Sydney Gay Bars

Oxford Street Sydney

A trip to Sydney would not be complete without exploring the gay nightlife. Oxford Street remains at the heart of the Sydney’s gay bar scene.

Friday and Saturdays are the big nights out for “Sydneysiders”, although during hot summer months most gay bars attract a good crowd most nights of the week.

The bars tend to get busy after 11pm.  New “lockout” rules mean you won’t be able to enter a bar after 1:30am, and sales of alcohol are restricted between 3am and 5am (these rules only apply in certain districts).

Expect all the bars to be packed during the annual 2-week-long Sydney Mardi Gras festival.

Oxford Street area

The Shift Sydney gay bar club restaurant
The Shift Club gay bar in Sydney
The Shift Club gay bar in Sydney
The Shift Club gay bar in Sydney
The Shift Club gay bar in Sydney

The Shift (Midnight Shift)

85-91 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney | map | distance

| website | facebook | +61 2 9358 3848 |

weekday Mon-Wed 12:00 - 01:00; Thu 12:00 - 02:00

weekend 12:00 - 04:00; Sun 12:00 - 01:00

audience rating 5.0 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

Australia’s best-known gay venue.  Midnight Shift (or ‘The Shift’) has been keeping Sydney entertained for more than 30 years with highly original shows from some of the best female impersonators.

Expect full productions with drag queen performers and beautiful go-go dancers.  The Shift has 6 bars and 2 dance floors on two levels.  The video bar has big plasma screens, and the DJ’s keep the party atmosphere on the boil.

Check the website for details of The Shift’s weekly themed events.

features bar, music, dancing, go-go show, cabaret show (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 歌舞表演) | updated: 04-09-2016

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The Colombian Hotel Sydney gay bar
The Colombian gay bar Sydney guests
The Colombian gay bar in Sydney
The Colombian gay bar in Sydney
The Colombian gay bar in Sydney

The Colombian Hotel

117-125 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney | map | distance

| website | facebook | +61 2 9360 2151 |

weekday 09:00 - 06:00

weekend 09:00 - 06:00

audience rating 5.0 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

Popular gay bar in the heart of Sydney, with panoramic views of Oxford Street. The triangular historic building offers two floors, with large-screen video bar downstairs and a dance club on the 2nd floor.

The Colombian Hotel’s 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.

Located 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: 03-04-2016

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Stonewall Sydney

Stonewall Hotel

175 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney | map | distance

| website | facebook | +61 2 9360 1963 |

weekday 11:00 - 04:00

weekend 11:00 - 06:00

audience rating 5.0 stars from 3 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 DJ’s, 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: 05-07-2016

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Gay Bar in Sydney
Gingers @ The Oxford gay bar in Sydney
Gingers @ The Oxford gay bar in Sydney
Gingers @ The Oxford gay bar in Sydney
Gingers @ The Oxford gay bar in Sydney

Gingers @ The Oxford Hotel

132 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney | map | distance

| website | facebook | +61 2 9331 3467 |

weekday Mon 20:00 - 01:30

audience rating 5.0 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Cocktail bar and entertainment/cabaret venue in the heart of Sydney’s gay district.  Gingers has booths with lounge area, mezzanine level seating, and state-of-the-art light and sound system.

Located inside the Oxford Hotel, Gingers attracts an eclectic, mixed crowd. Party takes place every Monday.

A proud supporter of the LGBT community; the club house of The Harbour City Bears, Sydney Leather Pride, The Official Sydney Mardi Gras Bar, etc.

features bar, music, live music, cabaret show (酒吧, 音乐, 现场音乐, 歌舞表演) | updated: 03-04-2016

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Slide lounge Sydney

Slide

41 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney | map | distance

| website | facebook | +61 2 8915 1899 |

weekday Wed-Fri 19:00 - 02:00

weekend Sat 19:00 - 02:00

audience rating 5.0 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

10 years old and still going strong. Located in an art deco former bank building, Slide is one the hippest gay venues featuring cabaret shows, live shows and themed events with cutting-edge light & sound technology.

Watch the show while enjoying dinner and/or sipping your favourite 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: 12-23-2015

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Palms on Oxford Sydney gay bar

Palms on Oxford

124 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney | map | distance

| facebook | +61 2 9357 4166 |

weekday Thu-Fri 20:00 - 03:00

weekend 20:00 - 03:00

audience rating 5.0 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Fun, laid-back bar on Sydney’s gay Oxford Street with resident DJ’s playing favourite tracks.  Palms is open 8pm-3am (Thursday through to Sunday).

Free entry except on special occasions.

features bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | updated: 03-04-2016

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Gay Bar in Sydney
Green Park Hotel gay bar in Sydney
Green Park Hotel gay bar in Sydney
Green Park Hotel gay bar in Sydney
Green Park Hotel gay bar in Sydney

Green Park Hotel

360 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney | map | distance

| website | facebook | +61 2 9380 5311 |

weekday Mon-Wed 11:00 - 24:00; Thu-Fri 11:00 - 02:00

weekend Sat 11:00 - 02:00; Sun 12:00 - 24:00

audience rating 5.0 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

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

Located in the heart of Darlinghurst, Green Park also hosts private events with functions room that cater up to 60 people.

features bar, music, restaurant (酒吧, 音乐, 餐厅) | updated: 03-04-2016

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other areas

Beresford Sundays
Beresford Sundays gay bar in Sydney
Beresford Sundays gay bar in Sydney
Beresford Sundays gay bar in Sydney
Beresford Sundays gay bar in Sydney

Beresford Sundays

354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Sydney | map | distance

| facebook | +61 2 8313 5000 |

weekend Sun 12:00 - 01:00

audience rating 5.0 stars from 4 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: 03-03-2016

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