Where to Go Out in Sydney on The Biggest Friday Night of The Year

Well folks, you’ve made it. We’re officially just a few days out from the end of 2017 and for most of you, clocking off work tomorrow means starting your summer holiday break. And that’s cause for some serious celebrations – the kind that’ll eclipse your usual Friday night shenanigans. From DJ-fuelled dance floor sessions, to Miami-themed Christmas parties, here’s where to go out in Sydney on the biggest Friday night of the year.
The Royal Oak
Double Bay
The Royal Oak  Biggest Friday Night
This well-loved Double Bay haunt likes to celebrate its punters with an annual ‘locals drinks’, and this year it’s happening on December 22. On the night, there’ll be free snacks, raffles and badge draws glaore, plus drinks for gold coin donations, with proceeds going to the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Staves Brewery Biggest Friday Night
How better to launch yourself into the summer break, than with a beer garden session spent sipping some of the most summery brews around? Swing by Staves Brewery from 4pm this Friday to catch the venue’s summer solstice tap takeover, featuring eight delicious seasonal beers brewed on site. There’ll be a pig on the spit and live tunes in the beer garden, plus you’ll have the chance to meet new brewer Zac Pauling.
Pontoon Bar Biggest Friday Night
If an evening of hip hop is top of your Christmas wish-list, Pontoon is exactly where you want to be this Friday. DJ Robiko and guests will be taking the decks for a special Christmas edition of the bar’s Friday night weekly party, guaranteed to see you partying till the wee hours. Be there between 8-10pm to score drink specials like $5 vodkas, $5 beers and $10 Vodka Red Bulls.
Monkey Magic Darlinghurst Biggest Friday Night
To help get you into the Christmas spirit, Joey London will be taking over the Monkey Magic decks for a whopping six-hour DJ set, from 9pm this Friday. Alongside that tasty serve of disco, house and funk, punters can enjoy $10 cocktails (8-10pm), budget-friendly Tsingtao + loaded fries combos, and even some old-school Nintendo 64.
The Lady Hampshire
The Lady Hampshire Biggest Friday Night
Wrap up the work year in style, with a night of big beats, as The Lady Hampshire launches its brand new Friday night weekly party, Lady Lady. Kicking off at 9pm December 22, a solid lineup featuring CKDJ, FlexMami and TYOOW will be throwing down a dance-worthy mix of hip hop, rap and RnB, right through until 2am.
The Bald Faced Stag
The Bald Faced Stag Biggest Friday Night
If you prefer your Christmas soundtrack to be heavy on the metal, you’ll have yourself a blast at The Bald Faced Stag’s Thrashmas party on December 22. Head in from 6pm for festive beers, and hard-hitting tunes from the likes of Amortius, Carbon Black, Odius and Dark Order. Enrty’s a neat $20.
Candy’s Apartment
Kings Cross
Candy's Apartment Biggest Friday Night
Celebrate that sweet end-of-year freedom, with an evening of dance floor madness at Candy’s Apartment. On December 22, the Candy Fridays Christmas Party will find you partying hard to sounds from the likes of Mojo Man, Brizz and Josh Nixon. Get in before 11pm for free entry.
The Bunker
The Bunker Biggest Friday Night
The CAUSE crew has moved into shiny new digs at The Bunker and to celebrate, they’re throwing a proper welcome bash on December 22. Head down to the Darlinghurst space to catch a top-notch line-up of local talent, including Monika Ross, B_A and aboutjack. You’ll score free entry if you’re there between 9-10pm.
Flamingo Lounge
Kings Cross
Flamingo Lounge Biggest Friday Night
Forget about those dreams of a frosty white Christmas – Flamingo Lounge is instead tapping into those balmy holiday vibes with its Christmas In Miami bash, on December 22. Think palm trees, Christmas trees crafted from sand, pizzas from Society Pizzeria Di Catania and a line-up of mind-blowing cocktails, along with a thumping dance floor and an evening full of DJ tunes.
The Flinders Hotel
The Flinders Hotel Biggest Friday Night
The Rug Diggers Christmas Extravaganza is set to be an extra merry affair, taking over both levels of The Flinders on December 22. Head in from 9pm to dance your way into the holidays, with help from DJ’s like Jimmi Walker, Persian Rug, Watson & Clive and Winny. There’s only 200 tickets for this one – grab yours now.
Libby Curran



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