The Civic, built in 1940, is proud of its heritage as a grand art deco architectural tribute to the Hotel industry. Despite being built in the depression of the 1930's, the Civic was designed and constructed to be one of the most physically impacting art deco buildings in Australia. The masterful way in which the art deco elements of space and volume, extensive use of windows and natural light, glass blocks and indirect lighting were employed in the creation of the Civic Hotel, and resulted in the classification of the building with the Heritage Council of Australia.
The Civic is uniquely versatile. It has a diversity of offerings in the various environments on its three floors to satisfy the different needs of its audiences. Each floor embodies its own service style, ambience, decor and entertainment. From a simple drink, al a carte dining, late night supper, premier artist performances or an array of Sydney's finest DJ's, Civic houses something for everyone all under one roof.