Tag: the winery

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

Mardi Gras drag queen 1

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… 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 andprosecco. Full menu here Big Gay Brunch Every Weekend (Saturday and Sundays) from Saturday 19 February – Sunday 6 March11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm | $79pp Every weekend The Winery will bring the hottest new brunch in town – Big Gay Brunch – hosted bySydney 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, MynxMascato, 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, laughterand prizes. Mardi Gras Singles Party Tuesday 22 February,… Read More

Winter igloos are back at The Winery and Cargo Bar Sydney


The days are getting darker, but we’re trying to keep our moods brighter: enter igloos right in the heart of Sydney, to drink away the dark. Back again after previous years’ success, Surry Hill’s favourite, The Winery and harbourside destination, Cargo Bar are bringing back their Winter Igloos, popping up this June for you to escape into a winter wonderland under the sun and stars. The Winery, Surry Hills Sydney The igloos have taken over the iconic Winery laneway path and transformed it from its summery Instagrammable vibe, to a wintry one. Each igloo holds up to 8 guests, with a minimum booking of 4. The 2 hour Igloo package includes a menu of marinated olives, Sydney rock oysters, crispy spinach, ricotta and pine nut ravioli, The Winery Sausage Roll, baked Camembert with grilled sourdough and a Triple Chocolate Brownie with vanilla-bean ice cream and chocolate sauce. Dates: 8 June – 26 September Opening Hours: Daily Bookings: 12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Pricing: Private Igloo – $59pp, 2 Hour Bottomless Beverage Igloo – $89pp Book here Cargo Bar, Darling Harbour Sydney Intimate, but with some quality views and atmosphere all conveniently close to the water, these igloos are as warming as they are trendy. The 90-minute Igloo package includes a bespoke menu of mac and cheese balls, birria tacos, buffalo wings, margherita pizza and the choice of hour beer or wine. Guests can also opt to indulge in a $10 Espresso Martini upon their arrival. Each igloo holds 2 – 8 guests. Dates: 17 June –… Read More

Battle of the drag queens: The Winery hosts a rumble for mental health

Sydney drag queen

Elizabeth, who? The real Queens of Sydney are about to turn up, do battle and do some good while they’re at it at Surry Hills’ The Winery, who’re putting on a gay royal rumble to donate dollars to the Black Dog Institute, for mental health. It’s all a part of the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Queens Minnie Cooper and Hanna Conda will battle it out to Lady Gaga and Freddie Mercury; Charisma Belle and Sia Tequila duelling Tina Turner, Cher and Dolly Parton on Wednesday and Sia Tequila and Jaquie St Hyde channelling Madonna and Kylie Minogue on Thursday, before the ultimate Battle of the Legends on Friday 1 March. It’s a full line-up that will donate 25% of ticket sales to Black Dog Institute, a research institute that works to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma attached to it. Tickets for The Mardi Gras Tribute Nights are $20 with an Absolut cocktail on arrival and will run from Tuesday 26 February to Friday 1 March from 5pm. Tickets can be purchased from The Winery’s website.