Sydney Gay Bars

A trip to Sydney would not be complete without hitting a few gay bars, many of which are located on Oxford Street in Darlinghurst.

Midnight Shift Sydney
Midnight Shift

Midnight Shift

85-91 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst | map

| website | facebook | +61 2 9358 3848 |

Weekday opening times: Wed 14:00 - 24:00; Thu 14:00 - 03:00

Weekend opening times: Fri,Sat 14:00 - 06:00; Sun 14:00 - 03:00

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 than 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. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Features: bar, music, dancing, gogo show, cabaret show (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 性感秀, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 08-01-2014

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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: 08-01-2014

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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: 08-01-2014

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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: 08-01-2014

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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: 08-01-2014

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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. Celebrating its 20th anniversary last year, this bar still offers cheap drinks and a great party atmosphere that have made it a popular choice for gays over the past few decades. Recommended.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 08-01-2014

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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 (Closed Sundays)

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. Closed Sundays.

Features: bar, music, restaurant, cabaret show (酒吧, 音乐, 餐厅, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 08-01-2014

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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 – with two floors of music, there’s plenty to choose from. One of our favourites.

Features: bar, music, dancing, restaurant (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 餐厅) | Updated: 08-01-2014

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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 to Sunday). Free entry except on special occasions.

Features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 08-01-2014

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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 11:00 - 24:00; Thu-Fri 11:00 - 02:00

Weekend opening times: Sat 11:00 - 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: 08-01-2014

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