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Things to Do at Night in Sydney

things to do in sydney at night

Sydney, a city that sparkles under the sun, transforms into an equally dazzling playground as the sun sets. The city’s nocturnal offerings are as diverse and vibrant as its daylight activities, ensuring the fun doesn’t stop when the day ends. From cosy wine bars to iconic landmarks and thrilling escape rooms, Sydney at night is perfect for those looking to explore, unwind, and indulge in unique experiences. Here’s your guide to making the most of Sydney after dark with our top things to do at night.

Alibi Bar & Dining

Tucked away in the heart of Woolloomooloo, Alibi Bar & Dining  is an enchanting neighbourhood vegan bar with fine dining charm and a curated selection of boutique drinks. This sophisticated spot, located within Ovolo Woolloomooloo, is the perfect place to start your evening. With its inviting interiors and a selection of delectable small plates from its vegan and vegetarian friendly menu, Alibi Bar & Dining sets the tone for a memorable night exploring Sydney’s vibrant nightlife.

Chinatown Night Market

As the evening unfolds, the Chinatown Night Markets on Dixon Street comes alive with the sounds, aromas and flavours of Asia. These festive Friday Sydney night markets are a must-visit for food enthusiasts and culture vultures alike, with over a dozen stalls dishing out everything from pho, yum cha, sushi and sizzling teppanyaki. Beyond the culinary delights, these Sydney markets boast an eclectic mix of over 50 stalls run by young designers and local Asian artists.

Chinatown Night Market
Image Credit: Daniel Boud; Destination NSW

Sydney Harbour Bridge

No night in Sydney would be complete without witnessing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge bathed in the glow of the city’s lights. Whether you choose to stroll along its pedestrian path or admire it from a vantage point along the harbour or beside the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a sight to behold. For the adventurous, a twilight bridge climb offers an exhilarating experience with panoramic views of the bustling city and stars. 

Sydney’s Escape Rooms

For those with a penchant for puzzles and mysteries, Sydney’s escape rooms offer a thrilling night-time diversion. Gather your friends and test your wits against the clock at Next Level Escape or Escape Hunt in the CBD, with intricately designed rooms that challenge your problem-solving skills and creativity. It’s the perfect way to bond with friends, family or co-workers as you decode clues, solve puzzles, and race to escape before time runs out.

Sydney Harbour Sunset Cruise

Join a sunset cruise around Sydney Harbour and watch the city transform at dusk. Setting sail from King Street Wharf, you’ll have a front-row seat to the spectacular cityscape as the sky paints itself in hues of orange and pink. With a glass of champagne in hand, coast by Sydney’s famous landmarks lit up against the fading light. It’s a relaxed way to see the city from a new perspective and could just be the highlight of your night.

Sydney Harbour Sunset Cruise
Image Credit: Destination NSW

La Di Darts

Inject a little playful competition into your night out in Sydney with a visit to La Di Darts in Darlinghurst, where traditional darts get a modern twist. With a lively atmosphere, cosy booths hosting up to six players and a specially designed dart board with projected images to create an interactive game, La Di Darts is a guaranteed good time. 

Sydney Observatory Night Tour

Discover the heritage-listed Sydney Observatory on a night tour that takes you through its storied past, from Indigenous significance to its role in science and astronomy. Wander the historic grounds, explore objects from the Powerhouse Collection, and climb to the Observatory’s domes to see historic and modern telescopes. This intimate guided tour offers spectacular harbour views and a unique glimpse into the city’s history.

Sydney Observatory Night Tour
Image Credit: Destination NSW

Sydney at night is an enchanting world waiting to be explored. From the cosy corners of Mister Percy to the starlit skies at the Observatory, the city offers plenty of things to do that cater to every whim and preference. So embrace the night, dive into the adventure, and let Sydney’s nocturnal charm sweep you off your feet.