keep sydney open

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 10:48am

Forget the lockout laws, Sydney's getting trendier. And this is the website to prove it.


The Shit Bar Idea Generator does exactly what it says on the tin, giving you a surefire winner of a new bar idea for absolutely nothing. Bargain!


Inspired by the recent announcement that Newtown Social...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 9:03am

A total of seven Sydney venues are now exempt from the 1:30am lockouts and 3am last drinks, according to an announcement by Minister for Racing Paul Toole.


Oxford Art Factory on Oxford Street and Mr B's Hotel on Pitt Street are now eligible to admit patrons until 2am, with last drinks served at 3:30am.


The announcement came as part of the New South Wales...

Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 9:07am

A new crime report has revealed that Sydney's controversial lockout laws are simply displacing incidents of violence and assault to other areas of the city.


The new report by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, as revealed in today's...

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 9:00am

Since the introduction of Sydney’s lockout laws in February 2014, the resistance to Barry O’Farrell’s venue-crushing, live-music-destroying legislation has largely come from one place. 


Keep Sydney Open has remained the focal point for all criticism lobbed against the restrictive practices; the laws that have designated a ‘safe zone’ in the city and prevented venues from...

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 2:00pm

The City of Sydney has today announced a number of exciting initiatives aimed at improving the night ecomony, nightlife, local music scenes, and basically moving towards fixing our city of culture.


It's all part of Sydney's Live Music and Performance Action Plan, which was implemented in 2014.



Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 12:36pm

Five venues in the CBD will be able to open for longer after successfully applying for extensions.


Oxford Street’s Stonewall Hotel and The World Bar in Kings Cross join The Palace Hotel, ArtHouse Hotel (both in the CBD), and the Observer Hotel at The Rocks in being granted later opening times beyond the 1:30am Sydney lockout.


“This means five venues in the CBD...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 12:11pm

Keep Sydney Open will host its third public rally against the lockout laws on Saturday February 18.


Following a Supreme Court decision to prevent the planned Saturday night protest in Kings Cross this month, the Keep Sydney Open organisers have regrouped to...

Posted 22 Jan 2017 @ 3:52pm

Mere days after NSW police blocked yesterday's Keep Sydney Open protest march via legal action, a new, bigger march has been scheduled for February 18th.


After yesterday's Keep Sydney Open march was thwarted by the NSW Police Commissioner's rushed legal action on Thursday...

Posted 20 Jan 2017 @ 1:03pm

The NSW State Government has announced the first three Sydney venues to be given an exemption from the controversial lockout laws... but only for an extra half an hour.


CBD venues the Palace Hotel, the Observer Hotel and the ArtHouse Hotel have qualified under the Government's...

Posted 20 Jan 2017 @ 11:10am

Following NSW Premier Mike Baird’s shock departure from parliament yesterday, the BRAG can exclusively reveal details of the official Mike Baird Retirement Party.


Taking place tomorrow night (Saturday January 21) at Darlinghurst’s anti-establishment drinking venue The Oxford Circus, the...


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