Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Chinese Laundry
Ranked number one club in Australia in DJ Mag's 'Top 100 Clubs in the World' poll, the Laundry's three sweaty club rooms make for one massive party playground.
Minx
Female-friendly and super-classy, this striptease club is on the nicer side of naughty.
The Basement
The Basement is an icon in the music scene and Sydney's beating jazz heart, hosting all the greats like Dizzie Gillespie and Herbie Hancock, and more eclectic modern acts and international DJs.
Candy’s Apartment
Formerly Zen, China White and the Underground, the club beneath this Bayswater Road terrace is now known as Candy's Apartment.
Bada Bing
As classy and upmarket as they come, Bada Bing is the sort of place that attracts well-behaved stag nights and groups of females, with sexy, sassy surroundings, glittering beaded curtains and plush furnishings.
Bar Me
It's Australia's oldest jazz club and its hallowed ground, according to Australian musicians.
Good God Small Club
This supper club and self-dubbed 'danceteria' is set in an attractive old Spanish quarter restaurant with Flintstone-style faux rock walls, plants hanging from the ceiling and regular club nights.
Sapphire Lounge
So hip it hurts your wallet. This is a slick hotspot with an achingly cool interior designed by New Yorker Kirk Lenard, who has also whipped up boutiques for Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
Arq
Sydney's best gay nightclub has it all; lasers, drag queens and muscle-marys in barely-there hot pants.
The Vanguard
In the heartland of eclectic Newtown amid a vast array of ethnic eateries and second-hand stores lies the Vanguard.
World Bar
This four-storey Victorian terrace is sandwiched between the club and bar mosh-pit of Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, which is one of the busiest parts of Sydney's red light and clubbing district.
Showgirls
They say every seat is a front-row seat at Showgirls, because at any one time there are between three and six girls writhing around seductively on stage, which is a whole lot of visual stimulation at once.
Greenwood Hotel
It may be north of the bridge and in the midst of an otherwise dull business district, but the Greenwood Hotel has seduced clubbers from all over Sydney for years.
Kit & Kaboodle
With club nights like Kitty Kitty Bang Gang and impishly-named cocktails like Kit Tickler, Kit & Kaboodle is kooky, care-free and always a stack of fun.
Piano Room
Basked in the red neon glow of the iconic Coca-Cola sign, the Piano Room is in the heart of Sydney's red light district with a lofty vista over William Street.
The Club
Party all night at The Club, with an eclectic music policy that steers clear of dance music and one of the coolest VIP rooms in the city.
Ivy
A playground for the ultra-glamorous, Ivy is Sydney's ultimate den of debauchery.
The Tunnel
After a recent, glamorous refurb, The Tunnel is one of the busiest clubs in the Cross area, with a notoriously long queue of sassy women wearing tiny miniskirts.
Enmore Theatre
This grand old dame was built in 1908 and opened as a theatre in 1912, but now hosts everything from rock bands and DJs to international comedy acts and orchestra.
Porky’s Nite Spot
A no-frills strip joint, famed for seed and sleaze but still very much a must-see place.
Ivy Sydney Offers Exclusive Clubbing Experience
The Ivy Sydney is a favourite haunt of the rich and famous, and hosts some of the city's most hedonistic parties.

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