Kick off the new year with bottomless bellinis, long lunches, a secret rooftop party, a wizard high tea and the world’s biggest Hip Hop festival.
Here are 14 things to do this January in Sydney.
We’re all for some good bottomless drinks, especially raspberry and lychee Prosecco Bellinis. You’ll have to round up the troops for this one because with a menu filled with artisan cheeses, salmon and pulled pork sliders, you’ll need all the help. Click here to find out how you can book your place.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm
Where: Manly Wine, Manly
Cost: $79 per person
ROSETTA LONG LUNCH
Head on over to Rosetta Ristorante any Saturday for a feast fit for a beast. With burrata and salami and pasta, there’s no way we’re walking out without a food coma. Along with an epic lunch menu, you’ll get an Aperol Spritz upon arrival. Head here for more.
When: Every Saturday, 12pm
Where: Rosetta Ristorante, Sydney
Cost: $70 per person
TASTE TUESDAYS: BONDI MEETS BARANGAROO
On the second Tuesday of every month, global culinary superstars are bringing us their best dishes and collaborations. This month, we’re heading in to try out chef Jesse McTavish, from North Bondi Fish, whip up the best damn meal we’ve ever eaten. The whole thing is a surprise but we will get a DIY dessert station. Intrigued? So are we. Get your tickets here.
When: Tuesday 8 January, 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Bea at Barangaroo House, Barangaroo
Cost: $145 per person
You’ll definitely have serious FOMO if you don’t get your tickets to this festival. We’re talking Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, Mura Masa and Lil Pump. With eats, beats and drinks, this is the perfect kick-off to the start of 2019. Get your tickets here.
When: Saturday 12 January, 12-11pm
Where: Parramatta Park, Parramatta
Cost: $170 per person
SUMMER SERIES: STARRY NIGHT
Inspired by Van Gough’s extremely famous Starry Night painting, this art class also includes tipple and cheese for the epitome of a Post-Impressionist creative night out. Grab your tickets online now.
When: Saturday 12 January, 1-4pm
Cost: $59 per person
SECRET Rooftop Party
Held on a rooftop in an undisclosed location, DJ James Pepper, Mr. Bligs and Rory Vevers are locked in to spin tracks all afternoon. Bring your crew and your own drinks, the rooftop will be released a few days prior. Head here to register.
When: Saturday 12 January, 2-10pm
Where: Location TBA
Cost: $40 per person
MAE THORANI PLANT SALE
This sale is a tad different from all other warehouse ones. With canapes and beer going around, you’ll get to have a mini picnic while shopping for your new green friends. For more information, head here.
When: Thursday 17 January, 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Mae Thorani Plants, Glebe
Cost: $10 per person
ROSÉ IN THE ROCKS
Another year, another rosé festival. They say old habits die hard. Expect fresh seafood including mammoth prawn buckets and fantastic live music all afternoon long. Grab yourself a sneaky taste of the antipasti boards floating around during the event. Book tickets here.
When: Saturday 19 January, 1-4pm
Where: The Argyle, The Rocks
Cost: $30 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 raspberry cake slice, Hagrid’s beef and wine pie, smoked salmon baguettes and Pensieve cupcakes. Head here for more.
When: Saturday 19 January, 11-4pm
Where: Sir Stamford, Circular Quay
Cost: $94 per person
With another rooftop party in the mix, Café del Mar is holding a sunset session with beats from Super Flu and bomb eats. Grab your table a plate of oysters, olives and sliders along with a carafe of Sangria. Click here to save your spot now.
When: Saturday 19 January, 2-12am
Where: Café del Mar, Sydney
Cost: $40 - $75 per person
FIVE SENSES BOTANICAL GIN MAKING
The Calyx is bringing us a botanical gin-making course where so you can snack on some cheesy goodies and taste test various gins. Grab your tickets here.
When: Thursday 24 January, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Cost: $45 per person
BBQ BY THE BRIDGE
With Brazilian flame BBQ, Street Sliders, Miss Piggy’s Vietnamese Street Food — this event is a solid hit for the foodies. Live music will be playing all day so head here for more details.
When: Saturday 26 January, 10-4pm
Where: Bradfield Park, Milsons Point
SO FRESH 2000s AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY
These guys are throwing it back to an epic music era, hitting us up with all the classic 00s tracks. We’re talking Ashanti, Avril, 50 Cent and Timberlake. To top it all off, this shindig is at one of Sydney’s most iconic music venues—The Factory Theatre. Head here for your tickets.
When: Saturday 26 January, 3-9pm
Where: The Factory Theatre, Marrickville
Cost: $15 - $30 per person
January is the month of kick-ass festivals and here’s another sick line-up in the mix. Rolling Loud was born on the shores of Miami and now, it’s hitting Australia with a sling of talent so damn good. Heading this one is Future, Tyga, Lil Uzi Vert and a heap more. If you missed the ticket period, whack your name up on that waiting list and you’ll get in the chance to hit the last-minute goldmine.
When: Sunday 27 January, 6-11pm
Where: Sydney Showground, Olympic Park
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