The World Bar Granted Lockout Extension


The party gods have descended and granted The World Bar an extra 30 min of very crucial time to lose ourselves on the dance floor. Kicking off last Friday night, our lockout has been extended to 2am with last drinks also being extended to 3:30am.

Whilst we do admit that these are baby steps in the fight to take back our incredible, and diverse cultural city, progress is progress!

The lockouts were administered by the LNP government and state premiere Barry O’Farrell back in 2015 and have since had an adverse impact across various industries. The lockouts were dealt without any industry consultation, and venue owners, artists and creatives a like were not given a great deal of opportunity to react before they were enforced.

Since these laws came into place a movement since evolved, Keep Sydney Open. What was started by a group of campaigners and media professionals has since mobilised into a full global movement and resulted in a review that occurred late last year, by retired Judge Ian Callinan. The outcome of the review was a suggested extension to be granted to venues that house live music and are central to the entertainment community. It’s a great outcome that the government recognised the importance of our venue as a house for culture and musicians, and that dance music is also included as part of the definition of live music.

At The World Bar we want our punters to know that these extensions are now being enforced and that you can catch culture at our venue 7 days a week. We’re always open and there’s a full #SevenDaysOfPlay to explore our venue and discover new music.

Next time you visit our venue be sure to snap a pic and share it with the hashtag #SevenDaysOfPlay to go in the draw to win an all expenses paid trip for two, to go and visit our incredible sister venue in Queenstown New Zealand. Entries close on March 31st, and you can enter as many times as you like!

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