Sydney restaurants are bringing Sydney back to life by introducing live music and entertainment while guests dine, including pre-dinner and sunset entertainment ranging from jazz, and acoustic to DJs. If live music while you dine is your vibe, here’s a list of venues across Sydney to add to your list. 


Armorica, Surry Hills

Friday Night Jazz kicks off late at Surry Hills’ newest French restaurant, Armorica Grande Brasserie. Starting at 10pm, sink into a booth and enjoy a signature Campari fraise as the 4-piece Jazz band play until close. Find out more here.


NOMAD, Surry Hills

Launching in June, NOMAD will host a rolling roster of DJ’s, guitarists and blues artists every Sunday from 1pm – 5pm. Setting up inside the light-filled warehouse space, the talented artists will entertain you as you wrap up your weekend on a musical high. Artists include UK multi-instrumentalist Dom Helson and Aussie DJ Baby Gee. Bookings advised. Find out more here.

Menzies Bar

Menzies Bar, Sydney

Enjoy city Jazz in Menzies Bar – a European-inspired bar and bistro showcasing a menu of snacks, smaller and larger plates, along with a show-stopping cocktail selection and a thumping wine list. Every Tuesday night the Menzies Jazz Trio provides the perfect mid-week soundtrack. Live from 7pm, bookings recommended and walk-ins welcome. Find out more here.


Franca, Potts Point

Potts Point’s favourite French Brasserie Franca is the perfect place for midweek entertainment. Sit back, and enjoy dessert with a nightcap as the four-piece jazz band start at 9pm till close. Find out more here.

North Bondi Fish

North Bondi Fish, Bondi

Head to NBF for beautiful acoustic sets overlooking the ocean from 4pm every Sunday. Grab a spot on the balcony, order a cocktail and soak in the best part of the weekend. Sunset Sessions: every Sunday 4-7pm. Find out more  here.


ESQ, Sydney

ESQ. transports diners back in time to the prohibition era with vintage styling, smooth jazz, swing bands, custom-made cocktails and a speakeasy-inspired menu. Located in Queen Victoria Building, the premium bar and bistro offers live music every Thursday and Friday from 5.30pm – showcasing the very best in Sydney’s local Jazz talent – with new artists performing every week. Find out more here.