Before 2020 hit, you probably didn't realise just how much you enjoyed sipping drinks while standing. Those were the days. Yes, 'vertical consumption' — as the practice has been dubbed — is one of the ordinary, everyday parts of life that fell by the wayside over the past year, with knocking back brews and cocktails while upright off the cards under COVID-19 restrictions.
Until now, that is. In the latest eased rules that came into effect on Wednesday, March 17, Sydneysiders are once again able to stand and drink. And, the Merivale hospitality group thinks that this change is well worth celebrating.
Until Sunday, March 21, you can head to select venues — including Ivy Pool Club, The Newport, El Loco Excelsior, The Paddington and Coogee Pavilion's rooftop and ground floor — and nab $7 pints and $12 margaritas. The specials are available all day, so you can enjoy a cheap lunchtime beverage or an after-work brew, or settle in for a long weekend afternoon.
Other venues taking part include Allawah Hotel, Angel Hotel, Establishment Bar, Royal George, The Collaroy, The Grand, The Tennyson, Vic on the Park and York 75. You can also go to the ground floor of Hotel CBD and Queens Hotel Enmore, and to The Royal Bondi's front bar.