This weekend calls for rooftop croquet, a sunset cruise around the harbour, silent disco yoga and an epic Sunday session at Milky Lane (so you know it’s going to be good).
Here are 12 things to do this weekend in Sydney.
Start your day off on the rooftop croquet pitch and afterwards, cool down with one of their specialty concoctions from the Tempest to the Muse of Fire. The Rook has gone full circle and given us a croquette menu, full of burgers, brisket and lobster. Head here for more information.
When: Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 January, 11-11pm
Where: The Rook, Sydney
Thursday 17 January
SIP & SAIL CRUISE
If you’re looking for a sunset cruise to melt your hearts, then you’re going to want to listen up. Head to Rose Bay Wharf to hop on the Sip & Sail cruise which preaches all things local organic wines, Aussie craft beer and gourmet cheese platters. Get your tickets here.
When: Thursday 17 January, 5:45-7:45pm
Where: Rose Bay Public Wharf, Rose Bay
Cost: $119 per person
SUNSET CINEMA NORTH SYDNEY
Speaking of sunsets, wouldn’t you just love to rock out to Queen’s hits at the North Sydney Oval? Yup, that’s right, Golden Globe winner Rami Malek will be gracing the screen as Freddie Mercury in the critically acclaimed Bohemian Rhapsody. Pop a bottle of champagne and sit back to watch the flick. Snap up your tickets here.
When: Thursday 17 January, 7-11pm
Where: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Cost: $20 per person
Friday 18 January
BEAN BAG INSIDE OUT MOVIE NIGHT
Surely you can fork out a gold coin for this cute as date night. Pull up a bean bag and grab some popcorn to watch this Pixar classic flick. All proceeds of the night will go towards the Australian farmers struggling in the drought. Definitely a good reason for a movie night. Check this out for more details.
When: Friday 18 January, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: The Social Corner, Zetland
Cost: Gold coin donation
Saturday 19 January
Club Aperol, Coogee Pavilion
By far one of the best venues to hit up in Sydney, Coogee Pavilion is the go-to venue for a post-swim spritz. This summer, if you and your mates purchase two refreshing Aperol Spritz your third one is free. Now that’s what we call a sweet summer deal.
When: Until February 6
Where: Coogee Pavilion
Cost: Free entry
ASIAN STREET FOOD WALKING TOUR
Meeting right outside of Westpac in the CBD, you’ll be guided by an Asian street food expert to all the best hot spots. We’re talking cuisines from all around, Hong Kong, China and Vietnam. As long as your down for some epic eats, your taste buds will be thanking you. To grab some tickets, jump over here.
When: Saturday 19 January, 11:30-3:30pm
Where: George St, Sydney
Cost: $65 per person
SILENT DISCO YOGA
The Newport is hosting a Silent Disco Yoga & Brunch session, and yes, we’re definitely checking this out. Go through a 75-minute yoga class with the instructions and deep beats playing through your headphones.
When: Saturday 19 January, 9-11:30am
Where: The Newport, Newport
Cost: $39 per person
WIZARDRY HIGH TEA
The Sir Stamford is bringing our dreams to life with a Wizardry High Tea. You’ll be handed a butterbeer upon arrival and then get to feast on a countless number of treats. Grab yourself Hagrid’s Beef and Red Wine Pie, or for the sweeter side, why not try Mad-Eye Moody’s Macaron? Head here for more details.
When: Saturday 19 January, 11-4pm
Where: Sir Stamford, Circular Quay
Cost: $94 per person
THE FABULOUS FIFTIES DINNER PARTY
Let’s admit it, mysteries are always exciting. That’s why we’ve lined up a secret foodie event to knock your taste buds off. The location will be sent out two hours before the event starts, so you’ll be just as in the dark as everyone at this event. Register for tickets here.
When: Saturday 19 January, 7-10pm
Where: Secret Location
Cost: $120 per person
ROSÉ IN THE ROCKS
The Argyle will be hosting, which means you can expect amazing food and fantastic live music all afternoon long. Grab yourself a sneaky taste of the antipasti boards floating around during the event. Better book your tickets soon.
When: Saturday 19 January, 1-4pm
Where: The Argyle, The Rocks
Cost: $30 per person
Sunday 20 January
A DOG DAY AFTERNOON
To raise money and awareness for the RSPCA, Avalon Bowling Club will be holding a doggie meet and greet this Sunday. Bring along all your furry babies and meet some new mates while you’re at it.
When: Sunday 20 January, 12-4pm
Where: Avalon Bowling Club
Cost: Free entry
Think you out-eat your mates in tacos? Well, now’s your chance to put your skills to the test. Pay $25 and get a 90-minute sitting to eat as many tacos as you can. But the catch is, you can only get three tacos at a time and you have to bring your empty plate back before you can get another round. With five different taco flavours, including vegan options (winning), we’ll be walking away fully satisfied.
When: Sunday 20 January, 12-5:30pm
Where: The Norfolk, Redfern
Cost: $25 per person
MILKY LOUNGE SUNDAYS
The legends behind one of the best burgers in Sydney is now hosting the Sunday Session you’ve been waiting for. With a DJ spinning tracks from 3pm and 430 Corona buckets, this is definitely a happy weekend.
When: Sunday 20 January, 3-9pm
Where: Milk Lane, Bondi
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