Nightlife in Kings Cross

There’s more to Kings Cross than you imagined.

Even with the new lockout laws in effect, Kings Cross is still very much party central. The nightlife in Kings Cross has now reached a new era of sophistication mixed with grunge, underground sprinkled with class and red lights splashed with shiny monochrome. As the old saying goes, life is never black and white and neither is The Cross. The grey areas are now well defined.

Once known as the seedy red light district of Sydney, Kings Cross is modernising at a rapid pace and is host to an uprising in vibrant new bars, trendy restaurants and booming night clubs. There is an abundance of nightlife spots and enough quirky characters to last you a lifetime! A night on ‘The Cross’ is never dull. Albeit here are our favourite new spots in Kings Cross

Apothecary: The corridor in front of Eau de Vie in the Kirketon Hotel lobby is now home to Apothecary. They recommend you book beforehand so that you can have a heightened experience of Eau De Vie in the two hour drinking slot. The fountain views on a sunny day make this experience all the most worthwhile.

Eau De Vie: When it comes to tearing ourselves away from this dynamic cocktail bar we have a problem: This years Bartender of the year Charlie Ainsbury is based there and is simply too damn good at what he does! Hail Charlie and his magic cocktail making skills. We blame you for late rehearsal turnouts…

Gazebo Wine Garden: Now usually whenever we’ve been to a self styled wine bar or garden alike we’ve noted the pretentious factor that seems to be part of the package and parcel. Not the Gazebo Wine Garden! In short you get great cocktails, reasonably priced food and friendly service. We love Sunday sessions in this place!

The Roosevelt: Bringing a touch of class to the spirit of The Cross is always welcome in our book and we can’t get enough of The Roosevelt’s hip flasks and vintage cocktail shakers. And if the menu isn’t exciting enough (science and alchemy you say?!) with its duck liver parfait and spanner crab cakes then you ought to check out their liquid nitrogen trolley. Very cool indeed.

The Sugarmill: The Sugarmill serves as a happy medium in The Cross when you’re not quite ready for a nightclub or in the market for any strip club action as yet. The pub has a fab roof top with an artsy stairwell leading up to it and a giant mirror ball hanging from the ceiling. We love the $10 steaks (which are usually sold for $26) available over the weekend and the mid week Sugar Jams. Well worth a visit.

To book the Ultimate Ladies Night for you and your friends this Saturday, give the Sydney Hotshots team a call on 02 9659 4111 or register your interest here and we’ll make your night one to remember.