Some good news to kick the week off as 20 Sydney venues have now been given a slight reprieve from the lockout laws, having their entry and drinks curfews relaxed by half an hour each.

The Daily Telegraph reports 20 venues in the CBD and Kings Cross will now be allowing entry until 2am rather than 1:30, and serving drinks until 3:30am instead of the former 3am cutoff, including already-announced names like the Oxford Art Factory and World Bar.

“I reckon these laws will be welcomed by young people,” Kings Cross Hotel social co-ordinator Pippa Walker said of the changes, while the venue’s marketing director Dan Lacaze said he was “really, really happy” with the news.

“I think a vibrant night-life is a really important part of us building the culture of this great city,” he told the publication. “What we see this as is a really positive step in the right direction — particularly for an area that has contributed for a long time to the history of the city and it’s fallen on tough times. The area isn’t what it used to be.”

The full list of venues can be found below, and it’s another step in the right direction in helping Sydney’s nightlife get back on track.

Mr B’s Hotel
Arthouse Hotel
Palace Hotel
World Bar
Observer Hotel
Stonewall Hotel
Scary Canary
O’Malley’s Hotel
The Basement
Republic Hotel
Cliff Dive
Oxford Art Factory
Brighton Hotel
Burdekin Hotel
Kings Cross Hotel
Kinsela’s Hotel
Potts Point Hotel
Slip Inn

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