Gig Guide

Suggestions of places to go and things to do

Welcome to Gig Buddies Sydney's interactive Gig Guide.
Please add your ideas for great places to go and things to do.

  • Activity

    Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

    Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq is a cocktail bar that gives arcades and tricky ticket games a new life. We've got things for young and old from the old and fun!

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Activity

    Botanical Gardens

    It's free, it's lovely. Get out in the fresh air and see some beauty.

    gig suggested by:

    Tony
  • Activity

    Wendy's Secret Garden

    A place of nooks and crannies where a panoply of shrubs – both natives and exotics, herbs and towering trees run along winding gully paths, all attracting an odd collection of birdlife – colourful parrots, noisy gulls, watchful kookaburras and cheeky

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Activity

    Sky Zone

    Welcome to the world's first indoor trampoline park. Looking for hundreds of trampolines, all connected, that literally allow you to jump off the walls? Look no further.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Activity

    Indoor Climbing

    The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest climbing gym, with 3700m2 of climbing walls.
    Climbs range in difficulty from very easy for beginners, to hard routes for elite and competition climbers.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Activity

    Pixar Putt Putt

    The immersive pop-up open-air mini-golf experience is inspired by the stories, characters and icons from some of Pixar’s most adored films and takes guests to infinity…and beyond!

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Activity

    1989 Arcade Bar

    Step back into the 1980's at this bar. You can have a drink whilst playing on some classics like street fighter ,space invaders and pin ball machines.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Activity

    Maniaxe

    MANIAX was the first Urban Axe Throwing company in Australia, established in 2014 in Sydney NSW. We are also the largest in Australia, with venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and soon Adelaide. We’ve had close to 300,000 people through our

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Activity

    Cables Wake Park

    The Adventure Capital
    Cables is located just 45 mins west of Sydney at Panthers World of Entertainment Complex

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Activity

    Australian Museum

    From dinosaurs to rooftop dining, the transformed Australian Museum has something for everyone. Plan and book your visit to the Australian Museum, and discover the extraordinary exhibitions on display.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Activity

    Retrosweat

    Retrosweat is the home of the VHS Workout Club & 1980s Freestyle Aerobic Workout with Shannon Dooley

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Art

    The Art Gallery of NSW

    Great place to see the NSW Galleries permanent collection as well as touring exhibitions such as the Archibald Portrait prize.

    gig suggested by:

    Tony
  • Art

    Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

    Amazing art gallery in an iconic setting... Circular Quay. Always free stuff to see and do. Great cafe and bar overlooking the harblour and the Sydney Opera House. Sometimes they even have small gigs on the balcony. How good is that?
    Check it out!

    gig suggested by:

    Tony
  • Art

    Landscapes West Of Sydney

    Collecting late 19th to mid-20th-century works that beautifully render the landscapes of Sydney’s western suburbs, the Hawkesbury River and the Blue Mountains.

    gig suggested by:

    Emma
  • Comedy

    Comedy Store

    The Comedy Store is Australia's premier stand up comedy club. Australia's home of comedy since 1981, presenting world class comedy every week.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Food and Drink

    Kiplings Garage Bar

    Kipling's Garage Bar, a wine bar offering tapas and a huge selection of Australian and international wines. Located in Sydney's Upper North Shore.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Food and Drink

    Milky Lane

    The #1 Destination For Great Food, Drinks, Atmosphere, Funky Beats & Old School Street Art in Australia. Visit a Milky Lane Near You or Order Online

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Food and Drink

    Goros

    Goros is a Japanese restaurant/late night party cluuuuub/events space tucked away in the backstreets of Surry Hills.
    Great food and Karaoke!

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Food and Drink

    Bondi Rumba

    Mexican street eats & cocktails prepared in a vibrant locale with bright decor & live music.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Food and Drink

    The Swinging Cat

    Inspired by the culture, soul and sheer magic of New Orleans, The Swinging Cat is an underground small bar, sunk beneath the streets of Sydney's CBD.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Food and Drink

    Lentil as anything

    Lentil as Anything is more than just a restaurant. We are a movement for social fairness and inclusion. For 20 years we’ve created an ecosystem based on valuing people over profit, where social classes, abilities, cultures and beliefs are all given a

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Food and Drink

    Gram Cafe & Pancakes

    Soufflé? Good. Pancakes? Good. Soufflé pancakes? A match we're very keen to get behind — and one Sydneysiders can experience for themselves at Gram Cafe's first store on Australian soil.

    gig suggested by:

    Emma
  • Food and Drink

    Gami Chicken & Beer Castle Towers

    It's safe to say Gami Chicken & Beer has secured its status as one of Melbourne's go-to fried chicken joints, slinging its signature, Korean-style chook from 12 locations across the city.

    gig suggested by:

    Emma
  • Food and Drink

    7th Day Brewery

    7th Day Brewery operates with a combined importance of creating excellent beer and a whole hearted involvement within our local community. We rose from the dust by the help of the community through crowd funding.

    gig suggested by:

    Emma
  • Music

    Cottonmouth Records

    Cottonmouth Records is a record store and small bar in Enmore.They have great quality beer, whisky and vinyl from around the world!

    gig suggested by:

    Chelsea
  • Music

    Enmore Theatre

    The Enmore has a long history of hosting everything from comedy to country. Based in Enmore, it's one of the best live venues in Sydney

    gig suggested by:

    Tony
  • Music

    The Lansdowne

    The Lansdowne Hotel has been equal parts neighbourhood hangout & no frills Sydney Live Music Institution! Great gigs, good pizza and great vibe right next to Broadway Shopping Centre

    gig suggested by:

    Chelsea
  • Music

    Butchers Brew

    Butchers Brew Bar is a small bar and live performance venue, located in Dulwich Hill, in Sydney's vibrant inner west.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Music

    Lazy Bones

    Lazybones Lounge Restaurant & Bar features live music seven nights a week, with fantastic food and a wide range of beverages served by friendly helpful staff. There is a small cover charge that goes towards live music.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Music

    Camelot Lounge

    World music, jazz and cabaret shows in a playful space with knickknacks and a low-lit retro bar.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Music

    The Vanguard

    The Vanguard is a purpose built live music venue in Newtown, Sydney. Offering late night eats, classy drinks and live entertainment across many different music genres. Check out their upcoming gigs via the website!

    gig suggested by:

    Tony
  • Music

    Brass Monkey

    Here at the Brass Monkey you can enjoy an intimate atmosphere with some of the big name in Australian and International music, including jazz, blues, roots, funk, pop and world music.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Music

    Frankies Pizza

    At the Frankie's Pizza, We want to make sure you enjoy every second you spend with us. Bring your friends and enjoy World's Best Pizza, along with Live music.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Music

    Old Manly Boat shed

    Manlys longest running live music &
    Australias longest running comedy venue

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Music

    Street Market Crows Nest

    Spanish tapas culture meets Asian street market flavours. Live Music Thurs, Fri and Sat - Music @ StreetMarket.

    gig suggested by:

    Chelsea
  • Music

    Petersham Bowlo

    The Petersham Bowling club is a fantastic venue for small gigs in the Inner West of Sydney. It's also a great place to "have a roll"!

    gig suggested by:

    Tony
  • Music

    Spring Street Social

    spring street social is a novel addition to the bustling streets of bondi junction. inspired by the golden age of cure-all elixirs, spring st takes you back to a time of rustic chemists and homespun apothecaries.

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
  • Music

    Vic On The Park

    Located in the heart of Marrickville, The Vic is a home away from home for locals and their pups alike. The iconic inner west local will put classic pub food on your plate. Save a table on the deck for beers and something sizzling from the kitchen.

    gig suggested by:

    Emma
  • Music

    Pamela's Prince of York

    Open Thursday to Saturday 6pm until late! Join us downstairs where we up the ante!
    Eat, drink & dance…

    gig suggested by:

    Emma
  • Music

    Scary Canary

    In the last few years Scary Canary has been the most popular destination for anyone looking for a fun night out, and it usually doesn’t matter which day of the week it is. Located just behind Town Hall.

    gig suggested by:

    Emma
  • Other

    Powerhouse Late

    Catch free talks, musical performances and exhibitions alongside a pop-up cocktail bar at the Powerhouse Museum after dark.

    gig suggested by:

    Emma
  • Other

    Golden Age Cinema and Bar

    A hidden gem in Surry Hills. This tiny little cinema shows movies old and new. Cult classics, cocktails and more.
    It was originally constructed in 1940 and utilised as the home of Paramount Pictures in Sydney until the 1970s.

    gig suggested by:

    Tony
  • Other

    Barefoot Bowls or Live Music at The FC Social Club Rydalmere

    It's a great place to meet up for a meal, have a game of lawn bowls or listen to live music. Very close to Victoria Road at Rydalmere so easily accessible by public transport (bus) or even Rivercat.

    gig suggested by:

    Nalyn Sirivivatnanon
  • Other

    No lights no Lycra

    FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DANCE WITHOUT LIMITS OR JUDGMENT, NLNL IS THE ORIGINAL DANCE IN THE DARK MOVEMENT PROVEN TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER!

    gig suggested by:

    Emma
  • Sport

    X-Golf Shire

    X-Golf Sutherland Shire is Sydney’s best indoor golf simulator entertainment venue. Situated in Caringbah, its just a few minutes off Taren Point Road.
    Fully licensed bar
    Great selection of food
    Pool table
    Games Room

    gig suggested by:

    Chelsea
  • Theatre

    Sunset cinema

    North Sydney outdoor cinema

    gig suggested by:

    Bec
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