Bars & Pubs

Places To Go Dancing That Don’t Suck

By Alexandra Hampton
8th Apr 2015


Sometimes you just want to be able to get your boogie on and not be in the corner swaying by yourself on a Saturday night. So pull on those dancing shoes, channel Baby and Johnny and head to these Sydney bars for the time of your life (couldn’t help it!).  

GoodGod Small Club

A staple for a reason, whatever time of night you’re at GoodGod, you are guaranteed to have a fun night. After some of their famous Belly Bao, grab a drink and your friends, and get on the dance floor. It’s bound to be a fun one, not only because it’s dark and underground but also the ace live gigs mean you will definitely be a touch sweaty and tuckered out after this outing. 

Hello Sailor

This nautical theme bar is a great spot to go dancing in Sydney – think lots of stripes, anchors and thick ropes hanging from the ceilings, means everyone is all about having a good time and being a little bit of a loose canon (oh buoy). Make sure you try one of their renowned cocktails and you are sure to be buzzing. Ahoy matey! 

The Soda Factory
Surry Hills

Sydney bar, The Soda Factory is always a good idea – everyone is in such a good mood and its low-key ‘let’s just get merry’ vibe means your toes will be tapping to the local live acts and DJs. The queue is for a reason so get in quick or be stuck outside in the cold.  

The Cliff Dive

One of Sydney’s best bars for dancing, here at The Cliff Dive, you will find beer served only in cans, a transformed former nightclub turned Papua New Guinean dance hall and $10 cocktails. With DJs on most nights of the week, the dance floor sure gets a workout, so get tropical and dive in. Did we mention there are $10 cocktails? 


Lo-Fi is perfect for those that need a bit more room to show off their moves and, of course, there’s their famous balcony with the fantastic view of Oxford Street if you are in need of some fresh air. If you are still feeling a bit restless, head upstairs to the The Standard Bowl and display your bowling prowess. 

Oxford Art Factory

Someone fun is always playing at Oxford Art, so you can’t really go wrong here. Drawing anyone and everyone from all over Sydney to see some of the best live acts means that there’s always a fun crowd and a bustling dance floor to match. 

El Topo
Bondi Junction

There’s something about having to go underground for the best and darkest boogie wonderlands and Bondi Junction’s El Topo is certainly no exception. Celebrate hump day and head to the Basement on Wednesdays for a fancy free night out. 


Burgers and dancing may not be a match made in heaven for some, but a dark and dingy dance floor is definitely a pit-stop you won’t regret, as this Chippendale small bar is spicing up the previously barren area. 

Image: The Soda Factory 

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