17 Things To Add To Your Spring Bucket List

Bars, Drink, Eat, Guide, Play, Sydney / 12 October 2023
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17 Things To Add To Your Spring Bucket List

Bars, Drink, Eat, Guide, Play, Sydney / 12 October 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.

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.

Aboard Sydney’s $15 Million Superyacht For The Chandon Harbour Long Lunch

Gather your crew because there’s no better way to spend a weekend than on The Jackson, Sydney’s stunning $15 million superyacht. As spring’s lively spirit blankets Sydney Harbour, The Jackson will host a must-attend event – The Chandon Harbour Long Lunch. This sought-after experience is back by popular demand, and tickets for the four sessions are hot property. Find out more here.

$3 Tacos & $15 Margs For So Cal’s Birthday (16th – 22nd October)

SoCal has hit the big 10 milestone! Owned by the renowned Sydney hospitality group, Applejack, This Southern California-inspired restaurant and bar located in Neutral Bay is famous for its delectable tacos, tequila libations, and endless fiesta celebrations. Every evening starting at 5pm, you can relish $3 tacos, including Baja Fish, Pork Cochinita Pibil, Red Chorizo, and more. Additionally, quench your thirst with $15 margaritas, available in Classic, Tommy’s, Spicy, Frozen, and various other delightful flavours. Find out more here.

Explore Sculptures By The Sea

Embrace the essence of Sydney as the 25th edition of Sculpture by the Sea graces the iconic Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. This exhibition, renowned as one of Australia’s premier cultural events and the world’s largest open-air sculpture showcase, beckons you to experience its artistic wonders. Prepare to be captivated by over 100 extraordinary sculptures and artworks along the breathtaking 2km coastal journey, as an estimated 450,000 individuals are expected to embark on this 18-day artistic odyssey. Check the dates here.

The Dolphin Hotel’s ‘Red Bar’ In Partnership With Campari (Until 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.

North East Partyhouse Headline BACARDI Dance Floor (Friday 27th October)

BACARDÍ has partnered with Northeast Party House to headline one of their legendary gatherings: BACARDÍ Dance Floor. Hosted by the world’s most celebrated rum brand, this one-night event promises to bring amazing music and delectable cocktails to Sydney’s artistic hub, the Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School. Northeast Party House, known for their contagious rhythms, will revisit their party roots to deliver an evening of dance floor anthems. For just $30, you get tickets that grant you entry, two signature BACARDÍ cocktails, and a delicious meal – a complete party package! What’s more, all profits from this event will be contributed to Support Act, a charity dedicated to providing crisis relief services within the music industry. So, you can dance with the knowledge that you’re also supporting a worthy cause. Find out more here.

New Menu At The Erko By Former Chiswick Chef

At The Erko, Chef Ethan Robinson, previously of Chiswick, is the mastermind behind the fresh menu. He’s all about sustainability and growing ingredients in-house to keep everything super seasonal. What’s on the menu? Well, they’re taking their beloved pub food up a notch. One highlight is the Gourmet Burger, served with thick house-baked bread and a side of twice-cooked chips seasoned with Robinson’s special vinegar salt blend. Another crowd-pleaser is the Schnitzel, made from tender chicken thighs, which they personally pound and bread with herbs from the local community garden. You’ll definitely taste the difference. 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.

Check Out Kazbah, The Strand’s New Rooftop Bar

The Strand Hotel in Darlinghurst has had another facelift including the makeover of the rooftop bar and renaming to Kasbah. The colour palette is reminiscent of Marrakesh and the space is fitted out with vivacious tiles, lush seating and Personal rugs, inviting you for a relaxing sunset drink The Maybe Sammy team has crafted a superb cocktail menu, and the food menu boasts some delicious dishes including Yellowfin Tuna Crudo, Zucchini Flowers, Chargrilled Octopus, Lamb Kefta, and more biteable goodies. Find out more here.

Toast To NOMAD’s 10th Birthday (Wednesday 15th November)

This Surry Hills institution famous for its blend of modern and Middle Eastern cuisine cooked in a woodfire oven, is celebrating a decade in business. To mark this milestone, Executive Chef Jacqui is preparing a special menu to honour the 10 years, bringing in 10 chefs who have contributed over the past decade to create 10 dishes that have been beloved since the restaurant’s opening. This special dinner is priced at $195 per person, which includes a two-hour drinks package. While we don’t have the menu details yet, you can trust that NOMAD, being the restaurant in question, will serve up a fantastic meal. Book your table 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

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.

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.

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.