NEWTOWN Discover a vibrant gay/lesbian nightlife in Newtown, and amazing food on offer all the way along King Street.The area is awash with cafes, unique shops and an unmistakeable ' Newtown vibe'. The star venue of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is still home to drag shows, parties and themed nights.
The terrace is the place to be in summer, underneath black-and-white-striped umbrellas with locally-made mortadella in one hand and a pre-batched Delfino Negroni in the other.
Try the Dining Room for a dinner worthy of writing home about, or head to the Wine Room to sip over 300 wines on the menu by the bottle and 100 by the glass!
There’s plenty of options to relax, meet, drink and eat. It hosts trivia nights and is currently home to the Harbour City Bears’ Friday evening drink sessions. The Colombian Hotel is situated right in the centre of Oxford Street, and is known its great bar service and cocktail selection. Grab yourself a window seat and watch the Oxford Street talent drift by. Baby Bear Bar Sydney’s small gay bar is open at 2 Oxford Street every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 2am.
Have a dance upstairs on Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays. Located at the city end of Oxford Street with its entrance located at the rear in Liverpool Street.
One of Sydney’s most enduring gay venues, Stonewall is the camp and brash staple of the scene, attracting a young colourful crowd most nights of the week.
The beloved venue has been given a slight reprieve from the lock-out laws so can now allow new patrons through its doors until 2am.
This is a once-a-month Sapphic Sydney favourite, where women can bring their guitars to this open-mic night.
Join the Chicks with Picks Facebook page for details about the next session. CHi CK events are for girls who love girls, featuring sexy vocal house music from iconic female DJs.
Daywash is one of gay Sydney’s busiest parties, held every few months at the Chinese Laundry venue on Sussex Street beside Darling Harbour. Check out CHi CK's Facebook page for the next party announcement.