Chippendale’s The Lansdowne has just received a new 5am license

Play, Sydney / 7 August 2019

Now you can party literally ’till the break of dawn’ at this iconic inner-city music venue.

Chasing the 1:30am lockout law isn’t an issue in the bustling inner-city suburb of Chippendale, which sits outside the oppressive lockout zone. Partying in the early hours can still be tricky though, with a whopping 150+ venues forced to shut in recent years courtesy of the NSW Government.

There is some hope though for Sydney’s nightlife, with Chippendale’s The Lansdowne Hotel getting the green light on a new 5am license. The late night license has been approved for Friday and Saturday nights. It’s great news for night owls and live music fanatics alike.

It was back in 2017 that this iconic venue re-opened its doors. With owners Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham at the helm, it’s been their mission to recreate their success in the inner west and gentrify the once famed Chippendale pub. Fast forward two years and the Lansdowne is back doing what it does best. The top floor of the two-storey hotel is a dedicated arena for up-and-coming artists. Head downstairs and you’ll find the intimate Mary’s Pizzeria slinging pizza slices and other delights until the early hours.

In celebration of the new 5am license, the Lansdowne is bringing LA dance party legends A Club Called Rhonda down under for special one-night-only show. With the party kicking off on Saturday 24th August from 9pm to 5am, A Club Called Rhonda are known for drastically changing LA club culture with their ‘pansexual paradise’. Punters can expect in their words, a ‘spectacle of performances’, with a series of local and international DJs hitting the decks.

Tickets for the Lansdowne’s A Club Called Rhonda gig are on sale now, and can be secured here.