Get out and about with our guide to the best things to do this May in Sydney.
The days may be colder and the sun isn’t shining quite as bright, but it’s not all doom and gloom in Sydney. The change of seasons brings about a change of menus highlighting Autumnal ingredients, new exciting brunches and lunches to fill your weekend calendar, boozy events to keep you warm from the inside out, and fun activities that are sure to brighten up your days.
Pacific Club x Don Julio Launches Tequila Terrace
Bondi’s favourite waterside venue has partnered with the tequila gods at Don Julio to launch their very own tequila terrace. Throughout May, Pacific Club will be serving limited edition premium tequila cocktails for just $15 bucks, alongside tasty South American-inspired morsels. Head Chef Tapo has created a bespoke bar snack menu to pair perfectly with Julio’s crisp, citrusy flavour notes. Sip your way through the Blueberry Habanero Margarita, or the classic Tommy’s while tucking into a bunch of share dishes including Yellowfin Tuna tostadas, half-shell scallops in prawn head butter, slow-cooked Wagyu on sourdough with smoked Crème Fraiche, and more. Tequila lovers, this one’s for you. Book here
American Express delicious. Month Out at The Streets of Barangaroo
The Streets of Barangaroo are honouring the flavours of Australia and shining a spotlight on indigenous ingredients with a month of delicious set menus and special offers. Visit some of Barangaroo’s best waterside venues and embark on a culinary journey through Australia. From a specially-crafted 3-course Native Menu at BANKSII, Hibiscus infused Aperol and Davidson Plum cocktail at LOTUS and a huge 30% off the bill at MUUM MAAM when you make a booking with the code AMEX21, your date nights and post-work tipples are sorted for this month. Find more special offers here
Australian Cocktail Month
Savour a selection of carefully crafted cocktails at your favourite watering holes between 1 – 31 May. Cocktail enthusiasts will be able to unlock unique bar experiences across the city for just $20 bucks. This exclusive ticket will give you free rein to a specially crafted cocktail menu, available at 18 venues including Dead Ringer, Jangling Jacks, The Lobo and Duke of Clarence. With cocktails priced at $14, and non-alcohol options at $10, nightlife in May just got cheaper and more delicious. Get your tickets here
Bottomless Margaritas at Mejico
Throughout May, Mejico will be opening its doors on Sundays for the very first time and serving up Bottomless Margaritas between 11am – 4pm. For $99pp, sip your way through 1.5hrs of free-flowing zesty margaritas, alongside signature Mejico share plates. The menu features their famous table smashed guac, juicy beef brisket empanadas, spicy fried chicken with hibiscus sauce, and even margarita cheesecakes. Book here
Merivale and The Glenlivet are combining forces to bring you one very special laneway experience with Dan Hong on the 6th and 7th of May. Experience the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of Shanghai, right on Bridge Lane in the heart of the CBD. From dumplings and wontons to stir-fried and grilled eats, Dan Hong will be cooking up a storm that’s sure to be tasty! Find out more here
Sydney’s 24-Hour Party
To make up for lost time, Sydneysiders have just been granted the ultimate 24-Hour Party featuring 80 of the country’s best DJ and live acts performing across 11 of the city’s venues throughout Saturday 15 May and the early hours of Sunday 16 May. Performer highlights include I Know Leopard, DJ KLP (DJ Set), Mickey Kojak (DJ Set), Hayley Mary, Claire Morgan, and more. See the full line up here