Sydney Gay Bars

Here in the Sin City, we have plenty of great entertainment for our gay friends. Sydney is a vigrant city full of entertainment for the LGBT community.

Listed below are some of the best known gay bars in Sydney.

Midnight Shift

Midnight Shift

85, Oxford Street (btwn Crown & Riley) Sydney, NSW 2010 Darlinghurst

Ph: +61 (2) 9360-4319

The Midnight Shift Bar is not only popular around Sydney but all around the world.  It is an avenue for fun and great night out, especially for gay revellers.  They have various events and shows that are entertaining, hot, sweaty, and full of men looking to mingle.  Their prices are reasonable and competitive.

The Colombian

The Colombian

117-123, Oxford Street (Crown Street) Sydney, NSW 2010 Darlinghurst

Ph: +61 (2) 9360-2151 

The Colombian isn’t your ordinary hotel.  It has a two-floor bar that has been a top haunt mostly for gays and lesbians. On the first floor, there is a video bar and upstairs is the night club where you can enjoy the hottest DJ’s good mix of music.  The location of the Colombian is perfect; it lies in the heart of the city.

Palms on Oxford



124 Oxford Street (Bourke St.) Sydney, NSW 2010 Darlinghurst

Ph: +61 (2) 9357-4166

If you’re the low-key type, this bar is right for you.  The crowd is big, especially on weekends, but it’s a much calmer atmosphere.  Described as an unpretentious cruise bar, it is mostly male customers who come here.  Pretty good prices all-round. One of Sydney’s favourite gay bars.


Phoenix Bar

foam party

34 Oxford Street Sydney, NSW 2010 Darlinghurst

Ph: +61 (2) 9360-1375

Phoenix is located at the Exchange Hotel.  It is a small dance bar known for its “beautiful misfits.” They always have themed nights during weekends where you can expect upbeat music and some of the best DJ’s.




16 Flinders Street (Taylor Square NSW) Sydney, NSW 2010 Darlinghurst

Ph: +61 (2) 9380-8700

Arq is one of the biggest gay bars in Sydney. They have wide and large dance areas and stunning light shows. They have several party nights in a week and they also have various themed parties. There are also go-go boys and strippers. A great happy hour food menu makes this an enjoyable place to spend the evenings.

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