With more than five million residents and millions of annual tourists, this city has plenty of action to offer. That’s great news for everyone on the hunt for Sydney hookups, as long as you know where to look.
For most people, tracking down a one-night stand or a brief fling means heading down to the bar. This city certainly has plenty of watering holes, but only a select few can be considered genuine Sydney hookup bars. As an alternative, when the bar scene isn’t appealing, lots of Sydney insiders turn to hookup apps and sites. You would think those would be a reliable resource, but only a few are actually worth your time (and money).
It shouldn’t be so difficult to hook up in this city; it’s not Ulladulla. That’s how we felt, at least, which is why we worked with locals from Point Piper to Bankstown. Our mission was to find the best Sydney hookup sites, apps and bars for all tastes. The result was this list designed to ensure you never miss out on easy sex again.
If you’re in the mood for a fling, keep on reading. Comment below to let us know if there’s anything we need to add.
Sydney has too much going on for you to be stuck at home, unable to scratch that itch. Get off the couch and check out these Sydney hookup bars, apps and sites.
Sydney has enjoyed an explosion of cocktail bars in recent years. That’s good news for anyone looking to hook up, as the cocktail lounge is reliably a sexy venue. Take, for instance, Zeta Bar in CBD, a lounge with vaulted ceilings and impressive views of the Queen Victoria Building. They don’t come much more sensual than Zeta.
For anyone who enjoys a well-mixed cocktail, this is the bar for you. With bartenders – excuse us, mixologists – who take their craft seriously, whatever your drink, they’ll do you right. Choose from an assortment of cosy seating options for the ideal intimate night. Personally, we go for the fireplace, but there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
Do you know how many Sydney hookup sites can claim 90+ million global users? Only one. And it happens to be the site with one of the best search functions and friendliest user interfaces out there. Adult FriendFinder is the easiest hookup site, and the competition doesn’t even come close. If you have one app or site to try it should be this one where we have seen the most success by far.
AFF has earned its reputation by putting in the time and work and it's been the most established site for over a decade. Even as apps have attempted to overtake it, AFF has remained a site with unparalleled success. That’s partially because its browser experience is just as great on the phone as the computer. It’s also because AFF doesn’t mess around. This is a site for hooking up and nothing else.
In our annual review of hookup sites and apps, AFF crushes almost everyone else. It aims to be a hookup site for all users, so looks aren’t the only factors that determine success. People of all appearances, body types and sexual preferences get plenty of use out of the site. It’s also the site where you’ll find the most people in their 30s and older. While most Sydney hookup sites are geared toward younger users, AFF has no age bias.
There just isn't a more reliable way for most guys to actually find hookups that we've found.
Finally, AFF also excels with its search functionality. You can get super specific to find Sydney hookups by location, fetish, cup size and more. It’s no surprise Adult FriendFinder is the hookup site most users would happily choose over any other.
When you’re out for a drink, it’s nice to actually be out. On a beautiful Sydney day, we appreciate more than ever just how massive the outdoor seating at Ryan’s Bar is. Part patio, part dining room, part park, Ryan’s is centrally located on George Street and always busy. The crowds get large here, a testament to how pleasurable this place can be.
Ryan’s is more than just a bar, of course. They serve Johnny’s Pizza and an assortment of classic pub food for a low-key date night. They’re only open Monday-Friday, but they pack a lot in those five days, including a DJ on Friday nights. Whether you bring a date or fly solo, Ryan’s Bar is a sexy way to start your night; how you end it is up to you.
Sydney is a city where women of all ages tend to be absolute knockouts. Now, the young sheilas are cute, but for pure sexiness, we appreciate women with some experience. We don’t think we’re alone in preferring older women. Sydney’s smartest men all know that the best sex of their lives can easily be found with Cougar Life.
Older women in search of Sydney hookups often find the scene frustrating, even demoralizing. They don’t have the time to wait in bars for some guy to work up the nerve. And approaching a younger guy can be risky. Some people judge older women who pursue younger guys, while many guys are so intimidated, they’ll reject a beautiful woman. It’s all such a hassle. You know what, though? Cougar Life is easy.
Cougar Life is Sydney’s premiere hookup app dedicated to helping men meet women 35 and up. Most of the male users are guys looking for experienced partners, but men across the age spectrum use it. For guys who are equally excited and intimidated by older lovers, we’ve created a course on dating women over 30. Your confidence will immediately grow, and you’ll quickly appreciate the value of the app.
Cougar Life has a search function that allows you to find hookups tonight. It will also alert you when someone’s viewed your profile. It’s no wonder the app has gained a massive userbase of seven million people in cities all over the world. We curate an annual list of the best cougar apps and sites and Cougar Life always lands near the top. There’s no question which is the highest quality of the Sydney hookup apps for meeting sexy, sophisticated lovers.
When you think of sexy cities, New Orleans, Louisiana (aka NOLA) in the U.S. has to come to mind. Home to Mardi Gras and more bars than citizens, that easy-going vibe has been brought to NOLA Smokehouse and Bar. Located near Jones Bay Wharf in One International Towers, this restaurant augments great service with amazing views.
There are plenty of Sydney hookup bars, but few can claim to match NOLA for style or cool. Befitting a bar named NOLA, this is one of the best cocktail bars in Sydney. Its menu is made with attention to detail and gives special reference to the city it’s named after. That goes for the food, as well, which brings Cajun flavours across the Pacific. It might not actually be the Big Easy, but this bar is an easy way to have an unforgettable night.
The coffee house has long been one of the best ways to meet people. It offers a similar social atmosphere to that of a good pub but minus the noise and rowdy crowds. This makes is one of the best spots out there to find local hookups we've found. You can come down for an espresso, bring a book and hopefully chat up a new acquaintance. All of this without spending all of your rent money.
For the coffee connoisseur, Soma Sydney in Ultimo is a must-try café. Even if you aren’t big on lattes, though, there is a lot to enjoy about this space. The exposed-brick décor and excellent menu makes it an affordable but charming alternative to the usual date spot. Or come alone and make a new friend. There are definitely worse ways to spend an afternoon.
With a city of this size, we obviously haven’t covered every great option for sexy nights out. Here are a few more ideas for how to consistently find Sydney hookups.
Have you been to the Royal Sovereign Hotel in Darlinghurst? Maybe you have and you just didn’t realize it. Most people know it as Darlo Bar - or even just that bar where all the wild people hang out. One of Sydney’s most Bohemian establishments, the Darlo Bar resists easy classifications. It can be whatever you want it to be.
From its rooftop garden cocktail bar down to its ground floor pub, the Darlo Bar caters to all types. They pride themselves on being a meeting place for eclectic personalities. Plus, it really is a hotel, with eight 60s-themed rooms for rent. Pretty convenient if you just happened to come down in search of Sydney hookups. We’re just saying, maybe pack a bag; Darlo Bar is a trip.
If you’re somewhere in the age range of 18 to 40, we’d bet good money you’ve heard of Tinder. It’s better known than all the Hemsworths combined. This app can be found on the phone of almost every Millennial and much of Gen Z. We suspect there isn’t one student at Western Sydney University or Macquarie University who hasn’t downloaded it.
Though the app was originally huge with Millennials, that generation has started to turn its back on it. That’s largely because Tinder is the easiest app to age out of. By the time you’re 29, you’re already left Tinder’s target demographic. The users with the most success on this app are between the ages of 18 and 28. They’re also the most attractive.
With its focus on profile pictures, men in the top 10 to 15% of looks have the best chances. If you can’t compete with Liam or Chris, don’t expect a lot of matches. It’s just a fact that Tinder is shallow, and rewards the men with the most chiselled bodies and sharpest jawlines. We don’t make the rules; we merely report them.
For women, it’s a little easier to get matches. All ladies in the top 50% of looks are going to consistently get connections. They find their inboxes filled with messages within the first 48 hours. In fact, the hottest women on Tinder get so many matches, they don’t even bother responding to messages. The ego boost is reward enough.
The makers of Tinder have been suggesting that they want to broaden the brand. It looks like they want to get into the business of being a relationship app. Fair play to them. If you’re a good-looking man, though, Tinder is still the most reliable of the Sydney hookup apps. Why mess with a winning formula?
If Australia is known for one thing – other than giant spiders and soap stars-turned-singers – it’s beer. We love to make it, and we love to drink it. And while our British cousins are stuck indoors drinking warm lagers to avoid the rain, we have the sun. That’s why beer gardens are our favourite alternative to cocktail bars and pubs for Sydney hookups.
The Golden Sheaf in Double Bay is a pretty standard suburban bar with one major exception. They have one of the best beer gardens in all of Sydney. With a mix of regular DJs, attractive patrons and great bar grub, it’s the perfect day out in our minds. We can’t emphasize enough how much we love drinking outdoors. Thank god for beer gardens.
We’ve all been there: out doing our errands when we spot someone so attractive we almost forget where we are. Hitting the bar for hookups is well and good, but what about when temptation strikes you out of the blue? You can’t always predict when you’ll see someone enticing. You might be checking the ripeness of some kiwi at Maloneys Grocer.
The fact is, a grocery store is actually a great place to meet a new fling. There’s plenty of opportunities to start up a conversation, and everyone has to go once in awhile. As long as you aren’t overly aggressive, a quick connection could happen at any time. With locations in Coogee, Woollahra and Surry Hills, Maloneys might just result in the sexiest errand you’ve ever run.
Who knew you could head down to the bar and order up a fat burger and a casual fling? Around the corner from the Museum of Sydney, Bar Luca proudly serves upscale diner grub and swaths of local beers. This spot is single-handedly making the argument for thinking of greasy diners as sexy lounges.
Bar Luca’s charm rests in the fact that it isn’t trying to be trendy or complex. They serve heart-attack-inducing cheeseburgers with fries stacked in them, and classic, strong cocktails. It might not make for the most sensual evening, but it sure makes for a satisfying one. And isn’t satisfaction what Sydney hookups are supposed to be all about? We think so.