Fremantle’s favourite summer pop-up bar The Dock is back for another season and given this weekend is going to be an absolute scorcher it’s the perfect time to head wharf-side and down a few cold bevs. This year they’re coming at us with 16 tap beers, 12 house wines—plus a new natural minimal intervention wine list—along with all your favourite spirits. The culinary masters from Eat No Evil will be serving up a diverse menu of street food to keep hunger at bay.
Friday, 13 December
Nowhereman Rhapsody XPA Launch At Mane Liquor
The folks at Nowhereman Brewing Co. have gone and put their delicious Rhapsody XPA in a can for us to take home and we’re not mad about it. To celebrate (because why wouldn’t you) they’re throwing a little launch party at Mane Liquor on Friday from 4 pm, complete with beer tastings and eats from Bug Don’s Smoked Meats and Smashburger BBQ.
Ice Cream Factory Opening Night
After a massive season in 2018, the Ice Cream Factory is back and bringing the goods with an insane line up of national and international acts, six stages, eleven bars, a massive silent disco, VIP decks, custom rooftops, and more. Opening night features headliner LDRU, and tix are selling fast.
Shopping Night At Little Shop of Plenty
Take the stress out of Christmas and opt for a slow shopping night at Little Shop of Plenty, all while enjoying a complimentary glass or organic sparkling wine or kombucha. You’ll find all sorts of thoughtful and unique gifts, with everything from vintage jewellery to ceramic keep cups on offer.
Saturday, 14 December
Yin & Tonic Half-Day Retreat At Wise Winery
If you fancy getting out of the city this Saturday, sign yourself up for the Yin & Tonic Half-Day Retreat at the stunning Wise Winery in Eagle Bay. You’ll enjoy a yin yoga session and guided meditation followed by a gin tutorial and tasting and long table lunch made with fresh local ingredients.
Beaufort Street Christmas Pageant At Beaufort Street
Things have definitely been Christmassy on Beaufort Street lately, and this weekend will be no different. Kick off the night at the Christmas pageant which starts at the Mary Street Piazza, then check out the twilight markets and pop-up fashion market in the Barlee Street carpark.
Burg-A-Palooza At Varsity
As the name suggests, Burg-A-Palooza is going to be a day of feasting for burger lovers, with all of Perth’s heavy hitters on the scene coming together under one roof. Expect local faves Johnny’s Burgers, Meet & Bun, Short Order Burger Co., Upperhand Burgers and of course, Varsity. Feral Brewing will look after the drinks, and there’ll be live music all day. You’ll want to skip breakfast for this one.
Disney Quiz Night At Belmont Tavern
It’s a whole new world of fun at the Belmont Tavern this weekend and a chance for you to show off all that Disney knowledge you’ve been hoarding over the years. There’ll be Disney trivia and tunes, and the winning team will walk away with four Gold Class tickets.
Sunday, 15 December
Bottomless Beachside Brunch At Scarborough Beach Bar
Nothing says summer like a long lazy brunch by the beach, and Scarborough Beach Bar is where the action’s at. For $49 per person you’ll be treated to 2 hours of bottomless prosecco, mimosas, tea, coffee and fresh juice, your choice from the brunch menu, all overlooking the pristine Scarborough Beach.
Carols By Candlelight At Fremantle Oval
If there’s one thing that will get you into the Christmas spirit, it has to be Carols by Candlelight. This Sunday Fremantle Oval will be filled with the sounds of the Libby Hammer Jazz Quintet and Arcadian Voices as they lead you through a festive sing-along, and you can also expect a surprise visitor from the North Pole. Eats will be provided by local vendors, or you can BYO picnic.
ClayMake Summer Market At ClayMake Studio
If you’re searching for a handmade gift then the ClayMake Summer Market is a good place to start. Chat with the makers and see where they work while enjoying a refreshing sangria or iced tea, and check out the beautiful handmade ceramics for sale.
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