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Where to go after midnight
Late night small bars in Sydney
It's getting close to the witching hour and your favourite venue is about to call last drinks, what are your late night options for small bars?
New in 2013
A compact corner bar on Cleveland street with a relaxed, open interior and cocktails for grown-ups: 7/10
Name This Bar
197 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Many people’s experiences of Oxford Street are based around the loud late-night clubs mixed with a certain sense of squalor. Name This Bar has managed to create a small bar version that captures the area’s reputation. Early evenings, it is a peaceful place to grab a drink. But a little later, a DJ kicks in, and this bar turns into mini-club/pub. It’s dark, loud and the bar gets swamped. Unlike many nearby small bars, it lacks elegance (Foley Lane), coolness (Pocket and Ching-a-lings) or dive-bar status (The Flinders). Perhaps that’s why it is often crowded: people are just looking for a place to hang out.
*The official title of the venue is 'Name This Bar', but often people refer to it as 'The bar with no name'.
In brief: Name This Bar
Best things: Some interesting and creative decorations
Ideal for: Small groups
Date tip: Front window couch area, next to DJ. Plan to move to another bar later in the evening as the bar’s mood will change.
Gripe: cocktails that are too sweet, ear-splitting music later on.
Last updated: November 2013
You are here: Name This Bar (the bar with no name), Darlinghurst review and address. Early evenings, Name This Bar a peaceful place to grab a drink. But a little later, a DJ kicks in, and this bar turns into mini-club/pub.