Our La Niña summer might well and truly be here, but that’s no excuse to crawl into your apartment and hibernate. If you’ve been craving a little bit of spice in your social routine, we’ve got just the answer.
The crew over at The Star have cooked up a calendar of events to keep you entertained almost every night of the week. From mind-bending trivia through to fresh Friday tunes, here’s where you need to spend your next night out in Sydney.
Check Out These Epic DJ Sets
All throughout December
Marquee Sydney is back and bigger than ever with a mammoth lineup throughout December. Tigerlily will be headlining on Saturday 18th December, Youngn Lipz is playing on Christmas Night, NERVO is headlining on 27th December and Will Sparks and Havana Brown will be gracing the stage on New Year’s Eve on Friday 31st December. Grab your ticket here.
Take On Trivia Night
7pm, Wednesdays at 24/7 Sports Bar
Fancy yourself pretty good at general knowledge? Put your mind to good use and be in to win Sydney’s biggest trivia prize—$1,000 of cold, hard cash thanks to Byron Bay Brewery. Next Level Trivia is going down every Wednesday at 24/7 Sports Bar, slinging a series of mind-bending questions sure to challenge your brain. And we promise you won’t go hungry, with $15 parmigiana on offer and $5 happy hour from 4pm – 7pm. Book in your next trivia night here.
Do It For The LOLs
First Thursday of every month
Kick off a new month with a night of belly laughs and cocktails, thanks to some of Sydney’s favourite funny people. On the first Thursday of every month, you’ll find the stage at Rock Lily packed with comedians such as Al Del Bene, Nat Damena and Christian Elderfield. Better yet, the show is free, leaving you more coin to drop on what really matters—the eats and drinks. Lock in your tickets to the Rock With Laughter Comedy Night here.
Unwind With Acoustic Tunes
8pm – 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays at Rock Lily
If you’re searching for some Friday vibes that are more chill than crazy, Unplugged at Rock Lily is for you. Every Friday from 7pm one of Sydney’s acoustic musicians takes the stage, dropping a line-up of new and old favourites—think Wonderwall by Oasis or a good old Vance Joy cover. The perfect setting for an after-work drink, or catching up with friends, add Unplugged to your Friday night agenda here.
Light It Up At Late Night
10pm – Late, Fridays at Rock Lily
If the drinks keep on flowing after Unplugged, carry on the night at Rock Lily, which breaks out the dance tracks from 10pm on Fridays thanks to their resident DJs. And the best part? The music choice is all in your hands. Late Night Request Line gives you the power to ask for your favourite tracks throughout the evening—now that’s our kind of party. Ring up your dance floor buddy, put in your request for Dua Lipa and consider Friday night sorted.
Throw It Back On The Dance Floor
10pm – Late, Saturdays at Rock Lily
If you’re a secret ABBA fan, or just really like to break it down to Africa by Toto (who doesn’t?), we’ve found the place to be on Saturday nights. Light up the dance floor at The Vault from 10pm every Saturday. Dropping your favourite tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s, chuck on your bell bottoms and embrace the throwback vibes this weekend at Rock Lily. Best of all, Suite Az will be headlining on 18th December and firing up the best 80s tracks.
Roll On Over To Happy Hour
4pm – 7pm, Daily At The Star
Let’s be honest, we’d all love happy hour to last a little bit longer. Well, it turns out dreams really do come true, because The Star’s happy hour lasts a full 180 minutes every day. If math isn’t your forte, that’s three whole hours team. Rally your crew and kick off the weekend with $5 house spirits, beer and wine across all casino floor bars.
Consider your social calendar sorted thanks to The Star, who have you covered pretty much every night of the week. We’ll see you there.
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