A New Late-Night Underground Live Music Bar Is Coming To Newtown

Cool Sh*t, Sydney / 26 April 2023

Bringing unmatched entertainment every night of the week until 4am.

Live music lovers and party people, your prayers have been answered! The creative minds behind great bars like The Old Fitz, The Duke of Enmore and The Oxford Tavern are at it again, and this time they’re taking it to the next level with a new venue set to shake up Sydney’s nightlife scene. Pleasure Club will become the newest addition to the group’s epic establishments, a 400 square-metre basement bar located just below the bustling King Street in Newtown. It will also boast the City of Sydney’s first 4am bar licence in over a century, becoming a sanctuary for all lovers of good hospitality, innovative drinks and live music.

The inspiration behind Pleasure Club came from a trip to the States, in hopes to find a new experience to bring back to Sydney. The team travelled from bar to bar in several states, and it was there that they discovered the concept for their next venture – a cool mix of Hollywood rock n’ roll, L.A. weirdness, soulful sounds of Preservation Hall in New Orleans, blues, burlesque, and beyond – served up with genuine customer first hospitality.

“The concept is based on a fever-dream amalgamation of good f***ing tunes, the baptismal effect of Southern Hospitality and kindness to the soul, and the yearning for social sanctuaries. It will be the sonic laudanum we crave in Sydney.” said Nick Zavadszky, Odd Culture’s Creative Director,

Step inside the 120-person basement bar and be transported to a world of pure pleasure. The music line up for Pleasure Club includes a variety of genres, from uber-cool dirty jazz, meat-and-potato rock n’ roll, and an updated blues theme of ‘sell-your-soul to temptation’. There will also be thoughtful surprises hidden up the team’s sleeves, including but not limited to epic Absinthe fountains and a dazzling light show.

Expect drinks to have the Odd Culture signature touch. From playful and precise cocktails to a cellar list of natural wines and a deep selection of spirits (including some vintage bottlings and a massive agave range), they really do have it all. Plus, keep an eye out for a rotating tap list of local craft beers and international brews, as well as limited edition offers at the bar.

Pleasure Club is set to open mid-2023 in Newtown. For more information, visit their website here and check their Instagram here for updates.