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Cleveland Street, Surry Hills

Not just a popular transit corridor and hotspot of Sydney evening peak hour, Cleveland Street has some serious offerings of its own. Start your day with a dance class or a coffee from one of Sydney's smallest cafes, and end it with a night out in one of our favourite jazz bars in town.

  • Nookie

    268B Cleveland Street

    Nookie is a hole in the wall coffee spot and quite probably Sydney's smallest cafe. They make a solid coffee and a delectable array of biscuits and sweets. Look out for the sign and the cheeky chalk art.

  • Dance Central

    Level 1, 268 Cleveland Street

    A centrally located dance studio offering a wide range of styles for adults and teenagers Monday to Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Classes include Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Dancehall, Belly Dance, Tahitian Dance, Break Dance, Heels, Hula hoop and much more, and all levels are welcome, from true beginner upwards.

  • Venue 505

    280 Cleveland Street

    You’d have to be very unlucky to find nothing of interest to you at Venue 505 considering they have something on six nights a week. Sunday is the only night off you get here, and from Monday to Saturday there’s a range of genres that you can check out across the week. The week starts with Monday - an all night happy hour, board games and live music. The remainder of the week goes through funk, jazz, world music, reggae, swing and more. Saturday night finished up with Venue 505’s concert series, showing off the finest vocals and instrumentalists in Australia.

  • Vasco

    421 Cleveland Street

    “It’s only rock n’ roll but we like it.” Home-made syrups, home-made ginger beer. Served up, served tall. Bar owner and bartender Max Greco smashes the cymbals and makes sure you have fun, and his brother, at the stoves, makes sure you are well fed with some of the best gnocchi around. Go rock it.


  • Bar Cleveland

    433 Cleveland Street

    Built and established as a licensed premises in 1912 as the Cleveland Inn, this heritage listed hotel is featured in the Powerhouse Museum.

    A major restoration in 1995 prompted a name change and Bar Cleveland was born, evolving into one of Sydney's most popular inner city pubs.

    You couldn't really say that Bar Cleveland is 'nestled' on the corner of Cleveland and Bourke in Surry Hills. It's booming, it's brightly lit, and it's full every Wednesday night.

    Bar Cleveland offers trivia every Wednesday from 7:30pm, along with a great menu ($14 chargrilled rump steaks) and $12 jugs of cider. Plus, if your team comes first, you win a $50 voucher to spend at the bar, with smaller prizes given throughout the night.