Fake Club2a Roslyn Street, Potts Point, 2011, Sydney,AUSTRALIA

Website Phone(02) 9361-5000
  • Music StylesElectro, Dubstep
  • Opening HoursSat: 9pm - Late
  • Accepts Credit Cards?Yes
  • Busy Nights Saturday
  • Transport / ParkingKings Cross
  • Average Entry Cost$10 - $20
  • Dress CodeYouth / Trendy / Clubber
  • Guest List?Yes
  • VIP / Bday PackagesBday / Functions

Fake Club has moved into new digs in Kings Cross, taking over the top of the Empire Hotel and bringing in some hectic club kids and killer Electronic DJs [Read the Nightclub & Bar Review]

Nightclub & Bar Review

Fake Club takes over from where Plantation left off at the Empire Hotel in Sydney’s infamous nightlife zone of Kings Cross. From the outside there isn’t much indication of the hubbub bubbling inside - It’s just a small white door on the side of Empire Hotel with no grandeur to it at all – just a glowing neon sign labelled “FAKECLUB”. However, walking through a winding, street-art decorated hallway and up a dull black flight of fire stairs leading to the Fake Club room feels like venturing into a very secret venue. When you finally make it to the top you’re presented with a large room with high ceiling space, that feels like a massive garage or small warehouse with exposed brick and steel columns dotted along the sides (similar to XOYO in London).

The interior is dark with minimal lighting – it could easily make Fake Club feel seedy but for a huge LED wall that blinks psychotically behind the raised DJ booth - the constant blinking of the lights in set patterns mesmerises the crowd like a digital campfire. The main room is such a statement that clubbers who visit Fake Club for the first time might not even realise that there’s a second room in the back hidden by an inconspicuous door by the bar, painted (what else?) black to make it that much easier to find in the already super-dim venue.

The back room is smaller, friendlier and more subdued, with a refreshing ambiance as you walk inside, and the crowd here are less frantic than outside. The interior is nice and small chandeliers light up the room with a warm yellow hue. The wallpapered décor and views of the Kings Cross strip below give a more relaxed feel than that of the main room - it’s petite and chilled, with space for about 40 people and a smaller makeshift bar. A plus is that the line for the bar is much, much shorter - try your luck here first before attempting any line up at the main bar, where the swarm of people will keep you waiting for at least 15 minutes or more.

The music in the Main room is a varied mix of genres ranging from House to some heavy Dubstep, nothing too commercial, while in the back room music the selection is mostly Old school Hip Hop and Pop. The crowd at Fake Club are mainly young scenester locals and they definitely like to go a bit OTT - sometimes climbing onto speakers for a bit of a dance, and some even daring to crowd surf - don’t wear your favourite white sneakers unless you prefer them black by the end of the night.

Review by James Tran for Best Clubs In, 2011 - visit Clubbing with James Tran

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