Oh the OAF! An Oxford Street staple as iconic as the Tool Shed, the T2 Building and Burdekin Hotel. It’s a room of unimaginable energy that plays host to the known, the up and coming and the frankly bizarre. The OAF is a deliciously sweaty fusion of a festival mosh pit and an intimate small bar. Get close enough to the stage to caress your favourite rapper’s shoes or you can coolly sip a tinny from the balcony, all without the sardine tin feel of a big arena. It’s one of the last remaining places in Sydney that encourages a feel-good time, tolerates no self consciousness and after the show, elbows you over onto the road for a 4am gozleme.
38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst. 9332 3711. oxfordartfactory.com
By Vamshika Bakshi