Inside Sydney CBD’s Best Kept Secret

Inside Sydney CBD’s Best Kept Secret

Find a hidden community just a stone’s throw away from World Square.

Keep it on the down low, but the Sydney’s got a hidden dive bar with what some people are calling ‘a vibe’.

Located on Kent Street, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic World Square, in a corner once known for it’s easy access to Chinatown, sits Sanctuary Hotel or as until now – ‘Sydney’s Best Kept Secret’.

With it’s long island iced teas, $5 happy hour specials and spacious cubicles to accompany recreational drug use, it seems the perfect spot to start your Friday or Saturday night.

“Your best bet is during the 930 -1130pm slot”

That being said, you’ll have to pick your time carefully. 

While Sanctuary opens in the afternoon and operates until the AM, your best bet is during the 930 -1130pm slot. This when the ‘Fresh Meat’ wave comes in or when Sydneys’ LG’s and LB’s finish their dinner plans and need to rendezvous before going clubbing.

Sources say the bar was initially intended to bring in the office worker crowd. But as more Asian big 4 workers frequented the venue for it’s cheap drinks and friendly atmosphere, soon the the younger uni crowd followed before your LB’s and LG’s caught on. Thankfully, the owners have chosen to embrace their audience by doubling down on its drink offerings.

“…the game changer is the Long Island Iced Tea. The space itself is designed so you can down a few these anywhere in the bar or right after you take a bump of coke”.

The drinks list promises your pick of Gin and Tonics, Whiskey and Cokes and Beers but the game changer is the Long Island Iced Tea. The space itself is designed so you can down a few these anywhere in the bar or right after you take a bump of coke.

It’s essentially what The YAP Native calls, a watering hole (and boy are we thirsty). 

It’s a place to where you can get your liquid confidence up before spending $40 entry on a nightclub. 

A place of belonging.

For more information about Sanctuary Hotel, message any one of your friends between the age of 16 and 30. If they say they don’t know about the place or that they ‘hate going there’, then they are a compulsive liar.

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