Sydney's world famous bar and club scene will leave you breathless … The diverse range of cocktail bars, lounges and sports bars perfectly complements the intense nightclubbing scene that has given birth to some of the best venues in the world.

For those looking for a big night out, one can't look past King's Cross. Known to Sydneysider's simply as 'The Cross' a night here evokes a sense of anticipation as to what might happen. Not for the faint hearted, this place melds classy cocktail bars and lounges with a feast of underground nightclubs.

As many who frequent Kings Cross will attest, the short walk down the road to Oxford Street is interesting enough in itself and for the newcomer will prepare them for what is to come. The traditional night time playground, Oxford Street comes to life after 1am, as people pour in and out of the districts' famed drinking venues.

On the other side of the harbor city is Sydney's Circular Quay, the place to be if you're looking for pure style and sophistication. As night falls, gaze across the harbor as the Opera House lights up from one of many of the Quay's elite bars and cocktail lounges. For visitors, the view from this precinct is simply amazing with both the Harbor Bridge and opera house within close proximity.

Sydney is known as the harbor city for a reason. The Rocks precinct fuses Sydney's heritage buildings with a modern day party hard atmosphere, just a stones-throw away from the picturesque darling harbor. The Rocks hosts some of Sydney's liveliest bars and clubs as anyone who has ever been there will tell you.

Heading south, the walk down George Street presents an enviable choice of bars and nightclubs to pick from. Both sophistication and drunken disorder can be found on this strip, catering for each end of Sydney's unique clubbing spectrum.

Keep heading south, and you will get to Surry Hills and Newtown. Frequented by uni students regularly, these suburbs have some of the finest bars in Sydney.

Source by Ben Vaughan King