Best Music Venues in Sydney

Sydney is home to some of the world’s best music venues, with tunes to suit everyone’s individual taste, according to Timeout.


  • FBi Social – Local and international independent music artists come play here.
  • The Exchange – After-parties are held at the Q Bar, with indie artists playing on Thursday nights.
  • Spectrum – Emerging indie bands play here.
  • Phoenix – Has a large sound system playing techno and hip hop music till the early hours.
  • Club 77 – An underground lair with an eclectic crowd dancing to goth metal, rave, dubstep and dirty electro music.

House & Techno

  • One22 – A small basement club with a dance floor and sound system boasting house and techno music.
  • Spice Cellar – A slick venue for bar hoppers and clubbers. Deep, filthy techno music plays till 10 in the morning on Sundays.
  • Civic Underground – Has a large sound system and attracts music artists.


  • Marquee – Experience Las Vegas with an excellent sound system, LED screens and go-go dancers. International mainstream artists play on Saturday nights.
  • Ivy – Drink cocktails at the Pool Club, dance to mainstream house music at Ivy Bar and check out pickup joint Changeroom.

R‘n’B & Hip Hop

  • Metro Theatre – In summer, hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar plays on stage.
  • Goodgod – See live acts and there are also tribute nights for popular R‘n’B and hip hop artists.
  • Phoenix – Holds a monthly night of Halfway Crooks with local DJs.

Dubstep, Trap & D‘n’B

  • Chinese Laundry – A huge club with a high-quality sound system inside the Cave, playing British-style dubstep, trap and D‘n’B music that attract leading international artists.
  • Foreigndub – Holds dubstep, D‘n’B and dancehall music events.