production shows with drag acts and beautiful go-go dancers, Midnight Shift has 6 bars and 2 dance floors split over 2 levels.  The video bar has big plasma screens and s and DJs  keeps the party atmosphere on the boil.  Multi-award winner including ‘Most Popular Venue’ from Diva in 2011.

Features: bar, music, dancing, gogo show, cabaret show (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 性感秀, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 02-09-2014

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The Gay Bar Sydney

The Gay Bar

231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 9331 0633 |

Weekday opening times: Tue-Thur 17:00 - 00:00

Weekend opening times: Fri-Sun 17:00 - 03:00

Audience Rating: 4.2 stars from 5 votes - Click to vote

Popular gay bar/club (opened May 2013) on Oxford Street, owned and operated by In The Dark.  The Gay Bar is a great place to meet and mingle.  It features 3 levels, with full bars, dance floors and live DJs.  Snacks and full meals are available.

Open 7 days of the week.  Free entry at all times.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 02-09-2014

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The Colombian Hotel Sydeny

The Colombian

117-125 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 9360 2151 |

Weekday opening times: 09:00 - 06:00

Weekend opening times: 09:00 - 06:00

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Popular venue in the heart of Sydney with panoramic views of Oxford Street.  The triangular historic building offers two floors of gay pleasure – large screen video bar downstairs and a dance club on the second floor.  The main bar is the perfect spot to meet friends and strangers for a drink or to start your night out.

Nice selection of wines and cocktails.  The Colombian is in prime location for the Mardi Gras parade viewing.  Open daily from 9am – 6am.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 02-09-2014

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Stonewall Sydney

Stonewall Hotel

175 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 9360 1963 |

Weekday opening times: 11:00 - 04:00

Weekend opening times: 11:00 - 06:00

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Sydney’s premier gay & lesbian establishment.  Located in the heart of the gay scene on Oxford Street, this hotel has been around for over 13 years and are strong supporters of the LGBT community.

With three levels, Stonewall offers entertainment 7 days a week, featuring Sydney’s finest DJs, drag performers and male dancers.  Weekly themed nights with happy hour – see website for details.

Features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | Updated: 02-09-2014

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ARQ

16 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 9380 8700 |

Weekday opening times: Thu 21:00 - 05:00

Weekend opening times: 21:00 - 09:00; Sun 21:00 - 07:00

Audience Rating: 4.4 stars from 5 votes - Click to vote

DANCE PARTY: SuperGay / 2014-08-16

One of the largest gay clubs in Sydney.  Huge dance floor, stunning laser lights and sounds, drag shows, live performances, resident DJs, themed nights and special events – ARQ has it all.

Open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  See website for further details.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 02-10-2014

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Gush Sydney

Gush! @ Carlisle

2 Kellett Street, Potts Point | map

| facebook | +61 431 478 814 |

Weekend opening times: Fri from 18:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Launched in January 2014, Gush! is the newest gay party in town, offering sexy, laid-back house music by an excellent DJ lineup, plus shows and special guests.

Gush! takes place every Friday at The Carlisle Bar (formerly ‘Milk Bar’ in Potts Point.  Doors open at 6pm for cocktails and snacks.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 03-19-2014

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The Imperial Hotel Sydney
The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel

35 Erskineville Road | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 9519 9899 |

Weekday opening times: 15:00 - 00:00

Weekend opening times: Fri-Sat 15:00 - 06:00; Sun 14:00 - 00:00

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

World-famous venue featured in “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”.  The Imperial Hotel is a strong supporter of the LGBT community.  Many fantastic drag shows can be seen here.

Weekly events include Monday’s swing dance classes, Tuesday’s Bingay game, Thursday’s karaoke, Saturday’s ‘New Imperial Basement Club’ with free entry before 11pm.  Open daily until late.

Features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | Updated: 02-10-2014

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The Oxford Hotel Sydney

The Oxford Hotel

134 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 9331 3467 |

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Famous nightclub in the heart of Oxford Street gay district.  This 4-level venue has a basement dance floor, public bar, cocktail/functions lounge and features live DJs, performers, drag queens, along with a state-of-the-art light & sound system.  Attracts an eclectic, mixed crowd.

The Oxford is a proud supporter of the LGBT community, the club house of The Harbor City Bears, Sydney Leather Pride, The Official Sydney Mardi Gras Bar, etc.

Features: bar, music, dancing, live music, restaurant (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 现场音乐, 餐厅) | Updated: 02-10-2014

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O2 Sydney

O2 Nightclub

163 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| facebook | +61 2 9358 2955 |

Weekend opening times: Fri 22:00 - 05:00; Sat 21:00 - 05:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

O2 nightclub (formerly ‘Nevermind’) features state-of-the-art audio & visual effects and the most cutting-edge music from around the world by the best DJs.  The club has a dance floor on one side and a lounge area on the other, plus smoking area and VIP room.

O2 is also used for fashion shows, promoting both established and up-and-coming Australian designers.  Open on Friday and Saturday nights.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 02-10-2014

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Q Bar Sydney

Q Bar @ The Exchange

34-44 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 9360 1375 |

Weekday opening times: Thu, Fri 21:00 - 05:00

Weekend opening times: Sat 21:00 - 08:00

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Established in 1993, this loft venue at The Exchange Hotel on Oxford Street is a melting pot for all kinds, particularly the young, indie crowd – both gay and straight.  The bar offers cheap drinks and a great party atmosphere.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 02-14-2014

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Slide lounge Sydney

Slide

41 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 8915 1899 |

Weekday opening times: Mon-Tue 10:00 - 18:00; Wed-Fri 19:00 - 23:45

Weekend opening times: Sat 19:00 - 03:00

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Located in art deco former bank building, Slide is one the hippest gay venues featuring cabaret shows, live performances and themed events with state-of-the-art light & sound technology.

Watch the show while enjoying dinner and/or sipping your favorite cocktails.  A unique and fabulous experience is pretty much guaranteed.

Features: bar, music, restaurant, cabaret show (酒吧, 音乐, 餐厅, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 02-10-2014

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Beresford Sunday Sydney

Beresford Sundays

354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills | map

| facebook | +61 2 8313 5000 |

Weekend opening times: Sun 12:00 - 01:00

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

This very popular bar/restaurant at The Beresford Hotel in Surry Hills is THE place to see and be seen.  Attracts a large gay crowd and always busy.  You can have a few drinks outside in the courtyard first, then head upstairs later for a dance.

Features: bar, music, dancing, restaurant (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 餐厅) | Updated: 02-10-2014

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Palms on Oxford Sydney

Palms on Oxford

124 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| facebook | +61 2 9357 4166 |

Weekday opening times: Thu-Fri 20:00 - 03:00

Weekend opening times: Sat-Sun 20:00 - 03:00

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Fun, laid-back bar on Sydney’s gay Oxford Street with resident DJs playing favorite tracks.  Palms is open 8pm – 3am (Thursday through Sunday).  Free entry except on special occasions.

Features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 02-10-2014

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Green Park Hotel Sydney

Green Park Hotel

360 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 9380 5311 |

Weekday opening times: Mon-Wed 10:00 - 24:00; Thu-Fri 10:00 - 02:00

Weekend opening times: Sat 10:00 - 02:00; Sun 12:00 - 24:00

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Mixed bar that turns gay on Sundays.  Located in the heart of Darlinghurst, Green Park Hotel has a large oval bar, a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff.  This is where hotel guests mingle with locals, gays with straights, students with doctors, and all the other possible combinations.

Green Park also hosts private events with functions room that cater up to 60 people.  Sunday tends to attract a large gay crowd.

Features: bar, music, bedroom, restaurant (酒吧, 音乐, 卧室, 餐厅) | Updated: 02-10-2014

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Up Dayclub Sydney

UP Dayclub @ Phoenix Underground

34 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 416 101 063 |

Weekend opening times: Sat,Sun 05:00 - 11:00

Audience Rating: 5.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Weekend morning dance party at Phoenix Underground.  Pp Dayclub features energetic DJ’s from around Australia and state-of-the-art light & sound system to keep gay partiers dancing all morning long.

Doors open every Saturday and Sunday at 5am.  Located on the lively Oxford Street, opposite from Slide.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 02-10-2014

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