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Potts Point and Kings Cross are synonymous with good nightlife. With new bars and restaurants opening up every day in Sydney, there's plenty of competition to be the next big thing. Even so, our little precinct has long cemented itself as the place to go for a great night out.

With new bars and restaurants opening up everyday in Sydney, there's plenty of competition to be the next big thing.

From espresso martinis with a twist to international DJs spinning your favourite tracks, Potts Points has all of your bases covered. Here are three of our favourite venues within ten minutes walk of The Macleay Hotel.

Sweethearts Rooftop

When you step into Sweethearts' casual, leafy rooftop bar, you'll feel like you're at a backyard barbecue. The only difference is that this backyard is perched high up in Sydney's skyline with killer views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. There is no better place to kick back, relax and enjoy watching the sunset behind some of our city's most iconic landmarks.

Much of Sweethearts' food and drink offerings have a zesty cantina theme. Parched from a hot day at one of Sydney's many beaches? We can't recommend the Don Julio Watermelon Spritzer strongly enough.

If you're hungry, Sweethearts offers a six course Mexican banquet. For $30 per person, you'll chow down on everything from grilled corn to churros.

Crane Bar

Crane Bar is a Japanese fusion restaurant and cherry blossoms are everywhere. The menu offers Japanese fare seamlessly married to other cuisine. You don't believe us? Try the Sashimi Nachos, where Japan meets Mexico in ways you never thought possible, or go for the Japanese Schnitty, a delectable spin on the German favourite.

If you aren't hungry, Crane Bar boasts an equally innovative cocktail menu. The fruity Miami Vice will have you feeling like you're on a cheesy 80s sitcom, fruit fan garnish and all.

Potts Point's latest hot spot, is best described as quirky, eclectic and downright cool. 

Plush velvet sofas and chairs inside offer diners and drinkers a comfortable place to sink in for a good chat. Crane's outdoor patio couldn't be more different in all the right ways. The floor is lined with artificial grass, and metal fold-out chairs are the furniture of choice.

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The World Bar and Club

If you want a venue that will make everyone in your squad happy, look no further than The World Bar and Club. What makes the World such a crowd pleaser? Well, because the massive terrace building has so many different rooms to explore, it's like being in a bunch of bars at once and they're all really great.

When we say there's a lot to explore at The World, we are talking Nintendo 64 tournaments in a room next to an amateur rap battle.  It's a party-goer's paradise.

You don't need to visit on the weekend to have a great night out at The World because there's a different theme each night. You can enjoy jazz on a Monday and go back for drum and bass on Wednesday.

If you haven't had one of The World's famous cocktail teapots, then you can't really say you've been. Sipping on a full tea-pot of booze while listening to great tunes is the ultimate adult tea party. We recommend the Summer Island Iced Tea, essentially a Long Island with a twist.

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You don't need to go into the CBD to take in all that Sydney has to offer. Potts Point has some of the best nightlife going. If you are keen to book your next getaway in the centre of it all, then be sure to check out out the affordable accommodation at The Macleay Hotel.