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Go Waste-Free At This Three-Night Sustainable Cocktail Weekender

By Georgie Coutts
22nd Aug 2019

Waste Free Weekender | Urban List Sydney

The planet is in an environmental crisis. It’s scary stuff, and it can make your weekend blowout feel wasteful. Thankfully though, Sydney’s being hit with a few innovative parties that are taking the waste out of your late nights, your good times and—in this instance—your cocktails. 

Coming up in September, Adelaide’s incredible ethical cocktail bar Maybe Mae is shifting to Sydney for three-days of waste-free, guilt-free party vibes. 42BELOW Vodka has paired with the SA bar, as well as Sydney’s Acre Eatery to present Waste-Free Weekender. 

It’ll be the only time you’ll be able to sip Maybe Mae’s masterful, environmentally friendly cocktails in Sydney, and with a bunch of activities and DJs spinning vinyl (because, second hand), you’re bound to soak up sustainable life skills, while also having fun that’s not at the expense of planet Earth. 

Hosted at Darlinghurst bar This Must Be The Place from Thursday through Saturday, 42BELOW and Maybe Mae will be sharing their creative and conscious cocktail genius, giving us a taste of how to eat and drink mindfully via a series of epic and ethical activities, sick tunes and, of course, tasty drinks. 


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On Thursday and Friday, the paint and sip craze will be turned on its head by Instagram legend and cartoon fanatic Campbell Walker, AKA Struthless. His version is “Paint And Piss(Take)” and you’ll get to sip on a sustainable drop while getting schooled in illustration (and quick wit). 

Then, on Saturday, we will welcome the weekend in with a “Wasteless Brunch” care of the legends at Acre Eatery. Acre carefully curates menus that are locally sourced, seasonal and organic, not to mention absolutely delicious. This brunch will follow suit, with an innovative minimal waste vibe. 

On Friday and Saturday nights, a late-night eco party called “Trash Bash” will take over, booming with tunes supplied by the likes of Paul Mac, KATO and Gold Coast natives Bleeding Knees Club. 

More details and tickets are here.  


What: Waste-Free Weekender
When: Thursday 12 September - Saturday 14 September
Where: This Must Be The Place, 239 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

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Image credit: Maybe Mae. 

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