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September 1, 2020
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Sugar relaunches

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

  • Words and pictures: Angela Skujins

After almost six months of hibernation, Sugar is back and with COVID-19-friendly offerings, spanning late-afternoon seated “stone-cold classic ballads” sessions to sing-a-longs.

All offerings will be available from tomorrow, long into the indefinite future. Get in early as the venue has a 100-person capacity.


Sugar nightclub

274 Rundle Street, Adelaide 5000


Wednesday: Mixed Tape Interlude (5pm ‘til late)

The bumping and grinding native to Mixed Tape dancefloors have been put on hold due to social distancing requirements, and in its stead will be a PC listening party of the best ballads and RnB going around.

Punters can pull up a chair and listen to a mix of slow ‘n’ smooth hip hop by resident deejays.

Thursday: Kamlehoke (8pm ‘til late)

Is there a single pie Mark Kamleh doesn’t have his finger in? Apparently not.

The East End icon will host a new karaoke night at Sugar, which he describes as “all killer // no filler”, and differs slightly from how CityMag favourite La Sing does things:

“Adopt a banger,” Kamleh explains, “and for a low fee you can adopt a song and only you can sing that song for three weeks.”

Friday: Disco Derrière (5pm ‘til late)

Sugar is known for putting divas like Donna Summer and the Pointer Sisters on high rotation, and for those looking to get their disco fix, Friday night’s new Disco Derrière series is for you.

The biggest challenge will be staying seated.

Saturday: House Sitting (5pm ‘til late)

How long has it been since you just threw your body around to a four-to-the-floor banger?

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to throw your body around a dance floor yet – unless you have a non-alcoholic beverage, CityMag has been told – but if you’re going through house withdrawals, this may be a good primer for the real thing.

Sunday: Live Jazz (4pm ‘til late)

Sugar turned the middle booth opposite the bar into a live-music space, which perfectly accommodates a three-piece jazz band.

Pull up a long bar stool, compliment the chef (Driller) on the new interiors, and relax.

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