Nightclubs and bars in Australia

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    Heat: Super trendy!

    by TracyG Updated Jun 14, 2005

    Very trendy and plays very cool music that goes on all night. 3 rooms and great dancefloor, also the chance to spot a celeb..... They do great cocktails as well.

    Dress Code: Smart casual, though go as smart as you can, you will get an easier time from the door staff.

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    BAR FOR ALL AGES (WELL OVER 18): NORMANBY HOTEL BRISBANE

    by Amelei Written Jan 17, 2005

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    Okay just discovered this one guys on the weekend and i had some serious fun.......

    Another bar full of randos and good times. Lots of beer flowing, loads and loads of people and the place is quite big.

    It has pool tables, huge outdoor drinkie social thang going on, good music, nice bar staff and some dam hot guys haha ( girls this one is for us!!)

    Cheap drinks ( by standard bars i've been to) and the atmosphere is really cool.

    Live bands on Sunday in the Beer Garden. Nice to chill out listening to music when those more than above average Brisbane temperatures are soaring. I think i'll be seeing more of this place.

    Dress Code: Dress code, as ive repeated myself one too many times, is the usual. Dress to impress haha.

    I dressed as an indian gypsie for the hell of it.... people thought that was a laugh and i met loads of friendly faces. I like to be a little different :-)

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    Gay friendly bar: 'tHe BeAt'- GAY AND LESBIAN BAR

    by Amelei Written Jan 12, 2005

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    God i've had some fun here.
    I myself am not gay and non gayers like me, are all welcome.

    I remember one night i went with my sister and a girlfriend of mine to check it out. We bought a few drinks and were chilling out and i was eyeing off this gorgeous guy, thinking 'Dam, its always the way, gay, married or taken...' To cut a long story short we dated for years and i met him here. He was doing the same, came just to check it out with a group of friends.

    That same night, there was an announcement over the loud speaker saying that there was going to be a fashion show on shortly.

    We picked up our drinks and made our way over to watch the show.

    We got over there found some standing room, and hte show started. Drag queens came out in really kinky outfits and we're all just pissing ourselves laughing.

    The next thing we know there's a blow up pool on stage. Then without a word of a lie, buckets of jelly were bought out and thrown in the pool and a live jelly wrestling match was in full swing. Oh god it was SO funny and so much fun to watch these drag queens just lash it out... i was doubled over in laughter as they *** slapped each other and pulled hair, throwing jelly down each others mouths. Absolute class im here to tell you!

    Basically i had a really great night at THE BEAT. And i would deffo go back again. I tell you though, you meet some of the funniest characters........

    Dress Code: Really its much the same as any other nightclub, dressy casual. Same rules apply, no sandles, open shoes for guys.....

    Turn the Beat around

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    Drinks and laughs and good times: The Royal Exchange Hotel Toowong Brisbane

    by Amelei Written Jan 12, 2005

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    Situated within 10 seconds of the Toowong railway station, and less than 10 minutes from the University of Queensland, the RE has a long tradition of quenching Brisbane's thirst. Dating back to the last century, the RE commenced its existence as a resting spot for weary travelers - somewhere where they could hitch their horses and grab some tucker, a welcome beer and a place to stay.

    Since then the culture of the place has understandably changed, although it remained a popular haunt with locals and travelers alike till the early to mid eighties. However, up until that time, another one of Brisbane's great pubs, the Regatta, had won over the hearts, minds and livers of Brisbane's highly active student population. The 'gatta was the place to drink as a student in the 70s and 80s.

    But then things started to change. The University of Queensland crowd, in particular, began to slide, ever so slightly, closer to their University base. The 'gatta lost some of its charm, its status as a student pub. And that crown was slowly, ever so slowly donned by the RE. By the time the early to mid 90s had slid around, the RE was firmly entrenched as the student pub of Brisbane. Pop into the RE on a random weekday, or even the weekend, and chances are you would see one of your student mates.

    So what is the appeal of the RE? AustralianBeers.com decided to send a trusty reviewer to ask several of its regular patrons to sum this up in three words or less, and the resounding conclusion was simple: the beer garden.

    Dress Code: DRESS CODE:
    Well you know the deal, neat, tidy, presentable, and some expensive aftershave guys....really thats all there is to it :-)

    This isnt my favourite bar by a long shot. I do enjoy a casual drink there and it does have some great live music. Great for mingling. The Regatta is about a 2 min walk around the corner so you can kind of do the student pub crawl.

    It is a student bar

    man drinking beer...yum yum

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    Bar/ Food: THE ELEPHANT AND WHEELBARROW

    by Amelei Written Jan 9, 2005

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    Traditional British Pub - with some great beers, food, live bands and loads more.

    Brunswick Street train station is located within a two minute walking distance. Taxis are available from Wickham Street taxi rank. Limited on street car parking is available and a 24-hour Forwin Chinatown car park is situated across from the property on Duncan Street.

    Had a great night one night here with an Aussie mate of mine who had just come back from Ireland. He said to me 'Hey Amelei watch this magic work...' He puts on his best attempt at an irish accent.

    I went away to dance and came back and i kid you not, he had 5 girls sitting with him talking. He was in heaven.

    All in all we had a great night. There was live music, a great dance floor, loads of funny funny people, and of course there was beer flowing.

    Its not my absolute favourite place in the world but it is fun!!

    Dress Code: As usual all dress code applies.

    Casual is ok but no sandles, open shoes, singlettes or shorts.

    I dont know why i added this one haha

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    Firetwirling on the Bay

    by Amelei Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    BYRON BAY

    If you havnt guessed by now i like to do things a little differently.

    Byron Bay is ....well its Byron Bay really. It lives in a hub of its own...... Although maybe not the most 'hip and happening' little town, it is deffo worth a look. It is the most easterly point in Austalia and is home to the 'alternative' culture, or those wanting to conform to be....

    The nightlife, i found is alive and unpredictable!

    Theres nothing greater than closing time at the pub, youre somewhat (well in my case) blind drunk. You walk over to the beach and it seems everything comes to life.

    There are people everywhere just chilling out, playing music, talking and singing.

    My story went something a little like this.....
    Went to pub, got drunk, went for a walk over to the beach (walking ,stumbling you know??).
    I sat down and just observed the place. The roar of the ocean, the singing in the distance, there was a guy at 3am reciting poetry by the rocks, there was a distant echo of djembe drums and a digeridoo- so melodic and beautiful.
    I saw a group down on the beach firetwirling and i, thinking i was 10 foot tall and invinsible, stumbled down and by the end of it the locals were teaching me to fire twirl. it was magic!! Im not saying i was any great, infact i really sucked big time but we laughed and laughed and had a great time!

    We all walked back to the main beach and we started dancing. The musicians came over and played for us and more joined in until we had so many people thumping their feet away. it was AWESOME!

    Dress Code: Less is more??? haha

    I really sont think people in Byron care too much who you are, where youre from and how you dress. They are a really chilled out bunch.

    Wear what you want

    Fire twirling a storm

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    Bar/ Food: BARSOMA Brisbane city

    by Amelei Written Dec 30, 2004

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    Not overly cheap but a really nice space to have a few wines or beer.

    They make really nice food :

    Fully Licensed
    No BYO Allowed
    Prices:
    Beer from: $6.00
    Wine from: $6.00
    Cappuccino: $3.00
    Free water easily provided

    Happy Hours:
    Sun:6pm to 10pm
    25% OFF EVERYTHING

    I enjoy being at Barsoma, for something a little different. Check it out you wont be disappointed

    Dress Code: Smart/ Casual

    No Singlettes, Sandles.

    Neat, tidy attire.

    Barsoma

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    CINEMAS: Some more unusual nightlife tips maybe???

    by Amelei Updated Dec 29, 2004

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    DENDY CINEMA

    Showing the latest and best in quality film releases, the Dendy is the only cinema in Brisbane that offers a world of appreciation for finer cinema goers.

    Located in the heart of the city at 346 George St, the Dendy Cinema is one of the few authentic 1940s cinemas left standing. Its history begins in the 1940s as the Lyceum Cinema.

    Dress Code: No dress code really , just go as you are.

    Dendy shows some really interesting movies away from the main stream vibe. Theres loads of really great Art House and Foreign films.

    A case of the vapours

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    Tea Pots in Airlie

    by leahkin52 Written Nov 12, 2004

    We went to a fun pub called Sheneigans. All right get ready for a rowdy time!...Live music, and swaying bodies. BUt all in all it is a lot of fun. You have to try the alcohol they serve in tea pots...it jsut adds to the experience!

    Dress Code: No worries.

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    kings cross. sydney.: KINGS CROSS.SYDNEY.NAUGHTY BLEND OF RAUCOUS NIGHT.

    by dhaval972 Written Jul 22, 2004

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    Although i spent lot of time in qld, i liked the night life of sydney.there's lot more then mentioned here.but i will share about kingscross. Kings Cross is a naughty blend of classy establishments and raucous night life. Here you will find internationally renowned restaurants and strip joints in the same block. The area never closes. Its an all night escapade for travelers and sydneysiders.This area was known as Henrietta Town initially, in honor of the wife of Governor Macquarie, the colonys second Governor. It was set aside as an Aboriginal reserve, eventually it became a wealthy subdivision of the city itself.It became known as the cross in reference to the crossing of two major roads. In 1890 the area became known as Queens Cross. It wasnt until King Edward the VII was crowned in 1905 that it became Kings Cross as it is known today.The street is full of constant activity, day or night travelers from all over the world can find much to do. This is considered to be Sydneys Red Light district. Here cafes and restaurants are open 24hours.Free spirits abide here and what you can observe will make a flamboyant portfolio of memories and experiences.There is a more peaceful coexistence among all factors with an eclectic mix of prostitution, entertainment, bohemian artists, local residents and police.Walking tours are delightful.Visit the famous El Alamein fountain located at the entrance to Fitzroy Gardens. This fountain was erected as a memorial to the men of the Ninth Division who fought the Battle of El Alamein during World War II. This battle lead to the final defeat of the Germans and Italians in North Africa. The fountain was erected in 1961, twenty years after the battle had been fought.This fountain is a famous icon in Sydney and has been copied around the world many times.Explore Kings Cross by day or night. Dance the night away in clubs. The Soho Bar and Sugar Reef are among the favorite spots there.

    Dress Code: no dress code applies to move at kingscross.Kings Cross is a richly vibrant and diverse part of the city - open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.Kings Cross, the most densely populated square kilometre in Australia, buzzes with nightclubs, live music, adult entertainment and more than two hundred of the city's finest restaurants, bars and cafes. Australia's best known entertainment district never sleeps and holds appeal for late night revellers, jet-lagged travellers and the energetic in-crowd with bars that attract the stars, and restaurants by signature chefs. Away from the bright lights, the Cross boasts some fine examples of colonial and art deco architecture such as Elizabeth Bay House and Tusculum House.For the city lover who wants an insight into the different facets of Sydney, King's Cross is well worth it.Things to Do and See: Join the throng of backpackers at the many hostels, internet cafes and tours.Dine in style at delicious restaurants Revive yourself with some cake and coffee in the famous Kings Cross cafes.
    Discover the raunchy side in the cabarets, nightclubs, bars, and pubs.Relax in the Korean Bath House.

    a view of kingscross at night. sydney.

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    Concert: Concerts

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jul 17, 2004

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    I do enjoy going to a place with live music, be it Rock, Country, Blues.. etc.. I do love my music.
    This photo is from a recent concert I went to.. One of my old favorites, " Brian Cadd ". I know some of the Aussie folks will know him.

    Dress Code: Neat Casual

    Brian Cadd..
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    The Sphinx: Something for the over 25's

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jul 17, 2004

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    Not really into the nightclub scene myself, but if you are down Geelong, Victoria way, the Sphinx is a place you might enjoy.
    I believe it is a over 25's age group, and I could probably get in if I show some ID, but I have never tried.. LOL....

    Dress Code: Dress to kill.. ;-) Or neat casual.

    The Sphinx
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    Penneshaw: Watch the Penguins Parade on Kangaroo Island

    by AKtravelers Updated Jul 8, 2004

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    The Penguin Parade in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Because of the natural setting, it's better than Philip Island's Penguin Parade.
    The party animals are dressed in tuxes? Okay, that's not quite true. But take the penguin tour that starts by the beach in Penneshaw and you will never forget it. Adult fairy penguins march ashore once darkness obscures them from predators. Then they find their immature offspring, who had spent the day hiding among the shore rocks and vegetation, and feed them. Dinner is regurgitated fish (yum!). The attached photo is of a molting adolescent penguin hiding during the afternoon.
    You will be surprised at how noisy the penguins are! They really know how to whoop it up!

    Dress Code: The penguins, of course, dress formally, but that's not required of people (though I'm sure it would be an interesting conversation starter to show up in a tux!) Instead, wear a windbreaker and long pants! Penneshaw is always windy, and even on the summer night we went it was cold.

    A penguin heading in for the night
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    Southern Cross

    by darthmilmo Updated Feb 10, 2004

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    The Southern Cross is one of the most recognized constellations in the Southern Hemisphere. For hundreds of years, the sailors used to use it to guide themselves as they transverse the southern oceans of the globe. Today, you can admire at night and dream about those glorious days.

    This picture shows the Southern Cross at the top center. Please note that the cross is sideways.

    Southern Cross
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    Star Gazing in the outback

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Perhaps the best thing to do in the evenings while in the Outback is stargazing. It is so simple. All you have to do is look up at the bright night sky. The best nights are those where the moon doesn’t rise. You are the entertained to a full display of bright starts, distant galaxies, and even our own Milky Way. This backdrop of the moon was beautiful!

    Dress Code: Casual

    Star Gazing in the outback
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