The Best Things To Do In February

Drink, Eat, Guide, Play / January 22, 2020

Wondering where to eat, drink and play in Sydney this month? Here’s your golden ticket to the best things to do in Sydney this February.

Summer might nearly be over, but there’s still plenty of things to keep you busy this February. From waterfront pop-up bars to oh-so-gooey melted cheese festivals and a string of unmissable interactive cooking classes, clear your schedule and get ready to have some fun this month.

Best Things February Batch Brewing Sourfest

Sourfest at Batch Brewing Company (February 22nd) 

Want to try something a little funky this month? Look no further than Sourfest, hosted by local craft brewers Batching Brewing Company. Head to this Petersham brewery to taste wild, sour fermented beers from brewers across Australia and beyond. Kicking off from midday, sample your way through the best brews from the likes of Hop Nation, Nomad, Wildflower, Wayward and more at the Small Batch tasting room. Plus they’ll be frisbee golf hole-in-one challenges, shuffleboards, board games and more for punters to enjoy. To find out more about this event, click here.

Tanqueray x Marley Spoon Ultimate Dinner Box

Hosting a lavish dinner party this month? Skip prepping, planning and slaving over the stove for hours with this limited-edition dining box, curated by Matt Preston. The Tanqueray x Marley Spoon ultimate dinner party box is jam-packed with everything you need to impress your guests, with two exclusive menus to choose from (Korean and French). Inside, you’ll find the recipes and ingredients you need to create a three-course feast for up to six guests, along with Tanqueray London Dry Gin cocktail recipes for $269. Plus, if you want to really elevate your experience the team can throw in a bottle of Tanqueray Nº TEN, a small-batch gin crafted using fresh citrus fruits for $299.

Want to be one of the first to sample these specially-curated dishes? Head to the Sydney Opera House on Thursday, February 20th from 6:30 pm to take part in the Tanqueray x Marley Spoon Ultimate Dinner Party. In tables of six, diners will enjoy these three-course meals along with Tanqueray cocktails. To secure your spot ($120 per person), visit the SOH website here.

Pre-order your box now until March 29th, with deliveries slated for March 9th to April 5th. Find out more and order your box here.

Best Things To Do February Messina

Desserts 4 Difference at Gelato Messina HQ (February 8th)

Want to do your bit to help raise money for the bushfire relief effort? Flock to Messina HQ in Rosebery on February 8th to take part in the global bake sale Desserts 4 Difference. Raising much-needed funds for the Australian Red Cross, the bake sale is set to feature a stellar line-up of bakers including Saga and Saga Lyte, Madame & Yves, Adriano Zumbo, Textbook Patisserie, Sonoma and so much more. Kicking off at 10am and running until 3pm (or until sold out), dig deep and score something sweet with 100% of proceeds going towards the Red Cross. To find out more, click here.

Best Things February Melted Cheese Fest
Image: Madeleine Ryan from Papaya

Melted Cheese Festival, Mosman

From February 1st 2020, the crew from Mosman’s The Fernery are playing host to the Melted Cheese Festival. For one epic month, The Fernery’s rooftop will be transformed into a destination for cheese lovers across the city. Soak in this leafy rooftop oasis with panoramic views of Sydney with a limited-edition menu of cheese-focused treats and paired beverages to enjoy. The best bit? You can gain access to all the cheesy goodness for FREE. Find out more here.

Best Things February Tomato Festival

Tomato Festival 2020 (February 15th to 16th)

Now in its seventh year, the FREE Tomato Festival Sydney returns this February for a weekend of oh-so-juicy tomato fun. From twilight drinks and festivities to cooking masterclasses and more, this epic foodie event takes place in the Royal Botanic Gardens in the heart of the city. Learn how to grow your own tomatoes at home and master easy seasonal recipes as well as explore markets filled with growers and producers selling oils, condiments, sauces, breads, butters and so much more. To find out more, click here.

Best Things February Mejico

What’s Happening At Méjico This Month

There’s a bunch of exciting events happening at Sydney’s favourite modern Mexican restaurant Méjico this February. Set in the heart of the CBD, get ready to experience market-to-table Mexican cuisine celebrating the regional flavours and traditional culinary techniques.

  • Celebrate World Margarita Day on Friday, February 21st at Méjico with an epic serving of $10 margaritas paired with a selection of delicious taco specials.
  • Love things a little spicy? In honour of National Chili Day on February 28th, the venue will be serving up Sydney’s spiciest margarita to get your taste buds firing. Plus, make sure to take their ‘Chili Challenge’ by order a trio of Jalapeno poppers, with one set to get you feeling the heat.

Best Things February Manly Boat Race

Manly Inflatable Boat Race (February 23rd)

Get ready for the mayhem and fun that is the annual Manly Inflatable Boat Race. Kicking off from 10:30am on Sunday, February 23rd at Shelly Beach, prepare to paddle your way around this 1km course. And remember, when it comes to your attire the crazier the better! The best bit? All proceeds from the event are going towards Tour de Cure, a charity raising much-needed money for cancer research. To find out more and to book your spot, click here.

Best Things February Babylon Dinner
Image: Steven Woodburn

Babylon’s Buffalo Trace Whiskey Dinner (February 18th)

Join an intimate dinner at Sydney CBD’s rooftop restaurant, Babylon, this February. Enjoy a four-course menu with just 20 other diners in the venue’s private dining room on February 18th, showcasing flavours of the iconic American bourbon. Buffalo Trace (the world’s most awarded whiskey distillery). Expect everything from Sydney Rock Oysters with Bourbon Labne Granita to Duckk Tagine with Cous Cous and Baharat Spice, each paired with a bespoke whiskey-focused cocktail. Tickets ($100 per person) are strictly limited and can be purchased by clicking here. 

Best Things February

DIY Sri Lankan Hopper Class, Haymarket

Learn how to master the art of cooking a traditional Sri Lankan hopper (a tasty dish made with fermented butter and used to serve healthy curry-based dishes). Head to Hopper Kadé in Haymarket to take part in this interactive workshop this February. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival before learning how to cook a hopper, with the workshop finishing with a three-course tasting menu and goodie bag to take home. To find out more and to book your spot, click here.

Best Things February

HOLY-LOUMI! Halloumi and Bubbles Masterclass (February 19th)

Love cheese? Love bubbles? Experience both at this epic one-night-only masterclass. Learn how to master the art of creating halloumi while sipping bottomless bubbles at this interactive workshop, hosted at the foodie precinct Tramsheds. Over two hours you’ll use common kitchen equipment to craft the perfect squeaky cheese, plus you’ll walk away with 250g of halloumi to enjoy at home. To find out more about this event, click here.

Best Things February Urban Wine Walk

Urban Wine Walk, Surry Hill (February 15th)

Bar hop your way around Surry Hills while tasting an epic line-up of wine producers at the Urban Wine Walk Surry Hills. From 12pm to 4pm on Saturday, February 15th ten of the neighbourhood’s top bars will be transformed into urban cellar doors. From Chin Chin to Button Bar, taste your way through a handpicked selection of some of Australia’s best winemakers. To find out more, click here.

Best Things February

Bottomless Tacos and Margaritas, Potts Point

Step up your brunch game this month with a bottomless serve of tacos and margaritas at Potts Point’s new modern Mexican restaurant, Sonora. From 12pm to 5pm every weekend throughout February, experience all-you-can-eat tacos and bottomless margaritas to keep spirits high all afternoon long. Book in for a two-hour session ($79 per person) and sample your way through tacos loaded with lamb with oyster mushroom, grilled octopus and sweet potato with salsa verde and more. To find out more, click here. 

Best Things February Fever Tree

Fever Tree’s Pop-Up G&T Garden Bars

This February, the crew from premium tonic crafters Fever Tree has created a string of gin and tonic bar gardens in top-notch venues across the country. Sydneysiders can find these limited-editions gardens at the Woolhara Hotel, the CBD’s Shelbourne Hotel as well as the Union Hotel in the heart of Newtown. To find your nearest gin and tonic garden, head to Fever Tree’s website to explore their interactive map. 

Endless Seafood Best Things February

Endless Seafood at Kingsley’s Woolloomooloo

Spend your Sunday afternoons indulging in endless seafood and champagne this February at Kingsley’s Woolloomooloo. Head upstairs to enjoy fresh seafood such as snow crab legs, mussels, scallops, octopus, oysters alongside lavish salads and sides. For $149 per person, you’ll score this unmissable feast along with bottomless champagne for 2 hours. To find out more click here.

Best Things February
Image: Cassandra Hannagan

Six Bar Poured by Mumm, Sydney Opera House

This next summer pop-up bar is set to be the perfect spot for a post-work tipple this February. Hosted at Portside Sydney at the Sydney Opera House, SIX Bar poured by Mumm takes inspiration from the fierece pop-musical SIX now showing at the SOH. Enjoy bubbles as well as a curated menu of snacks including chicken liver pâté with brandy and sweet wine jelly on walnut and fruit bread while soaking in sparkling views of Sydney Harbour. Plus every Friday and Saturday night swing by to play a game of classic English quoits with an all-female DJ line-up playing late into the night. To find out more, click here.

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