This is a momentous week for Sydney. After almost six years, Sydney's lockout laws will be no more as of Tuesday 14 January, 2020. So yep, you absolutely need to get out and celebrate the city at night—and help Sydney's night time vibes get their glow back.
And lucky for you, Sydney’s got some sweet midweek happenings to get stuck into.
Here are five awesome things to do in Sydney this week.
Mr Chen 30-Cent Dumplings
Hidden in the depths of Chinatown, this cheeky Chinese noodle restaurant is worth seeking out. Head chef Gary Yuen has an impressive 40 years of experience in traditional Chinese cooking under his belt and yes, he's a dumpling king as well. At Mr Chen, dumplings are prepared fresh as your order so brace yourself for generously stuffed dumplings guaranteed to fill you up, not to mention the free BYO. To top it all off, these guys host a weekly dumpling deal which means 30-cent dumplings from 5pm - 10pm every weeknight.
When: Every weeknight
Where: Mr Chen’s Beef Noodles, Haymarket
Monday 13 January
Harry Potter Trivia
Kick-off the week with a little knowledge-flex on all things Harry Potter. The Kirribilli Hotel throws one of the best trivia nights around, packed with a tonne of prizes. All you need to do is contact the hotel prior and tell them how many players are on your team and the time you wish to book from (questions begin at 7.30pm on the dot). To make things even better, this one is totally free.
When: Monday 13 January, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Kirribilli Hotel, Kirribilli
Tuesday 14 January
Celebrate The Removal Of The Lock Out
If your as stoked as we are about getting rid of NSW's lockout laws then you’ll want somewhere to celebrate and we’ve found just the place for it. The Hollywood Hotel is hosting a night of live music to celebrate and it's gathered some of the finest live music acts from all around Sydney for a night of festivities. Head here for more details.
When: Tuesday 14 January, 2pm - 12am
Where: Hollywood Hotel, Surry Hills
Frankie's pizza emancipation party
Frankie's Pizza will also be celebrating the end of the lockout era with a huge emancipation party that'll be raging all the way until 3am. If rocking up to work on Wednesday with minimal sleep is a vibe you're cool with, we highly recommend hitting this one. You'll be treated to Hard Rock karaoke with a $200 bar tab up for grabs for the worst singer to take the stage, as well as live shows from Bare Bones and ARTERIES and piping hot pizza available until closing time. More details are here.
When: Tuesday 14 January, 9am - 3am
Where: Frankie's Pizza, CBD
Wednesday 15 January
Suffering from some midweek blues? The Beach Road Hotel has you sorted. The crew here is hosting a free event this Wednesday night, featuring epic drink deals like $5 beers and house spirits until 10pm. With some of the finest music being played, unbeatable meal deals and the busiest Wednesday night party in Sydney, this one's guaranteed to get you in good spirits.
When: Wednesday 15 January, from 8pm
Where: Beach Road Hotel, Bondi
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