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Canberra has a reputation of being a bit staid and conservative, but underneath there is a strong party atmosphere especially among the younger inhabitants. A large university population helps to fuel a busy night scene.

Academy and Candy Bar

You will find a stylish nightspot at Academy and Candy Bar drawing a young dance crowd. The Candy Bar, upstairs, serves great cocktails in lounge-bar setting. Make sure you check the website for upcoming events.

Address15 Bunda St, Canberra
Phone+61 2 6257 3355
More InfoCentre Cinema Building

Holy Grail

Live bands and DJ’s at the Holy Grail help create a buzzing atmosphere at this popular inner city pub/restaurant. A night, Holy Grail will be filled with entertainment and great food.

AddressGreen Square, Jardine St, Canberra
Phone+61 2 6257 9717
More InfoCrossing Giles St and Jardine St

ICBM and Insomnia

At this two-in-one venue there is a party lounge downstairs and people who listen to the latest dance beats upstairs. ICBM is one of the most famous clubs in Canberra with its diverse atmosphere.

Address50 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra
Phone+61 2 6248 0102

Casino Canberra

Casino Canberra has everything for entertainment. With its 40 gaming tables with roulette, blackjack, poker and keno in a laid back atmosphere there is plenty to choose from if you are in a gaming mood. The casino has two excellent bars for enjoying a cold beer and relax for a bit.

Address21 Binara St, Canberra
Phone+61 2 6257 7074
Opening hoursOpen seven days a week from 1pm-4am

King O’Malley’s Irish Pub

A wide selection of Australian and International beers accompanied by great pub food you will find at King O’Malley’s Irish Pub. In this busy, noisy but convivial pub atmosphere the friendly staff will take good care of you.

Address131 City Walk, Canberra
Phone+61 2 6257 0111

Hippo Bar Lounge

The Hippo Bar Lounge with its upstairs location is overlooking busy Garema Place. This is a cool venue for the younger crowd.

Address17 Garema Place, Canberra
Phone+61 2 6257 9090