Sydney to get its first naked dining experience


There’s a new and exciting pop-up dining experience coming to Sydney and if you were wondering what the dress code is, you might be surprised to hear ‘nothing’. Yes, we’re talking no clothes, au naturel, dining in the raw.

In collaboration with the Young Nudists of Australia (YNOA), Stitch Bar in the Sydney CBD will be hosting a one-off nude dining experience.

‘Bottoms Up Sydney’ is a unique opportunity for diners to enjoy some delicious food and a few drinks in a completely bare-all setting.

Matt O, Co-Founder of the YNOA and one of the organisers behind the event, believes this is the perfect way for Sydneysiders to shake off the winter blues and take a step towards being more body confident.

“There’s an old saying that says ‘clothes maketh the man’. Naturism is one of the great equalisers in society. When you’re nude, you have no idea if you’re talking to a CEO, a student, a chef or even somebody unemployed. Being nude also takes away all the stress associated with everyday life and helps us see people as people, with no barriers and no labels.”

“Everybody has an inner-nudist and hopefully Bottoms Up Sydney will help you embrace this. You’ll find you love it and will likely find yourself at a nude beach or nudist resort before summer is out.”

This isn’t the first time this has been done, with naked restaurants having appeared in London, Paris and Melbourne, but this is a big first for Sydney.

Karl Schlothauer, House of Pocket CEO, says Stitch Bar is always looking for ways to get involved in new experiences.

“We love to push the boundaries. Who knows, if this is well received, you could end up seeing this rolled out across a few of our venues.”

‘Bottoms Up Sydney’ is taking place on Sunday 27 October from 3pm to 8pm at Stitch Bar, Sydney.

Tickets for the event are $30 per person and include a craft beer, house wine, or soft drink upon entry. You’ll have to purchase your own food and drinks, and there’s a long list of beer, wine and cocktails to suit all tastebuds. Guests will be provided on entry with a lanyard and plastic pocket to store cash and cards, with cards the preferred method of payment. Attendees must be a minimum of 18 years of age to attend and photo ID may be requested on arrival.

Tickets to the event can be purchased at here or via their Facebook page here.

Note: This is strictly a non-sexual event and anybody found to be behaving inappropriately will be removed from the room, required to dress and ejected from the venue with no possibility of a refund. Note also that all staff members working on the day will remain clothed for operational, health, safety and hygiene reasons.

Stitch Bar
61 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 9279 0380

Chloe Arentz

Uni student and aspiring journalist from Sydney. A natural foodie, recent fitness fiend, and appreciator of all things travel. I’m always adding new adventures to an ever-increasing bucket list and constantly seeking a story to tell. Instagram: chloearentz