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WIN 1 of 5 Double Passes To The Sydney Film Festival

*GIVEAWAY TIME! WE HAVE 5 x DOUBLE PASSES TO PRESENT TO SOME LUCKY WINNERS TO ATTEND THE CLOSING NIGHT OF THE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL* Head to our Facebook page here to enter! All you have to do is ‘like’ the Hidden City Secrets Sydney page and ‘tag’ who you would...

What’s on Guide: Queen’s Birthday Edition

With the Queen’s Birthday Weekend coming up, there’s certainly a lot to do in Sydney this week, whether it’s grabbing a delicious Italian cocktail for Negroni Week or spending a few days in the NSW Central Ranges. Read on to see what awaits you during this royal week. Negroni Week...

Your Guide To What’s On This Week

For most the last days of autumn and warm weather are something to be mourned. However as Sydney-siders know, the start of June means the start of Vivid and a time of celebration. But if you’re not into the shining lights of this amazing festival we’ve got you covered better...

The Top 5 Must-see Events at Vivid Sydney!

Vivid returns to Sydney for its 10th Anniversary and is jam packed with incredible light spectaculars, events, food, music and innovative ideas! This 23-day festival will run from 25 May to 16 June and features a plethora of opportunities to be wowed. So, to make your Vivid experience a lil...

All You Can Eat Pizza For Only $20

Pizza lovers, rejoice. Your prayers have been answered by the pizza gods, and you can now indulge in all-you-can-eat-pizza every Monday night at (nearly) every Salt Meats Cheese venue. And trust us, you knead this in your life. Salt Meats Cheese is a family-owned Italian restaurant, delivering a passion for...

Sustainable Seafood Foodtrucks Land on Sydney’s Shores

This March, we’re keepin’ it wild with the launch of Australia’s very first Sustainable Seafood Week. Head down to Martin Place between the 12-18th of March to score yourself some ocean-friendly eats and help support a cause dedicated to sustainability. Held by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC,) Sustainable Seafood Week...

Where To Take Bae For A Drink This Valentine’s Day

If Valentine’s Day isn’t the most important day of your year as a couple, do you even relationship?!!? February 14th should not be taken lightly. Yes, it may be a day filled with admiration, doting, love, and all that other gushy stuff, but you’re forgetting one thing –EXPECTATION. With so...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Giveaway! 3 Double Passes to the Open Air Cinema

*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...

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....

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cinema with a View

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...

Easter Sunday: Rooftop Reggae Party

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Have A Picnis This Australia Day At The Calyx

What better way to spend Australia Day then with a picnic and some Cabernet… In the heart of Sydney’s stunning Royal Botanic Gardens you’ll find The Calyx, a state of the art venue that is architecturally magnificent and fuses art with theatre and leafy green surrounds. On the 26th of...

The Night Market Is Back!

For one night and one night only, Carriageworks is set to transform itself into an Asian inspired, culinary wonderland. Curated by award winning chef Kylie Kwong, The Night Market happening on the 28th of January is offering all the sites, sounds and smells of contemporary Asia, from Harajuku to Beijing...

Best NYE Events Around Sydney

I think we can all agree that 2016 has been a bit of a whirlwind. From the chaos that ensued from Pokemon Go, the excitement and drama of the Rio Olympics, the passing of legends like Prince and Bowie, the phenomenon of ‘dabbing’, the fruition of the mannequin challenge (still...

The Ultimate New Years Eve At STUDIO

If bringing in the New Year 300 metres above Sydney’s CBD sounds like your type of party then STUDIO, Sydney Tower is the place for you. Toast the end of the year and count in 2017 in ultimate style, enjoying a six course degustation menu with matching wines whilst soaking...

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...

What’s On In Sydney This November

By Sam Howard Hey Sydney! What did you have planned for this November? Maybe you wanted to experience a flashback in time at a vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll day, take your date to explore the night sky or maybe even see some native fauna at night? Try something new this...

Top 12 Christmas Party Venues in Sydney

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, this list of the 12 best party and function venues in Sydney is the gift you and your office really need. Yes, it’s that time of the year again – the one some call the ‘most wonderful’ of the year – but that really...

Top 5 Waterfront Bars in Sydney

Forget heaven, summer is knock knock knocking on our doors, so why not answer? That’s right, it’s time to get back outside, into the sun, and down a couple of pints. Beer, cider, wine, whiskey, cocktails and tapas all await you in a myriad of hidden laneway pubs, sun-soaked rooftop...

Top 5 things to do in Sydney this week

Though some of us might question whether the eight hour working day is still something to be celebrated (here’s looking at you and your newly-instilled 6 hour working (holi)day, Sweden), but as it’s time for a long weekend, who’s to quibble? That’s right Sydney-siders, Labour Day is coming up on...

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