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Best places to watch the footy in Sydney this July

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As the winter chill descends upon Sydney, there’s no better way to keep the adrenaline pumping than by catching a live football match. Whether you’re an ardent fan of the beautiful game or a casual onlooker seeking an electric atmosphere, Sydney boasts several spots that offer an unparalleled viewing experience. This July, the city is set to become a football lover’s paradise, with action-packed matches scheduled throughout the month. In this article, we’ll guide you through the best locales in Sydney to enjoy live football, immerse yourself in the thrill of each goal, and revel in the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts. CBD and inner-city FIFA Fan Festival – The FIFA Fan Festival™ will bring together football fans, families and fun-seekers with a buzzing festival atmosphere where visitors can watch EVERY match of the tournament live on the big screens. With live music performances from acts like Jessica Mauboy, delicious street food feasts, a football playground and the first FIFA Museum in Australia, there is something for everyone from 20th July at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour. Cheers Bar – With 24-hour opening, plenty of screens, pub grub, a wide selection of drinks and a CBD location, Cheers Bar is always a popular destination for sports fans. The atmosphere will be electric during Matildas games, and fans and visitors from around the world are always welcome. The Star Sydney 24/7 Sports Bar – The Star’s 24/7 Sports Bar is a popular location to watch live football action is likely to be no exception. There are more than 50 LCD TVs, a huge LED screen, and… Read More

How to celebrate Coogee Bay Hotel’s 150th birthday

People sitting in a beachfront beer garden soaked in sunshine

Need another reason for a Sunday sesh? Then, look no further. The Garden at Coogee Bay Hotel for an epic party that’s sure to be one for the history books for their 150th birthday celebration. The event promises a range of exciting activities, including live music and DJs, a special kids’ corner with face painting and balloon animals, delicious food and drink specials, and a massive birthday cake to cap it all off. This milestone celebration marks the start of a year-long extravaganza, divided into three distinct phases, that will showcase the hotel’s rich history, current vibrant spirit, and ambitious future plans. The first phase, ‘The Legacy,’ will run from February to April, followed by ‘Forever Young’ from May to August, and ‘Many Happy Returns’ from September to November. So, if sun-soaked bevs with an ocean view are up your alley, then head to the Coogee Bay Hotel website for more

Sydney’s Coogee Bay Hotel hosts Bottomless Seaside Session – the ultimate Sunday sesh

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Because no one wants the weekend to end, Coogee Bay Hotel’s new Seaside Sessions as of January is the ultimate excuse to indulge in sumptuous eats, bottomless drinks, and breathtaking beach views.  Every Sunday, the Balcony Bar transforms into a seaside paradise of live music, delicious 10-course share menu, and 90 minutes of unlimited Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Peroni, Mimosas, and more. Plus, with its prime location perched above the hotel’s famous garden, you’ll have the best seat in the house (if not all of Coogee) to soak up the sunny vibes.  It’s not a walk-in thing, though. With a predetermined menu and gastronomic experience in-wait for you, you’ll have to sign up to try the bite-sized treats; try the tender pork belly bites with refreshing pea tendrils, tart pickled apple, and rich brandy jus. For a taste of the sea, dig into the succulent blue swimmer crab with orecchiette and a kick of lemon and chilli. And for a hearty main, enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth Josper grilled beef brisket with velvety whipped sweet potato, refreshing minted zucchini, and a generous drizzle of bourbon jus. That’s just some of the offerings on this delectable menu.  When: Sundays Time: 11:30am – late Where: Balcony Bar Cost: $129pp Menu: See menuBookings: coogeebayhotel.com.au/whats-on/seaside-sessions

Sydney pub to try this summer: Coogee Bay Hotel

Coogee Bay Hotel garden

As the days draw longer and the moment – whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner– calls for an ocean breeze, great food and a cold beverage. So if whiling away the day on the sand and surf isn’t your vibe, then a trip to the iconic Coogee Bay Hotel, where the locals’ local has given its menu a spring clean in preparation for summer, might be just right? The Marra Bar & Grill is a sprawling indoor/outdoor light-filled restaurant and bar that offers everything from upscale eats to curated cocktails and even a kids’ menu, headed by internationally renowned Executive Chef, Nathan Tillot. Among the standouts on the newly revamped menu are Josper grilled meats and fish, juicy burgers, a gourmet grazing board, rotisserie salmon salad, extensive share menus, and tempting desserts. Or is a grill aesthetic isn’t your thing, they go green, too. The Coogee Bay Hotel garden might be it. During the daylight hours you can tip your head towards the sun, order a craft beer and some flavourful fare, and bid farewell to any commitments for the rest of the day at this right-on-the-beach favourite. Cabanas for up to 15 people are now available to book, but you’ll want to be fast! You could simply order a watermelon margarita, a bottle of prosecco, or a glass of sauvignon blanc and enjoy some live music as you kick back amongst the ocean scenery. But don’t forgo delicious eats – the from-scratch kitchen turns out lunch and dinner including wagyu beef burgers, fish and… Read More

Sydney restaurants to visit: The Prince of York

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Loosten your laces, let your hair down and pop a button or two, The Prince of York is all about a good time where you can just enjoy. The Prince of York is chill, but to great detail with a vibe you can both enjoy and relax in. It’s all been curated to a stylish extent set-up in an offbeat juxtaposition of understated design, colour, flamboyance and grunge brought together by eccentric and cultivated tastes.  They’ve tried to emulate the grandeur of the scene of the late 80’s and early 90’s, Prince of York’s basement bar, Pamela’s is complete with disco ball and a stage, set for live music and impromptu theatrics. Couple all that with music of rare disco, new wave and post punk tracks for late night playlists, it’s all about hitting the right note for a break from the norm, a haven, where you’re free from judgment to have a great time. Doors are open now, located at 18 York Street Sydney.  See more at the Prince of York website.

The Glebe Hotel has been redone – and it’s damn nice

Glebe Hotel in Ultimo

Unassuming and pokey from the outside; warm, cosy and inviting on the inside: The Glebe Hotel in Sydney has an atmosphere all its own that has locals going nuts for it once again. And it’s easy to see why. Over the last seven months, the hotel has undergone a massive reno, turning it from the regular local it used to be into something worth a dedicated trip for. Since 1862, the Glebe Hotel has had many names and been many things to many locals and visitors, having served labourers from the surrounding wharves in its earlier days and more contemporary fine foodie hunters lately. It’s still a family owned establishment that has maintained its traditional features, full of quirk, character and charm. A clever re-design breathes new life into the venue whilst remaining reminiscent of its ancestral past. The bulk of its main dining room is reformed stables for example, which includes a mezzanine loft (originally the hotel stables). It’s a beautiful, light and airy dining space with exposed brickwork, wooden tables and bar that have been lovingly revived with the addition of a bespoke jacaranda mural by Sydney artist, Indigo Jo. Adjacent to the restaurant is a leafy and sunny courtyard featuring a majestic centenary fig tree, wooden bunketts and high tables, where dogs are also welcome. But it’s the food that sets the pub apart from regular ones. Its menu’s been created by head chef Ben Allcock and focuses on gastro-pub fare with sophisticated dishes and comforting favourites using fresh seasonal produce. Think… Read More

Out of Office: Friday drinks just got better at the Golden Sheaf Double Bay

Crowd of people dancing to music at the Golden Sheaf

Because Friday is the beginning of the weekend and all you want to do is erase the memory of the week that was, we give you Out of Office: new activation by the Golden Sheaf in Double Bay that will help you achieve it all. It’s the Friday night go-to destination for those who work hard and play harder, kicking off in May. Pairing DJs chosen by Sydney heroes UNDR Ctrl with exclusive food and bar offerings, the free affair is the perfect setting to ditch the desk chains and dive into an OOO mentality. Handshake Happy Hour from 4-6pm kickstarts Friday freedom right with the Corona Cart and more surprise and delight moments each week. From the Garden Bar, feast on a bar-style menu of fish sliders, brisket spring rolls and chicken tacos, designed for sharing with the whole team in a sneaky after-work meeting. Stay and Play from 6pm marks your final clock off moment when a new stint of cocktail specials kick in, as the dance floor gets moving to close the loop on the 9-5 week, all the way to a 2am close. From this Friday, May 17 Shantan Wantan Ichiban will appear behind the mic at triple j and FBi Radio. Joining him is World Champion DJs with a set of psych-funk treats, and Life Of Leisure. Supported by Junya.Junya, fearless femme tastemaker Luen will step behind the decks on May 24, setting alight her groove-snatching rarities that has seen her support Peggy Gou and DJ Seinfeld. Rounding out the month on May 31 is a DJ set from bedroom-producer and triple j… Read More

Get porked at The Morrison until 23 May with Pork-A-Palooza


The thought of masticating countless carcasses of piggies isn’t a thing of dreams, but god damn, it’s delicious. As the weather starts to cool in Sydney, city-centre pub favourite – that have a lot to do with oysters, crabs and other food fests throughout the year – The Morrison Bar & Oyster room is dedicating a month of food specials and inventive drinks to delicious, succulent pork. Pork-A-Palooza is his homage to the hog, running from 23 April to 23 May with a specially sourced menu of pork inspired food and drinks, weeknights of swine specials and free piggy snacks at the bar. The menu features bits like chilled pigs head terrine, oysters Kilpatrick with bacon, crispy pork belly with squid and the pièce de résistance – tender suckling pig for a Game of Thrones-style feast. The half suckling pig will satisfy 6-8 people with the whole pig suitable for an army of 10-12. Diners going the whole hog must order their suckling pig 72 hours in advance. Pork-A-Palooza has two weeknight specials running throughout the festival. Tuesdays are Dollar Dog Hour from 6-7pm (walk-ins only), with succulent hot dog sandwiches in white bread with habanero mayo for just $1. And Thursday is officially Ribs Night; from 6pm The Morrison will be serving platters of tender ribs glazed with signature sweet coca cola barbecue sauce for diners to dig in with their hands. See more about everything that;s on offer at the Pork-A-Palooza website.

Great food in The Rocks, Sydney: Endeavour Tap Rooms aren’t your normal pub

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The Endeavour Tap Rooms in The Rocks right on Circular Quay could easily be dismissed as ‘just another pub’ from the outside, but to use that old adage – it’s what inside that counts. The Tap Rooms are so much more than a place to have a beer and a bite. Without even factoring in that they brew their own range of 4 boutique beers, right behind one of the bars, the Tap Rooms’ menu is insane, range of bevs other than beer is madness and level of service is pretty top-notch when you consider it’s a tourist-beaten strip of the olde town. Located within the building that once housed Sydney’s longest-running colonial hotel, Seaman’s, dating back to the 1800s, brewing is in the Tap Rooms’ blood, it seems. Complete with in-house brewery on the ground floor of the adjoining Brew Bar, the 600-litre brewhouse serves batches from its eight vessels and continues the fun with four other mass produced brews in the main Tap Rooms from four rotating taps. Scotty the brew master has more than 10 years of experience under his belt, which he uses to masterfully play with all-Australian ingredients. So needless to say, if you dig beer, then come here; but if food’s your bag, then just wait… The menu is one of epic proportions. If you’re meat-free, they cater to that, but if you do eat meat, then hold on to you knickers – it’s good. Think Ranger’s Valley Black Angus braised beef brisket, Borrowdale pulled pork, house-made sauces, charred… Read More

Woolwich Pier Hotel is local food done nicely

Woolwich Pier Hotel

It’s comfy, cosy, made out of an older, renovated, more contemporary version of its former self and is popular with the locals; it’s the Woolwich Pier Hotel in Sydney’s inner west and it’s nice. It’s a colonial-era hotel from the outside with all the mod cons of what you want from somewhere to go and eat these days, inside. From long group tables downstairs, where there’s more of a pub-like feel, gaming included, to upstairs where there’s cosy nooks to hide away in, the Woolwich Hotel caters to it all. Complete with beer garden for the relaxed Sunday sessions on one hand and white tablecloths for those after something a little more refined, on the other, there’s no shortage of options catered for. If you glance off the top floor balcony in the Harbour Bridge direction, you see it, too, making the hotel a prime position for New Years’, parties and just general unwinding. See more about the Woolwich Pier Hotel at the website.