Slip Inn & Chinese Laundry

Club in City Centre & Haymarket

Slip in to this cheerfully colourful and atmospheric warren on the edge of Darling Harbour and bump hips with the kids. There are bars, pool tables, a pleasantly packed beer garden and Mexican food courtesy of El Loco. On Friday and Saturday nights the bass cranks up at the long-running attached Chinese Laundry nightclub ($28 to $43), accessed via Slip St below.

Bassic on Friday nights spins dubstep and bass music, while Lndry on Saturdays is usually more house-y. Buy discounted tickets in advance via the website.