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Ryan's: Great Atmosphere and Drinks

Ryans is a really fun place to hang out and enjoy some drinks. There is an inside with a bar with stools along with some comfy couches and tables. Outside was a large series of table and chairs (heat lamps were strewn about providing a nice warmth from the nightime air). We came here to meet up with Laura and some of her friends for a few afterwork drinks. We first started inside lounging on some comfy couches before foraging out for some food. We returned and sat outside with Laura and her gang of girlfriends. This place was really packed with people and in no time there was hardly any standing room. It was a fun night with good people and tasty drinks.

Dress Code Casual

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Jul 23, 2009

Men's Gallery: Table Top Dancing

This tip is purely for those curious people who are 18 years of age or older and would like to see some beautiful women take their clothes off.

If you must go to a strip club, I find the seedy ones at Kings Cross on Darlinghurst Road a little too seedy, so this is a standard well above. The Men's Gallery does have many beautiful women and they don't appear to be on drugs, which is good. :)

There are many tables where you can have a drink, or a meal, and watch the ladies dance around. The more athletic women will do some nice tricks on the poles (i.e. pole dancing).

It's a clean environment, and the clientele usually is of the businessman type or any other respectful guy.

You may also buy "Dancing Dollars" where you can tip the women and they will dance in front of you for a little while, or until your money runs out!

You can also have a private show, where they will go completely naked for you. This will cost quite a few dollars, but if you go with a few friends, you can all split the cost.

Dress Code Casual to formal. As long as it's clean and tidy. Women are welcome to come inside too. :)

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Dec 04, 2008

Sydney City Bars / Clubs: Establishment

We came here our last night to meet up with Laura and her co-worker. I absolutely loved this place. Upon entering the Establishment you are greated with a huge open space and even larger marble bar. The bar is dimly lite with "side" bars (instead of tables) where you can enjoy your drink. They play nouvo tech music which isn't as loud as most places so you can sit back sip your wine and enjoy a good conversation with friends.

We ordered a few bottles of an Australian wine. Sorry, can't remember the name of the wine, but is was scrumptious!!

Dress Code I crowd that night seemed mostly the after work type, with suits and office attire, baiscally well dressed, casaul business, smart casual. I didn't notice anyone with sneakers or jeans. I am sure that stylish jeans with some great sandals or shoes would fit right in.

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Mar 24, 2008

Sydney City Bars / Clubs: Carnival Craziness

Spin D Music the ultimate caribbean entertainment Down undere located and operating every thursday night from Jacksons on George at 176 George Street Circular Quay, and specialty events Liek November 30th Carnival Craziness ~ Out of theis world Edition.

Dress Code anything no hats and shorts

Nov 07, 2007
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Establishment: Establishment

This place is very cool. I am nearly embarrassed to admit it being that it was in the guide book. Ok. Didnt know when we went. Found it after the fact. But really. Went there to meet a friend and her friend. Had a great time. Super cool place that reminds me of Milion in Buenos Aires.

Dress Code Fashionable is best for this place. Although jeans do work at least early in the week.

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Oct 22, 2007

Sydney City Bars / Clubs: Nightlife for all ages.

Late 20’s – 40’s

Hugo Bar – upmarket establishment. DJ on weekends - 33 Bayswater Road Kings Cross

The Establishment - Trendy, ultra slick, hip and well dressed bar- 252 George Street City

Firefly –intimate and cozy with fab views- pier 7 1i Hickson Road City

Hemmesphere –super sophicated for the well-dressed. Level 4 252 Geroge Street City

Industrie South of France – DJ funky music, live jazz with huge coktail list- 107 Pitt Street city

Art house – Arty establishment with cool cocktails- 275 Pitt Street city

Bar Europa – basement - three bars with DJ opened till late- The Basement 88 Elizabeth Street city

Marble Bar – Upmarket Sydney Icon, cool architecture - Hilton Hotel City

Opera bar – cool live music and DJ with best views in Sydney -Opera House

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

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 Its best to wear NO Sneakers or thongs at nightime. Clubs are very fussy when it comes to letting people in, the best dressed will always be allowed in first especially to the nightclubs.

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Oct 08, 2007

The Establishment: A little too eclectic

The Establishment is an uber trendy nightspot. I visited here on the advice of hotel staff. The premesis itself is large and spacious, with an eclectic mix of wood and chrome. The patrons too offer something for everyone. There were your grungy student types (definitely not what I expected - maybe it was a quiet night), your chic beautiful types and the obligatory drunken suits throwing too much money around.

The drinks are not bad, although the prices are a little steep. My Martini was competently made, but the bar staff tried too hard to over analyse it. You need to go to the bar up the back for cocktails. Music here is a little loud to hold a conversation, but still quieter than other places in Sydney.

All in all, not a bad place to start out the night. I'm still not sure exactly what the Establishment is attempting to achieve in terms of ambience, but worth a visit just to say you've been.

Dress Code Not entirely sure. Too eclectic to tell. To be safe I'd go with either corporate or glamour.

Jun 24, 2007

Piano Bar: Live music with old world charm

The Piano Bar is a throw back to the days of glamour in Sydney. Housed in the Novotel Menzies this bar has live piano music (requests taken) on Thursday-Saturday nights. The clientel is mostly older people and hotel guests, but you will find a number of young professionals especially on Saturday nights. I've met a number of older couples who have returned here to relive the glamour that was the Menzies in its heyday.

A thorough drinks list is available as are light snacks and canapes.

The big comfortable leather easy chairs make it very easy to sit down and enjoy the pianist over a few drinks only to look at your watch and realise it's already 3am.

This is a great place to meet up with friends for a pre dinner drink night cap. Definitely a place for those who like to hear their conversations and who enjoy old world charm. Highly recommended.

Dress Code No special dress code as is part of a hotel, but you'd be smart to wear elegant casual.

Jun 24, 2007
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The Court House: Open 24hrs

ahhhh, The Court House, many a night we stolled out of here at 9am, great spot to get a few late night drinks, but be warned no falling around the place or no access will be gained!! Its a great pub, music is a bit lousy, but who cares as long as your getting served late drinks, right!! Great shop on the cornor that sells some nice pizza, then agian anything is nice after a skinfull of beer!!! You'll meet all sorts of people in here, so keep your eyes pealed!

Dress Code casuall/dressy

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Jun 14, 2007

Sydney City Bars / Clubs: Marble Bar

The Marble Bar has a long history dating back from 1893. Decoration of the Marble bar, (a part of the Adams Hotel), was nothing short of breathtaking and was ornately decorated in the Italian Renaissance style. Corinthian columns with solid bronze capitals, 100 tonnes of the world's best quality marble from Belgian and African quarries, cedar joinery and stained pictorial glass frames are combined to create an opulent ambience unheard of in the colonies at that time.

After years of colourful history, in 1968 the Bar received an "A" rating from the National Trust of Australia, and the entire structure was carefully dismantled, refurbished and rebuilt inside the Hilton Sydney. The grand re-opening was in 1973. (Some of this information obtained from the official website).

Dress Code We stopped by after spending the whole afternoon shopping and walking around Sydney. I enjoyed my Appletini. A live band plays here but I am not sure what days.

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Dec 19, 2006

Tank Nightclub: Great funky house!

Hada fab nite out in here . Get all glammed up if you wanna go cos its quite dressy . The nite i went it was Defected in the House and they were doing a Miami DVD launch so the music was great , they hada live bongo drum player too .
the place is all glass, wood and two different levels for dancing and hanging around
They also do Hed Kandi nites so if you like this kinda music you will love it

Dress Code funky clothes
like sumthin dressy but funky for girls and guys

Jul 23, 2006

Sydney City Bars / Clubs: The night's still young -- Sydney's nightspots

My recommends: Top 10 Bars in Sydney
1. Jackson's on Goerge Street
2. Scruffy Murphy's -- Live-bands Irish bar
3. Bars around the Circular Quay -- all cool
4. The Slip Inn -- Meeting spot for Sydney's cool kids
5. Coogee Bay Hotel -- A real nightlife complex
6. Civic Hotel on Pitt Street
7. Roof Bar -- For watching a Rugby (Footy) game
8. Side Bar -- Wake Up!! Backpacker Hostel
9. Shark Bar @ Shark Hotel -- with Pool tables
10. Privillege Bar -- Try Redbull/Vodka...

Dress Code All casual

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Jun 28, 2006

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