While many people seek entertainment in Sydney’s CBD, there is so much more happening out in the vast Western Suburbs. This article is going to take a look at what you can do out west and places you can visit to entertain yourself and enhance your social life.

#1 – Take In a Show At the Riverside Theatre

Located right beside the stunning Parramatta River in the suburb of Parramatta is the Riverside Theatre complex. If you’re in search of dramatic entertainment to fill a couple of hours, then a visit to this performing arts centre is the place for you.

Playing host to more than 1000 events per year, the complex is made up of multiple theatres ranging in size from small and intimate to more cavernous for those grander performances. Take in a comedy show or marvel at the elegance of the dancers performing a ballet. There are also contemporary dance shows and plays. In fact, there is something for everyone of all ages happening at the Riverside Theatre.

#2 – DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club

DOOLEYS Lidcombe Club is your ultimate social and entertainment hub in Western Sydney. The establishment offers many dining experiences, from the famous Lloyd’s Bistro, to Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine, all at affordable prices. You can bring the entire family along.

But quality food is far from all that’s on offer. DOOLEYS Club regularly has live entertainment, numerous bars where you can enjoy your favourite alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, regular raffles with fantastic prizes on offer, special events, a fitness centre and so much more.

If you’re looking for an entertainment venue out west that has variety and a lot to offer, then DOOLEYS Lidcombe is well worth checking out. It’s also the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion.

#3 – Mr Watkins Cafe/Bar

Located in beautiful Penrith is Mr Watkins. During the day, the venue is a relaxed and easygoing cafe. At night, it transforms into a trendy bar and restaurant. The staff at Mr Watkins gained their experience and honed their skills at some of the world’s best restaurants, such as The Ledbury in London, England.

The menu is inspired by cuisine from 5 different nationalities, including Spanish, Dutch, South African, Australian and American influences.

While the cafe and restaurant menu tends to change with the seasons, one thing that’s always a constant is the free flowing selection of alcohol. An extensive wine list is accompanied by craft beers and classic cocktails.

#4 – Step Back In History At the Royal Cricketers Arms Hotel

This charming hotel located in Prospect has not been affected by modern times. In fact, the hotel first received its full liquor license way back in 1880. Set in leafy surroundings, the Royal Cricketers Arms Hotel provides a relaxed environment for visitors and locals alike.

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into history as you take in the original hotel and residence and it’s the ideal location to simply relax with a meal from the bistro or to chill out with a cold beverage.

The hotel is surrounded by 100 year old willow trees, further enhancing its history and heritage. If you want to visit a pub with a difference, then try the Royal Cricketers Arms Hotel in Prospect.

#5 – Theo’s Rooftop Bar

Located in Penrith is a stunning rooftop bar called Theo’s, a place that’s become very popular for after-work drinks with the locals.

If you’re looking for something with ambience and a little romance, then take your significant other to Theo’s Rooftop Bar and enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine while gazing out over the nightscape. Better yet, arrive just on dusk and watch the sunset over the beautiful Blue Mountains in the west.

Not only can you enjoy your favourite beverages at this rooftop bar, but they also serve lunch and dinner, along with delicious snacks to accompany your drinks.

To experience a drink or a meal with an incredible view, be sure to check out Theo’s Rooftop Bar.

The Takeaway

Western Sydney is truly an entertainment mecca when you’re looking for different places to socialise, dine out, or enjoy a few drinks with friends. In fact, you could spend years visiting different venues each week without having tried them all.