When the lockout laws hit Sydney in 2014, many of us asked where all those late-night revellers were going to go. The answer was Newtown. The suburb famous for the diversity of its pedestrians and its unbroken strip of cheap eats and vintage shops is now one of Sydney’s busiest late-night hotspots.
The heart of this new midnight to morning movement is located in the suburb’s pubs. Early in the evening they host trivia and live-sports events and serve grub as good as the restaurants next door. Later, the stage is set for local DJs, musicians and drag performers. These are our favourites.