If last week's drastic drop in temperature has you dreading the blustery days ahead, fear not — Merivale is giving Sydneysiders a reason to push forward into winter. For all of June, the Sydney hospitality empire is saying Bottoms Up, Sydney with a whopping 49-percent off all the booze at 37 of its venues between 5pm and 7pm.
No joke. For those two hours every day in June, its bars and pubs will be slinging all cocktails, mixed drinks, spirits, beer, wine and even Champagne at nearly half price.
The only catch is this: it doesn't apply to items over $200 (which is still pretty generous if you ask us). So, while you'll have to pay full price for a magnum of Veuve on the Coogee Pavilion Rooftop, a 750ml bottle of the orange-label bubbles will only set you back $71.
Other high-end discounts you'll be able to snag during the month include a bottle of Burgundy at Felix bar for less than a pineapple, a glass of premium Chablis at Bert's bar for only $12.24 and a $10.2 whisky-heavy cocktail at Palmer & Co — and you can save upward of $90 on some pretty special French wine labels at Potts Point's The Fish Shop. If you were looking for an excuse to splash out, this is it.
And why the very specific discounted price of 49 percent? Well, NSW liquor laws prevent it from being any more generous (RSA, how ya goin'), but we're not arguing — we take our cheap cocktails where we can get 'em. Punters can also expect additional partner events and offers on throughout the month, so keep an eye on this space. And organise knock-off (almost) half-price drinks ASAP.
Bottoms Up, Sydney will run every day from June 1–30 from 5–7pm. For more information and to check out the full list of participating venues head to the website.