As Australia’s most populous city, Sydney is home to some of the most exciting entertainment spots in the country. Aussies are back on the move, signalling the long-awaited end to two years of lockdowns. Not to mention the fact that tons of tourists are ready to explore the city and its nightlife.
Fortunately, Sydney has a lot to offer. Big events in the city have been starting up again, such as the Australian F1 Grand Prix in April, and Vivid Sydney, a lights and entertainment festival, which ran from May to June. International tournaments are also back in town, and fans are anticipating competitions like the world's biggest poker festival, the WSOP, stopping over at the Star Sydney in November, as well as the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup from September to October.
Sydney was a sailor town in the early days. To get a literal taste of its history, you can enjoy some classic Australian beers as you visit famous areas like The Rocks at the oldest part of the harbour city.
In The Rocks, you can find over 100 heritage sites and at least 12 historic public houses. Try out local brews on tap and in bottles, with some of the popular ones including the Carlton Draught or Coopers. For those watching their calorie intake, check out The Lord Nelson, where their on-site brewery brews six 100% natural ales with zero sugar or preservatives.
Q Station Ghost Tours
Frightening sights may not be the first thing you think of when exploring the Emerald City through the night. With Q Station Ghost Tours, however, you may have to arm yourself mentally as you enter one of Australia's most haunted sites.
Sydney's Quarantine Station on North Head was once used to isolate people who had been exposed to diseases like the bubonic plague, Spanish influenza and smallpox. Countless patients lost their lives in these rooms, and their souls are said to still be wandering the now defunct buildings. Ghost tours have operated here since the early 1990s, and Q Station’s most popular offer starts every night at 8pm.
Museums are rarely open through the night. With the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences housing telescope domes, a 3D Space Theatre, and the Sydney Planetarium, however, you can count on a fantastic night tour that starts at 8:15 pm.
The Sydney Observatory is located in-house inside an Italianate stone building with copper telescope domes. This is just a short walk from the CBD and is surrounded by The Rocks. Be warned you’ll have to climb up steep, narrow staircases to get to the observatory.
The Bamboozle Room
Of course, no late night entertainment in Sydney would be complete without our very own Bamboozle Room — hailed as Sydney’s highest rated burlesque, comedy and cabaret dinner show venue, and situated right in the liveliest part of Kings Cross.
Home to the most skilled and engaging dancers, comedians, and vaudeville entertainers, The Bamboozle Room and its most popular light-hearted burlesque show, Talk and Tease, offers dinner shows every weekend for only $75. Dr. Sparkle recommends the striptease and comedy of burlesque as a perfect pick-me-up, and with $120, you can even add a two-course meal to the experience.
So what are you waiting for? The Emerald City is rich with culture and games. Catch some of the very best nighttime experiences right here in Sydney, and you may find yourself coming back for more.