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7 days, 7 nights out
You’re a student – why not go out any day of the week? Even if you don’t try all of these suggestions in a marathon party-week, Iglu is here to make sure that you can find something to do in Sydney, whatever night it is.
Monday: The Beresford Hotel in Surry Hills understands: movie tickets and popcorn in Sydney are way too expensive! So they’ve created their own cinema.
Each Monday night from 7PM, the hotel on Bourke Street screens classic films and new releases – for free! You can enjoy drinks and food from the hotel while you watch. Head to their website – The Beresford Hotel – to see what’s screening each week.
Tuesday: Tuesday night is trivia night throughout Sydney’s bars and pubs. Bring a group of friends along and show off your knowledge at some of our Tuesday night picks: Surry Hill’s The Dove and Olive has cash prizes and lots of beer to give away – but beware of the teams of News Limited journalists who call this trivia night home.
To compete against more student-filled teams, try out The Landsdowne on Broadway near Sydney Uni, where you can win “Landsdowne dollars” that you can convert into pub food or more beer. The Duke of Edinburgh hotel in Enmore has one of the biggest cash prizes going – $75 for the winning team! If you’re on the East side, you can find a similarly big prize on Tuesdays at the London Hotel in Paddington.
Wednesday: Get cultured on a Wednesday evening at the Art Gallery of NSW, where the popular “Art After Hours” program keeps the gallery doors open long past closing time, with films, talks, events and food and drinks flowing until 9PM.
Thursday: Have a silly, fun and cheap Thursday night out at Kings Cross Hotel in (duh) Kings Cross at “Tranny Bingo”, a fun bingo game celebrating the Cross’ more flamboyant side with drag queen bingo hostesses. $10 will get you dinner and 5 rounds of bingo!
Sydney also has a lot of amazing live music happening on Thursdays – and often, it’s free! If you want to hear the latest in Sydney indie bands, head along to World Bar, also in King’s Cross, or Oxford Art Factory in Darlinghurst.
If you want to keep the fun going and stay up late on a school night, pop in for karaoke fun at Sydney CBD’s Big Echo to belt out your own songs.
Friday: While there’s never any shortage of things to do in Sydney on a Friday night, it can be hard finding something a little different to the ordinary drinking and dancing at pubs and clubs. Never fear – Iglu is here!
If you know how to roller blade, why not join the Sydney Bladers, a club who meet up on Friday nights for fun roller skates around the harbour? If you’re not super-confident, they’ve also got a Virgin Skate Night (ahem, for those who haven’t skated before) on Wednesdays. Check out www.sydneybladers.com/ for more info.
If that sounds more like exercise than fun, pop in to Kings Cross’ super-cool Piano Room after 8PM for $8 frozen cocktails and $8 share platters – but you have to RSVP – at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday: It’s Saturday night, and it’s party time! If you want to get dancing, there are lots of clubs in the city that boast free or cheap (under $10) entry on Saturday nights. Check out Oxford Art Factory on Darlinghurst’s Oxford Street and Candy’s Apartment in Kings Cross for dance-floors that are always shaking!
You can also join the crowds at one of Sydney’s high-profile sports
Sunday: After a big week (especially if you followed our guide!) you’ll be wanting to do something a little quiet on your Sunday. You might also be broke, so may we suggest the amazing bargain that is $5 pizza and $5 cocktail night at Hugo’s in King’s Cross?
Sunday night is also a great night for a picnic – Iglu recommends taking a basket full of snacks to the Royal Botanic Gardens in the evening and soaking up the most beautiful views in the city to end your week.
matches on a Saturday night. Dress in team colours and head along to the Sydney Cricket Ground in Moore Park to catch not only cricket, but also Australian rules football and rugby league year round. Book tickets online before heading along – most non-final games are only around $12 entry for students.