York, Clarence and Kent streets are home to a number of great Sydney bars – and they've banded together to form the city's newest nightlife hub, YCK Laneways.
It spans the three buzzing streets between Town Hall and Wynyard, and includes bars such as Since I Left You, The Lobo, the Duke of Clarence, Uncle Mings, Prince of York, and Grandma's Bar.
A total of 10 bars are taking part, and they're throwing a massive block party over six weeks, with 75 events and collaborations with more than 100 Sydney artists.
The program runs the gamut, from dance, theatre and live music to interactive art and storytelling. Mark your calendars for events such as drag queen bingo, pop culture trivia, wheelie bin art (where graffiti artists paint paint the bins outside The Barber Shop), poetry readings, comedy gigs and magic tricks.
Plus there are sessions running every week throughout the festival, such as live music on Wednesdays at The Lobo, mural paintings on Thursdays at Grandma's Bar, dinner and disco at the Prince of York and fire-dancing at Since I Left You on Fridays, and more.
A number of events are free, though booking is strongly recommended.