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Beat your NYD Hangover

20 Dec. 2017

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 […]

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10 Do’s and Don’ts for New Years Eve

14 Dec. 2017

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.   […]

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Where to go this New Year’s Eve

14 Dec. 2017

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 […]

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Calling all Brunchers!

7 Dec. 2017

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 […]

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Bottomless Sorbet Cocktails are on This Summer

6 Dec. 2017

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 […]

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Giveaway! 3 Double Passes to the Open Air Cinema

30 Nov. 2017

*GIVEAWAY TIME! WE HAVE 3 X DOUBLE PASSES TO GIVE AWAY TO 6 LUCKY WINNERS TO ATTEND A MOVIE OF THEIR CHOICE AT THE AMERICAN EXPRESS OPENAIR CINEMA IN SYDNEY’S INNER WEST!* Head to the Hidden City Secrets Facebook page and tag who you would take and tell us why you should win. Click here to enter […]

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12 Things Christmas Workers Don’t Want you to Know

29 Nov. 2017

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 […]

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Sydney’s Brand New Brewery & Beer Garden

24 Nov. 2017

Located at the King St Wharf in Sydney, is the brand new microbrewery that does it all. All Hands Brewing House is the latest Red Rock Leisure venue to be not only a brewery, but also a restaurant and bar. The brewery takes its inspiration from the history and tradition of the King St Docks, […]

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A Traveling Pop-up Ice Bar is Coming to Sydney!

22 Nov. 2017

Forget your sweltering 30+ degree days and step into a world of icy cold luxury thanks to IceBar. No more fervent forehead wipes, sweaty palms and soaked clothing when trying to enjoy a beer with your mates. Instead, IceBar are providing us with amazing pop-up bars across the country designed purely to chill you out, […]

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Where To Host Your Office Christmas Party

20 Nov. 2017

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 […]

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Six Tips for an Epic Office Christmas Party

20 Nov. 2017

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 […]

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Where to be this Melbourne Cup Day

3 Nov. 2017

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 […]

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A Guide To Sydney’s Good Food Month

10 Oct. 2017

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 […]

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Oktoberfest Is Back

5 Oct. 2017

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 […]

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Where To Get A Drink In The CBD

11 Sep. 2017

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 […]

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The Best Asian Fusion Restaurants on Kensington St

5 Sep. 2017

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, […]

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Sydney’s Best Function Venues with a View

1 Sep. 2017

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 […]

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Father’s Day: Where To Go For Lunch

31 Aug. 2017

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 […]

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Top 5 Date-Worthy Restaurants

16 Aug. 2017

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 […]

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Bertonia Lounge – A Hidden Gem In Parramatta

11 Aug. 2017

In charge of organizing the work Christmas party this year? Realising that your 30th birthday isn’t as far away as you thought (or hoped) it was? Can’t make a decision on a venue but still need to throw a baby shower preferably before the baby gets here? Well sit back, relax, grab a drink and read this […]

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360 Presents: Truffle Degustation Dinner

2 Aug. 2017

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 […]

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Fine Dining That Won’t Break The Bank

27 Jul. 2017

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 […]

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Escape The City and Find Freedom

26 Jul. 2017

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 […]

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The Best High Teas In Sydney

18 Jul. 2017

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. […]

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Bastille Festival Takes Over Circular Quay

13 Jul. 2017

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 […]

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Top 10 Places to Host Birthday Drinks

30 Jun. 2017

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 […]

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5 Uniquely Sydney Date Ideas

15 Jun. 2017

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, […]

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Your Last Minute Guide to Vivid Sydney

7 Jun. 2017

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 […]

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What Your Drink Says About You

18 May. 2017

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 […]

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Mejico; A Restaurant To Taco Bout…

12 May. 2017

There is a restaurant in Sydney that actually encourages the enthusiasm some (me) get when the opportunity arises to chant me-hee-co whilst clacking invisible castanets in the air. Mejico in Sydney’s CBD brings the very best of Mexican cuisine to the shores of Sydney, allowing those of us not fortunate enough to make the trip to […]

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Mother’s Day: Where To Go In Sydney

8 May. 2017

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, […]

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10 Newtown Bars You Need To Know About

26 Apr. 2017

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 […]

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Cinema with a View

18 Apr. 2017

Stop what you’re doing. We have found the best date night ever, available nearly every night in April! Spend a night under the stars, with breathtaking views and catch a flick at Luna Park. This iconic location will be the place to be this April, with some of the best movies in recent years, as […]

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5 Things To Do In Sydney This Easter

13 Apr. 2017

Sure, you COULD sit in traffic for three hours in an attempt to get out of Sydney this long weekend, but why bother leaving when there’s so much to do right at your doorstep? If you haven’t organised a trip away for Easter, there’s plenty on offer in Sydney this weekend.  The rains look like […]

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Easter Sunday: Rooftop Reggae Party

12 Apr. 2017

What do Easter Sunday, Rum and reggae have in common? Absolutely nothing. Other than your Easter Sunday could be spent in the best way possible, with booze, dancing, live music and the sounds of the Caribbean. The Cauliflower Hotel & Forgotten Cask Rum Bar are proud to present a FREE Rooftop Reggae Party to help […]

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The Eastern

11 Apr. 2017

This four-level establishment in Bondi Junction houses some of the best venues that Sydney has to offer. Don’t let the fact that it shares its building with Westfield shopping center deter you, The Eastern is a little world within itself. You’ll find a different experience on each level, unique to each venue. The Eastern is […]

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Best Bars In Sydney With A View

30 Mar. 2017

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. […]

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Tatle-tale At Tatler

29 Mar. 2017

A cocktail lounge designed to make you thirsty and an extensive canapé menu destined to make you hungry…welcome to Tatler… Tatler is a venue located in Darlinghurst, that really does have it all. It includes a dancefloor (aptly named the discotheque) which features rich mahogany furnishings, romantic lighting, limestone walls and mysterious alcoves. The discotheque […]

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A Secret Whiskey Room Just For You…

22 Mar. 2017

Eau De Vie is one of Sydney’s best hidden gems. Translating to “water of life”, Eau De Vie was named The World’s Best New Cocktail Bar in 2011, and is ranked among the top 50 bars in the world. If you’re after somewhere a little more quiet and sophisticated to host a party then Eau De […]

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6 Of The Most Haunted Bars in Sydney

22 Mar. 2017

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 […]