Sunday Nights in Sydney
Sunday is the new Saturday, right? With so much to do on a Sunday night in Sydney, there's all the more reason to squeeze every minute out of your weekend celebrations. Forget about work tomorrow, get dolled up and spend your night adventuring around the city; from playing games in a vintage arcade to taking on Australia's fiercest drag queens in an epic lip sync battle. Check out our list of fun events and quirky venues here.
Extend your weekend fun and head to The Tilbury Hotel for a cheeky few drinks at their cocktail bar in Sydney. You can get signature sips from coffee infused Campari to sweet vermouth and cinnamon negronis. Feeling hungry? Venture to the hotel's restaurant for some fancy eats.
Open 'til 3am every Sunday night, Frankie's Pizza is the ultimate hangout for those that just don't want the weekend to end. The Italian bistro-cum-rock 'n' roll den is decked out with vintage music memorabilia, pinball machines and comfy sofas, perfect for kicking back with a steaming slice (or eight).
Open midday 'til 10pm every week, Holey Moley is the perfect venue for a Sunday night date in Sydney. The quirky mini golf spot will see you putting your club and ball skills to the test as you work your way through several rooms, themed on everything from The Simpsons to Van Gough.
Looking for Sydney bars open on a Sunday? Archie Brothers Cirque Electrique is the circus-themed adult playground, perfect for some end of weekend fun. Grab a round of cocktails before heading off for a game of bowling, VR adventure or lap around the dodgem course.
After a day of sunbathing by the sea, there's no better pitstop than Bondi Beach Public Bar. The chilled-out spot is a hive of activity throughout the weekend; from sports screenings to live DJ sets and boozy lunches with a view of Bondi Beach Park and the sparkling ocean beyond.
Hosting one of Sydney's best Sunday bottomless brunches, Chin Chin's weekend Yum Cha parties have a reputation for being big, bad and boozy. Chow down on duck and chive dumplings, prawn toast and salt and pepper squid, washed down with Asian-inspired cocktails and unlimited glasses of fizz.
Keep things classy with your Sydney Sunday session by heading to Earl's Juke Joint for live music and handcrafted cocktails. The New Orleans-inspired gem serves an incredible list of tipples, from the bourbon-spiked Hobo Julep to the rum, lime and sugar-based Phife Dawg.
If you're looking for something to do on a Sunday night in Newtown, Young Henrys is a great place to start. The brewhouse and tasting bar hosts tours every day of the week, giving hopheads the chance the learn more about the brewing process before heading to the taproom to sample some of the brand's most popular sips.
Proving the fun doesn't have to stop at Saturday, iconic LGBTQ+ bar The Imperial Hotel hosts a boozy lineup of Sunday events, from their Drag N' Dine spectaculars at Priscillas to their late-night basement bashes, complete with free entry and flamboyant live performances.
One of our top picks for Sunday events in Sydney is Coogee Pavillion's Sunday Showdown. Taking place between 5pm and 7pm every week during summer, these free parties celebrate the best in up-and-coming music, set to the backdrop of Coogee's crystal clear waters.
5 Way Sundays have become something of an institution at The Royal Hotel Paddington. Promising to wind down your weekend in style, this daytime bash kicks off at 4pm, bringing together banging DJ sets, tasty plates and cut-price carafes of Pimm's and sangria.