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Beat your NYD Hangover

No one wants to start the New Year seedy and hungover, so we’ve found and tested a few hangover cures that work for us and will hopefully work for you too! PREPARE YOUR BODY!  Before you leave to go to your big New Year’s Eve bash, preparation is the key. Just like we prime our... more info


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10 Do’s and Don’ts for New Years Eve

We’ve come up with some simple do’s and don’ts for New Years Eve so you can have a sparkling night and enjoy all the festivities (minus any embarrassing moments… we hope). Time to enjoy all the food and drinks before we start planning for all those New Years resolutions (that we won’t keep) once again.  ... more info


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Where to go this New Year’s Eve

Goodbye to 2017 and welcome to all the New Year’s resolutions that we will not keep! Yes, it’s time to start looking for a venue to bring in the New Year. Luckily, we have narrowed the list down for you. BUCKLEY’S Ever wondered what it was like celebrating the New Year in the 1920’s? Step... more info


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Calling all Brunchers!

Our favourite time of the day – BRUNCH! That golden, sweet spot between breakfast and lunch, whereby we haven’t eaten since dinner last night, have slept through peak breakfast time and woken up before the lunch menu kicks in. Here are a couple of our favourite go-to places to help you decide on your next... more info


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Bottomless Sorbet Cocktails are on This Summer

A classic Sydney summer is nothing without icy, slushy-style sorbet cocktails on a Saturday arvo. Thanks to the The Loft, you can enjoy a bottomless sorbet sesh every lunchtime on Saturdays and Sundays. For 2.5 hours of free-flowing sorbet cocktails and a grazing platter, you and your friends can enjoy summer the best way possible... more info


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12 Things Christmas Workers Don’t Want you to Know

It’s all smiles and pleasantries when you walk through the shop door, but behind closed doors, there are just some things retail and hospitality workers would never say to your face. HOWEVER, we’d like to divulge those secrets today and if you’re the one working this Christmas, we feel you. Here are 12 things we... more info


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Where To Host Your Office Christmas Party

Christmas is rapidly approaching and if you’re reading this, you are probably a little bit unprepared for your end-of-year office Christmas party. But that’s okay, we have your back and the boss won’t even know you left planning to the last minute with these exceptional venues.   Moore Park Golf Cleveland St, Moore Park Take... more info


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Six Tips for an Epic Office Christmas Party

So you’re in charge of the office Christmas party this year? No pressure – just your boss and everyone you work with judging you. At Hidden City Secrets, we are the king of planning parties and picking the perfect venue, so follow our guide on how to host a headache free Christmas party. Tip 1... more info


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Where to be this Melbourne Cup Day

Just because the races are in Melbourne, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a bev and a bet. We all know it’s a great excuse for a long weekend, too much food and even more drinks. So fascinators down, top buttons undone, drinks up and let fun begin.   The Argyle  18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia  Bringing the glitz... more info


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A Guide To Sydney’s Good Food Month

We all appreciate a good feed every once in a while, so how about a month of it? Good Food Month have collaborated with some of the best chefs and culinary masterminds within Sydney to produce Hyde Park Palms – a custom built pop up in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. From the 5th of... more info


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Oktoberfest Is Back

Become part of Australia’s largest and most popular Oktoberfest Celebration, Returning for its seventh year ‘Oktoberfest in the Gardens’ is bringing Munich to Sydney. On Saturday the 28th of October, The Domain will play host to Australia’s biggest Bavarian festival. This event attracts thousands to celebrate everyone’s favourite things: Food, Music and Beer. So throw... more info


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Where To Get A Drink In The CBD

Known for its glamorous (and highly expensive) real estate and iconic landmarks such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, Sydney is the typical cosmopolitan city fit for the country’s elite and anyone else who has hundreds and thousands to splash on rent every week (seriously, how do some people afford it ?!) What... more info


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The Best Asian Fusion Restaurants on Kensington St

Downtown, things will be great when your downtown, no finer place for sure, downtown, everything’s waiting for you… are the words you will be singing when you stumble upon this glorious selection of Asian cuisines, seafood sensations and the finest coffee you will find in Sydney. Kensington Street is a must see for all Sydneysiders,... more info


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Sydney’s Best Function Venues with a View

Can’t find the perfect venue that ticks all the boxes? Struggling to secure a venue that has the perfect view? If you’re anxiously nodding, then stop stressing and keep reading. HCS have found you some amazing venues to host an upcoming special event or if you’re simply looking to impress an important client and need... more info


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Father’s Day: Where To Go For Lunch

Well, it’s that time of the year again where dad’s get offered the limelight and the chance to celebrate their parenting skills, even though they struggle to make anything but a toasted cheese sandwich and have to rely on mum to remember when your birthday is. Despite all that, dads are always there to provide... more info


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Top 5 Date-Worthy Restaurants

It’s tough being in a relationship, especially after those first 3 months pass by and you’re sadly no longer in the honeymoon stage. Keeping the romance alive and surprising each other takes a lot of effort and we seem to get everything and anything delivered these days so why bother getting off the couch? (Besides... more info


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360 Presents: Truffle Degustation Dinner

Truffles are an affordable luxury with an empowering aroma to turn everyday dishes into extraordinary wonders. As Australia is the fourth largest truffle growing nation, 360 Bar & Dining is presenting a one-time-only exclusive dining event for guests to enrich their taste buds and experience a degustation feast. Located 305 metres above the city in the... more info


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Fine Dining That Won’t Break The Bank

Are you trying to save up for that European holiday you’ve been wanting to take for the past 5 years? Need a new car? Going overboard with online shopping because you need the 54th pair of shoes that you promised will be your very last online purchase? Don’t want to spend those extra few dollars... more info


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Escape The City and Find Freedom

The Freedom Hub, situated in Sydney’s Waterloo where design and industry intertwine to create a community dedicated to the nurture and cultivation of creativity and technology, is the perfect location for this socially conscious venue space. Not only can you grab a coffee at their cute-as-a-button cafe, or host your next event in one of... more info


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The Best High Teas In Sydney

Who said you have to be rich to feel royal? We have a few treats in-store for you Sydney-goers. Get your pinkies at the ready as we present to you the top High Teas across the City. As a fellow pommy, I have had my fair share of scones and afternoon teas in my time.... more info


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Bastille Festival Takes Over Circular Quay

Food. Wine. Art. This Feast-ival has it all. Bastille Festival, the Food Wine Art Revolution, recently renamed from the BBR Festival, will not only celebrate all things French, but unify people and countries around the world for Bastille Day weekend on the 13th – 16th of July. Fun fact: BBR stands for Bleu Blanc Rouge, and if... more info


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Top 10 Places to Host Birthday Drinks

Your birthday is fast approaching and the Facebook event you’ve created, have your friends itching as to where you are going to host it. It’s a big task. You want it to be memorable but still be a convenient location for all of your friends to make it home with an affordable Uber ride. Would... more info


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5 Uniquely Sydney Date Ideas

Ready to set down the takeaway menu and finally be the person in the relationship that conquers indecisiveness? Had enough of pretending to be happy when your partner suggests another Game of Thrones marathon? Whether you’ve been together for years, you’re in that awkward are-we/aren’t-we stage, or it’s a date you wish you’d swiped left on,... more info


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Your Last Minute Guide to Vivid Sydney

Let me guess. You planned on making the most of Vivid Sydney but with the release of the new season of Orange Is The New Black and the wretched Sydney rain, life got in the way. Now, you’re feeling like a darn fool because the festivities end tomorrow and you’re stuck pondering whether all those... more info


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What Your Drink Says About You

I’m the first to admit I have been almost all of these drinkers at one point or another. I can only imagine what the bartender thought of me when I was ordering Vodka Redbulls as a fresh 18 year old, but alas, at the time I knew no better. Just as my clothes, hair styles... more info


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Mother’s Day: Where To Go In Sydney

Don’t be a bore this Mother’s Day and do the usual card, chocolate and flowers for mum. Instead, get mum excited, dolled up and ready for a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner – with the inclusion of a few glasses of bubbly of course. There are few Mother’s Day specials happening across Sydney, and luckily,... more info


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10 Newtown Bars You Need To Know About

Ah Newtown – the hippest, most unsuspectingly ‘it’ place at the moment, with its hidden establishments, grungy bars, appealing food and rowdy nightlife. There isn’t anywhere quite like Newtown. The locals will tell you that. And after a night spent running around some favourite Newtown haunts (that we’ve listed below), you too just might fall... more info


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Best Bars In Sydney With A View

You don’t need to climb to the Sydney Harbour Bridge to get the best views of the city. Bars and restaurants all over Sydney have taken advantage of the breathtaking views that Sydney has to offer. With venues showcasing views from the sky and sea level, these bars and restaurants are not just for tourists.... more info


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6 Of The Most Haunted Bars in Sydney

Today we are discussing spirits of a different kind. We’re not interested in your usual tequila, gin, vodka and whiskey. We’re interested in the ghoulish, mysterious happenings that occur in some of Sydney’s oldest pubs, bars, and restaurants. Guess you could say these establishments host every kind of spirit imaginable. Check them out on any... more info


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Top 5 Picks for St Paddy’s Day

It’s that time of year again where everyone channels their inner Irish. Whether you’re from the homeland, you’re pretending to be for the day, or you’re a leprechaun and still not sure sure sure, St Patrick’s Day falls on Friday 17th March, so it’s time to get your liver ready for a weekend full of fun! Not... more info


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The Do’s And Don’ts of Hosting Your Own Event

You may have an upcoming birthday, anniversary, wedding or even a corporate function that requires some major levels of planning, organisation and creative flair. Now, we know you’re no superhero who can multi-task the grueling processes of hosting your own event or function, so we’ve asked the experts and got some exclusive handy key tips... more info


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The Coolest Hidden Bars in Sydney

There’s something dangerous about entering an unmarked door, or walking down a dark, dingy alleyway that piques our interest and sets our heart racing. The most obscure, concealed and secretive bars make for the most fun nights out, so take it from us and give one (or all) of these bars a go at some... more info


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Your Guide to Art Month Sydney

Founded in 2009, Art Month Sydney is a month long festival which presents and celebrates contemporary art throughout the city of Sydney, showcasing art through an exciting program of exhibitions, workshops, live talks and studio openings. Art Month Sydney is a non-for-profit festival produced by The Australian Art Events Foundation and runs through March. A... more info


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Sober in Sydney – 5 Things To Do This Weekend

Embarking on a month long alcohol-free detox seemed like a good idea on January 31st after a two months of over-indulging. Each February, hundreds and thousands of Australians commit to Feb Fast, abstaining from alcohol for the final month of summer. Feb Fast is an incredible organisation that asks Australia to ‘pause for a cause’,... more info


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Taste of Sydney – For Friends Who Feast

Taste of Sydney is back, transforming Centennial Park into a foodie mecca over four days. In partnership with Electrolux, Taste of Sydney brings together Sydney’s very best restaurants and chefs from the 9th of March until the 12th, showcasing some of the finest culinary Sydney has to offer. Very rarely are the biggest names (and... more info


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Twilight At Taronga Zoo

It’s that time of year again where the flowers have budded and the animals are frolicking, and luckily, Taronga Zoo understands just how important it is to plan an outing to the zoo at this glorious time. They also understand how live music and picnicking in the great outdoors are three things that just scream... more info


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10 Things Only Hospitality Workers Will Understand

Every industry has its perils and share of cretins that employees have to deal with on a daily basis. Whether you work at a bank, in a law firm, in retail, in a school or as a dog walker, there are certain aspects of every job, certain “individuals” more specifically, you’re taught you have to “just... more info


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What’s On In Sydney This Weekend

Sydney’s summer, and the associated lead up to Christmas, is like no other in the world, what with its sun-soaked days and balmy nights, Aussie-centric festivities and not-so-traditional-traditions. Whether you’re excited about the big day or not, ‘tis an inevitable eventuality, so you may as well get amongst some of the exciting activities which are... more info


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What Not To Do At Your Christmas Party

If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you check out our article detailing the Red Flags of Christmas Venues. Provided the venue checks out on those, then let’s take the next step and go through some of the classic DO NOT’S once the party’s underway. You might remember last year we listed: Pash the... more info


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Signs Your Xmas Party Venue Isn’t Quite Right

Everyone loves a good Chrissie party and rightly so. But you have to be equal parts excited and wary. Let’s take a classic office party as an example. Firstly, you have to consider who in the office organised it. Maybe it was Bob from the Creative Team who loves a pill more than a decent... more info