GAY SYDNEY BARS AND CLUBS
CLUBS / BARS
Sydney’s premier gay and lesbian venue
Open: Mon to Sun 12pm-3am
Stonewall Hotel takes its name from the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and the beginning of Gay Liberation as we know it. It is situated in the hub of the Sydney gay scene in a heritage-listed building comprising of three levels these include public bar, cocktail bar and VIP bar. Stonewall prides itself on providing a safe, fun, gay and supportive environment that is complimented by its professional friendly staff. Stonewall is a place for everyone and provides entertainment every night of the week, featuring Sydney’s top DJ’s, drag performers, dancers and entertainment personalities. Stonewall Hotel has been open for the past 19 years and are strong supporters of the LGBTI community.
phone: (02) 9360 1963
address: 175 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
The Beresford Hotel
Open: Mon to Thu 12pm-1am, Fri-Sun 12pm-1am
Behind its polished green-tile exterior beats the heart of a casual neighbourhood pub with a modern Italian trattoria.
The Beresford has a number of sections for patrons to enjoy, from the front bar area, dining section and our fabulous outdoor courtyard area. Don’t forget happy hour from 6pm to 8pm daily Monday to Thursday.
354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Phone: 02 9254 8088
One of Sydney’s iconic venues, Kinselas, boasts an intriguing history. The Chapel, with its high and ornate art deco ceilings, is a striking tribute to the building’s history as a funeral parlour. It was the headquarters of undertaker Charles Kinsela from 1933 until 1982; at which time it was converted into a restaurant that can boast the names Tony Bilson and Tetsuya Wakuda. Kinselas now lays claim to being the friendliest and most welcoming bar in Darlinghurst.
383 Bourke Street, Taylor Square
Ph: (02) 9331 3100
GREEN PARK HOTEL
Green Park is known for its friendly, vibrant atmosphere
Open: Mon to Wed 11am-12am, Thu to Sat 11am-2am, Sun 12pm-12am
Established in 1893, the Green Park in Darlinghurst is a Sydney institution. Seamlessly mixing the old with the new, the pub has become a firm favourite of many for its far-reaching reputation of good times and sense of community. Everyone is welcome at the Green Park and the friendly atmosphere and vibrant welcome, keeps people coming back time and time again. Come midweek for catch-ups with friends over a quiet drink or game of pool, Friday and Saturday to get on down on the dancefloor to some of Sydney’s best DJs or head in for the now legendary ‘Sunday Funday’. A wide selection of beer, wine and cocktails ensure a great time is had by all.
THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT
A proud LGBTI venue for over 35 Years.
Open seven days a week
The Midnight Shift is an LGTBI venue that has been running on Oxford Street for over 35 years.
You will find shows in the ground floor bar seven nights a week and club events and larger shows on upstairs on weekends.
phone: (02) 9358 3848
address: 85-91 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
PALMS ON OXFORD
Palms has become known as the fun, attitude-free venue on the strip
Open: Thu to Sat 10pm-late
Palms on Oxford was established 18 years and remains totally gay owned and operated to this day. Palms has become known as the fun, attitude-free venue on the strip. The music ranges from 70’s disco thru to now which is a huge drawcard for many. Leave attitude at the door policy
124 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Ph: (02) 9357 4166
You always end up at ARQ
Thu 9pm-3am, Fri and Sat 9pm-7.30am, Sun 9pm-3am
The premier LGBTI hotspot of Sydney since 1999. Developed after five years of research into sound characteristics and acoustics, ARQ was built to accommodate the sound system. ARQ’s Arena is known all over the world for its penetrating sound and its euphoric lighting displays. You always end up at ARQ.
THE COLOMBIAN HOTEL
Popular after-hours hangout with a large bar and lounge, plus mirror balls, DJs and cocktails.
Open: Mon to Sun 9am-Late
This former bank is one of Oxford St’s staples when it comes to gay bars. The Colombian’s spacious street-level bar features cushy booths for a midnight pash. While the crowd is predominantly gay and lesbian during the week, Friday and Saturday nights attract a mixed crowd of gays, straights and metrosexuals. Rotating DJs, top-shelf drag shows, a standard selection of beers on tap and a creative cocktail list makes the Colombian a great spot to chill with friends.
117/125 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Phone: (02) 9360 2151
The Ox is Sydney’s hottest new bar.
Open: Mon to Sat 7pm-late
The Ox is Sydney’s hottest new bar and event venue. A cool, hip venue, where friends can come together, have a drink and dance the night away.
Situated in a fantastic location on the corner of Oxford and Flinders St, the venue features a stylish custom made marble bar and stunning lighting. It also has fab seating areas and is open to the street. The gorgeous fit out will be a great backdrop for any function or event.
197 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
Phone: (02) 8065 9601
THE FLINDERS HOTEL
A supporter of the LGBTI community.
Open: Wed to Fri 12.00pm – late, Sat & Sun 3pm – late
The Flinders Hotel has been an LGBTI venue for many years, offering great food, entertainment and fantastic service. With a great line-up of well-known DJs and performers.
65 Flinders St, Darlinghurst
Phone: (02) 9356 3622
lounge | cabaret | events
Open: Box office Mon to Fri 9am-5pm
Slide is a glamorous entertainment, dining and events destination. It is home to the renowned circus degustation El’ Circo, elaborately tailor-made corporate functions and private events, and magnificent cabaret shows.
41 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, just one minute walk from Hyde Park
Phone: (02) 8915 1899