YCK Laneways puts alfresco dining on the menu as part of Sydney’s Open for Lunch campaign


Another line-up of great events is hitting town with Time Out onboard as YCK Project Manager and official Media Partner

Sydney’s go-to 24-hour economy precinct, YCK Laneways, is putting the CBD back on the map with a one-day only event, Long Lunches & Late Nights, as part of the Sydney’s Open for Lunch revitalisation initiative hosted on Friday December 3. 

After a series of sought-after events following its highly successful block party debut, YCK is now putting alfresco dining on the menu with a range of long lunches taking place across the precinct.

Launched by the NSW Government as part of the CBDs Revitalisation Program to boost the state’s economic activity, Sydney’s Open for Lunch supports the recovery of Sydney’s hospitality sector, encouraging Sydneysiders to reconnect with their city and rediscover the vibrancy and diversity of Sydney’s food and drink offerings and the joy of sharing a meal with friends, family or work colleagues.

Having worked closely with Time Out from its infancy, YCK Laneways is teaming up with us again to bring this project to life with Time Out for Business leading the Project Management on behalf of YCK and Time Out Media coming onboard as the official media partner.

Long Lunches & Late Nights takes place on December 3, when guests will be treated to one-off events across the precinct’s bars with tasty menus and live entertainment. See Barrack Street transformed with a long lunch of epic proportions hosted by YCK venue Prince of York with 125 lunch goers across two sittings. 

Neighbouring YCK bars will also take part in the alfresco action with smaller, more intimate laneway lunches such as the Barber Shop’s Gin Garden Long Lunch, and a Mexican-inspired feast from the team behind Esteban. Since I Left You (SILY) have you a three-course event titled A Taste of Kent Street with each course served by a nearby restaurant.

Sydneysiders can continue the celebrations after dark with a jam-packed live music program at participating YCK bars, including Sammy Jnr, Spawn Point, Stitch Bar, the Swinging Cat, the Lobo, Uncle Mings, Grandma’s Bar and Redoak Boutique Beer Café. 

Vice president of YCK Laneways and president of the Independent Bars Association, Karl Schlothauer, says: “We are beyond excited to welcome Sydney back to YCK Laneways with Long Lunches & Late Nights.

“As a collective, there’s nothing we love more than creating unique experiences that inspire Sydneysiders to rediscover their city. So, we encourage you to book your spot at the table and continue your night soaking up the good tunes, great drinks and energetic atmosphere of one of Sydney’s liveliest strips.” 

Representing the buzzing precinct between Town Hall and Wynyard, YCK Laneways is a consortium of independently operated retail, hospitality, corporate and entertainment businesses around York, Clarence and Kent Streets. 

Time Out managing director Elise Bucholtz says, “This is another example of the power of collaboration. Our cities are craving experiences and reasons not only to return but to celebrate. We are a proud partner of YCK Laneways and working both behind the scenes and through promotion to ensure these events truly bring vibrancy back to the city.” 

To learn more about YCK Laneways Long Lunches & Late Nights and to snap up the last tickets available, please visit: https://www.ycklaneways.com.au/#whats-on . If you are interested in understanding how Time Out for Business can help you or your next big idea email elise.bucholtz@timeout.com / linn.johannson@timeout.com.

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