January Long Weekend in Sydney

Epic music, harbourside fun and chicken feasts

Sydney is hosting a multitude of not-to-be missed events and offerings over the January long weekend and Australia Day for 2020. Whether it’s catching Sneaky Sound System at an epic final Poof Doof for summer, partying for a cause as part of Cargo Bar’s Pub Crawl, a relaxing takeaway pack from Chargrill Charlie’s to share with friends and family, there is something for everyone.


The Rook

The Rook

When: Saturday, January 25th, $49pp


Unleash your inner Aussie as you bask in the sunshine on The Rook’s rooftop for a ‘Bogan Brunch’. With a BBQ menu of all the classics, including party pies, sausages in bread with onion, fries, prawn skewers, coleslaw, potato salad and lamingtons, there is something for everyone. The day also includes 2 hours of bottomless rosé, in what is sure to be a good time.


Bungalow 8 (Image credit: Jasper Avenue)

Bungalow 8

When: Sunday, 26th January, 5pm–3am, $20pp


Spend your Australia Day harbourside at Bungalow 8 and take part in their ‘Annual Thong Throwing Competition’ and Mystery Tinnie Dip. Food of the day will be a classic Aussie BBQ with your favourites and live DJs bringing the tunes.


Cargo Bar (Image credit: Kai Leishman)


When: Friday, January 24th–Sunday, January 26th

Purchase tickets here


Party for a cause at Cargo this long weekend to raise money for bushfire relief as they take part in the Australia Day Pub Crawl. All ticket sales will be donated to support the victims of bushfires in Australia. Includes entry into four Sydney bars, snacks, live band (Friday night), fireworks and free pizza (Saturday night), Australia Day items, free facepaint, glow sticks, 4 drinks (1 at each bar) and games and prizes every night.


Chargrill Charlie's

Chargrill Charlie’s (All Stores)

When: Saturday, January 25th–Monday, January 27th


With 13 stores across Sydney, Aussie chicken institution Chargrill Charlie’s will have a special Australia Day takeaway pack –“Fair Dinkum Charlie” – on offer over the January long weekend (25th–27th January). The perfect box to enjoy with mates while you sit at the beach will include 2 whole chickens, 1 family-sized chips, 1 family-sized salad of your choice and 8 devil wings.


Cuban Brothers

Cuban Brothers at Coogee Pavilion, Establishment and Pool Club at ivy


Friday 24th January: Pool Club 6pm–8pm

Saturday 25th January: Coogee Pavilion 5pm–7pm

Tuesday 28th January: Establishment Main Bar 7pm–8pm

More information here


The Cuban Brothers’ unparalleled live performances are ingrained in pop culture, and they’re bringing their incredible energy to Sydney over 3 massive nights. This isn’t to be missed, so round up the troops, and get ready to hit the dance floor and laugh the night away with B-boy moves and funk-fuelled music. There’ll be $10 mojitos all night long, to get you in that funky party spirit.


Courtyard at ivy

When: Sunday, 26th January, 1pm–11pm

Tickets available here, starting from $32.60


Get ready for another massive Courtyard Party this January Long Weekend featuring LUUDE, Badrapper, Eddie, LO'99, Virus Syndicate, Avance, Krude & Tori Levett. There will be $5 snags and $6 pints on offer all day.


Poof Doof at ivy

When: Saturday, 25th January

Tickets available here, $25pp


Poof Doof is closing out January with their biggest night so far! Get ready for Sneaky Sound System, who will be delivering their funkiest and downright juiciest live set yet! Joining them at the big table is a fabulous family line-up starring Jonny Marsh, the ever-stunning Troy Beman and the real deal herself, Sveta.


Poppin’ off upstairs will be Snap Crackle Pop with DJs Charlie Villas and Pineapple Pineapple with special performances from Dizzy Bility and Alright Hey.


But wait, there’s more! Charisma Belle will also be gracing the sky stage along with an epic one-hour drinks package available from 10.30pm–1.30pm.