A friend’s birthday tonight, and my first time to the popular Candy’s Apartment on a Saturday – here we go!

Candys Apartment - Best photo I could get of the main dancefloor

Candys Apartment - Best photo I could get of the main dancefloor

Saturdays “Shake Shake Shake” @ Candys Apartment (Potts Point, Kings Cross, Sydney)

Assessment Time: 01:30AM – 03:50AM
Opening Hours: Early – 5:00 or 6:00AM
Lockout: No lockout
Address: 22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point (Kings Cross) Sydney
Venue Website: http://www.candys.com.au
Promoter Website: Self Promoted
occurence: Open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and probably Sunday as well. Tonight’s review is for Saturday.
Dress Code / Door Policy: Pretty much anything is allowed, including dirty sneakers. Just don’t look drunk or cause trouble. It took about 10-15 minutes of lining up outside, and another 5-10 minutes lining up in the stairs to get inside. I didn’t exactly time it but its an educated guess.
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: $20 standard. $15 on guestlist before 10PM. $15 after 2AM for everyone.
Guestlist: carol@candys.com.au – see website for updated guestlist details.
Inside: Tonight the entire place was open. Walk downstairs underground to enter the rear of the main dancefloor to hold 100 or so people. DJ on the far left. Upper lounge and dance area that runs on the left alongside the dancefloor to the DJ area, where you can also dance next to him/her. Bar on the right of the dancefloor. Lounges behind the dancefloor, and behind the lounges is the backroom and second bar area, where it is close off on smaller nights.
Cloak Room: $5 for all items.
Bar Prices: Didn’t drink tonight, though the line didn’t seem that long. No longer than 5 to 10 minutes to get a drink from the backroom. I would say the same for the main bar as well.
DJs: Slappin’ Plastic, Brojo le Fro, Ember, Smokin’ Brojo Mekhael, Teez, Diskoriot, Black tie Dj’s, DJ Frostii, We Can Solve Mysteries.
Music Style: Each DJ had their own different styles. The underlying style was house music, whether it be mixed with rock songs such as Chop Suey or recent house songs such as Barbara Streisand. It was definitely good enough and thumpy enough to dance to.
Crowd: Mostly caucasian crowd. Mostly young 18 and early 20 year olds.
Entertainment: No extra entertainment
Atmosphere: Dark and loud throughout the club. It was pretty mush packed on the main dancefloor the entire time we were here. The backroom didn’t receive as much attention, but half the time there was someone dancing there. It got pretty smelly in the backroom after someone vomited. The crowd here was well into the music back in the main room, and even one of the DJs was into it, drinking and taking in the crowd.

The backroom - Candys Apartment Sydney

The backroom was open tonight - Candys Apartment Sydney

Video: Walkthrough – Side to the front DJ area. Jump into the front of the dancefloor through lounges to the backroom.
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Video: 360 of the Main Room Dancefloor 
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Friday @ The Cross (The Bourbon) 22nd May 2009

On May 22, 2009, in House, The Cross, by James Tran

an SMS – “Where are you? Come to kings cross, I need someone to dance with”
Me: “No. “
“I’m at a place called ‘The Cross’. Please come, its boring” – Now why on earth would I go to a place where its boring?

She really wanted me to join her, and I really didn’t want to go. I relent after some pleading, and grab a taxi. Last time I was here at ‘The Cross’, Miles Dyson came down to play, but people only started to turned up for his 2am set then left after.

About The Cross: (assessment time 1:30am)
Address: 24 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross (Map), above the Bourbon
Website: http://www.thebourbon.com.au/
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: $15 tonight.

Dress Code: Casual allowed. Hats allowed.
Crowd
: Mostly caucasians.
Atmosphere: Dead in the side room, main room was barely surviving, but the people were still partying.
Inside: A Main room and a side room + balcony. Main room: The DJ booth is at the front, while cushion chairs line the walls surround the small dance floor. Looking up there are shoes hanging off the ceiling as well as those tube things one crawls through as a little child. I can’t explain it. It was a nice little addition.
Side room: DJ booth, bar, and lounge at back. The lounge is just a queen sized bed! Awesome. Though, not enough lounge seats to go around. Then again, there weren’t many people tonight.  Terrace was, again, closed when I got in. So there was no outdoor area to smoke. You would have to head downstairs for that.

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A clip of the main room.

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