Bar / Performance
Why locals love it
505 began underground, before sprouting in the parched soil of Sydney's artistic fringe. Their kinetic lineup offers musical and theatrical nourishment you won't find anywhere else in town - refusing to make bar sales the focus, ignoring the lure of easy money from poker machines, abstaining from the oppression of TV screens.
Why you should visit it
Try the music venue at 280 Cleveland St; soak up live tunes while playing checkers, order a cheese board between funk classics, or a boozy affogato while swaying to reggae, gypsy beats and contemporary jazz. Perhaps you'd prefer the theatre space at 342 Elizabeth St? There are over 30 shows scheduled in 2015, by emerging and established artists.