20 Things To Add To Your Spring Bucket List

Bars, Drink, Eat, Guide, Play, Sydney / 14 September 2023

As the weather warms up, so does our social calendar… We’ve rounded up some delicious offers and fun activities to enjoy this spring in Sydney and beyond!

Whether you’re on the hunt for a delicious new bottomless offer to enjoy with friends, an epic live music event at a Sydney venue, or you want to partake in an outdoor activity to keep fit and healthy, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our pick of the best things to do this spring, in Sydney and beyond.

Bondi’s Newest Addition, Zama

Step inside Zama on Bondi Road and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Argentinean and Latin American culture. The interiors are a testament to this, exuding warmth with their rattan lighting, bamboo-clad roof, and lush foliage. At the heart of Zama’s culinary experience is their custom parrilla grill, infusing everything with the enticing kiss of smoke and fire. This unique smokiness elevates every dish, but the 800g Ribeye Steak and the Whole Grilled Baby Snapper with salsa verde and lemon shine as true highlights. It’s the perfect spot to dine after a scorching day at the beach, offering a refreshing escape. And, of course, there’s no shortage of margaritas to keep the good times flowing. Find out more here.

CIRQ Sunset Cocktail Hour (Wednesday & Thursday from 4pm – 6pm)

CIRQ at Crown Sydney stands as a rooftop haven, offering the perfect blend of sunshine and stunning harbour vistas. Timed perfectly for the arrival of spring, they’ve introduced a Sunset Cocktail Hour, available every Wednesday and Thursday.  Delight in the experience with $2 oysters and $12 signature cocktails including Negroni Sbagliato, Hugo Garibaldi, and the ever-refreshing Aperol Spritz. Hungry for more? Feast on Spanish-inspired snack plates like Truffle Manchego and Jamon paired with tomato salsa and sourdough, each priced at just $15. Find out more here.

Chin Chin’s Bottomless Spring Sessions Have Returned

Spring has arrived in all its glory and Chin Chin is here to make it even more memorable with their Spring Sessions. For just $89 per person, you can savour a sumptuous meal accompanied by endless drinks for 90 minutes. You’ll get all of the signatures including Kingfish Sashimi, Chilli Salt Chicken Wings and lime, and Braised Wagyu Beef Pad Seuw. Find out more here.

Harbour View Outdoor Cinema (28th September – 1st October)

Nestled within the enchanting confines of Taronga Zoo, the Harbour View cinema promises a cinematic adventure like no other. Imagine gazing out at the awe-inspiring backdrop of Sydney’s glittering skyline and the iconic Sydney Harbour while you enjoy your favourite films including The Lion King, Harry Potter and Dirty Dancing. Find out more here.

All Aboard Seadeck

Every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm Seadeck will grace the tranquil waters of Sydney Harbour, offering an enchanting afternoon of dazzling harbour vistas, meticulously crafted signature cocktails, and delicious eats. They have a bunch of incredible DJs lined up for Spring including KLP, Go Freek, Yolanda Be Cool, Aiden Bega and Cassette. Find out more here.

The Rocks’ Free Laneway Cinema

Every Wednesday evening, the iconic Playfair Street in The Rocks transforms into an enchanting outdoor movie theater. The main attraction: a massive screen surrounded by inviting bean bags and comfortable deck chairs. Here, you can settle in and watch your favourite movies under the starry Sydney sky. Find out more here.

Sydney Ceramic Markets (Saturday 7th October)

The Sydney Ceramics Market at Carriageworks, Eveleigh, brings together a vibrant gathering of local artists and makers hailing from Sydney and across NSW. From distinctive tableware to captivating sculptural pieces, the market showcases a wide array of ceramic artistry. As part of the experience, you can also witness captivating wheel-throwing demonstrations and engage in insightful talks. For anyone with an appreciation for ceramics, this is an unmissable event this Spring. Find out more here.

Pizza Bros Takeover The Imperial Rooftop

Sydney’s beloved Pizza Bros, the dynamic duo of Joey Pepperoni and Marty McFly (who are real-life brothers), have taken the reins at The Rooftop of the Imperial Erskineville. With their passion for pizza and community, and their experience as pizza chefs at establishments including Bella Brutta, Gigis and The Dolphin Hotel, the Pizza Bros are set to breathe new life into the rooftop. Find out more here.

Poetica Bar & Grill Free-Flowing Saturday Lunches

Poetica, North Sydney’s latest culinary gem is now offering an alluring experience for groups of four or more—a sumptuous three-course meal paired with a two-hour bottomless array of wines, cocktails, and beers. Their premium offering, handpicked by the sommelier, includes an enticing selection of wines and cocktails like the Espresso Martini and the Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Spritz. For food, you’ll get all the signatures including Woodfired Focaccia, Raw Beef with green mustard and crispy onions, Aged Swordfish, Mandarin Granita and a luscious Brown Butter Cake for $150pp. Find out more here.

South Eveleigh Street Party (5th – 6th October)

Experience a vibrant fusion of culture, music, art, food, and community at the inaugural South Eveleigh Street Party. The event promises incredible live performances by headline acts including Donny Benét and Ngaiire. Renowned head chef Alex Prichard from Iceberg’s Dining Room and Bar will take over the no-waste cocktail bar Re for a unique culinary experience. Award-winning chef Kylie Kwong will open her eatery for dinner with a $60 set menu. Among the festival’s highlights are activities like a Grumble Boogie aerobics dance class, a kid’s rave hosted by Levins and a weaving and cultural conversation workshop with Indigenous artist Nadeena Dixon, just to name a few. The South Eveleigh Street Party runs from 2pm to 11pm on both days and it’s free for all to join. Find out more here.

Mejico’s Taco & Tequila Festival (Saturday 7th October)

Mejico’s annual Taco & Tequila festival is making a triumphant comeback! This event transforms their restaurant into an agave-tasting haven where you’ll be surrounded by stalls featuring the most esteemed tequila suppliers. Mejico, renowned as the ultimate destination for tequila and taco connoisseurs in the CBD, stands as the rightful curator of this exceptional affair. For the ticket price of $30 per person, you’ll receive a tasting glass on arrival followed by two hours of tastings and two of Mejico’s signature tacos. Find out more here.

Esteban’s Game Meat & Wine Dinner (11th October)

Esteban, the Hatted restaurant in CBD down Temperance Lane is hosting a super unique Game Meat & Wine Dinner. This is a unique opportunity to explore new flavours at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Sydney. You’ll taste a four-course menu paired with wines from the prestigious Accolade portfolio. The menu features Venison Tartare, Crocodile “Al Pastor” Sope, Wild Boar “Pincho” with charred salsa verde, Grilled Kangaroo Loin with tail jus and chocolate mole foam, and so much more. Tickets are $180pp – find out more here.

Yours & Owls Music Festival (14th & 15th September)

Prepare for an extraordinary music festival that will dominate the sprawling grounds of the University of Wollongong over the course of two exhilarating days! Located a 1.5-hour drive from Sydney CBD, this festival will be well worth the drive boasting a lineup of renowned artists such as Flight Facilities, Meg Mac, Chet Faker, Bakar, Broods, Golden Features and Hilltop Hoods. Find out more here.

Oh Boy Cafe Has Reopened

Sydney’s harbourside cafe has reopened with a fresh new look, poolside dining and a delightful bottomless brunch just in time for spring! This iconic café, nestled alongside Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool, is poised to redefine café culture by the water’s edge, fusing a delightful food and beverage offering with the sun-soaked Sydney lifestyle. Find out more here.

The Dolphin Hotel’s ‘Red Bar’ In Partnership With Campari (20th September – 22nd October)

In honour of Negroni Month, The Dolphin Hotel collaborates with Campari to unveil Bar Red, a unique pop-up bar nestled within The Wine Room. For one month, it offers a curated selection of Italian-style drinks and food, all set in an ambience that beautifully reflects the iconic Italian aperitif with signature red hues. The highlight is the Campari-infused drinks list featuring the innovative “Newgronis”. Executive Chef Danny Corbett complements these libations with a delightful snack menu inspired by Northern Italian kitchens. Don’t miss Bar Red’s Aperitivo hours, daily from 4-6pm, where you can indulge in drinks starting from $8, snacks from $6, and negronis from $12. No reservations are required—just walk in. Find out more here.

INDU x Crock’d Pottery Workshop (Saturday 14th October)

Experience a blend of artistic inspiration and culinary excellence at this exclusive luncheon hosted within ‘INDU’s Kiln Room,’ in partnership with Crock’d. Under the expert guidance of Crock’d’s seasoned artisans, you’ll mould clay into a beautiful incense burner creating a functional work of art. As you tap into your creative spirit, savour the delightful flavours of INDU’s signature grazing dishes including marinated olives, Albacore Tuna Croquettes, Pani Puri, Paratha, and more. Quench your thirst with bottomless servings of G&Ts for a generous two-hour duration. Tickets are $150pp – find out more here.

Four Pillars Gin Tins & Tunes Launch Party (Sunday 15th October)

Get ready for an exciting introduction as Four Pillars unveils their Navy Strength & Ginger RTD through a series of epic Sunday sessions happening nationwide this Spring. To kick things off, the official launch party is set to take place at the iconic Beach Road Hotel in Bond. Your ticket grants you entry, a Navy Strength Gin & Ginger RTD on arrival, exclusive Four Pillars merchandise access and an incredible lineup of live performances including Late Nite Tuff Guy, Yolanda Be Cool, and Mell Hall. Best of all, these tickets are priced at under $20! Find out more here.

Great Southern Nights Teaser Series

In a special sneak peek preview of what’s in store for Great Southern Nights 2024, a series of electrifying live performances will light up stages from November 16. Enmore, Marrickville, Newtown, Parramatta, and Penrith will play host to these thrilling shows, featuring some of Australia’s most acclaimed artists. The lineup includes Alex The Astronaut, Jet, The Temper Trap and Thelma Plum and tickets are now on sale. Find out more here

Return To Rio (27th – 29th October)

After a four-year break, Return to Rio is making a comeback, and it’s gearing up to be Australia’s most colossal Halloween bash. This extraordinary weekend event will transport you into a realm of shamans, freak shows, a Day of the Dead pool party, Hot Mess life drawing sessions, and immersive cacao ceremonies. When it comes to music, get ready for an epic lineup of both international DJs and homegrown Australian music talents. The roster includes big names like Sneaky Sound System, Nick Warren, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Lost Desert, and many more. This three-day extravaganza will take place at the picturesque Del Rio Riverside Resort in Wisemans Ferry. Find out more here.

Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival Returns (29th October)

The 9th annual Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival is a free event for everyone to enjoy. You can explore winery stalls from top producers across Australia, have a chat with the makers, sample some amazing wines, and even take a bottle home. In addition to wine, there will be freshly shucked oyster stalls as well as food trucks serving burgers and dumplings. For those who enjoy cocktails, don’t miss the El Jimador Tequila and Benriach Single Malt activation bars, where delicious cocktails will be served. And that’s not all! The festival will also feature fantastic artisan producers offering a variety of treasures like candles, ceramics, chocolates, relishes, and cheeses. It’s a day filled with great food, drinks, and unique finds for everyone to enjoy. Find out more here.