The World Bar | Sydney

Open 7 days from 2pm ’til late


A brief saunter down leafy Bayswater Rd in Sydney’s Kings Cross will soon bring you to No. 24, an historic four storey Victorian terrace. Home to countless legends, curiosities, and varied debauchery over the last century. The grand old building was an extravagant whore-house, a gambling den, the offices of INXS, and today it stands transformed as Sydney’s most charismatic bar and nightclub experience – that 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. A wide range of clientele enjoy an eclectic mash of entertainment - local indie bands ply their noisy craft in Parisian-inspired nooks; international DJs push cutting-edge club sounds in a NY-style underground nightclub; young artists exhibit their work in an upstairs gallery room that later becomes a rave-cave. Hipsters, clubkids, travelers and locals - people of all ages and walks of life - make up the thousands who cross our threshold weekly. In a matter of hours, a space populated by civilised sippers enjoying a cab sav and a gourmet pizza early evening evolves to become a surging mass of dancefloor sexiness and stays that way til sun-up. Rinse, repeat. Old website We’re 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. Our sister bars in Auckland and Queenstown are renowned for them too. 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 embrace characters of all eccentricities, from all over the world. Each element is indebted to the historical suburb that has paradoxically brought all of this together.


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 (Darlinghurst Rd – mind the prostitutes!), then take your first left in about 20 metres (Bayswater Rd). We''re on the next block, you can''t miss us. By Bus: Buses run regularly to Bayswater Rd and surrounds from Central and Town Hall station, however trains are probably your best bet. For the most up to date info go here: Its definitely a good idea to plan your return trip to ensure all goes smoothly.Driving: Street parking is incredibly limited in and around the Cross, especially after dark on the weekends. There is a parking station opposite us on Bayswater Rd. Come early to get a spot if you must drive.Taxi: You should have no trouble getting a cab too and from The World Bar from the city. However, always remembers that taxi changeover time around 3am makes it very difficult to leave the area. We suggest you plan around this period, and leave later to avoid longer waits.