If you love pork, then this is the event for you! On Sunday, August 13, The Public House Petersham and The Erko are joining forces to present an afternoon of porcine devotion, taking over the PHP carpark for the second annual Pigfest. Expect tasty eats ranging from pulled pork burgers to a pig-on-the-spit, a selection of brews from the likes of Stone & Wood and Young Henrys, and vinyl tunes courtesy of Gonz. There’ll also be a meat tray raffle, with funds going to charity.
Did you know that you can now get your midweek music fix at Bar No. 5, every Thursday night? From 6-8pm each week, the Alexandria warehouse bar will play host to a different live act, with artists like Don Hopkins, Jesse Redwing, and Mark N The Blues on the calendar for August. Best enjoyed alongside some slow-cooked maple bourbon brisket, and a couple of the bar’s local craft beers.
When your Saturday evening calls for some fun acoustic tunes, get yourself down to The New Britannia. Each weekend, The Chippendale pub hosts a different acoustic artist from 7pm, with upcoming names including the likes of Miranda Ward, Josh Needs, and Mark Crotti. Settle in with one of the kitchen’s hand-stretched, New York-style pizzas, and groove your way through the weekend.
Add some fabulousness to your hump day, with a little help from the one and only, Maxi Sheild, who’ll be hosting The Carrington’s weekly Turbo Bingo Ball for the month of August. Join in the fun from 7pm each Wednesday, perhaps while chowing down on one of the kitchen’s weekly burger-and-beer specials. Book in advance here to secure your table.
While it seems like only yesterday that The Dolphin landed on the scene, it’s actually about to celebrate its first birthday. Head along this Thursday, August 3, to help the pub celebrate in style, at its dance-infused birthday bash. There’ll be eats like porchetta panini and pizza Romana from Maurice Terzini and Monty Kulodrovic, a mortadella party in the wine room, a cracking drinks list curated by James Hird, and an epic musical program headlined by 80’s rockers, The Models. Tickets are $20 on the door.
Over in Surry Hills, Fonzarelli’s has launched a killer new hump day situation, with its Burgers, Beers, and Bands nights. Get in from 7.30pm each Wednesday for some Motown, funk, and soul tunes from the house band, while you wrap your mouth around the weekly-changing, $14 beer-and-burger combo. Entry is free!
At its upcoming wine evening on Thursday, August 10, the award-winning Riverview Hotel will turn its attention to the Barossa Valley, teaming up with the region’s legendary Teusner Wines for yet another stunning feast. Having picked up the 2017 title of Winemaker of The Year, the winery promises to have you sipping all sorts of tasty drops, matched carefully to an elegant menu courtesy of the pub’s kitchen. Call The Riverview on 9810 1151 to secure your spot.
The Morrison’s annual Oyster Festival returns for its fifth year, set to deliver an entire month of mollusc-related fun. Throughout August, Head Chef Sean Connolly and his team will be serving up scores of your favourite seafood treats, celebrating fresh oysters from over 50 of the country’s top regions. Expect a specialty menu, with a curated drinks list to match, masterclasses aplenty, and a $1 oyster happy hour running from 6-7pm, every single night.
On August 26, Floyd Mayweather takes on Conor McGregor in what some are calling ‘the biggest fight ever’. And of course, pubs and bars across Sydney will be tuning into the epic stoush, set to screen here local time on Sunday, August 27. Plan to catch all the action at the likes of The Royal Leichhardt, The Ivanhoe Hotel, or The Australian Heritage Hotel, or keep an eye out for our Where To Tonight guide for more ideas.
This year, International IPA Day and International Beer Day are taking place on consecutive dates, happening on August 3 and August 4 respectively. And if you like beer, you’ll agree that’s cause for extra celebration! Mark the occasion with an epic IPA tap takeover (and plenty of delicious surprises) at The Bank Hotel on August 5, or some hop-heavy shenanigans and international brews at The Dove & Olive on August 3.