You can�t go past the enigmatic Kings Cross for a big night out in Sydney. �The Cross� - Australia's best known entertainment district - never sleeps, working around the clock to live up to its long heritage as a colourful, energetic and sometimes madcap hub of pubs, clubs, bars, dance venues, theatre, cabaret and adult entertainment, complimented by a smorgasbord of some of Sydney�s best known restaurants and cafes.
While it�s easy to stay up late at �The Cross� it�s much harder choosing where to do it. If you plan to visit every cocktail bar in the district, you could be in for a long night indeed. Peppermint Lounge, Soho, The Tasting Room, Lotus and Hugo�s and Sapphire Suite will all tempt you with delectable drinks, cool grooves and some of the city�s style queens and princes.
There are Kings Cross institutions which defy changes in fashion and real estate prices. Places like the unpretentious Iguana Bar � a hybrid restaurant, cocktail lounge bar, some-time live music venue and pool hall. Or The Bourbon, an infamous 24-hour bar and eatery inhabited by Kings Cross locals, shiftworkers enjoying a post-work drink, and the occasional lost famous person on a big night out!
Empire Hotel offers something 24hours a day, while for a more casual evening, get to the Woolloomooloo Hotel. It offers a classic pub menu of cold beer, easy-going atmosphere, and good-value pub food. Also in Woolloomooloo is The Old Fiztroy � a friendly local pub where you can enjoy comedy or theatre, a few beers, and a relaxed meal. Or melt into the deep lounges at Water Bar.
For an Arts twist to the night, visit any of the three theatres in Kings Cross. The Darlinghurst Theatre Company provides a theatrically diverse and appealing program. The Old Fitzroy Theatre � affectionately known as the Old Fitz � keeps audiences returning with its great theatre, relaxed atmosphere and the comfortable couch room where you can meet the performers. And there is also the Stables Theatre with performances by the Griffin Theatre Company. Cate Blanchett and Jacqueline McKenzie began their professional careers at Griffin, and the hit films Lantana and The Boys and the film/TV series Heartbreak High began life as plays produced by Griffin.
A night out in Kings Cross is only limited by your imagination.
Darlinghurst Road, Victoria & Macleay Street,
Sydney, New South Wales, 2011
Public Telephone, Public Toilet, Restaurant - BYO, Restaurant - Licensed
Experiences you can enjoy at Nightlife in Kings Cross:
Food and Wine, Nightlife/Clubs/Pubs/Casinos, The Arts