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Australian Museum General Entry Ticket
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Nightlife in the Suburbs Tips (17)

Northie's: How Did I get here?

Our lovely friend Laura took us here to hang out with some of her friends on our arrival night in February 2010. We were told it was the "pub"; not exactly. It's more of a club with a bunch of different rooms with live music and food. It appears that the place almost segregates itself by age: one section is for the teenagers(some looked 14), one for the twenty somethings and the rest all mingled together in another section.

To be kind it really is a freak show without the tent. The only normal people were the handful of Laura's friends. There was an assortment of "odd" individuals that really put me off immediately but I tried to make the best of it and ignore the surrounding freaks. The highlight of the night was when an 80 something year old hopped up on the stage with the band and proceeded to rip off his shirt while dancing as if he was having a seizure. I didn't know whether to laugh or call a paramedic.

I thought afterwards this was probably just an "off" night. Nope, we came again during our trip and it was the same. All in all I was able to laugh at the array of character of the evening and it is still a funny topic of dicusssion with our Aussie friends.

Dress Code Anything seems to go in this place

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Apr 25, 2012

Pub With No Name(CLOSED...so Sad!): Awesome Belgian Beer Selection

Pub with No Name was just reopened four months ago with new owners; two brothers (great guys we had alot of un with them). The Pub specializes in Belgian beer and has just about every type you could want. My wife is a Belgian Beer nut so this place made her incredibly happy especially since they had some of her favorites; Stella, Leffe Blonde, Orval, Chimay Rouge.

The pub itself is right on a main street and is very large. They have several dining areas throughout including an outdoor area in back as well as bar seating. Our first visit here was strictly for drinks (we later returned for their delicious mussels). My wife and I decided to have a seat at the bar; since there were plenty available at theis time of day. We started off by ordering two Leffe Blondes. Afterwards Liz progressed to some of her other favorites; Chimay Rouge and Duval.

We had a fun time here chatting with the bartender and the owners. It is a great place with a relaxing and welcoming vibe.

Dress Code Casual

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cjg1
Feb 08, 2012

Nightlife in the Suburbs: Barbecuing

The Oaks is a huge pub in Northern Sydney with a huge oak tree in the yard, lots of tables are set up around it and the whole place is lit up. It's a really nice place to get together with friends and family, which is what we did.

There are different ways of eating here which is great if you're in a big group as you don't have to worry about trying to agree a cuisine. I had mussels and frites, which was great. I love mussels, Andy though went with the majority and had barbecue. First you go to the meat counter and select your cut of meat, they have practically everything. Then get your baked potato (wrapped in foil) and go chuck both on the barbecue, you can cook your meat exactly how you want it. You also get a plate for the salad bar, so you can make your meal as healthy or not as you wish.
They also do pizzas and pastas as well as more traditional pub grub.

Dress Code Casual

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Jan 26, 2009

Exchange Hotel: Beers, drinks, cool music, meals and a live band

The Exchange Hotel is located in the suburb of Balmain. It's a really nice pub/hotel. It offers a bit of everything depending on what your moods are.

You may eat at the restaurant, or you can just have a drink/cocktail, or you can watch/listen/dance to a live band.

It's a 2-storey building, and the upper level has an outdoor varandah area where you may eat or have a drink.

Note that this venue must close at 12:00am (midnight) due to being in a residential area, although the hotel/pub has probably been there long before anyone moved in the area. It's a shame, as it's a nice place.

So, many people tend to move on and go to the Sackville Hotel which is a 15 minute walk from the Exchange Hotel.

Another thing to note that even in the summer, and you want to order a meal over the bar, you will have to do this prior to 8:30pm! Yes, that is right. Quite rediculous, especially in this day of age. So, it's a venue best attended early in the evening.

Dress Code Casual.

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Dec 04, 2008
 
 
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Jazz and live music.: Jazz and Blues in Sydney.

Jazz and Blues

The Basement - Circular Quay

Wine Banc - Martin Street City

Soup Plus - George Street City

Strawberry Hills Hotel - Surry Hills(4pm-8pm Sat and 5pm-8pm Sun).

Cafe Sydney - Sunday afternoon - Level 5 Custom House Circular Quay

Wine Banq - Saturday 4pm-7pm 53 Martin Place City.

Empire Hotel - 103 Parramatta Road Annadale.

Live Music:

Lansdowne Hotel - Rock Bands Thurs-Sun 2 City Road Chippendale

Annadale Hotel- Tuesday - Thurs 17 Parramatta Road Annadale

Cat and Fiddle - nightly live music - 456 Darling Street Balmain

Excelsior Hotel - nightly, 64 Foveaux Street Surry Hills

Bridge Hotel - 135 Victoria Road Rozelle

Civic Hotel - nightly 388 Pitt Street City .

Dress Code Smart casual.

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Openseas
Oct 08, 2007

Nightlife in Sydney.: Upmarket Cocktail Bars.

Cocktail Bars. - Upmarket

Lotus Bar – Classy decor and fanastic cocktail menu- 22 Challis Ave Potts Point

Marble Bar – Excellent drink and cocktail menu - Hilton Hotel City

The Establishment - only for the best dressed Level 4 252 George Street City

Tonic –inimate and cute with DJ music and comfy lounges- 64 Kellet Street Kings Cross

The Victorian Room –For the romantics who want comfort- Level 1, 235 Victoria Street Darlinghurst

Fix –In the ultra trendy Kireton Hotel- 229 Darlinghurst Road Darlinghurst

Homebar – exceptional waterviews and great cocktails- Cockle Bay Darling Harbour

Cafe Sydney - have a beaut coktail before eating in one of Sydney's best restaurants -Level 5 Customs House City

Posh lounge –As the name suggests its POSH - Overseas Passenger terminal - Rocks

Ember Bar – Fab cocktail menu with breathtaking views -Overseas Passenger Terminal – Rocks

Orbit Lounge Bar –360 degree views with upmarket sophistication- Level 47 Australia Square 264 George Street

Bridge Bar – Sophistication at it's best -10th level Opera Quays

Hemmesphere –Join in with the other fabulous bars- level 4 The Establishment 252 George Street City

Soho Bar –two for one cocktail 6pm-10pm, fabulous initmate bar- 171 Victoria Street Potts Point

Dress Code Well dressed, smart and chic.- usually only let the best dressed through the doors.

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Openseas
Oct 08, 2007

Beach Palace in Coogee: If you want to see Americans...

The Palace is a really hip place but expect to find the majority of American exchange students in the area there. The University of New South Wales places all of its exchange students in Coogee and they all tend to frequent this club every night. It is a wild place and I believe they only charge covers Fri, Sat, and maybe Sunday. There's usually always a party going on. Not a family spot.

Dress Code DO NOT SHOW UP IN SNEAKERS. Like all nightclubs in Sydney, dress up. Look nice, collared shirts, skirts, whatever, just don't look like you rolled out of bed because you will be turned away at the door (you have more leniency as a girl but not much)

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Scout49
Mar 01, 2007

Nightlife in the Suburbs: Parramatta - Church St - Nightlife

Almost the whole street is full of restaurants...people have fun eating & drinking...there are some night clubs in the area....good place for people watching. During Friday and Saturday nights these places are loaded with people....especially on Friday nights....its most lively.

Dress Code everything will do...expect if you are into nightclubs

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Feb 26, 2007
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Manly Wharf Hotel: A drink with a view

If you want to have a drink at one of the nicest locations in Sydney make sure you go to Manly and go to the Manly Wharf Hotel. You can't miss this place it's right there at the ferry terminal. You can sit outside on the veranda or just inside. When there's rugby matches they are broadcasted on a big screen inside. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The drinks aren't the cheapest around but with a view of the harbour it's okay to pay just a few cents extra. Another bonus is you can watch the ferry come in, so you'll never miss the last ferry back to the city. Watching the sunset here is a good pasttime too. They also serve good food.

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martin_nl
Nov 06, 2004

Newtown: Some were a little different

Newtown is a suburb of Sydney. It's main street is King St. WE were lucky enough to live in Sydney for a year and a half and we hardley had to anywere but King St to have a mint night.

Along KIng St is some many bars ands and pubs that there is way to many to name, a couple are The Bank, Sandringham, Marborough and loads more !

There is plenty of live music almost any night of the week.

tasha.p
Oct 07, 2004

Manly Wharf Hotel: Very cool !!!!

As you approach from Sydney on the ferry your first though is what is going on over there ???? You see tons and tons of people just having a good old time at the end of the wharf.......so you walk over and that when you discover one of the coolest bar in the Sydney area....located on the Wharf where you catch the ferry to Circular Quay, this is a cool place for drinks or a quick bit to eat !!!! Inside 6 bars help you achieve your objective of obtaing drinks......sit outside and enjoy the sea breeze.......with huge umbrella with heaters....it was cool to sit and just chill out !!!!! HIGH RECOMMED it....can't miss it !!!!

Dress Code very casual

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jlanza29
Aug 27, 2004

Coogee Beach Palace: Coogee Beach Palace

This is a nice club, located in Coogee, a popular beach suburb of Sydney. It's part of a hotel complex, and as such has other facilities close enough, including a place to grab a bite (as long as it's not too late). Like many other beach suburb clubs tend to be, this one is fairly casual when it comes to dress. Jeans, sneakers, and t-shirts are not out of the ordinary, although you're just as likely to see people very nicely dressed up. So don't feel compelled to under-dress. Coogee Beach Palace is right on the beach, on its northern end. Go inside and up the escalator to get to the club.

Dress Code Not as trendy as some clubs I've been to. Fairly casual. Nice pants or dressy jeans, nice shirt. No sandals.

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Dec 11, 2003

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