The Manning Bar Sydney

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You would be forgiven for thinking that a university bar wouldn’t necessarily have an impressive track record of drawing world-renowned international and local acts to its stage, but the Manning Bar on the site of the University of Sydney isn’t your regular campus watering hole.

The purpose-built live entertainment venue, owned and operated by the University of Sydney Union, has attracted many a Rock ‘n’ Roll goddess and god.

The Foo Fighters, Dee Snyder, Gotye and other rock and alternative rock groups have thrilled audiences at the venue. Manning Bar also gave birth to the Sydney Uni Band Comp, which has launched the careers of The Laurels, The Jezabels and Cloud Control.

Located on the second level of Manning House, the Manning Bar comprised of the main concert area with a balcony and two smaller rooms that can be privately hired. There are regular events scheduled during the week, but on the weekend it becomes one of the best live music venues in Sydney.

Within the facility is the newly minted restaurant Lucky's that provides delicious burgers and fried chicken to patrons as well. It is sadly closed outside of the school semester.

Being part of a university campus makes the venue a unique one, but it delivers an equally unique experience in a relatively energetic yet cloistered setting.

Contact Details

Manning Road, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
950 capacity
(02) 9563 6006

Getting There and Away

Public Transport: Manning Bar is 10 minutes by foot from Red Fern Station. From George St or Railway Square, bus routes 412, 413, 435, 436, 437, 438, 440, 461, 480 will bring you close to the Quadrangle on Parramatta Rd which is 3-minutes away on foot. Darlington Campus is a 5-minute walk to Manning Bar, and you can get there by jumping on bus routes 422, 423, 426, 428 from Castlereagh St or Railway Square.

The Manning Bar Events

Past Events at The Manning Bar

Ben Böhmer [SOLD OUT] Event Image

Ben Böhmer [SOLD OUT]

22nd May 2020
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Kingswood Event Image


25th October 2019
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DZ Deathrays Event Image

DZ Deathrays

19th October 2019
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City Calm Down Event Image

City Calm Down

11th October 2019
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Polish Club Event Image

Polish Club

15th June 2019
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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever [Sold Out] Event Image

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever [Sold Out]

10th May 2019
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Electric Gardens After Party Event Image

Electric Gardens After Party

26th January 2019
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Blue Line Steppers Event Image

Blue Line Steppers

19th January 2019
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Mr Carmack, Joe Kay, Montell2099, Sam Binga Event Image

Mr Carmack, Joe Kay, Montell2099, Sam Binga

4th January 2019
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Shapeshifter Event Image


27th October 2018
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