The World Bar | Sydney


We at the bar endeavor to do our small part for the environment, utilising 50% Green Energy and offsetting the other half via the planting of native Malee Eucalypt trees in NSW. We use low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paint and recycled materials whenever undertaking new fit-outs, as well as energy efficient light bulbs where possible. Most posters are printed in-house on paper produced from specially farmed trees, with all empty print cartridges heading to Planet Ark to be recycled. In fact, we can’t wait to stop relying on printed materials for marketing entirely… so join our Instagram , Twitter and Facebook and spread the word about the very handsome website you’re reading right now and we won’t need any of that stuff.

All at The World Bar work and live in Kings Cross and greater Sydney. To minimise any negative impact on the local community, we encourage patrons to leave quietly and manage our venue in strict accordance with all licensing laws. We care about the comfort and rights of residents in the area. We also believe Sydney-siders and visitors to our city deserve to have well-managed, safe venues in which to enjoy live music and local art (sometimes late into the night) in order for these creative industries to flourish and be economically viable ongoing.

We are fortunate enough to have been a part of many fundraising initiatives for some amazing organisations. The World Bar organises and hosts an annual fundraiser for Gorman House, the drug and alcohol detoxification unit at St Vincents Hospital, an auction of donated photographic works raising over $3500 in its first year - Streetlife. We have a special relationship with FBi community radio and our venue has helped raise over $100 000 in total through countless fundraising events over the last 3 years. We have raised over $5000 for Heaps Decent, an initiative providing music workshops for underprivileged and indigenous youths, through events as part of our weekly commission-free art exhibition The Wall. As our upstairs rooms are empty during the days, we happily offer these spaces for free for local community groups, like Script In Hand and Actors Anonymous, who use them regularly for recital and rehearsal space. Drop us a line if you need somewhere to do your thing during the days.

Without tooting our own horn, we do hope that people see all this as evidence of how important these groups to our hearts personally and to the life of our business professionally. As a venue we have hosted and organised these events; the artists who play, perform and exhibit here week in week out are always willing to give up their time and use their talents for these special events. We’re proud and privileged to be even a small cog in this cycle that feeds dollars back into charities and creative industry in Sydney.