Nightclubs and bars in Australia

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    Luna Park, Sydney: Wonderful amusement park

    by hopang Updated Apr 13, 2010

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    Luna Park is the most famous amusement park in the heart of the city of Sydney. It is located at Milsons Point on the north shore of Sydney Harbour. The amusement park was founded in 1935 and is still operating today. The amusement park has between ten and twenty exciting rides for the whole family such as the popular roller coaster, the giant ferris wheel (as depicted in our photograph on the right), Tango Train, Rotor, Spider and Flying Saucer.

    Entrance to Luna Park is free but visitors need to pay for the rides. It opens for business throughout the year. Operating hours depend on seasons, usually between 10.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. during the summer months. Treat yourself to fun and entertainment at Luna Park in the evening or at night when you visit Sydney on your vacation!

    Luna Park
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    Conrad Jupiter's Casino, Gold Coast: An elegant casino

    by hopang Updated Apr 9, 2010

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    If you are very fond of gambling, you may pay a visit to Conrad Jupiter's Casino in the evening or at night at Hotel Conrad Jupiter when you are having your vacation at Surfers Paradise or Gold Coast. This casino is certainly one of the largest in the state of Queensland. It has more than 70 classic table games such as the popular Black Jack, Roulette, Baccarat and Poker. The casino also has more than 1,000 slot machines for your gambling pleasure to keep you occupied the entire night. It opens for business round the clock. You may e-mail to the following address for more information regarding the hotel and its casino:- jupitersgc@tabcorp.com.au

    Dress Code: No proper dress code is required. However decent clothing is necessary.

    Conrad Jupiter's Casino
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    Burswood Casino, Perth: Gambling session

    by hopang Updated Feb 9, 2009

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    Burswood Casino is located at Burswood Entertainment Complex along the bank of Swan River in Perth. It is situated approximately five minute drive from the center of the city.

    Burswood Entertainment Complex is home to two international luxury hotels, i.e. Hotel Inter-Continetal and Hotel Holiday Inn, seven restaurants, several bars, a nightclub and of course Burswood Casino. The Complex was officially opened in 1985 and attracts miliions of local and foreign tourists every year.

    Burswood Casino (formerly Burswood Island Casino) has approximately 1,500 slot machines and many classic table games. It is the largest casino in Australia.

    Dress Code: No proper dress code is required.

    Burswood Entertainment Complex
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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 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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    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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    UNI BAR: THE REGATTA HOTEL- Toowong Brisbane

    by Amelei Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Okay some would call this sad, but The Regatta is like my local watering hole. I really love it.

    It is situated right on the river in Brisbane and you're always sure to have a great night.

    I have met so many travelling tourists at this place, all with great stories to share over a beer or 6.

    Theres a reasonable courtyard out the back, which is nice to get away from all the music and go go dancing.

    The best nights to go are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. They always seem to pack in all types of people, from all walks of life.

    The beer i will admit is a little watery, but i go for the atmosphere and great times!

    You will even get to meet Simmo the Urban Legand ( you'll understand when you meet him), and other crazies.

    Dress Code: No sandles, no singlettes.

    Jeans are OK and good shoes, nice shirt (to impress the ladies guys- take note ).

    Its a pub but reasonable dress code does apply.

    Good times had by all

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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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    Sydney - city views: Sydney City Views at night

    by filipdebont Written Sep 25, 2006

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    The second evening that I was staying in Sydney, I waited, and waited until it was dark (instead of going back to my hotel).

    After my night shooting around Circular Quay, I returned to my Hotel in Macleay street - Potts Point.

    Along the road (along Macquarie Street), I noticed some beautifully lightned buildings, so why not, time for some more night shots.

    Dress Code: a sweater (for the chilly wind)

    St Mary's Cathedral Hyde Barracks State Library of New South Wales
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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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    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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    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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    Opera house - Sydney: Opera House at night

    by filipdebont Written Sep 25, 2006

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    The second evening that I was staying in Sydney, I waited, and waited until it was dark (instead of going back to my hotel).

    But afterwards I was very happy when I did see the results of my night shots. It was really worth the waiting on the cold and windy quay.

    Of course my first goal of my planned night photography was the most famous building in Sydney : The Opera House.

    I hope you enjoy my night shots.

    Dress Code: A sweater as it can be a bit chilly on the waterfront at night

    Opera House at night Opera House at night Opera House at night
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    Sydney - Harbour Bridge: Harbour Bridge at night

    by filipdebont Written Sep 25, 2006

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    The second evening that I was staying in Sydney, I waited, and waited until it was dark (instead of going back to my hotel).

    But afterwards I was very happy when I did see the results of my night shots. It was really worth the waiting on the cold and windy quay.

    Besides the world famous Opera House, I also wanted some night shots of the Harbour Bridge. Of course it was without the fire works that we usely see at New Years Eve.

    I hope you enjoy my night shots.

    Dress Code: A sweater as it can be a bit chilly on the waterfront at night.

    Harbour Bridge at night Harbour Bridge at night Harbour Bridge at night
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