Sydney partygoers were left angered after our dying nightlife resulted in the closure of yet another iconic night club, World Bar in King’s Cross.

It was announced back in November that after 18-years of operation, World Bar would close it’s doors for good after Sydney’s lockout laws made it increasingly difficult for club owners to sustain their business.

View this post on Instagram

Hi Friends, We are sad to tell you that we will be closing the doors of the The World Bar Sydney this Thursday 29 November. Our final show on Wednesday is set to be a cracker, so come and join us for one last night to say goodbye at The Wall. Over the last 18 years, we have thrown some of Sydney’s most renowned club nights and live music events. We hope we’ve been able to put smiles on people’s faces and create a few hazy memories. On behalf of everyone at The World Bar, a massive thank you to our 2500 staff, 4500 DJs, 1000 bands and thousands upon thousands of punters who have walked through our doors over the last two decades. Our parting words to anyone who loves Sydney’s nightlife are these – the best way to rebel is to go out. There are great venues and incredible music alive in the Cross and surrounding areas, so please get out there and support all our incredible friends – promoters, venue owners, artists- still battling away for their love of live music. Cheers for everything, and watch this space, who knows when you might see us again…. Love, Wardy and The World Bar crew x

A post shared by The World Bar (@theworldbar) on

But before you go putting out your teapots for the dance club we have some pretty exciting news Sydney! The popular nightclub has actually been saved and will reopen once again this week with one small difference.

The Bayswater Road property will reopen on Wednesday 12 December under the new name ‘Cali Club’ and new management, hospitality duo Dane Gorrel and Matt Weir.

Having just recently reopened the nearby Club 77, the pair will spend the upcoming months getting a feel for the venue before refreshing the space.


“We need to preserve our nightclub institutions. They have a tremendous impact on Sydney’s culture, and once they go, it’s incredibly hard for them to return,” said Dane Gorrel.

“We really want to help keep the candle burning for our city’s night life and continue the venue’s legacy.”

Club Cali will launch their first official night on Wednesday this week with the longstanding tradition of World Bar’s club night called ‘The Wall’.

There will also be different themed night’s over the weekends from house and tech to hip-hop and afro beat as the duo collaborate with iRock entertainment and Poster Child for DJs and performers.


“World Bar means a tremendous deal to a lot of people, so we like to think of Cali Club as just the next chapter in the venue’s colourful history,” continued Gorrel.

“Cali Club is fun, young and all about having a great time, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back this week.”

More: Kings Cross loses it’s most popular club

Love this? You’ll love this bit from Will & Woody – catch the boys weekdays from 4PM on KIIS 1065