Iconic late-night Sydney hotspot Club 77 is celebrating its 25th anniversary in style by relaunching as the city’s newest dive bar destination.
Club 77 is set to give the local nightlife scene a much-needed injection of cool by opening seven nights a week until 4am. And with free entry from Monday to Friday, there’s really no excuse not to go.
Patrons can expect some of the best live music and DJs in Sydney, alongside a special new food, drink and cocktail menu. The interior renovation takes inspiration from the makeshift aesthetic of classic New York City dive bars, featuring custom lampshades by Blake Hull-Moody and stylish booth seating. Add in three new stages and a cutting-edge custom DJ booth, and everything’s present for a vintage late-night party.
Club 77 is committed to remaining the best place to hear electronic music in the city, with guests guaranteed a lovingly curated soundtrack from anorak DJs every night of the week. Whether you want to sweat away the early morning hours to thumping house and techno, or simply want some minimal and moody beats as an after-work drink backdrop, there’s a soundtrack to suit all tastes.
As a name renowned in Australian dance music history, a revived weekly schedule of programming will contain a nice balance of old favourites (House of Mince, Phil Smart) and new names (TMRW music, UNDR ctrl).
Club 77 will boast not one but two happy hours: a classic one will take place from 5-7pm every Monday to Friday, while a special late-night happy hour from 2:30-3:30am will help out the effervescent night owls and tired hospitality workers.
Curated by Odd Culture Group’s Jordan Blackman, the revamped ‘cheap-and-cheerful’ drinks menu includes beers and ciders by Moon Dog Craft Brewery, Young Henrys, Grifter and Batlow, and delicious bottled cocktails courtesy of Big Mood.
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Don’t worry if you’re teetotal as there will also be a handy selection of non-alcoholic wines and cocktails from Heaps Normal, Big Drop and Yes You Can, as well as Big Mood’s infamous non-alcoholic No-Groni.
On the food front, a mouth watering ‘77 Dog’ created by Antoine Nebula of cherished Surry Hills cafe Suzie Qs will be available in two versions: gourmet pork sausage and mushroom for the vegetarians/vegans.
“The lockdown period really gave us the opportunity to analyse our business model and determine what we want Club 77 to be, and that is THE late-night live music destination for Sydney/Eora. We’ve spent the past 12 months getting feedback from the local community and influential night-time economy advocates on best practices to achieve our goals,” Club 77 Director Dane Gorrel said.
“Our entire team is passionate and dedicated to not only the electronic music scene, but rebuilding Sydney’s after-dark culture. We are establishing 77 as a renewed late-night live music venue that is always open until 4am, while providing a platform for artists, DJs and live acts to perform seven nights a week.”
“Club 77 is a venue that I’ve spent more time in than any other on the planet. A place where some amazing times have been had, both behind the decks and on the dancefloor,” legendary Aussie DJ Phil Smart added.
As Club 77 prepares to enter an exciting new area, check out the just some of the upcoming events the venue is offering:
Thursday, May 12th
Tempo Comodo ft Jo.Ke & Phil Smart
Saturday, May 14th
Project 77 ft. Ayebatonye & Deepa
Saturday, May 28th
77 Live x CLUB ctrl: Vivid Sydney ft. Close Counters b2b Golden Vessel
Saturday, June 11th
77 Live x Heavenly: Vivid Sydney ft. Cousin (Live)