Wednesday nights & Sunday afternoons/evenings are the best times here. Understand that in Sydney its not always the place you go to, its the night you go on (and the time).
Make sure you go UPSTAIRS to this place. Downstairs is just a typical beer pub kind of place (might be nice though, if you want a real Aussie pub atmosphere, all the guys watching the Rugby...)
Upstairs they have two bar areas. The main one has lounges and dance area. The DJs always rock the place on Wed & Sun nights. They often have live music, bongos... jungle, electronic, funk kinda musik.
Good young people, funky style with a bit of the beach culture influence. Have fun, I did!
Dress Code: Jeans OK, Trainers OK. Young, fun, funky & trendy
If you don't get in because of what you're wearing, then you shouldn't be going to this place anyway!
Bondi Icebergs is the swim club located on Bondi Beach at one end of its shore. It has a great selection of bites to eat and of a weekend will have a live band play and people get up to have a dance or just mingle with a drink in hand. Kinda a relaxed spot to just kick back after a weekend on a Sunday night with views of Bondi and the water and subdued tunes giving it somewhat of a moodily relaxed swimmingly nightlife.
Dress Code: Smart casual
This bar/restaurant is located directly across from Bondi Beach and has good views from the first floor level balconys.
I have only been to Ravesi's on a Sunday night in October/November. It was so busy, but was nice to sit at the open windows and have a drink close to the beach. It has three levels. A 'cellar' bar on the lower ground level is good for private parties. There is a bar on the ground floor opening up onto the street and beach views, and there is also a restaurant on the top level with great views.
During the day it is always busy with people sitting in the indoor/outdoor/streetside setup.
Dress Code: Men: Jeans and a casual or collared shirt.
Women: anything trendy
None really but it is a cool place to hang out. I suppose it is decorated with 'beachy' stuff like surf boats hanging from the ceiling, framed Mambo t-shirts (australian art???) and surf life saving caps from around the country.
Dress Code: It is a pretty 'trendy' crowd but anything goes really. Jeans, thongs and your favorite ripped t-shirt will suffice..
Have to say we had some great, great night in the Cock n Bull, Elboy Rd, Bondi Junction. Great live bands, (irish rebal bands) n thursday and sundays, the sundays sessions were deadly...... madness when you had work monday mornings! You really have to be truely irish to enjoy this spot, great craic to be had!!!
Dress Code: Any thing goes in the bull, to restrictions at all, except don't be too drunk if your trying to gain access.
Tea Gardens is a great spot to head too after the Cock n Bull. It was in the process of getting done up as i was leaving, it was partly finished and they made some great changes, its a great spot and very very populer with the irish backpacking community in bondi and indead the sydney area. Drop in for a scooner, no doubt you'll meet your long lost cousin in here...
Dress Code: anything goes
Bondi beach is the place to be Wednesday nights, thats where it gets off, great pubs and clubs.
mainly in summer.
Dress Code: Night casual