This week isn’t all frostbite and mittens, (okay maybe we’re a little dramatic when it comes to Sydney winter) but it also marks the start of a new month…which means we’re one month away from spring… which means we’ll soon have to find something else to whine about.
For now, we’ve found some epic activities that are going to brighten up those ever so looooonng, dreary winter days. Oh yes, we’re serving up liquor, lasagne and life drawing.
Here are the top 6 things to do in Sydney this week.
HIDDEN ROOFTOP CAMPFIRE
Bringing the wilderness to our concrete jungle, Wild Turkey is hosting a pop-up cocktail event on a hidden Sydney rooftop and yes, by hidden, we mean absolutely and undeniably hidden. The bush-inspired sanctuary is promised to deliver real moments from the outdoors, featuring a handcrafted fire pit by renowned sculptor Dion Horstmans and a rich, camp-themed two-course menu. Ticket costs include a Wild Turkey drink on arrival and a two-course menu curated by Continental Deli with paired cocktails. Walk-ins will be accepted on Sunday from 12pm to 10pm…if you can find this wild spot. Book your tickets here.
What: Wild Turkey Spirit Of The Wild
When: Tuesday to Saturday nights from Saturday 14 July to Saturday 12 August.
Monday 30 July
RESERVOIR DOGS AT THE ROOK
Monday is about to be a little less ruff with The Rook showing 90s American heist thriller Reservoir Dogs. Get comfy on a bean bag under the stars after work feat. popcorn, cocktails and burgers #mondayfunday. Release the hounds AKA the squad after a long work day and head over to this rooftop gem.
When: Monday 30 July, 8:30pm
Where: The Rook, Sydney CBD
Cost: Tickets from $15 to $45
LASAGNE MONDAYS AT LOVE, TILLY DEVINE
Okay guys, you heard it here first, this is the best thing since sliced bread. Sliced lasagna, actually. Thank the kids at Love, Tilly Devine for this one because there are only 9 slices though so don’t even think about being the tenth customer. This pork and veal lasagne is filled with slow-cooked sofrito, infused with rosemary and comes with a glass of organic red. Monday’s are so much better when there’s cheese involved, ain’t that the truth?
When: Every Monday, 5pm
Where: Love Tilly Devine, Darlinghurst
Cost: $25 for a slice of lasagne and a glass of organic red
Tuesday 31 July
LIFE DRAWING AND LIQUOR SESSIONS AT WATSONS BAY BOUTIQUE HOTEL
We are firm believers in the power of creation… and wine. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, you had us at merlot. On Tuesday, the beachfront hotel is offering a one-hour life drawing class hosted by Northern Beaches born artist Rachel Carroll. This modern art workshop helps students understand the human form through drawing technique which encourages you to draw what you see. Don’t fear, the class caters to beginners, the emerging Da Vinci’s of the world and people like us, who just really enjoy activities and wine. Get those creative juices flowing. And the grape juice. Don’t forget the grape juice. For more deets, head here.
When: Tuesday 31 July, 6:30pm
Where: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Watsons Bay
Cost: $40 per person
Wednesday 1 August
CHEESE, WHISKY AND WINE AT JUANITA’S
Cosy up by the fireplace with cheese and whisky in hand mouth this Wednesday at Juanita’s. Date night sorted! Winter isn't as drab as they are fab after all. If handpicked whiskys from around the globe aren’t your vibe, there’s also a selection of wines to pair that 'grammable cheese board with. For more details, head here.
When: Every Wednesday, 4pm
Where: Juanita’s Bar, Potts Point
Cost: $50 for two people
Winter days have you feeling a little hangry? DW, us too. Gurdys is hooking us up with $10 burgers and chips this Wednesday. That’s the kind of buns workout we’re about. They’re serving up the signature Gurdy burger with a delish hand pressed meat patty and secret sauce as well as Malaysian style chicken burgers with sambal aioli. It wouldn’t be Gurdy’s without utterly incred vego options on offer, we’re talking Suzy’s spicy original green dog topped with crispy eeks… thank you Suze. Go on, get those buns moving.
When: Wednesday’s from 5pm
Where: Gurdys, Newtown
Cost: $10 burgers
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