Hello autumn! A new season is upon us and so is a jam-packed month of things to do.
As the crisp autumnal weather begins to creep into our early mornings, venues around Sydney are following suit with comforting meat-fest dinners, a special Margaret river wine tasting, an espresso martini festival plus more. See what’s happening in and around Sydney this month and get planning.
Altum ‘Taste of Xanadu’ Wine Dinner – 19th March
Celebrate ten years of the iconic Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay at this special ‘Taste of Xanadu’ wine dinner. Hosted at Luna Park’s Altum Restaurant on Tuesday 19th March, you can expect not only an extensive tasting of wines from the Margaret River winery accompanied with a Mediterranean-coastline inspired menu. Tickets are $100pp and can be secured here.
Social Serve End of Summer Party – 16th March
With summer officially behind us, Social Serve are now getting ready to host a special end-of-season party, complete with cocktails, tunes and a giant serve of social tennis. Come Saturday 16th March, enjoy a welcome drink before getting involved in an afternoon of mixed doubles. You’ll want to stick around after the match, with details of an after party revealed on the day. For more information and to secure your tickets, click here.
Chippendale’s Barzaari are jumping on the boozy brunch bandwagon, offering bottomless spritzes and a taste of the Mediterranean every Saturday and Sunday, starting from $75pp. Rally your drinking pals and secure a table this weekend!
NOLA Meat Month
Paying homage to all things meaty this month is NOLA. Kicking off from Friday 1st March, punters can expect a series of meat-inspired events and offerings. There’s all-you-can-eat Meat Mondays from just $49pp, plus a Saturday Pork Fest, giving pork lovers a nine-course shared style dinner for $95pp.
To round off the month, a special one-off Beef Degustation Lunch will kick off on Saturday 30th March. Giving you the chance to spend the afternoon meat-munching your way through a menu inspired by the produce, cooking techniques and flavours of Louisiana. For $79pp, enjoy a four-course beef menu + dessert, or for $119pp, enjoy your meal with matched wines and a whiskey. For more information and to book, click here.
Get your float on this month at the annual Manly Inflatable Boat Race! Kicking off on Sunday 17th March, get your inflatable flamingo ready, as the 1km race sees people paddle from Shelley Beach to South Steyne. All profits raised go to Tour de Cure.
Final Days of L’Aperitivo Italian Sunset Sessions @ Reccolab
Say goodbye to those balmy summer afternoon sessions with ReccoLab’s L’ Aperitivo Italiano sunset sessions. Hosted on Sunday 17th March from 4-7pm, watch the sunset over the streets of Rozelle and enjoy an array of Italian snacks, perfectly paired with classically Italian aperitifs.
Bars March is back for its 9th year of ‘good times for a good cause’. It’s hard not to love the work of this particular when it combines two of our most beloved things in life – booze and animals. Simply buy a drink special at participating venues across NSW, VIC + other states and a portion of the sale will be donated to various Animal Welfare Charities.
Scout Sydney arrives to The Dolphin Surry Hills
Scout by London export, Matt Whiley, is bringing his Sydney version of world famous bar to Surry Hills. Opening Thursday 28th February Scout Sydney will take up permanent residency above The Dolphin Hotel. Here they’ll be slinging sustainably focused cocktails that blur the line between cocktail, wine and drink. The unique drinks list will sit alongside a small plate program created in collaboration with Icebergs and The Dolphin Hotel’s head chef Monty Koludrovic.
Over the course of a booze-laden weekend, Manly Spirit Co. Distillery will transform into an espresso martini lovers paradise, with the inaugural Black to Beaches Espresso Martini Festival. Landing to the Northern Beaches on 16th & 17th March, the festival features immersive Manly Spirits Co. masterclasses, a coffee sensory experience by Seven Miles and boozy food by Peanut Butter Jelly. The event sees Manly Spirit Co. showcase their new coffee liqueur, Blackfin Cold Brew. For more information and to secure your tickets, click here.
Bottomless YumCha at The Lucky Cat
Coogee’s The Lucky Cat knows the way to our hearts and stomaches, launching bottomless YumCha sessions! For just $89pp, you can enjoy bottomless YumCha plus 2 hours of free-flowing bubbles or otherwise 4 YumCha courses plus a glass of bubbles for $69pp. Bottomless YumCha is available is available 7 days a week, 12pm-4pm.
Comedy at Misfits Redfern
Set the tone for your upcoming week with a dose of free stand-up comedy every Sunday at Misfits. Head up the stairs into the bar, grab one of the $15 cocktail jugs and find your way through the secret bookcase for an evening of belly laughs. Hosted by Bri Ellen comedy, you’ll enjoy a variety of rising stars and pro drop-ins. Feeling peckish? Chow down on some hearty favourites including the bacon cheeseburger; fried buttermilk chicken burger; nduja and provolone jaffle; or the slow cooked lamb shoulder for two. For more information, click here.
Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney celebrates a decade of fine dining
Rockpool Bar & Grill is getting set to turn the big 1-0! To celebrate, they’re hosting a month-long 10th birthday menu throughout March. Honouring some of Neil Perry and Head Chef Corey Costelloe’s best known dishes. Guests can expect the likes of tuna tartare with Moroccan eggplant salad; split-marinated, roasted Spencer Gulf King prawns; Cape Grim 36-month old, grass-fed, fillet, minute steak with Café de Pari butter; and Catherine’s passionfruit pavlova. This 10th birthday menu comes in at $135pp, with wine pairings available for an additional $55pp. To browse the full menu, click here.