Best of Sydney

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE VENUE: THE METRO THEATRE

A landmark live music venue and a true icon in the history of rock, the Metro has not only been the stage for many international bands from Muse to Eskimo Joe, it’s also the best joint to hear fresh local acts make their big break on the scene. And if you’re really looking to party, you can get in on MTV’s The Lair, filmed live at the Metro every Thursday. The Lair features live acts, top undiscovered Aussie talent, plenty of drinks and a few pole dancers thrown in to get your night going. (Nicholas Pond)

624 George Street, Sydney. 9550 3666, metrotheatre.com.au