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 hookups in Sydney, 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.
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Our favorite spots to find Sydney hookups
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.
Zeta Bar is one of our favorite places to find hookups in Sydney
Australia has enjoyed an explosion of cocktail bars in recent years. That’s good news for anyone looking to hook up in Sydney, 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.
AFF has been the best hookup app in Sydney (try it free)
The majority of hookups happening in Sydney right now are starting online. If you're not on at least one app you're really missing out on a lot of opportunities. We've tried out over 100 different apps this year and AFF has been the best hookup app in Sydney by far. This is especially true for single men.
There just isn't a more reliable way for most guys to actually find hookups that we've found.
Tinder is also pretty good but it's more about relationships than hookups now. You really want an app that is completely focused on hookups and has a ton of members (AFF has over 60 million and a lot in Sydney) to be successful. Tinder also has a lot of girls that are just looking for attention and compliments without any intention of actually hooking up.
You really can't avoid hookup apps any longer if you want to get solid results. Check out AFF's free trial below and see why it's become so popular (especially this year).
The best Sydney pickup bars we've tried
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.
The Golden Sheaf is a garden of heavenly delights
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. 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 place to get laid in Sydney.
Darlo Bar is many levels of fun
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, and for us, it's one of the very best places to find hookups in Sydney.
The Darlo Bar prides itself 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.
Ryan’s Bar mixes the night up right
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 always busy which makes it the perfect spot for finding Sydney hookups in happy hours. 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.
The best clubs for finding hookups in Sydney
Here are our favorite clubs to dance and meet attractive girls. These clubs are among the best places to find hot hookups in Sydney!
You don’t want to miss Marquee Sydney when you want to meet girls
Located inside the luxurious entertainment center The Star, which includes a casino, hotels and spas, Marquee is definitely our favourite nightclub to meet elite Sydney girls. Celebrities perform and party at the Marquee regularly. Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Paris Hilton have been spotted in there. And you can also catch performances from the likes of Bruno Mars, Ciara, Drake and Post Malone.
With 20,000 square feet of space, the place gets full on most weekend. So with a crowd that big and superb DJs hyping up the crowd, there’s no way you won’t meet girls here.
Chinese Laundry is another great option to go dancing
Want to dance and chill at the same time? Then Chinese Laundry is the nightlife spot for you. This upscale bar hosts the hottest dance parties every weekend. And with big parties like this come lots of gorgeous girls looking for a good time!
Get your tickets in advance if you want to get in. Pick a night with one of the amazing guest DJs and you’re sure to find girls who are into the same music as you. Just remember to dress sharp and practice your dance moves. That’s one way to get the attention of the partygoers who frequent Chinese Laundry.
Best places to meet sexy Sydney girls during the day
Who said you can find great hookups during the day? Try hitting one of these places during the day, be decisive and you'll get so many numbers that will get you laid in Sydney pretty easily.
Mecca Coffee is amazing if you want to meet students or young professionals
This popular coffee shop is another great option if you prefer to approach girls by day and feel shy at bars and clubs. With large seating areas where you can rub elbows with someone cute, going to Mecca is always a worthwhile experience. It also helps that the food and drinks excellent! So the next time you feel like hanging out or working at a coffee shop, go to Mecca at King Street.
Gold’s Gym is a great place to get fit and get friendly
Feeling good in your own skin makes you more confident when you approach girls, so what better way to do both than to go to a gym? Of all the gyms in Sydney, Gold’s Gym has to be our favorite. It’s one of the best places to pick up girls in Sydney while getting a full workout!
Join their group classes and get friendly with other fitness lovers. You might end up in the same class as someone, and that’s a great way to build some rapport!
Social Brew Café is a great place if you want to approach hot Sydney girls by day
Voted Best Café in the city by Tripadvisor, this place is extremely popular among both college students and freelance girls who work on their laptops while enjoying delicious coffee and treats. So it’s one of our favorite daytime hangouts.
Located in the inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, Social Brew offers a wide choice of smoothies, juices, pastries and salads. There are also alcoholic drinks, including beers, wines and sangria, if you need a little liquid courage to approach girls.
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Sydney hookup apps can’t all be as sexy as Tinder
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?
Map of the hookup spots we recommend
Having a plan before you go out to find a hookup in Sydney is really important if you want to find success. Use the map below to make sure you can try several different options each night and find the spot that has the most single girls.