At Broadsheet we think Sydneysiders deserve a little reward for making it this far through such a hot, sweaty summer. Here’s some places you can get a happy hour drink, a well-priced snack and a little respite from the searing, humid weather.
When one of the CBD’s more exciting (not to mention good-looking) venues announce they’re offering $5 G&Ts and $10 Negronis between 4pm and 6pm every day, Sydney amends its evening plans.
Restaurant Hubert has introduced a daily two-hour happy hour, meaning you can order a Dubonnet highball, a G&T, or a glass of riesling or shiraz for a fiver. Pay an additional $5 and you can eat fleur de courgette, pickles, parfait or pâté de Campagne, too.
And if you’re after a devilled egg or olive – they’ll set you back $3 apiece.
If you fancy yourself a big spender, $10 will secure you a Pastis Fizz (featuring pastis, an aniseed-flavoured liquor from France), a Negroni or a Hubert burger. Nice.
Eau de Vie
When this hidden Darlinghurst bar opened many moons ago, it changed Sydney’s drinking game forever. Now it’s hijacking your Wednesday night with its cheese-and-whisky-nights event.
For $40, you can enjoy five 15-mill snifters of some of Eau de Vie’s finest whiskies paired with cheeses. The bar has an impressive 400 to choose from.
If whisky isn’t your thing, they also have $1 Oyster Fridays between 6pm and 7.30pm.
Three Blue Ducks Rosebery
If the striking warehouse space isn’t enough to lure you out of bed, the offer of $15 breakfasts at the Duck’s Rosebery outpost might be.
There are two choices: avocado toast with goat’s cheese, oven-roasted tomato, toasted buckwheat, parsley, mint, basil, shallots and a poached egg; or the poke bowl, with avocado, kimchi, seaweed, cucumber, brown rice, soy, mirin and a soft egg.
The deal includes a green juice, green tea or matcha coffee.
The Paddo Inn
It’s a happy two hours at the front bar of this buzzy Paddington local every weekday between 5pm and 7pm. In that time you can snap up a local beer or wine for $6 or for $15 order an espresso martini.
If you’re waiting for the weekend, perhaps the “Happy Endings” is more your thing. Between 10pm and 12am on Saturday and Sunday nights, cocktails are $15.
This pretty Bondi corner restaurant is shucking oysters for $2 a pop every day between 4pm and 6pm. Pair it with a $10 Aperol spritz or enjoy a $10 glass of wine from a rotating selection of local bottles.
There will be a selection of small plates and snacks for under $10, or if you’re rolling with a group, there are cheese and charcuterie boards for under $30.
One of Broadsheet’s favourite restaurant openings of 2017, this popular Japanese restaurant serves hot or cold bento boxes for lunch (from Monday to Wednesday) with a miso soup for $35. Selections change daily but could include tuna marinated in dashi and vinegar; sashimi; chicken karaage; crumbed pork; grilled fish; and dressed tofu, accompanied by sushi rice and condiments.
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