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The Basement

Pubs & Bars
Sydney, NSW
Open today - 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Mon 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Wed 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Sun 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Whilst The Basement in Reiby Place, Sydney is renowned for its live music performances by Australian solo artists and bands, this venue is also a popular bar. Serving beers, wines, spirits and cocktails, this is a great place for a pre- or post-dinner drinks. Meanwhile, a bistro on site serves Modern Australian cuisine for lunch and dinner. A short stroll from Circular Quay, what more could you want?

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Reviews of The Basement

  • A bit "old" for our liking, but quite nice atmosphere.
  • Brilliant show by James Morrison the other day. The venue is a grand old music club ... think London's Ronnie Scott's ... decades worth of signed muso pix on the walls ... bar staff are slick and friendly. The website tells me Jimmy Webb and Tony Joe White are on in the next couple of weeks. I'll be going back for sure ...
  • Don't do it to yourself. The place was empty.. awkward as of the 15 people present.. no one wanted to dance, even though the band was albeit quite good (nothing to write home about, though). The security was beyond abrasive in their application of the 'no talking' rule.. in a jazz club...?? Overpriced pub food was on offer. Manager, was the most obnoxious member of the hospitality industry I have ever met. We felt unwelcome and awkward in a once relaxed and 'vibey' establishment. A venue I once recommended a few years ago, was embarrassing to take friends to. I can think of many other places to go these days for live music - minus the cost, the upturned noses, and the horrendous security and management staff.
  • Great venue.
  • One of the few great live music venues left in Sydney. The basement is known for securing great acts and, as a result, usually offers a memorable night's entertainment. Booking for dinner is the best option to score a prime view, and the food is suprisingly good.The standing room area can get very crowded.
  • Gezza Barfly 174 reviews
    Good before and after the club drinks.
  • STL Barfly 72 reviews
    you like funky music that is played live? then this is the club to be for you.

    the athmosphere and music is amazing and if you are lucky enough to get a table than its pretty awesome just to sit and drink and eat and chill.

    i highly recommend it.
  • The user Barfly 116 reviews
    drinks are price - - atmosphere and music makes up for that. Great place to dance the night away.
  • Gezza Barfly 174 reviews
    Great location. Saw Maceo Parker there. The place was funked up!
  • fisk 11 reviews
    Sydney's premier jazz venue, although the most expensive of the lot. Good shows are fairly pricey, and even more so with dinner & table price. The drinks are expensive and nothing special, but the staff are very good (I had bartenders at my service all night without moving from my seat!). Really, it's the music that sets the mood, and if you go on a night with an amazing artist, you're going to have the time of your life.

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