The Best Places to Party After the Races in Sydney: Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens

Coogee Pavilion Rooftop. Image credit Merivale.

Wondering which bars to hit after a day at the races in Sydney? Wonder no more, we got you.

The best bars to kick-on to after a day at Royal Randwick races…

The Star

With nine (yes nine) individual drinking holes under one roof, The Star is your oyster for a post-races party. Feeling sophisticated? Sip on cocktails with a distinctly Japanese vibe in Sokyo Lounge, or take a tour through the cities of Italy with Balla Aperitivi’s plush cocktail menu. Feeling zen? Watch the sun go down from beaut rooftop bar Sky Terrace to fresh DJ sounds with a chilled rosé in hand. Feeling like you need to move? Head down to super club Marquee to let loose on the dance floor after dark. Helpful tip: You could always just bar crawl the entire establishment!

80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW / More info


The Golden Sheaf

An all time favourite you simply can’t go past for a good time on a Saturday night after the races (unless attending one of the other worthy options on this list). With its outdoor beer garden, pumping dance floor and lively sports bar, Double Bay’s finest is packed every weekend for good reason.

429 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW / More info


Coogee Pavilion

You can be sure the killer view of Coogee Pavilion’s outdoor terrace will be silhouetted by many a bedraggled race-goer after any of Royal Randwick’s meets. With the afore-mentioned view, multiple levels, funky tunes and a packed D-floor you would be a fool not to join them. The clincher is it’s just 12 minutes in an Uber from Royal Randwick.

169 Dolphin St, Coogee NSW / More info


The Woollahra

What better way to top off a top day at the track than with espresso martinis at the Woollahra? You know it will be packed on a Saturday night and guaranteed good times.

116 Queen St, Woollahra NSW / More info


Darlo Country Club

Darlo Country Club

Darlo Country Club’s usual soundtrack of classic dancefloor favourites make it a solid option after a day at the track. Bust moves with your crew to celebrate your wins at the track in style (or shake out the losses).

235 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW / More info



The Beresford

It’s big, it’s happening, it’s fun, and it’s centrally located. The Beresford’s large outdoor courtyard is the perfect place to cheers to a fun day at the track.

354 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW / More info



The Doncaster

‘The Donny’ is somewhat of a horse racing establishment in Kensington, with it’s walls adorned with racing parephanalia and that local pub feel (that is becoming increasingly harder to find these days in Sydney). At just a ten minute walk from Royal Randwick it’s an easy choice for a post track celebration, and you can bet it will be teaming with your fellow punters on any given Saturday evening after a race day at Royal Randwick.

268 Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW / More info


The best bars to kick-on to after a day at Rosehill races…


Rosehill Bowling Club

Rosehill Bowling Club offers Rydges Parramatta stiff competition with it’s dedicated racing after parties, complete with live music to get down to and decent drink prices.

James Ruse Dr & Hassall St, Rosehill NSW / More info



Rydges Parramatta

The bar names say it all: The Champs Bar and Winning Post Bar of Rydges Parramatta are the go-to watering holes for many Rosehill race-goers seeking to continue the party into the evening. Also with live music in the beer garden on race day Saturdays, Rydges Parramatta is the classic choice to top off a day at Rosehill races.  Decisions decisions!

116-118 James Ruse Dr, Rosehill NSW / More info


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