HSW Margarita Week

Spend 11 days sipping margaritas by the river at Howard Smith Wharves, and tucking into Mexican-inspired dishes from Stanley Chef Louis Tikaram.
Sarah Ward
February 14, 2024


Like tequila? Lime? Salt? Love all three combined in one of summer's ultimate cocktails: the margarita? Then you'll want to be sipping riverside for 11 days between Thursday, February 22–Sunday, March 3. How better to celebrate International Margarita Day?

Howard Smith Wharves is getting into the spirit of the occasion with ample spirits, all at returning festival HSW Margarita Week. Yes, it goes for longer than seven days, but that just means more excuses to hit up the inner-city precinct's venues for drinks.

From day one, Mr Percival's, Felons Brewing Co and Felons Barrel Hall, Ciao Papi and Stanley will all be serving up 'ritas — or marg-inspired sips — in flavours including watermelon, spicy Thai and mango yuzu. Beer lovers are covered, too, thanks to Felons' margarita sour ale with Madre mezcal.

Food-wise, Stanley Chef Louis Tikaram is hosting a pop-up Margarita Week food stall over the event's two weekends, from Friday, February 23–Sunday, February 25 and again from Friday, March 1–Sunday, March 3. On the menu Tijuana-style fish tacos, fried churros with dulce de leche, Pacific oysters done 'Baja style' with serrano peppers and cilantro mignonette, lamb barbacoa and guacamole

And, because knocking back 'ritas is an excuse to party, that's what the food stall will be a part of on Howard Smith Wharves' main lawn. Think: music courtesy of a mariachi band, plus piñatas.


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