Let’s face it – a decent Wednesday night can instantly transform your week from average to awesome. Throw in something fun to help get you over that hump and those last two days before the weekend will be a whole lot more palatable. That might involve a big ol’ dance floor session, or it might mean kicking back with a juicy steak and some happy hour pints. Whatever your style, we’ve got your hump day sorted, with our pick of where to go out on a Wednesday night in Sydney.
Side Bar Sydney's best Wednesday nights
If you’re looking for the biggest Wednesday night in Sydney, then look no further! Whether you’re after a mid-week pick me-up or a late-night party, #SideBarWednesdays has you covered. From Foam Parties to Silent Discos and even the odd Mechanical Bull, there is always something on. Get amongst the action with $6 beer, wines and spirits and drop it like it’s hot with Sydney’s hottest DJs on rotation.
The Carrington Wednesday Night in Sydney
There’s regular pub quizzes…and then there’s Wednesday night ‘Turbo Trivia’ at The Carrington, hosted by the fabulous Maxi Shield and promising to have you in stitches all night long. The kitchen’s got you covered too, plating up a weekly-changing burger-and-beer special for $20. Seats are always hot property, so you’ll want to book in advance.
The Village Inn
The Village Inn Wednesday Night in Sydney
A cheap and cheery pub feed always make for an excellent hump day situation, especially when it’s as tasty as The Village Inn’s classic weekly schnitty special. Head in from 5pm each Wednesday night to feast on a generous chicken schnitzel and chips, for just $15. What’s more, you’ll score $5 schooners and wines from the bar during happy hour (5-7pm).
The Bucket List Wednesday Night in Sydney
How to make the most of those balmy summer evenings? A weeknight wind-down with Bondi Beach as the backdrop, over at The Bucket List, of course! Wednesday nights at this beachside bar have a lively Mexican twist, with specials including $5 Tecate beers, and $5 tacos in flavours like fish, pork and even veg-friendly haloumi. Enjoy it all from 5pm onwards.
The Cookhouse
The Cookhouse Wednesday Night in Sydney
If your ideal Wednesday night is one that’s low-key and laidback, be sure to hit up Randwick pub, The Cookhouse. Not only will the bar hook you up with some great happy hour specials, including $5 schooners, $5 wines and $10 cocktails (4-7pm), the kitchen’s also got you covered with its hump day steak night special, offering a 350g rump with chips for $14.90. Settle in and enjoy.
Lazybones Lounge Restaurant & Bar Wednesday Night in Sydney
If you fancy spending your Wednesday night tapping those toes to some funky live tunes, you’ll find yourself in excellent company over at Lazybones Lounge. Across each week, this Marrickville joint serves up a diverse program of musical gold and hump day is no exception. Pop in for a gig, a few craft beers and some tasty eats from the globally-inspired food menu.
The Henson
The Henson Wednesday Night in Sydney
For a classic hump day trivia session, head on down to Marrickville pub, The Henson. Each Wednesday night, this neighbourhood gem hosts its fun and friendly weekly pub quiz, from 7.30pm in the front bar. Entry is free, there are a stack of great prizes to be won and the kitchen’s slinging some top-notch pub grub with which to fuel your brain.
The Hive Bar
The Hive Bar Wednesday Night in Sydney
At this beloved Erskineville bar, consider yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to Wednesday night fun. You could unwind with happy hour schooners and wines from 4-6pm, venture upstairs for a casual life drawing class from 7.30pm, or enjoy vinyl tunes in the main bar until late. Otherwise, make a night of it and do all three!
El Topo Basement
Bondi Junction
El Topo Basement Wednesday Night in Sydney
This Bondi Junction hot-spot has a hump day situation to woo anyone with a penchant for midweek dance floor action. The long-running Basement Wednesdays are guaranteed to get you up and moving, thanks to a ripper DJ program, a party-ready crowd and drink specials galore. If you’re a student, you can sign up online for even more discounts and special offers.
The Sheaf
The Sheaf
The Sheaf Wednesday Night in Sydney
The Sheaf’s Wednesday night shenanigans are something of an institution, loved especially by students who’ve nabbed themselves a cheeky Thursday sleep-in. There’s a banging program of live tunes and DJ’s to get you up and dancing, plus free entry and generous drink specials help keep the whole evening budget-friendly. Keep an eye out, too, for special events and themed nights.
The Hideaway Bar Wednesday Night in Sydney
This music-loving Enmore bar’s newly minted Hideaway Hump Day sessions promise all sorts of fun for your Wednesday night visit. Not only will you find great happy hour deals from 5-7pm ($5 schooners, anyone?), there’s also top-notch live tunes kicking off at 8pm. Best of all, entry will cost you zero bucks.