For a few weeks, it seemed like summer was never going to end. But, alas, it did, and just because the temperature has dropped below twenty doesn't mean your social life has to disappear in a wintry breeze.
Nobody knows this better than Manly's Hotel Steyne. Sure, the air may be fresher than a dip in the water, but there's still fun to be had — and the seaside pub is serving it up in droves this May.
On the eve of winter — Thursday, May 31 — the seven-bar venue is hosting Welcome to Winter, a winter-themed night full of giveaways, winter-themed activities, plenty of drink specials and some actual snow. Global snowboard brand Burton Snowboards is coming to the party, too, and it's bringing with it a host of live performances.
Kicking off the evening are the boys from psych-indie-rock Rufflefeather, who'll pass the mic to the night's headline act: Byron Bay's much-loved psycho trio The Babe Rainbow. The three will woo the crowd with their jungle sounds and oh-so-fun-to-dance-to groovy tunes. And, last not but not least, local northern beaches lads Thunder Fox will keep the music going at an after party at Moonshine Bar.
The giveaways will involve a heap of stellar snow gear — including a custom Burton Snowboard from Corona — so we recommend grabbing your crew and heading to Manly to welcome winter in style.
Welcome to Winter will run from 6–10pm on Thursday, May 31.