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Sydney’s World Bar just scored a lockouts extension

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Kings Cross favourite World Bar has just scored an extension on their lockout hours.

From tonight, World Bar will be able to admit patrons until 2am and serve alcohol until 3.30am, a thirty minute extension on the hours they’ve been trading under since lockouts were introduced in 2014. The extension comes after the NSW Government began the process of relaxing the laws in January, inviting clubs who have a “proven history of supporting the arts and cultural sector” to apply for consideration.

An extension on the lockout and last drinks laws was recommended in the Callinan review into the lockouts and officially adopted by the NSW Government late last year. CBD pubs The Palace Hotel, Observer Hotel and ArtHouse Hotel were the first to be granted extensions.

But the word from community group Keep Sydney Open is that a thirty minute extension isn’t enough to save the city’s nightlife – they’ll be staging their third anti-lockouts rally tomorrow from 12pm in Martin Place, asking for the laws to be scrapped. Get all the details on tomorrow’s rally here.

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