The Best Things To Eat, Drink & Do This October Long Weekend

Drink, Eat, Guide, Play, Sydney / 28 September 2020
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The Best Things To Eat, Drink & Do This October Long Weekend

Drink, Eat, Guide, Play, Sydney / 28 September 2020

Kick back this October long weekend with the best things to eat, drink and do in Sydney.

As we race towards the end of the year, we could all use a well-deserved long weekend. With daylight savings almost here and spring in full swing, discover the best things to eat, drink and do this October long weekend with our ultimate guide below.

Break a sweat in Surry Hills at Cycology Club

Looking for a fun way to boost your fitness this long weekend? The crew from Surry Hills’ Cycology Club have you covered. This indoor cycle studio feels more like a nightclub than a gym, with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, 35 Schwinn Carbon Blue bikes and a climate-controlled environment to keep you cool as you ride. Each session is low-impact as riders spin to the beat of the music, with fun upper body movements and choreographed weight-focused tracks to build strength as you ride.

Head to Cycology Club this weekend to try their themed “QUEENS AND THEIR CROWNS” ride (with two 45-minute sessions running on Saturday, October 3rd). These exclusive sessions will feature choreographed rides to the likes of Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kylie, Madonna and more.

Find Cycology Club at 350 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, which classes from $44 per session. Get in quick and secure your spot by clicking here

Sip On The Kraken Black Spiced Rum’s Premium Premix Varieties 

Looking for the perfect drink to enjoy this long weekend? The team from The Kraken Black Spiced Rum has earlier this year launched a duo of dark and delicious tipples to elevate your at-home drinking experience. Perfect for those grab-and-go moments such as backyard BBQs and sun-drenched picnics, Kraken & Dry and Kraken & Cola deliver the perfect serve of Kraken Rum in a convenient, ready-to-drink premium glass bottle. Bringing bar quality serves to any at-home drinking occasion, you can expect aromatic notes of ginger with every sip of the dry and something a little more classic from the Cola variety.

Grab a 4-pack ($27) of the new Kraken & Dry and Kraken & Cola from your nearest BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Liquorland, First Choice Liquorand all good independent retailers. 

Dine out for a good cause at No. 5 Restaurant & Bar in Alexandria

Pay It Forward this long weekend and take part in No. 5 Restaurant & Bar’s new relief initiative. Running from now until December 31st, the Pay It Forward campaign invites Sydney foodies to dine out and give back to health-care workers, teachers and essential workers impacted by COVID-19.

To take part, simply dine at No. 5 Restaurant & Bar before the end of 2020 and leave a tip in #payitforwardno5 tip jar. Once this jar reaches $100, one lucky person who has been nominated on No.5’s Instagram or Facebook page will receive a dinner for two (valued at $65 each) and a bottle of delicious wine.

Want to nominate someone to receive this prize? Simply follow No.5 on social media and keep an eye out for the #payitforwardno5 posts. Then, you simply tag the person you want to nominate in the comments and they’ll be in the running to win. Anyone who has been impacted by COVID-19 is eligible to be nominated.

To find out more and book your spot at No. 5 Restaurant & Bar, click here. 

Experience a fusion Japanese menu at Social Hideout Waterloo

Nothing says spring like florals and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Waterloo’s Social Hideout. The venue has been transformed with new season florals, new neon lights and a brand new Japanese fusion menu. Expect Aussie brunch favourites infused with Japanese flavours, including Nutella Rocher Stacked with crumbed hazelnut brioche, Nutella sauce, marshmallow, Rocher ice-cream, fresh berries, coco pops and berry compote and even a Char Siu Benedict with pulled pork, char siu hollandaise, spinach, poached eggs, crispy prosciutto on a fat brioche.

As for lunch, make sure to try their Bulgogi Beef Burger served with a Bulgogi double beef patty, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelised onion, crackling pork and bulgogi mayo on a brioche bun or their Kombu Katsuobushi Spaghetti served with kombu, bonito flakes, tobiko, unagi and rocket. You’ll also want to sip your way through their iconic Bathtub Milkshakes available in a variety of flavours including Red Velvet, Taro and Bubblegum (just to name a few).

Plus, swing by the Social Hideout during the October long weekend and you’ll have the chance to ‘spin the wheel’ with a bunch of exclusive prizes up for grabs.

Due to limited venue capacity, bookings are strongly recommended. Find out more and secure your spot here

Craft pottery at Willie the Boatman’s brewery in St Peters

Let your creative juices flow this October long weekend! The team from Willie the Boatman has joined forces with the Italian Pot for an epic boozy pottery class. The brewery and tasting room will transform into a pop-up ceramics studio, with professional ceramic artist Alessia Chiricolo teaching punters how to create their own pots.

As a fellow Precinct 75 retailer and Italian-born art teacher, Alessia has been running regular hand-building and wheel-throwing pottery classes in her St Peters’ studio for the past 6 months.

Pottery in the Brewery will be running on Sunday, October 4th, with two sessions available: 1-3pm and 4-6pm. That’s right, you’ll score 2 hours of bottomless beer or wine while you learn how to craft your very own pottery creations. Plus the brewery will be open after each class for food and beers flowing until 9pm.

To find out more about Pottery in the Brewery and to secure your spot, click here. 

Image:Jamie Fleming, Alba Bar & Deli)

Craft a coffee cocktail from the Inner West’s only wood-fired coffee roaster, The Wood Roaster

The Inner West is renowned for serving top-notch brews, and this coffee roastery is no different. Meet The Wood Roaster, a unique coffee roaster that is one of a very small number of roasters worldwide that use wood (instead of gas or electricity) to roast their coffee. The result? Expect a rich, caramalised flavour with every sip with a special roasting process that ensures a consistent taste and quality with every batch. And we’re not the only ones who agree, with The Wood Roaster awarded the Melbourne International Coffee Expo’s Silver medal for both milk-based coffee and as espresso.

This long weekend, why not craft a delicious coffee-based cocktail? The Wood Roasters have joined forced with BRIX Distillers to create the Wood & Brix, a delicious cocktail crafted using Australian-made products. Check out the full recipe below!

Wood & Brix Cocktail Recipe


  • 40ml Brix ‘Trail Mix Rum’ (available here)
    30ml The Wood Roaster Espresso – we used Go Nuts blend (available online here)
    10ml NSW Redgum Honey Syrup
    10ml Autonomy Native Australian Amaro (available here)
1. Shake w Ice, strain into a rocks glass over a large cube of ice.
2. Garnish with a pinch of Aniseed Myrtle and one dried leaf.

To find out more about The Wood Roaster’s process and to grab a bag of coffee for yourself, click here

Sponsored Love. This post is proudly brought to you in partnership with Social Hideout, Cycology Club, Kraken, No. 5 Restaurant, Willie The Boatman and The Wood Roaster. Thank you for supporting the partners that make Eat Drink Play possible.