A total of seven Sydney venues are now exempt from the 1:30am lockouts and 3am last drinks, according to an announcement byMinister 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 Government’s two-year trial of later lockout times and drinks service.

Liquor & Gaming NSW is currently considering applications from a further 19 venues to extend their hours, on the basis of offering live entertainment after midnight. In the meantime, the 2am lockouts in the CBD apply to:

The Palace Hotel

ArtHouse Hotel

The Observer Hotel

Stonewall Hotel

The World Bar

Oxford Art Factory

Mr B’s Hotel

Photo: Ashley Mar

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