Another venue in Sydney's Oxford Street precinct has received a lockout exemption this week, taking The Burdekin Hotel's last entry from 1.30am to 2am and last drinks from 3am to 3.30am.
The Burdekin Hotel is an LGBTQI ally and techno/house mainstay on the Oxford Street strip and has also recently launched an emo/punk night called AM/PM. They'll now join the likes of Oxford Art Factory, World Bar, Stonewall and The Basement in the CBD area enjoying lockout exemptions.
Burdekin Hotel's venue manager, Aran Tanaka Van de Ven says, "In the uphill battle to maintain Sydney's nightlife economy, in a tourism destination that draws people from cities that don't go out until well after midnight, this lockout extension will help us offer the experiences they expect when coming to our global city.
"It comes at an exciting time as we showcase our Vivid Music 2017 program, and build upon our reputation for high-calibre, underground music — continuing with our offering of house and techno, while exploring other electronic styles such as DnB and UK garage, and more recently playing host to live bands."
Keep Sydney Open's Tyson Koh adds, "They should never have been restricted in the first place, but the extra 30 minutes is a step in the right direction. You can bet that Keep Sydney Open will continue pushing until we have more adult closing times once again."