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By Natalie Mell, Digital & Social Media EditorISSUE #025 WE RISE TOGETHER | News

Where to Celebrate Pride When You Can’t Make It To The Parade

Missed out on tickets to this year's parade? Don't sweat it. From queer storytelling nights to rainbow window displays and city-wide celebrations on 6 March, there are plenty of ways to soak up the sparkling Mardi Gras spirit this season. Get involved.

After Dark at the Hyde Park Barracks, 25 February

This month, After Dark at the Hyde Park Barracks is celebrating Mardi Gras with a program that spotlights queer history, music and art. Come say hi - we’ll be there hosting our very own Archie Rose pop-up bar.

My Trans Story, 26 February

Join proud trans and gender diverse storytellers as they celebrate their histories with stories that focus on more than just gender.

Queer Thinking, 27 February

Benjamin Law, Patrick Abboud and Julie McCrossin are each hosting panel discussions covering LGBTQI+ topics, from dating when you’re different to resilience and resistance.

King of Kings, 27 February

This one night only Drag King competition will see both Baby Kings & King of Kings battle it out in their respective categories. Head along to see who takes the crown, and sip our Canned Cocktails while you’re there.

Paddo Inn, 1-7 March

The Paddo Inn will be celebrating big all week with a dedicated Mardi Gras menu that includes our juicy Bottled Cocktails. Expect a live stream and drag shows on Parade night.

The Imperial, 2-7 March

The Erskineville icon is bringing us 15 events across the week, including workshops, a special edition of the deliciously entertaining Drag'N'Dine event and a Mardi Gras party to cap it all off.

The Bearded Tit, 6 March

This Redfern neighbourhood bar is an institution run by members of the queer community, so you can bet it will be going off on Mardi Gras night. Expect stellar performances, a live stream of the parade, and punch that gets its kick from our Signature Dry Gin.

Daniel San, 6 March

Over in Manly you can catch the parade at Daniel San. The bar is holding a beachside viewing party hosted by Fran Giapanni and raising money for Wear It Purple.

Taylor's Rooftop, 6 March

The CBD bar is throwing a viewing party with two sittings, so you can choose to swing by for the early or late session. Better yet, $10 will be donated to Wear It Purple for every person who books a spot.

Swing by a Window Display

It's Gay Christmas! And fittingly, window displays full of rainbow spirit have popped up all over Sydney. A special shout-out goes to Liquor on Oxford's amazing floral installation, but be sure to check out Camperdown Cellars Parramatta Road, Camperdown Cellars Double Bay and Corkscrew Cellars too.

Stay For a While

Whether you fancy hanging out at a luxe rooftop pool or waking up to unmatched harbour views, for those flying in, the Park Hyatt has your accommodation covered.

If you’re celebrating at home, our Mardi Gras Bottled Cocktails and colourful Canned Cocktails will get the party started, and for a limited time, they're available to buy at the following Sydney stockists.

Camperdown Cellars: 21-23 Kingston Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

Camperdown Cellars Double Bay: 9 William St, Double Bay NSW 2028

Red Bottle Surry Hills: 310 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Red Bottle Redfern: 7-9 Gibbons St, Redfern NSW 2016

Red Bottle Sussex St: 374 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Red Bottle Pitt St: 343 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

Red Bottle Ultimo: 66 Bay St, Ultimo NSW 2007

Red Bottle Chippendale: Central Park Mall, Chippendale NSW 2008

Red Bottle Alexandria: 219 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015

Red Bottle Elizabeth St: 181 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

The Oak Barrel: 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

Liquor on Oxford: 97-99 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Corkscrew Cellars: 108 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Darlinghurst Fine Wines: 407 Bourke St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Mr Liquor Potts Point: 204 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011

Mr Liquor Coogee: 158 Malabar Rd, South Coogee NSW 2034

United Cellars: Level 7/140 William St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

The Drink Hive: Shop 5/61-71 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018

Steve's Cool Booze: 686 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032