We reveal the cool activities you should be checking out this month!
From bottomless wine nights to Forth of July parties, free live gigs, truffle masterclasses and more – things certainly aren’t slowing down this month and neither should you. Get the crew together and start planning, as we uncover the best things to do in July.
Bottomless wine and kebab boards at Efendy
Balmain’s beloved Turkish restaurant is bringing back its bottomless wine deal and this time it’s paired with Turkish kebab boards. For only $60, get ready to feast on Adana kebabs, chicken skewers, lachmacun, ezme, beef kofte and suju alongside two hours of bottomless Turkish wines. Available on Wednesday and Thursday from 1st July – 1st August.
Aussie Beer Club at The Aussie Hotel
Attention all beer lovers! The Australian Heritage Hotel are now giving you access to an Aussie Beer Club. Running on the first Thursday of each month, you’ll learn about a new brewery each month, including the brewery’s backstory, how they work, have a sample of the beer range and tuck into some food platters. Tickets are $35pp and can be purchased here.
Truffle Masterclass and Flaming Cheese Wheel Pasta at Handpicked Wines
If you’ve ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of this prized winter ingredient, now’s your chance, courtesy of Handpicked Wines. Hosted by Madame Truffles herself on Thursday 18th July, you can learn about farming, storing and handling, preparation, how to identify truffle regionality, and how to cook with them. The workshop includes truffle and Handpicked Wines tastings, a truffle pasta sample, and a small Madame Truffles gift pack. For more information, click here.
Diners can also enjoy truffle-inspired food specials including a flaming cheese wheel pasta with fresh truffle shavings for $35pp (shared between two).
Celebrating the best in home-grown theatre, comedy, cabaret and circus for the 7th year running is this winter festival. Running from 9th-20th July in the Bondi Pavilion, punters can expect 40+ shows, highlighting the best-of Australian talent. There’s also a lush festival garden complete with live performances, garden bar and kitchen, a toasty fire + more. For more information and to secure your tickets to a show, click here.
Misfits x Pirate Life present Locals in the Lounge
Local Redfern haunt Misfits are teaming up with Pirate Life to present Locals in the Lounge. Hosted on the first Thursday of every month, punters can expect a line-up of local and live musicians in the Out of Bounds lounge. While you’re there, you can sip on $5 schooners of the new Pirate Life Port Local Lager, with $1 from each schooner sold donated to local charities. For more info, click here.
Metisse Restaurant Bastille Day Menu – 14th July
Potts Point’s newest fine dining French restaurant Metisse will be kicking off Bastille celebrations with a Parisian 3-course menu designed by Chef Opel Khan and Benoit Lollichon. For one night only on 14th July, choose between entrees like Sea Scallops or Steak Tartare, with a choice of Butter Poached Lobster, Duck Confit or Beef Bourguignon for mains. As for dessert, take your pick between the classic Tarte Tatin or the Chocolate Ganache. To book a table, click here.
Bondi Icebergs 90th Anniversary
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the iconic Winter Swim Club at Bondi Icebergs. To celebrate, you’ll find a new menu in the Club Bistro, including an exclusive food and drink promotion to mark the anniversary year. Secure a waterside table and feast on their famous Seafood Platter for two + Bottle of Yalumba Eden Valley Chardonnay for $115 for members/$120 for non-members.
Social Serve presents the Ginbledon Party
It’s time to press your pleats as Social Serve gets ready to host an inaugural Ginbledon Party. Hosted at Lynne Tennis Centre on Saturday 13th July, get ready for the ultimate social tennis event complete with DJs spinning tunes, a Ginbledon Bar and one hell of an after party. For more information and to secure your tickets, click here.
Cellarmasters Meet the Makers Wine Event – Fri 12th July
Grape news for wine lovers, as more than 20 of Australia’s and New Zealand’s best winemakers are flocking to Sydney as part of the Cellarmasters Meet the Makers event. For just $45pp, enjoy a glass of Champagne on arrival, unlimited tastings of over 60 different wines as well as canapés and a grazing table. For more information and to secure your tickets, click here.
2019 Wish Wonderland Gala
Manildra Group presents the 2019 Wish Wonderland Gala in support of Make-A-Wish. Hosted on Saturday 20th July at Dockside Darling Harbour, your ticket helps create incredible wishes for children battling critical illness. With tickets starting at $150pp, enjoy canapés on arrival before sitting down to a three-course feast with a flowing drinks package, live entertainment and more. For more information and to secure your tickets, click here.
Paddo Inn Talks
This winter, Paddo Inn and Veuve Clicquot are teaming up to present a new female speaker series, Inn Talks. With the next session kicking off on Tuesday 9 July, the event opens up a social space for locals and female thought-leaders to network over Champagne and snacks and enjoy an open panel discussion. Tickets are $55pp and includes a flute of Veuve Clicquot and roaming canapés, with profits raised going to non-for-profit organisation, Dress for Success Sydney. You can secure your ticket here.
Kitchen Collective by Jacob’s Creek
Off the back of last year’s sell out event, Jacobs Creek are bringing back Kitchen Collective. Running from July 16th to August 4th, the pop-up restaurant promises a special cook, wine and dine experience with Head Chefs Daniel Wilson and Stuart Toon. Tickets are $110pp and can be secured here.
Fourth of July at NOLA
The biggest celebration on USA calendar is almost here and NOLA want you to come in and celebrate. The New Orleans-inspired Smokehouse and Bar has an impressive 600+ American whisky offering, with a selection of Sazerac cocktails to choose from. As for the all-American food menu, highlights include creole shrimp toast, Southern fried chicken with ranch dressing, BBQ Beef Short Rib plus more.
The Jungle Giants at Manly Wharf Hotel
Who doesn’t love a dose of free live music? Head north-side this month to Manly’s beloved Wharf Hotel to catch The Jungle Giants, live and FREE. Presented by Heineken, The Jungle Giants will hit the deck for a special DJ set on Saturday 13 July from 11am. There’s also a competition running for ‘worst look of the night’ so make sure you come wearing your ugliest winter jumper.
Winter Parties at Munich Brauhaus and The Bavarian
Munich Brauhaus in The Rocks and The Bavarian restaurants at Bondi and Manly are embracing the cold with a month of winter-inspired parties. Four unique parties will take place throughout July and August, with themes including 80s après ski, Christmas in July, colourful winter onesies and a white-themed, Auf Wiedersehen winter party. For more information on these events, click here.
Harpoon Harry’s are hopping on the 4th July party bandwagon with an all-Americana extravaganza. On the menu you’ll find all the classics including a ‘Dirty Yankee’ hot dog, Smoked Brisket Po-boy, Independence Buffalo Wings and more. This limited-edition menu is available Thursday 4th July from 11am till late.
Tramsheds’ Osaka Trading Co. together with House of Suntory’s Toki Whisky invite you to a special Japanese laneway for warming bowls of ramen and whisky. Served up from the open kitchen every Wednesday to Saturday between 3-20th July, Artisan Lane will transform into a slice of Japan for Ramen Alley. Each week will feature an exclusive ‘special ramen’ and $10 Suntory Toki whisky highballs with your ramen purchase.