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Posted 29 Jun 2015 @ 6:17pm

The Coffee Experience, unsurprisingly celebrating and enjoying everything coffee, is returning with a Sydney festival this September. 


Coffee lovers will be treated to three days of competitions, technology, industry talks and more than 80 Australian coffee and tea exhibitors. 


Show Director Simon Coburn says, "...

Posted 25 Jun 2015 @ 12:49pm

Drinking wine out of a sack can always be justified for charity, right?


A celebration of the humble yet iconic Australian goon bag is long overdue. Luckily, the Lord Gladstone Hotel feels the same way, and has decided to host Boxfest: A Festival of the Goon Bag, an event that will surely leave your tastebuds pleased and your head throbbing the following morning. 


Posted 24 Jun 2015 @ 12:24pm

Sydney's The Rocks Aroma Festival will be entering its 18th year in true caffeinated style with the announcement of this year's festival program.


For the entire month of July, The Rocks will be in full celebration for all things coffee. To ignite the senses, there will be more than 50 coffee and gourmet food stallholders, vintage and specialty coffee carts, pop-up bars and...

Posted 18 Jun 2015 @ 1:01pm

Here's your chance to meet some local Sydney artists, take part in a workshop and buy some handmade, one-of-a-kind art.


The Inner West Art and Design Market is all about supporting local artists while getting your creative juices flowing. There will be market stalls, art workshops and some sweet tunes with DJ Jonny Turcinskis playing from 11am, and a rockabilly band from 2pm....

Posted 11 Jun 2015 @ 2:35pm

The former Elizabeth Street home of Sydney nightclub The Spice Cellar has been revamped and relaunched as Barrio Cellar.


The new-look spot marks the expansion by owners Nicole Galloway and Peter Lew of the Mexican taqueria and tequileria, Barrio Chino in Kings Cross, to Sydney’s CBD. Barrio Chino regulars will recognise some of their favourite flavours on the cocktail list and...

Posted 11 Jun 2015 @ 1:20pm

The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room is hosting its annual Oyster Festival throughout August.


There's no need to get shellfish – there will be over 20 types of oysters on display (including the giant Jurassic oyster), as well as a series of masterclasses and shucking stations led by talented executive chef Sean Connelly.


The program includes a Whisky and Oyster...

Posted 4 Jun 2015 @ 2:30pm

If there’s one thing that unites Sydneysiders when it comes to the monarchy, it’s the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. A three-day weekend to enjoy the sights and sounds of our wonderful city before we bunker down for the winter? Now that’s a cause we can all get behind. Some of Sydney’s coolest weekend spots are getting behind it too, so we asked them to tell us all about their plans for 72...

Posted 27 May 2015 @ 5:51pm

Fancy yourself a trivia buff? We polled some of Sydney’s best venues for pub trivia, with a few brain-teasers to get you going. Study up! 


Answers at the end - no cheating!


1. How many years did the Hundred Years’ War last?

2. Who might use a maulstick?

3. Hippophobia is the fear of which creature?

4. Which planet has the...

Posted 26 May 2015 @ 11:45am

In the spirit of Hello Kitty’s march towards world domination, the mega-famous feline is further stretching her paws Down Under and opening a Hello Kitty Diner in Sydney.


As reported by our kitty-loving colleagues at...

Posted 20 May 2015 @ 2:59pm

The twos aren't terrible for everyone, and Miss Peaches Soulfood Kitchen is definitely an exception to the age old rule.


In fact, for a two-year-old, the Newtown venue is doing pretty well. To celebrate its glorious journey to toddler-hood, Miss Peaches is throwing a party. The blues-infused bar is home to Australia's largest US craft beer collection, and it'll be serving all...

Posted 19 May 2015 @ 10:40am

One of Surry Hills' favourite pubs is turning three, and it's throwing a party to celebrate.


The Dove & Olive is inviting its loyal customers and newcomers alike to join the festivities, which will include free finger food, the unveiling of the new winter cocktail menu, and the tapping of a special brew prepared especially for the day.


The exclusive...

Posted 19 May 2015 @ 10:38am

Beer and pizza are the two things in life that you just can't not love.


Brand new beer and giant pizzas only make the formula even more delicious.


Frankie's is getting together with the folks over at the Grifter Brewing Company to release their brand new beer. The 'Big Sur' Cali style India Pale Ale is set to be deliciously golden and hoppy.



Posted 15 May 2015 @ 4:30pm

Tell us about your bar: 

Crane Bar is a Potts Point hotspot, known for delicious and unique cocktails and the best Japanese fusion menu in town. Located on the infamous Bayswater Road, Crane Bar caters for cocktail connoisseurs, serious foodies and music lovers every night of the week from Wednesday to Sunday. Crane Bar is also one of Sydney’s most stunning and versatile event spaces,...

Posted 15 May 2015 @ 2:04pm

The International Spanish Paella Championships are heading back to Manly for the second time in a celebration of all things paella.


The free event will include paella connoisseurs from all over Oceania including Australia as well as Bali and Singapore who will compete for the title of Oceania's best paella chef. Competitors will be instructed to cook one of the three main...

Posted 13 May 2015 @ 12:16pm

The Experience Group, which are responsible for Surry Hills favourite the Soda Factory, is bringing a new exciting venue to the area this year.


Rosie Campbells is a Jamaican-inspired jerk diner and rum bar that will offer the ultimate comforts when it opens up this winter. It'll be licensed to trade from 11am, so you can head in for lunch, coffee, or a drink or two at any time...

Posted 8 May 2015 @ 3:49pm

A new pop-up cafe, featuring OzHarvest chef Travis Harvey, will prepare quality lunch dishes from foods that would usually be discarded as waste.


The Harvested cafe is the new initiative by OzHarvest to counteract the high amounts of food that are thrown out in Australia each year. OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue organisation, collects 340,000 kilograms of wasted...

Posted 7 May 2015 @ 11:00am

If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a drink, a bite to eat and avoid the crowds on Circular Quay during Vivid Sydney – or merely need to rest your legs after checking out all the lights – make your way towards The Rocks. Not only do these venues serve up some tasty treats, they’ll be hosting special events throughout Vivid this year. We asked the people behind The Argyle and Cruise Bar to...

Posted 30 Apr 2015 @ 5:21pm

The 2015 Manly Food, Wine and Sustainability Festival will feature a selection of Australia's finest gourmet food and wine stalls along Manly's beachfront.


As a celebration of food and wine culture, some of Manly's best eateries and national boutique wineries will participate in the event. This year there will also be a Paella Festival presented by Flavours of Spain.


Posted 30 Apr 2015 @ 5:00pm

It’s called: Peekaboo Bar


Who’s the cook/bartender? Erykah Saba


Eye candy: The fit-out comes courtesy of Edge Design Studio. Stripped back to reveal its original framework, there are exposed sandstone walls, naked light bulbs, a varnished timber bar top and a custom-painted mural paying homage to many movie greats. Peekaboo Bar’s raw yet polished feel provides a...

Posted 29 Apr 2015 @ 2:21pm

Now in its 18th year, The Rocks Aroma Festival will allow coffee enthusiasts to rejoice once again at the return of their favourite day of the year.


Throughout the month of July, The Rocks will be smelling divine as The Rocks Aroma Festival holds events and workshops in the lead up to the Aroma Festival Day at the end of the month. The biggest coffee celebration in Australia is...

Posted 27 Apr 2015 @ 6:07pm

The charming Harpoon Harry lounge in Surry Hills has launched its Florida Blanca Supper Club.


Up on level one, the lounge boasts a lounge and cocktail bar, late-night diner, open air terrace and a private parlour. The new addition maintains all the character and charm of the rest of the establishment, with that added Latin American flair Harry's is famous for. The Latin-...

Posted 22 Apr 2015 @ 1:13pm

Saturday April 25


The Annandale Hotel

It’s called: ANZAC Day Neighbourhood Block Party


What to see and do: We’re holding a Neighbourhood Block Party for everyone in the area to get involved and to celebrate the centenary. Bring your family, your neighbours and your mates to the Annandale Hotel...

Posted 20 Apr 2015 @ 5:12pm

Unique Newtown restaurant Lentil As Anything is launching Lentil On The Rocks: Australia's first alcohol-free mocktail bar and live music venue.


Lentil On The Rocks will be a new component of the restaurant, and will occupy the upstairs space. It will provide a space for people of all ages to enjoy the kind of ambience of a regular bar, without having to worry about being 18....

Posted 15 Apr 2015 @ 1:33pm

The popular Finders Keepers Independent Art & Design Market will be adding Sundays to its trading weekends this year.


The addition times itself perfectly with Mother's Day. Which is good, because mothers love markets.


The market has also now reached over 200 stalls. That's a lot of opportunities to find a last-minute gift for Mum. More exciting news comes in...

Posted 9 Apr 2015 @ 1:14pm

On the hunt for a bargain? Need to buy some gifts? Looking for a fun way to make the most of the last few weeks of warm weather? The BRAG is heading to the markets, and we want to take you with us. We caught up with some of our favourite markets around Sydney to find out what goodies are around and where to get them... and hopefully pick up a bargain-hunting tip along the way. Time to get...

Posted 19 Mar 2015 @ 2:32pm

Converse is commemorating 100 years of the Chuck Taylor with a Pop-up Sneaker Portrait Studio Van on Australian shores.


Celebrating the fans that have forever been expressing their creativity through the classic kicks, the mobile portrait studio will be popping up at various areas and events in Sydney from March to May.


Stepping up to the van, one will be able...

Posted 18 Mar 2015 @ 2:18pm

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room will be hosting a massive 26-day Crab Carnival in April.


If you're a fan of crabs – be it eating them or racing them – this is one event you're not going want to miss. Crab menus, crab cocktails, crab racing and a crab-eating contest will come together to make a carnival to satisfy all of your crustacean needs.


With a menu...

Posted 17 Mar 2015 @ 12:46pm

Chippendale's Lord Gladstone Hotel is getting set to change its name to the Lord Turnbull Hotel as part of the anti-Tony Abbott 'Hopeless' movement.


While the politicians in the Federal Government prevaricate about removing Abbott as the Prime Minister of Australia, the Lord Gladstone isn't so uneasy about picking sides. Pub owner Paddy Coughlan said in a statement, "Everyone...

Posted 17 Mar 2015 @ 12:14pm

Pyrmont Festival will return in 2015 to celebrate the best of not only the harbourside suburb but also the famous Mudgee region of New South Wales.


Over ten days this May, the fifth edition of Pyrmont Festival will introduce the best in Mudgee wine to Sydneysiders, with showcases by Burrundulla Wines, Robert Stein Vineyard, Lowe Wines and Huntington Estate. The vino will be...

Posted 11 Mar 2015 @ 5:10pm

Sydney Craft Beer Week has announced its dates for what co-director Joel Connolly promises will be a festival not to miss.


We all know that beer is a significant component of Australian culture, which is why it's important to celebrate its value in our society. Luckily, Sydney Craft Beer Week does just this. With over 130 events held over 60 of Sydney's leading venues, Sydney...