The year might be coming to a close, but Sydney isn’t slowing down. Here’s your go-to guide on the best things to do in November from a walking wine tour in Redfern to a staycation at Paddington’s newest boutique hotel.
$20 Happy Hour Specials
From now until the end of November, enjoy 40 mouth-watering $20 deals across local pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes around Sydney. From three freshly shucked rock oysters and a glass of prosecco at Bar Nina, beef tartare or ceviche with a glass of wine or beer from Beast & Co, $20 cocktail jugs from Dalo Bar, a highball and jaffle combination from Eileen’s Bar, and a truffle and cream pasta and a glass of house wine from Giuls, there are offers to keep you and your friends fed for the entire month. Discover all the offers here.
Taco & Tequila Wednesday at Sinaloa, Double Bay
Every Wednesday from 5pm – 11pm, Sinaloa serves up $10 margaritas, $5 tacos, and $5 spirits. There are options to suit everyone’s tastes including crowd favourites of Beef Barbacoa with avocado, house pickles and red salsa, Deep Fried Cauliflower with aioli, Mexican slaw and jalapenos, and Beer Battered Fish with chili mayo, pico de gallo and jalapenos. Find out more here.
Summer Camp Festival (Saturday 5th November)
A wondrous celebration of all things LGBTQ+, Summer Camp promises brilliant music and fabulous people. The festival will bring an exceptional lineup to Centennial Park with four new international headliners including UK pop icon Sophie Ellis Bextor, DJ Jodie Harsh and French music producer and singer Coucou Chloé. Find out more here.
Quay Quarter Lanes Markets
This new gourmet produce market by Cambridge Markets will bring farm-fresh food to the Sydney CBD on the second Wednesday of each month from 8pm – 2pm. The 40-stall market will connect Sydney’s best producers, farmers, bakers, makers, cooks, picklers, roasters, growers and gourmet retailers with city workers, allowing you to shop up a storm during morning tea or your lunch break. Retails will include Zini Gelato, Prickle Hill Farms, Brickfields, Berliner Bakery, Stephen Hodges Fish, Savannah Estate Winery, Brother Mountain Macadamias and more. Find out more here.
Caper Byron Bay (10th – 13th November)
Caper is the newest four-day festival to hit Byron Bay showcasing the best food, drinks, music and art the region has to offer. Expect 30 specially curated experiences including restaurant takeovers, free art exhibitions, bush tucker tours, live music events, long lunches and curated dinners, brewery and gins tours, and immersive workshops from the likes of Raes on Wategos, Three Blue Ducks, Bang Bang and Barrio. Find out more here.
Le Diner en Blanc (Saturday 12th November)
The world’s most elegant picnic is returning to Sydney in a secret location yet to be revealed. With an all-white dress code including tables, chairs and tablecloths, watch as an iconic public space transforms into a magical picnic wonderland. Find out more here.
Heart of Surry Hills
Heart of Surry Hills will celebrate the precinct’s most renowned and unique culinary experiences with special offers throughout November. Enjoy the ‘Feed Me’ degustation at The Blue Door for just $75pp every Monday and Tuesday, get your Japanese flavour fix at Tokki with small nibbles (kingfish ceviche and Korean fried chicken bao) and two half pours of sake for just $15, check into Dead Ringer’s Martini Club from $12 between 5pm – 7pm, and loads more. Find out more here.
Bottomless Frosé at Untied, Barangaroo
Throughout the warmer months, visit this rooftop oasis every day from 12pm to see the latest pop-up, ‘over the rainbow’. Guests can make the most of the self-serve frosé machine for 2-hours with fruity flavours including strawberry and watermelon, mango and lime, lychee and rose, and banana and cacao for just $49pp. You can also boost your boozy rosé slushie with unlimited lollies including gummy bears, rainbow straps, berries and sour worms. Find out more here.
Pizza Party at Franco Pizza Bar, Thirroul (Thursday 17th November)
Looking for reasons to head down south? We found one with Franco Pizza Bar’s last Pizza Party of the year! The team dedicates the night to showcasing some of their favourite winemakers from around the country and this month, they will have Sam Leyshon from Mallaluka wines and Tom Egan from Viticult at Franco. Chat with the makers and make your way through their new season set menu featuring antipasti, your choice of pizza which has been created especially by the winemakers to match each bottle and dessert. Tickets are just $70pp and include a set menu and a glass of wine on arrival. Find out more here.
St Alma x Mextrade Agave Masterclass (Thursday 17th November)
Been wanting to check out Freshwater’s newest Mexican eatery? This is the perfect chance! St Alma invites those with a thirst for the creative and artisanal to a five-course degustation experience. Australia’s leading agave importers from Mextrade will curate the menu, and guide guests through the evening chatting about the rich history of agave and each rural distillery. Find out more here.
Urban Wine Walk (Saturday 19th November)
Whilst a trip around Australia’s best wineries in a single afternoon might seem like a daunting task, a much more relaxed afternoon will find you strolling through the best bars and breweries across Redfern, sampling some of the nation’s top tipples in this carefully curated event. Back for another year, Urban Wine Walk invites you along to a one-day-only walking wine for just $75pp. Find out more here.
Oxford House Hotel
Turn to Paddington’s newest boutique hotel for your dose of palm trees and sunshine. Nested in the inner city suburb on Oxford Street, Oxford House provides all the necessities for a luxurious stay, including 56 retro-styled rooms, a leafy courtyard with ample sunlight, a Palm Springs-inspired pool with beige loungers, and an all-day restaurant and bar. Find out more here.
Moonlight Cinema will return to Sydney for its 27th instalment from the end of November 2022 to March 2023. Set in the lush Centennial Park, these screenings give you a much-needed excuse to kick back in the outdoors and soak in those balmy summer evening vibes with old favourites, Christmas classics, and new to cinema flicks including Don’t Worry Darling & Where The Crawdad’s Sing. Discover the movie line up here.