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Let’s dance: Sydney locals share top places to boogie

With Covid restrictions easing, we asked you to name the nightclubs, bars and pubs perfect to bust a move.

Picture this: it’s well past midnight and you’re letting loose at your favourite nightclub. It’s been a while, but dancing is back in NSW, and now’s the time to plan your return boogie.

We asked our followers on Instagram to share the night spots they’re most excited to head back to. Here’s what they told us.

The Imperial

35 Erskineville Road

An icon and institution for LGBTIQ communities, the vibrant pub and bar is known for drag and cabaret shows.

“It’s a Sydney Institution and an all-welcoming place to dance,” said @hugowalton.

Webster’s Bar

323 King Street

This 3-storey spot is best known for its rooftop bar, whiskey and craft beer.

“The rooftop is the best,” said @sydneystriowski.

Club 77

77 William Street

Dance to DJs each week at Sydney’s home of late-night dance, with a history of over 20 years.

“Can’t wait to let free and express myself in a safe, underground space!” said ed.green___.

Soda Factory

16 Wentworth Avenue
Surry Hills

Go for the hot dogs and retro cocktails and stay for the party at this late-night US-style diner.

“With Furnace and the Fundamentals! Not even a question!!” said @benjo55.

Sweethearts Rooftop

33-35 Darlinghurst Road
Potts Point

Nestled on the top floor of the Potts Point Hotel and famous for its Sunday sessions.

“Sweethearts Rooftop for some tunes,” said @thealtruistictraveller.

Ivy Pool

320 George Street
City centre

Inspired by the Italian coastline, this rooftop pool bar is a taste of the Mediterranean in the heart of the city.

“I arrived here just 2 weeks before the lockdown and a lot of my friends told me that this venue was great! So, I just want to live the experience as well!” said @ananas_du_972.

Bungalow 8

3 Lime Street
King Street Wharf

Renowned for its late-night harbourside parties, this tiki-themed tropical bar is a great place to dance from day to night.

“It’s fun and has amazing views. Has good ambience, food is good and you can have a blast,” said @surashree_paul.

Frankies Pizza

Frankie’s Pizza

50 Hunter Street
City centre

A rock and roll hotspot in the heart of the city. People love the pizza, pinball machines and live music.


The Greenwood Hotel
North Sydney

The ultimate Sunday session from the house music group that throws epic outdoor and warehouse parties from early until late every Sunday.

“It’s good music and good vibes,” said @guigobisotto.

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