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The infamous night spot may have gone through tough times, but there are still plenty of places to party on Bayswater Road and beyond

Kings Cross Hotel

The Kings Cross Hotel is a pub at heart, but it’s one that spans a six-storey building – from the rooftop down to a subterranean dive bar, all in the very heart of Sydney’s red light-and-dancefloor district.

The World Bar

This Kings Cross stalwart remains a favourite night time destination for indie kids, uni students and partygoers alike. Housed in a sprawling terrace, the World Bar is probably best known for its kitsch cocktails in teapots, and for offering a stage to up-and-coming indie bands and DJs.

Crane Bar

Crane offers solid cocktails, friendly staff and food that’s made for popping in your mouth between stints on the dancefloor. If you're looking for late-night digs in the Cross for grown ups, this is it.

Hugos Bar Pizza

Hugos has long been a favourite in the Cross on any night of the week. March up the stairs for pizzas, snappy cocktails and lounge vibes.

The Sugarmill

Even with the lockout laws in full effect Kings Cross is still party central. Once the pre drinks have been downed, the small bars exhausted and the Red Bull kicks in, people head here for a rager. Kings Cross.

Beach Haus

This small but pumping nightspot welcomes Sydney's glossy set every Friday and Saturday night. Splash out and book a table with bottle service, or get down on the dancefloor to local DJs.

Soho Bar

Soho is a plumped-up venue that stretches over two levels with four bars. There's a giant dancefloor when those two Jäger bombs have hit your blood stream and all that's left to do is throw some shapes. This is a party venue, complete with multi-coloured fluorescent tiles, blue-lit booths and DJs armed with high-energy electro tunes.

Kit & Kaboodle

Spanning two levels and a staircase (the art on its walls just about makes it a destination in itself), this Kings Cross hotspot boasts decent bartenders who can knock together just about any drink that takes your fancy.

Club 77

The 7s is still a favourite haunt for art school kids, rockabilly enthusiasts and the odd leathered reveller, and now attracts a large mainstream Northern Beaches club kid crowd who like to fist pump to dirty electro and dubstep.

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Updated on 14 May 2015.

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