While Thursday night’s not quite the weekend, it usually marks the end of a solid four days of work and, as a result, finds you pretty darn well deserving of some downtime. Perhaps you’re in the mood to stretch your brain at trivia, or maybe you’d prefer some budget-friendly cocktails and live tunes. Whatever your style, we’ve got you sorted, with our latest pick of where to go out on a Thursday night in Sydney.
Marlborough Hotel Thursday Night
For a Thursday night of cruisy contentment, roll on down to The Marlborough Hotel. The Newtown pub’s bandroom features gigs three nights a week and there’s always something ripper to jam to from about 9pm on a Thursday. Get in early for a top-notch pub feed and a few well-deserved pints before the show.
The Flynn
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The Flynn Thursday Night
Indulging in some midweek treats needn’t cost the earth, as proven regularly by the good folk at The Flynn. Every Thursday night, the 1940’s-inspired pub serves fresh oysters for just $1 a pop, available between 5-9pm. Team those with a few cracking happy hour specials (including $5 beers and wines from 5-7pm) and we reckon you’ll be feeling pretty darn pleased with yourself.
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Middlebar Thursday Night
You’ve made it all the way to Thursday night, so why not treat yo’self? From 6-10pm each Thursday, beloved Darlinghurst haunt Middlebar shakes up its entire range of cocktails for just $12 a pop and they’re the ideal reward after a long day at the office. Match a couple to some tasty dumplings from the neighbours at Johnny Wong’s and your week will be looking better in no time.
The East Sydney Hotel
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The East Sydney Hotel Thursday Night
Give that brain a pre-weekend workout with a spot of trivia at The East Sydney Hotel. From 7pm each Thursday night, the Woolloomooloo pub serves up a cracking pub quiz hosted by Dirty Thunder, with a swag of great prizes up for grabs and plenty of laughs to be had. Get in early to give yourself ample time getting acquainted with that drool-worthy food menu.
Miss Peaches Thursday Night
If anything can yank you out of those midweek blues, it’s an evening of hip-shaking rockabilly tunes! Join in the fun at Miss Peaches’ rollicking Roadhouse Rockabilly Thursdays, starring Sharon Hanley’s Rock’n’Roll Dance School and a line-up of Sydney’s hottest rockabilly acts each week. The fun kicks off at 7pm, with $6 Bulleit bourbons on offer from 5pm until close.
Slyfox Thursday Night
When Thursday night calls for a bit of good old-fashioned hip hop worship, Slyfox delivers the goods. The bar’s popular Hip Hop Thursdays sessions will have you partying hard, right through until 3am, as guided by a solid line-up of local musicians, DJ’s and MC’s. Keep your eyes peeled, too, for the monthly Hip Hop KNECT and Showstoppaz collaboration.
Cantina Bar Balmain Thursday Night
No matter how rough your week’s been, a hearty burrito can usually make it all better. Especially when teamed with good company and a few cheeky tequilas. Head down to Cantina Bar from 5pm each Thursday night and you’ll score a burrito for just $10 with any beer, wine or cocktail purchase. Chowing down on one of these bad boys, the weekend doesn’t seem so far away at all.
Marble Bar Thursday Night
When it comes to after-work wind-downs (or wind-ups) Marble Bar proves a winner, promising live tunes and great drinks to help end your day on a high note. Thursday nights here feature a rotation of local live artists from 7pm, with cocktail hour offering $8 wines, $8 spirits and $15 selected signature cocktails between 6-8pm.
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Della Hyde Thursday Night
Fancy a bit of RnB to see you happily through to the end of the week? Head down to Della Hyde and treat your ears to good vibes and vintage tunes for the bar’s weekly Old-School RnB Thursdays sessions. Expect a nostalgia-inducing mix of dance floor anthems as spun by DJ Shan Frenzie, plus $6 drink specials at the bar.
New Brighton Hotel Thursday Night
Up in Manly, The New Brighton Hotel serves up a healthy dose of Mexican madness for its lively Thursday night celebrations. Here, the much-loved Cantina Thursdays will find you tucking into an assortment of tasty $3 tacos, washed down with $5 tinnies and $8 Margaritas. If that leaves you feeling extra brainy, head down to the Corso Bar from 7pm to take part in the weekly trivia session.