Late Night Restaurants

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For the exquisite taste of night owls, Sydney has a wide array of food choices from different cuisines. You need not look far to enjoy a sumptuous late night feast. Here are some places you can go …

Casoni Italian Bar & Eatery
371-373 Bourke St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
casoni.com.au
Great Italian treats served daily at Casoni Italian Bar & Restaurant. Find fresh pasta served by hand. Enjoy a healthy variety of Italian dishes with a wine bottle list that changes by the day making it great for returning visits.

El Beau Room
50 E Esplanade
Manly NSW 2095
+61 2 9976 3065
elbeauroom.com.au
El Beau Room is an all around restaurant that is open in as early as 7am. Night time becomes special with their kitchen & bar which is available from 5pm onwards. Have a taste of crafter beer with popular brands in Australia.

Lezzet Grill and Pide House
662 Crown St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
+61 2 8084 0843
lezzetgrillpidehouse.com.au
Check out a variety of grill menu, gourmet as well as traditional pizzas served fresh at Lezzet Grill and Pide House. They serve Kebabs on every occasion on wraps or on plate. Vegetarian, lamb, beef, chicken and more can be found at their restaurant.

Golden Century Restaurant
393-399 Sussex St
Sussex Centre Management Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9281 1598
goldencentury.com.au
Satisfy your cravings for a healthy late night dining experience with authentic dishes served at Golden Century Restaurant. If seafood is your liking, you will find a good amount of seafood dishes at their establishment from sashimi, scallops, prawns, abalone and more.

Chat Thai
20 Campbell St
Haymarket NSW 2000
+61 2 9211 1808
chatthai.com.au
Late nights are best in trying out new menu and dishes to add to your dining experience. Have a taste of distinct Thai cuisine available in different variety served fresh on a regular basis. Try out their chilli fried rice or steamed jasmine rice to pair with your orders.

The Darling Pizzeria
88-90 Union St
Sydney NSW 2009
+61 2 9566 2526
thedarlingpizza.com.au
Enjoy late night dining with you and your friends with a slice of pizza found at the Darling Pizzeria. You can find traditional and gourmet pizzas as well as great appetizers and sidings to complete your overall meal. Large chips, salads, sandwiches and other desserts are also available at their restaurant.

Harry’s Cafe De Wheels
Cowper Wharf Roadway & Brougham St
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
+61 2 9357 3074
harryscafedewheels.com.au/location/Woolloomooloo
Go out for a quick late night dining trip and satisfy your hunger at Harry’s Café De Wheels. Here you will find a variety of famous pies, pastie & sausage roll menus, hotdogs and hot rolls and a whole lot more are up for grabs upon your visit.

Maisy’s
164 Military Road
Neutral Bay NSW 2089
+61 2 9908 4030
maisys24.com.au
Maisy’s Café opens from dusk till dawn accommodating customers upon their visit. You are free to visit at any given time which great especially if you are looking for some late night dining experience in Sydney. Free Wi-Fi offered to their guests adds that icing on the cake.

City Extra
Alfred St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9241 1422
cityextra.com.au
Grab some light snacks for you and your friends to enjoy served fresh all throughout the day at City Extra. Find and choose from a variety of burgers from steak, chicken or veggie burgers. Seafood selection is also provided with their fish ‘n chips, seafood basket, seafood pie and more.

Wagaya
1/78 Harbour St
Haymarket NSW 2000
+61 2 9212 6068
wagaya.com.au
A great and relaxing ambience to for that special evening found at Wagaya. The restaurant is filled to the brim with Japanese dishes served fresh daily. Deep fried fishes, grilled dishes, rice/noodle, hot pots, sushi/sashimi can all be found at their establishment.
Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taqueria

Bayswater Rd
Potts Point NSW 2011
+61 2 9332 2245
guzmanygomez.com
Mexican delicacies always have that extra kick with their flavours and spices which is often enjoyed hot and spicy. If you are craving for something that will spice up your night, Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taqueria has got you covered. Their burritos, enchiladas, tacos, nachos and even salad all have that extra spice added into it.

Badde Manors
37 Glebe Point Rd
Glebe NSW 2037
+61 2 9660 3797
baddemanorscafe.com
Find vegan dishes with gluten free bread available at any given time at Badde Manors. Spend late night dining with your friends without worrying too much about your health. Enjoy light meals, salads and other specialties found at their café today.

Faheem Fast Food
194-196 Enmore Rd.
Marrickville NSW 2204
+61 2 9550 4850
faheemfastfood.com.au
Late night dining is usually enjoyed when served fresh as well as fast. You will find such service at Faheem Fast Food. Faheem serves an authentic blend of Pakistani and Indian cuisine which is available for orders up till midnight.

Frankie’s Pizza
50 Hunter St
Sydney NSW 2000
frankiespizzabytheslice.com
Spend the night away with Italian inspired cuisine found at Frankie’s Pizza. The pizza is already a given which can be served by the slice. Cocktails and frozen margaritas with live music however, livens up the rest of your night.

Coco Cubano
191 Oxford St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9360 2778
cococubano.com
Have a taste and feel in what Cuba has in stored for you without travelling at a distant place when you visit Coco Cubano. Enjoy meals made straight from the kitchen which is available from lunch time till late and a variety of cocktail drinks for you to enjoy. Their Cuban rolled cigars is great especially for those smoking enthusiasts.

Mr. Wong
3 Bridge St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9240 3000
merivale.com.au/mrwong/menu
Enjoy oriental dishes available in late nights at Mr. Wong. A Dim Sum platter selection is available for dinner which gives customers a huge variety of Chinese dishes. Have seafood served fresh from their live seafood tank which is available at market price.

Noon and Night Thai Cuisine
45 King St
Newtown NSW 2042
+61 2 9565 5161
noonandnightthai.com.au
Experience that authentic Thai delicacies and menu for a late night dining spree with your friends at Noon and Night Thai Cuisine. Curry galore! Choose from a variety of curry each with their own unique flavor and blend from green, red, yellow, jungle, and panang curry.

Mizuya Japanese Restaurant & Karaoke
614 George St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9266 0866
mizuya.com.au
A glamorous Japanese inspired restaurant and bar awaits customers upon their visit at Mizuya. Mizuya is perfect for late night dining in Sydney as they serve traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes with Karaoke available in private rooms for small or large groups. Sing the nights away after a scrumptious meal at Mizuya.

Longrain
85 Commonwealth Street
Sydney NSW 2010
+61 2 9280 2888
longrain.com/Sydney
Have a taste in what South East Asian cooking has to offer at Longrain. Try out their variety of curry which includes Red peanut curry, Coconut tumeric curry, Green curry, Dry red curry and more for that unforgettable late night dining experience.

Mamak
Sussex Centre Management 15 Goulburn St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9211 1668
mamak.com.au
Experience the taste of culture of Malaysia with its dishes served at Mamak. Mamak garnered an award as one of the best restaurant with Good Food Under $30 in 2013 which means you will definitely find great value with dishes served at their restaurant. Check out their rice and noodles today.

 

Sydney Nightclubs

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Anywhere you want to go around Sydney, there’s always high quality entertainment you can expect. To enjoy the sights and sounds of Sydney at night, you may want to swing by the following nightclubs:

The Oxford Hotel
134 Oxford St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9331 3467
theoxfordhotel.com.au
Located at the center of the Darlinghurst Entertainment District and is considered to be one of the oldest and most established iconic hotels in Sydney, the Oxford Hotel has made quite a name for their own. Their Underground Bar, the Main Bar, GINGER’s Intimate Live Performance Area & the beautiful POLO cocktail/functions lounge, will definitely make you go back for more.

Soho
171 Victoria St
Potts Point NSW 2011
+61 2 9358 4221
sohobar.com.au
Enjoy an evening of music and to dance the night away at Soho. Their Up All Night cocktail menu ensures customers that drinks are provided to them at all times during their visit. You can find craft beers, jam jars and jugs all available at their bar.

Ivy
1/330 George St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9254 8100
merivale.com.au/ivy
A variety of events in stored for guests upon their visit at Ivy. They have events prepared for you all throughout the year which makes it a great place to visit on a regular occasion. Ivy venues include a Kitchen and Bar, Ash St. Cellar and even a Pool Club among its many locales.

The World Bar
24 Bayswater Road
NSW 2011
+61 2 9357 7700
theworldbar.com
Experience something new all throughout the week during your visit at the World Bar. Find Latin & Jazz Mondays ,Coyote Tuesdays, The Wall on Wednesdays, and Kicks on Thursday and onwards. Every night is a fun night at the World Bar.

Hugos Lounge
33 Bayswater Rd
Sydney NSW 2011
+61 2 9357 4411
hugos.com.au
A sleek understated décor with a fashionable cocktail bar and nightclub awaits guest during their visit at Hugos Lounge. Its sprawling terrace which overlooks Bayswater Road as well as their 3 cocktail bars makes it one of the top nightspots in Sydney.

Sugaroom
2/1 Harris St
Pyrmont NSW 2009
+61 2 9571 5055
sugaroom.com.au
Enjoy drinking with you and your friends at the Sugaroom. BYO at Sugaroom is available from Tuesdays to Thursdays all throughout the year. Bring your drinks with you as they encourage their customers to do so.

Marquee – The Star, Sydney
Harbourside Entry, Pirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
+61 2 9657 7737
marqueesydney.com
Find famous celebrities and performers during your stay at Marquee. Enjoy the sights as well as sounds prepared to your by professional musicians, bands and DJs. The Marquee has also won a number of awards as Australia’s Best Nightclub of the Year for two consecutive years 2012 & 2013 from different sources.

ARQ Sydney
16 Flinders St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
+61 2 9380 8700
arqsydney.com.au
A premier nightspot found at the heart of Sydney available to guest and visitors at ARQ Sydney. Located upstairs, you can find “The Arena” which offers a versatile central stage, large dance floor area, 2 large fully stocked bars and a DJ Both. Downstairs is the “The Vortex” with DJ booth, lounges & pool tables.

The Club
33 Bayswater Rd
Potts Point NSW 2011
theclubsydney.com
A sophisticated yet warm and welcoming establishment found at the Club. The place is well lit by chandeliers and Moroccan lanterns that perfect ambience and setting. Their three bars and premium bottle services as well as a VIP room make it endearing to visit.

Home Nightclub
Tenancy 101/1-5 Wheat Rd
Darling Harbour NSW 2000
+61 2 9266 0600
homesydney.com
Home Nightclub is a great place to visit for music enthusiast or those who just want to dance and part the night away. Home Nightclub hosts a diverse range of music with different DJs available on a regular basis.

The Loft
3 Lime St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9299 4770
theloftsydney.com
Enjoy a night of music or dance at the Loft. Live bands and performers are often a main stay at the Loft. On Fridays, get the party going with their live DJ Sound Systems. Find upcoming artists and performers from local to international legends at the Loft.

The Basement
29 Reiby Pl
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9251 2797
thebasement.com.au
Bring your loved ones and friends for a relaxing night or an exhilarating evening at the Basement. Live bands and performers as well as concerts are available for reservations. Jive to the sound and grooves as you enjoy this with an excellent 3 course meal provided at the Basement.

Kit & Kaboodle
33-37 Darlinghurst Rd
Potts Point NSW 2011
+61 2 8070 2424
kitkaboodle.com.au
Night Clubs are always a fun place to visit especially if they have a lot of events in stored for their guests. Kit & Kaboodle provides a weeklong of events offering good variety and enjoyment. They have events prepared a week in advance to keep you busy.

Miranda Hotel
590 Kingsway
Miranda NSW 2228
+61 2 9524 0398
mirandahotel.com.au
Miranda Hotel has got your week covered with their variety of events available all throughout the week. Enjoy live acoustic bands and music sessions on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays or you can dance your evening at their nightclub.

Hornsby Railway Hotel
31 Station St
Hornsby NSW 2077
+61 2 9477 1115
hornsbyrailwayhotel.com.au
Hornsby Railway Hotel provides a healthy variety of activities to their guests during their stay. A sports bar is available as well as their bistro which serves modern Australian dining at best. After a filling meal, head over at Infuse Nightclub which brings top young DJs along the table.

Cruise Bar, Restaurant & Events
Level 1,2,3 Overseas Passenger Terminal
Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9251 1188
cruisebar.com.au/bar
Best music in the house with live DJs available on Friday and Saturday Nights at the Cruise Bar. Signature cocktails and mouth-watering menu options makes the Cruise Bar an exciting place to visit with good food and music all throughout the night.

Casa De La Salsa
347 Kent St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 400 801 789
casadelasalsa.com
Enjoy live band performance and dance to the tune of the music they are playing at Casa De La Salsa. Both young and old people will enjoy their visit at Casa De La Salsa with their wholesome and lively atmosphere and ambience.

Padstow Rsl Club
24-28 Howard Rd
Padstow NSW 2211
+61 2 9773 0528
padstowrsl.com.au
A month long of different activities for that entertaining evening found at the Padstow Rsl Club. Children are also encouraged to visit as they provide Free Kids Disco. Of course, they must be accompanies by an adult. Enjoy the weekend with your family at Padstow Rsl Club.

Eleven Nightclub
1-11A Oxford Street
Paddington NSW 2021
+61 2 9357 7757
elevenclub.com.au
Find Sydney’s finest Rnb & House DJs playing at the venue on a weekly basis at Eleven Nightclub. With bright lights and spacious setting, Eleven Nightclub is a great place to spend the weekend with a number of friends.

Chinese Laundry
111 Sussex St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 8295 9999
chineselaundryclub.com.au
A slew of events prepared for guest to create that perfect weekends found at Chinese Laundry. Don’t let the name put you off as Chinese Laundry is filled to the brim with artists and bands as well as DJs ready for that exhilarating performance.

 

Parkes Elvis Festival

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In its 22nd year, the Parkes Elvis Festival has cemented Parkes, Central West NSW, as the Elvis Capital of Australia.

The town comes alive for 5 days in the 2nd week of January every year, to coincide with Elvis’ birthday, this year what would have been his 80th.

Events during the Parkes Elvis Festival are many and varied, ranging from bingo to markets, exhibitions to busking, a motor show to street parade and of course more Elvis tribute performances than any single person can attend.

In fact every night from Wednesday 7th January to Sunday 11th sees every venue in Parkes from school halls to hotels and stages in Parks to local clubs, host concerts of Elvis impersonators and artists from the era.

The population of Parkes will be more than doubled during the Festival but everyone loves the spectacle.

Visitors and locals alike dress for the occasion so that the streets and venues are crowded with Elvis and Priscilla look-a-likes.

Much of the entertainment is free, occurring in the parks and on the streets of town for all to enjoy.

Some activities proceed every day of the festival, like the busking competition which sees Elvis wannabees and other performers bring the pavements of Parkes to life, the Elvis Festival Markets where aficionados can purchase Elvis memorabilia or rock’n’roll gear and The Kings Castle Elvis Museum that holds an incredible collection of genuine Elvis artefacts belonging to or associated with the King himself.

Getting to Parkes and finding accommodation for the Festival is no easy task!

The Elvis Express, a themed train from Sydney to Parkes is extremely popular and sells out quickly.

All the hotels and motels in Parkes are booked out months ahead of the Festival and even the neighbouring towns up to 50 km away find themselves full during the Festival.

One of the greatest challenges for people who leave their planning too late is the issue of Parkes Elvis Festival accommodation as most of the hotels and motels are booked out months in advance.

One chance to travel from Sydney to attend all day Saturday, the climax of the Festival, as well as the very popular Elvis Gospel service on Sunday morning and have accommodation organised, is to join the inaugural Aussie Farmstay and Bush Adventures Parkes Elvis Festival and Aussie Farmstay Tour.

Experience the highlights of rural New South Wales on this tour which includes a Farmstay on an historic family run sheep farm, a Blue Mountains Adventure with visits to Mountains’ attractions and all the fun of the Elvis Parkes Festival.

Bars in Newtown

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Bars In Newtown (and surrounds)

The most biased view of places to go drinking in Newtown you’ve probably ever seen. Read ’em and weep!

 

The Midnight Special

44 Enmore Road

www.themidnightspecial.com.au

The Midnight Special is one of the Inner Wests best small bars. It’s intimate with gloomy lighting and a large range of music being played, often times by local DJs on vinyl too, as I guess much of the area is. Awesome hotdogs alongside an intriguing mix of cocktails. Favourite memory? Drinking Martinis and listening to a ska version of the James Bond theme which inspired me to be classy and stumble out into the street looking to get tattooed. Good times.

 

Corridor

153a King St

www.corridorbar.com.au

An aptly named small bar which hides the fact that there’s rooftop space available, a nice mix of drinks and friendly staff, but exceptional cocktails. Get here in the early afternoon to grab a great space, because they get busy whether it’s warm or winter.

 

Blacksheep

256 King St

www.blacksheepbar.com.au

Large deer head on the wall, chandeliers from the ceiling, general classiness, it’s kind of a shock if you’re used to wasting time at the Townie. They have curly fries and sliders. Yes! What’s more they have an old Nintendo out back. Favourite memory? Smashing some burgers, having a cocktail and being a Nintendo champion.

 

The Hive Bar

93 Erskineville Road

Unsurprisingly this place is in Erskineville, being on Erskineville road, but well worth the short walk down. Bars upstairs and downstairs and perpetually busy but with a super laid back feel, the place to come during the day while you’ve got some time to waste. Favourite Memory? Pedro, the infamous northern soul dancer, trying to make me dance, no luck bud, I’m made for drinking and not much else.

 

Newtown Social Club

387 King St

I don’t go here. There’s nothing wrong with it. I just like playing in the dirt. Favourite memory? When it was the Sando. No offence.

 

Kelly’s on King

285 King St

This is the place where literally 50% of all adventures happen. I’ve partied here too many times to count and so has everyone! Kelly’s is open late, drinks are nicely priced and they have a large but simple range, and they’re willing to play. Not many places round these parts will sell you an Irish Car Bomb cocktail. Favourite Memories? Anything revolving around Irish car bombs, or being the one to hold yours down.

 

Miss Peaches

201 Missenden Road

www.misspeaches.com.au

Setup to be something like a deep American south experience, I’ve personally never been, I can’t really judge the place on authenticity. But the reason this place is worth a mention is because it is different, the food is different (spice coated shrimp and popcorn), and they make their own soda. There are dancing classes too. I don’t dance.

 

Mary’s

6 Mary Street

This place is a bit hit or miss depending upon what you’re looking for, like loud music and burgers, fried chicken etc. Cool. Like hearing what your friends are saying and reasonably priced food not of the Hungry Jacks variety? Then you might not be into it. I can go either way on any given night, mainly cos I enjoy the odd Jack Attack (trademark pending) and there isn’t one close enough to me. Favourite Memory? Closing my eyes and thinking of HJ’s. More of a general statement really.

Natural Night Highlights of Sydney

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Naturally enough, Sydney is an attractive city precisely because of nature. The natural beauty of Sydney Harbour, while stunning by day, is even more evocative by night.

The greatest time of all to visit Sydney for its visual night delights is December-January when, apart from the explosive vision of the Sydney Harbour Bridge haemorrhaging fireworks, there’s firework displays seemingly every night due to the proliferation of Carols By Candlelight in every suburban park leading up until Christmas, followed by a great final summer firework show at Darling Harbour on the night of Australia Day.

However there is now a night event to rival December-January and this is the winter night event Vivid Sydney an outdoor festival of light which is utterly enchanting.