The bucks party is one last night of freedom and fun before the groom-to-be is never allowed to enjoy himself again due to marriage’s confines. Sure, it’s a preposterous idea (we’re sure marriage isn’t that bad), but it’s all in the name of fun and good times.
If you are reading this, you have likely been tasked with the organisation of this legendary night, and as a result, there is a crew who have high expectations of you. Fear not! We have a very helpful tip for you; a great bucks party needs a great venue. That is half the work done! So to make life easier for you, here are the ultimate venues in Sydney for a bucks night that will go down in history (with your friends, at least).
It’s important to note that this list is in no particular order; all of these venues are great and perfect for a bucks party celebration. We begin with Henley’s, however, because two levels of water views and fresh cocktails, backed up by delicious burgers from Executive Chef Jason Roberson, is a good way to kick things off (for this article and your bucks night).
The harbourside location on King St Wharf has the perfect atmosphere for a bachelor party, and you can also book function spaces that give you access to private bars along with indoor and outdoor covered spaces. The upstairs section offers water views down King Street Wharf and an exclusive bar that will have you and the lads partying like VIPs.
If you want to get outside, the epic beer garden is a green space with views of the ferries and yachts floating around Darling Harbour. Go big by booking out the ground floor exclusively, or even bigger by booking the whole venue! Either way, the Henleys team will keep those stomachs lined with burgers, pizza, boards and fun bar snacks while you sink some of the finest ales and cocktails in the land. Henleys is instant fun in a stunning setting; everything you could need for a great night with the crew.
Want a tropical, coastal vibe but don’t want to stray too far from the city? Then, bungalow 8 on the waterfront of Sydney Harbour is the place to do it. You can spend the whole bucks party at this one venue thanks to its day/night ambience. Keep things relaxed, lazying around with some cocktails by day, then ramp up to the moment when night falls and you find yourself at a summer dance party like no other.
A quick note, you can level up the party’s cocktail game by heading upstairs to the venue-within-a-venue, The Loft. Bungalow 8 is the ultimate harbourside playground that will keep you partying and dancing to DJs until the wee hours of the morning. You can enjoy the VIP experience by booking sections of the balcony on level one exclusively or go large by booking the entire venue.
The menu is perfect for casual dining with a selection of modern Australian favourites, and the cocktails are fresh, light, and tropical to suit the venue’s vibe. They also have an extensive range of local and international wines and plenty of cold beers on tap. Enter in the morning, celebrate all day and night and leave in the morning at Bungalow 8.
Cargo is Darling Harbour’s primary party venue, so if you and the lads are ready to get wild, this is the spot! This two-level party destination with waterfront views is a bucks party mecca, whether you are in with the rest of the dancefloor or booking a private section.
The beer garden is a flexible space that can be roped off for your bucks party while you enjoy views across the entire venue and King Street Wharf. Book the downstairs exclusively to party at the large bar that sits centrally or the spacious indoor and outdoor areas as you roam freely throughout the venue.
You and the lads will feel like VIPs in the cocktail bar, where expertly crafted cocktails will be enjoyed in an exclusive, roped-off space. The fully covered Cargo Balcony is another option where the upstairs DJs will keep your party going. Finally, the upstairs exclusive is a large cocktail bar that lights up as the night progresses; party inside and outside with stunning seaside views. If you are planning on partying all night and want to feel like ballers, the Cargo experience is a must!
Our final selection for your bucks party needs is a hidden rooftop bar above the busy Sydney CBD streets. The Rook is a stylish way to party on high overlooking York Street. This is the place to go for inventive cocktails and bar food that truly raises the bar!
Many visitors often search the Rook, so consider this the inside tip. You’ll enjoy a fun-filled and relaxed bucks party here, complete with skyline views. Then, you’ll drink under the stars at night thanks to the atrium-style retractable rooftop. Feel free to book the entire venue or the main dining room under the retractable roof for a sit-down meal. You can also opt for the semi-private space that has direct access to the bar while still enjoying the venue’s atmosphere.
The food is truly unique and the perfect pairing for The Rook’s cocktails. For example, you can order the Okonomiyaki Quesadilla covered in Tonkatsu sauce and Bonito flakes and pair it with The Eleventh Hour cocktail, which uses silver tequila, sparkling wine, Yuzu, grapefruit and Rhubarb. It’s a flavour powerhouse in one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
These are the best places to party the day at night away for the ultimate bucks celebration in Sydney. Australian Venue Co. ensures the good times are constantly rolling with our stylish locations. Pick your favourite and make a booking today!
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