Bars & Pubs

How To Do Summertime Drinking Right (Without Spending ALL Your Cash)

By Sophia Fukunishi
11th Dec 2015

things to do in Sydney this summer

So here’s the thing. We love a little cheeky bevvy or two on a warm summer’s day. But the trouble is, drinking is not the cheapest of past times which often means that, come the end of all the summertime frivolities, we’re operating on more of a goon budget than Moet. Le sigh.

Fortunately you can live that champagne life all summer long if you play your cards right. Here’s how.

Take advantage of happy hours

They’re called “happy” hours for a reason. Some of the best happy hours in Sydney can be found at The Star, where from 5pm – 7pm everyday (yes, including Friday and Saturdays!), you can cheers with $6 selected spirits, beer, and wine plus a range of $12 and $14 cocktails. Boom. Available at all The Star’s bars all summer long, you definitely don’t want to miss this.

Seek out budget bubbly

If bubbles is what you want, but you don’t want to fork out a fortune, and also don’t want to stoop to the levels of a certain passionate pop, then Moet Moments at Sky Terrace, Rock Lily, Cherry, and the 24/7 Sports Bar should be on your radar. With $99 bottles of Moet & Chandon, or $175 magnums, you’ll be able to enjoy champagne like you were born to do it (even if you don’t have a trust fund).

Be selective with your Sunday Sessions

Not all Sunday Sessions were created equal. Sure, the premise is similar—friends, music and afternoon drinks in the sun, but how much are said drinks? You don’t want the last day of the weekend to turn into a SunPAY Session (see what I did there?). 

One of the best Sunday Sessions in town is at Sky Terrace, and also happens to be one of Sydney’s best rooftop bars. Every Sunday from 3pm, head in for $25 Corona buckets (from 3pm – 7pm), delicious eats, DJs, and an awesome view of the city skyline.

A little later on in the evening, Suite Az Sundays at Rock Lily sees $12 coconut margaritas being shaken up all night, resident hip hop and RnB band Suite Az playing all your favourites, plus DJs keeping the party going till late. And hey, if you’ve got Monday off (or even if you don’t, you trooper), there’s no reason not to continue the party into the wee hours.

These are just some of the awesome offers available this summer. Head to The Star for the full hit list.

Want to win a $500 Star Gift Card? Yeah, you do.

Well, The Star is giving one away each week!

All you have to do is:

  1. Follow @TheStarSydney on Instagram
  2. Visit The Star and capture your summer at The Star moment. Be creative!
  3. Upload your photo using the hashtag #SummeratTheStar
  4. Make sure your profile is public!

The competition is on from 16th November to 24th January with one prize awarded per week. Head to The Star for more details.

All offers available from 16th November 2015 – 26th January 2016 unless stated otherwise. The Star practises the responsible service of alcohol. Guests must be aged 18 years or over to enter the casino. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help 1800 858 858 or go to their website.

Image credit: Sky Terrace

Editor's Note: This article is proudly sponsored by The Star and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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