This is a guest post by Rachel Gambarini who wrote this article on behalf of eHarmony Australia, a dating website who make matches on true compatibility. Rachel comes from London and has been traveling around Australia for six months writing about and photographing her view of Australian life.
World-renowned as one of the top destinations south of the equator, Sydney has much to offer. From classical music to open-air parties, the capital of New South Wales comes to life after dark. Whether you are heading out with friends or going on a first date, follow our guide to Sydney nightlife and discover what the city has to offer.
Future Music Festival
This daylong event promises blood, sweat and tears as international icons such as Sven Väth take to the stage. The festival will invade the Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday 10 March for a day of dancing under the sun. Acts include international DJ’s and cult groups such as New Order and Aphex Twin. Summer festivals offer a wealth of excitement in just one day with music, good weather and a party vibe to boot.
It also offers the perfect opportunity to meet other singles in your city. Whether you bump in to someone in person or meet using a dating website Australia in summer is perfect for a hot date.
If you’re looking for something a little lower key then Sydney is the city for jazz. Take a seat in one of the city’s well-established jazz bars and listen to piano freestyle. Venues such as the Berkelouw Newtown play host to a live Jazz music night every Wednesday. If you are interested in dating Sydney has many romantic locations. But good music and whiskey sounds like a perfect place to start. Sit back with your date and relax in the heat of an Australian summer night.
Going to a nightclub can be a pricey experience but in Sydney you can go clubbing for free! Head down to Arq on a Thursday and you’ll avoid paying the $25 cover charge that they charge on a Friday and Saturday night. Thursdays means Burlesque and cheap doubles on spirits like vodka.
Movement Club on a Friday serves up an eclectic mix of underground beats, treating the crowd to dub step, future beat, wonky, hip hop and leftfield house. So you can enjoy it on the dance floor even more knowing that the whole thing was free!
A Sydney student institution, there’s no better place to head to for weekend shenanigans than The Landsdown. This means cheap beer, cheap food and a top-notch sound system to support regular indie gigs.
For that special occasion take advantage of Sydney’s beauty and head to a bar with a view. Don’t get sucked in to the lower level bars under the Opera House but instead climb the stairs to Bennelong Bar and sip a cocktail under the sails of the Opera House roof. On the other side of Circular Quay, the Blu Horizon offers spectacular views from the 36th floor of the Shangri-la Hotel. With so many bars to choose from don’t just settle for the first one you find. Spend some time finding a good location and then enjoy the buzz of a Sydney summer night.
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