Alfresco Spaces_artwork_MRPubs around the country are getting into the Easter festivities with events ranging from egg hunting to crab racing – many chaperoned by the Bunny himself.

The family-run W.Short Hotel Group (WSHG) is a strong advocate of the holiday, with a tradition of events at its venues around Sydney and NSW.

The Group’s sister venues at The Rocks – The Australian Heritage Hotel and The Glenmore – are offering specialties such as chocolate brews, competition to guess the number of Easter eggs in a growler, competitions, and of course cameos by the famous Glenmore bunny.

Hot DJs and cold Bloody Marys will see the four-day weekend through, with dedicated food and bev menus for the Sunday recover sessions.

scubar crab racing 2_cropped_adj_A4wNearby at party central Scubar, fancy dress competitions and $5 special will accompany the infamous crab race on Monday night. Leichhardt’s The Royal is catering to the family, with raffles and Easter egg hand-outs for the kids, and up the coast at South West Rocks, The Seabreeze Beach Hotel is having colouring-in and egg hunt competitions, soothed by live music from 2pm on Sunday.

WSHG CEO Marty Short told PubTIC the holiday strikes a chord with the Group’s family focus.

“Easter long weekend is always a busy time across our group of pubs and hotels and a great excuse for everyone to get together, from young city dwellers to families enjoying some great food, speciality brews and the chance to look out for the Easter bunny!”

The Glenmore Bunny
The Glenmore Bunny

On the other side of the harbour – a thousand miles from care – the Manly Wharf Hotel is pitching to a more adult entertainment patron, with live music and free entry most nights for Vibes on the Wharf.

Easter Sunday – a traditionally big night for the Northern Beaches entertainment district – brings international headliner DJ Aeroplane for “a body-shaking set”. Aeroplane has just completed a whirlwind tour of North America, including a set at California institution, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

“We are really excited to welcome international DJ Aeroplane to the Manly Wharf Hotel,” general manager Justin Tynan told PubTIC.

“Our Vibes on the Wharf events are always very popular with our customers and we’re sure the Easter Sunday event will be no different.”


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