Club 77 has been revamped as a late-night dive bar

A place of slimy floors and debauched nights, Club 77 (or Sevs, as it’s often affectionately known) celebrates its 25th anniversary. The long-running nightclub has been a staple for crowded dance floors for the past three decades, serving as the home base of famed DJ collective BangGang and hosting conquering artists from around the world.

Since the introduction of Sydney’s infamous lockdown laws – the effects of which have only been made worse by the pandemic – the beloved nightclub has struggled alongside the rest of Sydney’s nightlife scene.

With lockdowns and lockdowns now behind us, Club 77 has been revamped and is ready to lead the charge of the city’s after-hours dance music scene.

Some things are the same: there’s always an ongoing lineup of top-notch, game-changing DJs coming through the doors. These doors stay open late, so you can expect the legendary club to host the dance parties it’s known for.

club 77 is a place where I have spent more time than any other on the planet. A place where incredible times have been spent, both behind the decks and on the dance floor,” said Australian dance pioneer Phil Smart.

But what has changed? The club has received a New York-inspired makeover and menus have been upgraded, with the arrival of Jordan Blackman from Odd Culture Group to help curate an interesting yet affordable drinks menu.

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You’ll find brews from beloved brews like Moon Dog, Young Henrys, Grifter, and Batlow. There’s a range of bottled cocktails that bar staff will serve courtesy of local cocktail specialist Big Mood. The wine list has been upgraded, with regional NSW orange and South Australian pet-nat varieties available alongside standard whites and reds. And, there’s a whole range of non-alcoholic beverages too, including non-alcoholic beers from Heaps Normal and Big Drop, canned mocktails from Yes You Can and Big Mood’s No-Groni.

There are also now two separate happy hours, designed to encourage patrons to visit for both afternoon drinks and late-night concerts. Visit 5-7pm Monday-Friday or 2:30-3:30 any night of the week and you’ll be treated to discounted drinks.

As for the food, the venue kept it simple, introducing two loaded hot dogs labeled 77 Dogs to the menu. Choose between pork or mushroom, hemp and sumac sausages on potato buns – both a bargain for just $7. The dogs are the brainchild of Surry Hills local Antoine Nebula of Suzie Qs cafe.

“The period of confinement has really given us the opportunity to analyze our business model and determine what we want club 77 be, and it is THE late night live music destination for Sydney/Eora. said Club 77 manager Dane Gorrel.

Kicking off the revitalized venue will be a launch party on Thursday, May 12. Opening at 5 p.m. and continuing until 4 a.m., the party will feature sets from Phil Smart and Jo.Ke, who will both perform before midnight so you can still get to work if you need to on Friday. .

Other upcoming gigs at the club include a Project 77 takeover on Saturday May 14 with sets from Ayebatonye and Deepa ahead of their Going Under Vivid nights at Mary’s Underground; and a back-to-back set of indie-house and electronic acts Close Counters and Golden Vessel on Saturday, May 28.

Club 77 is located at 77 William Street, Darlighurst. It is open from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

Posted on May 12, 2022 by

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