Dark Day Dark Night Is A New Free Festival Dedicated To All Things Night Time Feasting

Cool Sh*t, Play, Sydney / 6 June 2023

Featuring bites, sips and tunes by the fire.

South Eveleigh’s newest festival, Dark Day Dark Night, is lining up some of Sydney’s hottest chefs, restaurants, beverages and musicians! For two evenings only, head down to celebrate all things food, fire, and performance, while also paying homage to the industrial heritage of the South Eveleigh precinct. Best of all, entry is absolutely free.

Experience delicious dining options along Locomotive Street, including a highly sought-after evening dining affair at Lucky Kwong. For a limited time of two nights, Lucky Kwong will open its doors in the evening, with a special menu created by Kyle Kwong. The $55 per person menu will feature the finest sustainable Australian ingredients, including delectable native plants grown onsite just 50 metres away from the restaurant. Indulge in culinary delights such as Steamed Scallop Dumplings with Sichuan chilli and bush mint, Caramelised Pork Belly with native Davidson’s plum, and Stir-fried South Eveleigh & Boon Luck Farm greens with tamari and sesame. 

For those seeking other options, enjoy the flavours of traditional Mexican winter street food at Coyoacan Social or make a quick stop at Brewdog for mushroom or charcoal chicken sliders. You can also satisfy your cravings from local vendors like Rara Chan, Fishbowl, Kurtosh and Anita Gelato all dishing up their signature favourites and some exclusive creations made just for the festival. 

Accompany your meal with Matt Whiley’s low-waste cocktails, including a mulled sangria infused with apple brandy and orange liqueur. You can also enjoy a curated selection of dark beers, wines and spirits with $2 tastings of full pours from $8. Catch your favourite brewing companies like Wayward & Batch Brewing Co., Yulli’s Brews, Wildflower, and BrewDog, all serving up their best sellers, including Batch Brewing Co.’s silky smooth, nitro Elise The Milk Stout and the big and bold Yulli’s Dads Army – Chris’s Brix Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with smooth vanilla and oak aromas and subtle fruit notes of plums and raisins.

Besides eating and drinking, you can go on a guided tour of the precinct’s heritage Locomotive Workshop. Grab a glimpse of South Eveleigh’s industrial past with live demos by a crew of local blacksmiths. There’s also an exclusive After Dark Tour of the grounds hosted by Clarence Slockee from Jiwah, shining a light on the amazing native plants (and even local nocturnal animals if you’re luck)

Dark Day Dark Night is happening on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June 2023. For more information, visit their website here.