The Star Sydney Casino and Hotel on Darling Harbour is one of Sydney’s premier entertainment precincts. Hosting two gaming floors, seven restaurants and eight bars, the Star Casino is the second largest casino in Australia.
You’d be forgiven for calling The Star by another name. Formerly known as both Star City Casino and the Sydney Harbour Casino, it’s not uncommon for visitors to think the three are different places. The Star Casino features two gaming floors. The main gaming floor on level one is the one you’ll see if you’re visiting the Casino on a casual basis. The Sovereign Room is the VIP gaming floor, with heavily restricted access.
Aside from the gaming tables, the Star Casino also features a number of bars including a 24/7 sports bar, the Cherry cocktail bar, sexy Sokyo Lounge, and Rock Lily which often hosts live music. 5-7pm Monday – Friday is happy hour at casino and all of the bars mentioned offer $5 beer, wine and spirits. A wine room and aperitivy bar round out the Star’s collection. Restaurants offering a selection of fine and casual dining from a number of cuisines are dotted throughout the building to ensure you don’t leave hungry.
The Star Casino is located in Pyrmont, right on Sydney Harbour. It’s a quick walk from Town Hall train station, or hop on the Transdev Sydney Light Rail from Central Railway Station to be dropped off right on the doorstep. If you’re driving, the Star has its own carpark. The bars and restaurants have varying opening hours, so if you have something particular in mind it’s best to check it individually. Being a casino, the floor is strictly for ages 18 and over, and there’s a dress code, so make sure you’ve prepared appropriately before you get to the door.