Sydney Mardi Gras: what to look forward to at The Winery Surry Hills

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Mardi Gras is when Sydney comes alive. More alive. And the city’s crawling with the LGBTIQA+ from around the country (maybe the world this year, too, but let’s see). And no place comes quite as alive as those in Surry Hills, namely, The Winery on Crown Street.

With a long history of queer activities and entertainment on offer, The Winery is back at it again with a post-pandemic spread of gayness that you simply need to be at.

And here’s what’s on…

Winery Mardi Gras

Camp Cocktail Menu

Available from 18 February – 9 March, The Winery ‘Camp Cocktail Menu’ is full of 13 bright, colourful,
deliciously fruity cocktails with just the right amount of pizzazz to get the party started. Think ‘Pash Me’
with vanilla, rum, passionfruit and whites or the ‘That Peach Though’ jug with peach, vodka, citrus and
prosecco. Full menu here

Big Gay Brunch

Every Weekend (Saturday and Sundays) from Saturday 19 February – Sunday 6 March
11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm | $79pp

Every weekend The Winery will bring the hottest new brunch in town – Big Gay Brunch – hosted by
Sydney Drag Royalty. Guests can enjoy three fabulous courses and two hours of bottomless drinks.
An epic rotation of Queens will host the festivities including Carmen Geddit, Charisma Bella, Mynx
Mascato, Jacqui St Hyde, Danni Issues, Fairah, Raquel, June Richards and Tina Bikki. Book here

Drag Bingo

Monday 21 February, 7pm | Free

Hosted by Carmen Geddit, get ready for fabulous rounds of Bingo and prepare for a night of fun, laughter
and prizes.

Mardi Gras Singles Party

Tuesday 22 February, 7pm – 9pm | Free

Hosted by Charisma Belle, The Winery’s pre-Mardi Gras Singles Party guarantees a night of inclusivity,
fun and hopefully a date.Or at the very least, newfound friends. Think of a traffic light party, but instead of
your relationship status, you can choose your preference. The Winery is providing a safe space to meet,
talk and flirt a little with the help of their Camp Cocktails if you so choose. Pre-register here

Camp Cocktail Masterclass

Wednesday 23 February | 7pm | $30pp

Join the ultimate Camp Cocktail Masterclass for all cocktail lovers! The Winery bartenders will teach you
how to stir, shake and strain three divalicious cocktails before you sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits of
your labour. The masterclass is inclusive of three cocktails and all materials needed. Book here

Drinks & Doodles

Thursday 24 February & Thursday 3 March | 7pm – 9pm | $55pp

Get ready as Darlinghurst Life Drawing takes over The Winery mezzanine for a series of life drawing
classes, with their fully nude, male model. Guests will enjoy a glass of beer or wine on arrival, along with
all art supplies provided. Book here

Camp Movie Night

Monday 28 February | 7pm

Dial up the fun on a Monday night and settle in at The Winery’s Laneway for a Camp Movie Night
featuring camp classic Pink Flamingos. Book a table, try the new Camp Cocktails and enjoy
complimentary popcorn through the movie.

Drag Trivia

Tuesday 1 March | From 7pm

Get your team together and perk up your Tuesday night in this fabulous battle of the wits hosted by
Charisma Belle. Book here

Mardi Gras Comedy Night

Wednesday 2 March | From 7pm

Get ready to laugh your peaches off for Drag Comedy Night at The Winery. Hosted by Fran Giapanni,
guests are invited to shimmy on down for a night of roasts and spritzes. Book here

Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party

Saturday 5 March, From 5pm

Don your loudest outfits and glitter up as The Winery watches the live and loud screening of the highly
anticipated SBS Parade hosted by beautiful queens, June Richards, Tina Bikki and Danni Issues. With
the full list of Camp Cocktails and The Winery menu to go around, it’s a viewing party not to be missed.

Recovery Sessions

Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 March

Start the week right, or end Mardi Gras the best way as you wind down from the celebrations with The
Winery’s 3-Day Recovery.