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The MINI Edition | Top 10 Things To Do In Sydney This May

By Sophia Fukunishi - 30 Apr 2015

Well you can’t say that because summer is over that the fun is over. There are a tonne of brand new Sydney bars, restaurants and things to do that will keep you full and happy all month long.

From fashion weekends to festivals galore, porky dishes to new Inner West bars, Sydney in May is going to be a good one. Get out there! 

10. Get your taco on at Playa Takeria

Check out this brand new Sydney Mexican joint for your fill of margaritas, tacos and good times. Located in Darlinghurst, Playa Takeria serve up legit Mexican grub as well as the kind of cocktails that will certainly get the fiesta started. 

9. Get your dancing pants on at Hot Dub Time Machine

Dance your way through the decades with Hot Dub Time Machine. Playing hits from 1954 until now, this is one dance party you’ll experience massive FOMO if you miss it. We suggest you get your dancing pants on and your hands on a ticket, as they’re sure to sell out. 

When: 14th and 16th May (15th May has sold out!)

8. Manly Food, Wine and Sustainability Festival 

A festival that celebrates food and wine is a festival we can get behind. The fact that they’re also promoting sustainability makes it an added bonus. We can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than by nibbling and sipping our way around the beachside suburb of Manly.

When: 30 – 31st May

7. All of the lights at Vivid Sydney 

From 22nd May, our harbour city will light up in one of the most anticipated events of the Sydney calendar. With some of the most insane lighting displays you’ll ever see, as well as live gigs and inspiring talks, Vivid Sydney should be a must on your hit list this month 

When: From 22nd May – 18th June

6. Cocktail and seafood heaven at The Gretz

There’ll be no regrets when you stop for food and drinks at The Gretz (see what we did there?). Serving up deeelicious cocktails and food with a seafood focus—think juicy shrimp rolls and hot buttered oysters, this inner west bar is one of our new faves. Owned by the folks at popular Sydney restaurant, Hartsyard, we suggest you hightail it over there before the rest of Sydney finds out.

5. Stay in 70s style at 57 Hotel

The newest hotel on the Sydney scene, 57 Hotel on Foveaux Street in Surry Hills gives a bit of 70s style to your hotel experience. Each of the hotel’s 92 rooms makes you feel as though you’ve been transported back to the disco days (except they’ve got free wi-fi) with their modernist 70s décor.

4. Get Pork’d

It’s time to get piggy with it at Sydney’s newest pork-centric restaurant. Order a plate of porky goodness and a craft beer at the bar and let the good times roll at Pork'd. Pro tip: the hot sauce is HOT, so if you’re not of the chilli inclination, go easy on the stuff!

3. Fashion Weekend Sydney

It’s all about faaashun, daaahling! Head to Fashion Weekend for your fix of all things fashion. With over 100 Australian designers showcasing their wares (at mostly discounted prices) as well as runway shows and beauty pampering experiences, if you’re serious about fashion (and saving!), purchase your ticket like RIGHT NOW!

When: From 14th – 17th May

2. Check out new Sydney Bar, This Must Be The Place

With a name that’s a bit of a mouthful, This Must Be The Place aka TMBTP is a new Sydney small bar that’s doing big things. The minimalist space is surprisingly comfortable, and you can quite easily spend the evening here sipping on spritzes and cocktails until they politely tell you it’s last orders. Oh, and keep an eye out for their cocktail shaker—there are only a handful of them in the world, so it’s pretty spesh.

1. Say hola to the Spanish Film Festival

This May, experience 38 Spanish language films that make you wish you were jumping on a plane to Barcelona the next morning instead of heading to the office. Experience the passion and excitement of this European country through film at The Spanish Film Festival (and give yourself an excuse to sip on a few Spanish reds while you’re at it).

When: 21st April – 20th May

Can't wait to hit up all the events this month? Well why not WIN somethin' while you do?! Simply Instagram and tag @miniaustralia and #theminiedition when you are at any of the events or locations, and you’ll be in the draw to win a $200 bar tab to spend at This Must Be The Place.

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