East Village Shopping Center in Darlinghurst has transformed its rooftop area into a glowing, pink, winter garden. Inspired by European winter markets, keep warm beneath the soft fairy lights and enjoy some of the warming food and drinks on offer. Grab some currywurst, coq-au-vin, or fondue, and wash it down with any one of the winter speciality cocktails.
The Pink Winter Garden is open from 5pm-11pm every day except Mondays, all the way until the end of August. It’s free entry, but it’d be a good idea to book ahead, which you can do here.
Escape reality and the cold. Sydney is getting a life-size pac-man maze, for two days only in August. Dodge ghosts, collect fruit, and solve coded puzzles in this larger-than-life immersive activity. There’s also an 80s themed bar to relax in with some good tunes and cocktails once you’re done. The activity is great for all ages (kids under 4 enter free), but there are also adults-only sessions run from 6pm-11pm. Get your tickets before they sell out.
Retro popups seem to be the flavour of the season in Sydney. The Tower Eye is hosting ‘Sydney’s Highest Playground’ on the observation decks, every day from 9am to 9pm, though til the end of August. Dress up in your favourite 80s and 90s outfits, and enjoy the giant versions of games like Jenga and Connect Four, and glow in the dark hula hoops. Embrace your inner-child with some decadent dessert cocktails.
- Liv Steigrad for Ruby’s Residences.
Liv- Tender L Creative and Deb - a long term resident of Sydney.