Welcome, you’ve discovered the chaotic brilliance that is The World Bar. We’re a proudly independent music venue situated on the leafy Bayswater Road in Sydney’s Kings Cross in a historic four-storey Victorian terrace.

The grand old building was once an extravagant bordello, a gambling den and the offices of INXS. Today it stands transformed as Sydney’s most charismatic bar and nightclub experience – a preferred palace of perennial partying, The World Bar.

Our maze of rooms, booths, stairwells and hidden areas is open for exploration 7 days and nights a week, accented by an expansive outdoor terrace garden. When you walk through our doors you can expect an eclectic mash of music; indie bands plying their trade, local DJs pushing the limits of what’s acceptable and international acts throwing down their cutting-edge sounds in an NY-style underground nightclub. Hipster club kids, travellers and locals – people of all ages and walks of life – make up the thousands who cross our threshold weekly.

Rinse, repeat. We’re also literally world famous for our Teapot™ Cocktails, a beverage designed for sharing amongst like-minded reprobates, in shots poured from the spout of a teapot. If you haven’t tried one, we imagine they’ll cross your path soon enough.

Like Kings Cross itself, we at The World Bar hope to embody art, mischief, music, and pride ourselves on being an LGBTQI+ safe space.

So how do I get here?

By Train: Change from anywhere at Central or Town Hall and jump on a train to Kings Cross Station – it’s a 5 minutes train trip from there. When you exit the station, we’re about two minutes away; turn immediately right onto Darlinghurst Road, then take your first left in about 20 metres onto Bayswater Road. We’re on the next block, you can’t miss us.

By Bus: They run regularly to Bayswater Road and surrounds from Central and Town Hall station but trains are probably your best bet. For the most up to date info go here.

Driving: Street parking is incredibly limited in the area, especially after dark on the weekends. There is a parking station opposite us on Bayswater Road. Come early to get a spot if you must drive.

Uber: You know the drill, hop on the app and call a ride home.

And what IDs are accepted?

The following IDs are accepted:

– Keypass (18+) identity card from Australia Post

– NSW photo card issued by the RMS

– A current Australian driver’s license or one that expired less than two years ago

– A current foreign driver’s license that is clearly identifiable as such

– A current foreign passport

– A current passport card

These IDs aren’t accepted:

– Australian driver’s license that has expired for than two years

– An expired foreign driver’s license

– A paper driver’s license that cannot be scanned

– An expired foreign passport

– Photocopies of IDs

– Birthday certificate or national ID cards