Your winter date nights need not be reduced to Netflix and takeout- get inspired with these cool activities.
The mercury might have dropped, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to bunker down for the next three months into total Netflix and pizza hibernation. Here are six winter date night ideas guaranteed to impress your lover, mate, friends, you name it.
Head to Della Hyde for stand-up comedy nights
Walk too quickly down Oxford Street in Darlinghurst and you might miss this cool, underground bar. Whilst many know Della Hyde as a cocktail slinging hangout, they more recently started hosting comedy nights. Following on from the success of their Down for Good Laughs program, they’ve now announced a further three dates to keep you entertained well into spring.
Pencil 8th August, 12th September and 10th October into the diary, as the latest Down for Good Laughs line up showcases some of Australia’s most gifted stand-up comedians. On Wednesday 8th August, expect headliner Gary Eck, Rory Lowe, Tom Orr, Gavin Scott, JT, Pat Doherty and MC Sean Michaels. Tickets are just $10 per person online, or $15 per person on the door. You can also purchase a ‘snacks and show’ package for $39 per person, which includes entry, reserved seating and a tasty snack menu. For more information and to purchase your ticket, click here.
Have your hand at miniature golf at Holey Moley
Take your regular dinner and drinks routine to new heights with a round of mini putt putt. With three fun-filled locations in Newtown, Darlinghurst and Wollongong, Holey Moley lets you channel your inner child with the option of 9, 18 or 27 holes, each offering a different theme. Spot the likes of The Simpsons, the iconic throne from GOT and even Donald Trump. With a fully-equipped cocktail bar and kitchen bringing you off-the-green grub, this date idea is guaranteed to impress.
Slurp on crustaceans and bubbles at The Morrison’s Annual Oyster Festival
Now in its sixth year, The Morrison’s Oyster Festival invites all lovers of the prized crustacean in for some seriously slurp-able oyster specials. Running from 1st-31st August, Sean Connolly and his team are dishing up $1 oysters between 6-7pm, oyster-inspired dishes plus a Young Henrys Captain Barnacle Oyster Stout ($8). They’re also running a range of different masterclasses, including an Oyster and Beer masterclass on Tuesday 14th August. For more information and to book, click here.
Head into Hartsyard on Saturdays for a bottomless long lunch
Although this Inner West hangout is more typically accustomed to an evening service, chefs Niki Waples and Gregory Llewellyn are now dishing up a lunch special you won’t want to miss. Every Saturday for the month of August, head in for lunch from 12-3:30pm for bottomless wine + a special set menu for $70pp. Here you can sip on either Sparrow and Vine‘s easy-drinking Pinot Grigio or the Nero D’Avola. If that wasn’t enough, the full bar will also be available where they’ll be shaking and stirring $14 espresso martinis. Bookings are essential. For more information and to secure a table, click here.
Go to Thievery for Middle-Eastern Inspired Yum Cha
For one month only, Thievery will be transformed into a Middle Eastern Yum Cha wonderland, taking you on a journey through both the Middle East and Asia. Treat your date to the exclusive Dim Sum menu, offering a balance of both China and the Middle East. On the drinks front, expect a unique selection of tea cocktails, served in large teapots designed to share. You and your date can opt for either the a la carte or set menu for $53 which includes a selection of 11 dishes during dinner sessions and brunch on Saturday. Thievery’s Middle Eastern Yum Cha will run from 7th of August – 1st of September. Bookings are essential.
Date night needn’t burn a hole in your wallet. We’ve got your fun activity-filled weekend sorted, no wallet required. Yes that right, save your pennies for more important things. Like your daily double shot, single origin, 3/4 full latte. You bring the motivation and we’ve got your inspiration sorted with this list of free ways to fill your weekend.