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Advice
|13 Mar|3 mins

Party like it’s 1999 (or any other decade for that matter)

Where to find your hit of nostalgia, and a damn good time too
Sarah Tarca
13 Mar
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Maybe it’s our nostalgia talking, or maybe we’re just sick of all the Mexican-themed bars, but there’s something special about a watering hole tricked up in your childhood memories. Perhaps we’re sentimental, perhaps we’re getting old, but either way these places will let you indulge in all those feels, as well as your drink of choice.

The ‘70s: Get your skates on

Remember when you put on skates for the first time and it just blew.your.mind? Shoes! With wheels! It was more magic than E.T flying a bike. Well, thanks to the resurrection of skate rinks across the country, you can totally relive that. Most local rinks will cater to private parties (where there’s booze involved) or you can let loose on a Friday night, disco style, if you’re keen to battle the teens - don't forget your high-waisted hot pants. If you’re lucky enough to live in Melbourne you can also join the Collingwood Underground Roller Disco group on FB which hosts rad roller nights in underground car parks.

The ‘80s: Go gaming

Once upon a time gaming was something you went out to do. With friends. Without a computer screen. It was social, and also a helluva lot of fun. Now, thanks to sentimental folks like us, the good times are back with dedicated arcade game bars popping up all over Oz. There’s pinball, arcades, board games, and even some vintage console games (Sonic, anyone?)… And you don’t even have to ask Mum to play. Grab a pint and indulge in some childhood nostalgia while you try to crack that Space Invaders top score.

Advice
|13 Mar|3 mins

Party like it’s 1999 (or any other decade for that matter)

Where to find your hit of nostalgia, and a damn good time too
Sarah Tarca
13 Mar
Share:

Maybe it’s our nostalgia talking, or maybe we’re just sick of all the Mexican-themed bars, but there’s something special about a watering hole tricked up in your childhood memories. Perhaps we’re sentimental, perhaps we’re getting old, but either way these places will let you indulge in all those feels, as well as your drink of choice.

The ‘70s: Get your skates on

Remember when you put on skates for the first time and it just blew.your.mind? Shoes! With wheels! It was more magic than E.T flying a bike. Well, thanks to the resurrection of skate rinks across the country, you can totally relive that. Most local rinks will cater to private parties (where there’s booze involved) or you can let loose on a Friday night, disco style, if you’re keen to battle the teens - don't forget your high-waisted hot pants. If you’re lucky enough to live in Melbourne you can also join the Collingwood Underground Roller Disco group on FB which hosts rad roller nights in underground car parks.

The ‘80s: Go gaming

Once upon a time gaming was something you went out to do. With friends. Without a computer screen. It was social, and also a helluva lot of fun. Now, thanks to sentimental folks like us, the good times are back with dedicated arcade game bars popping up all over Oz. There’s pinball, arcades, board games, and even some vintage console games (Sonic, anyone?)… And you don’t even have to ask Mum to play. Grab a pint and indulge in some childhood nostalgia while you try to crack that Space Invaders top score.

The ‘90s: Do nothing, Seinfeld style

There’s no better way to honour the ‘90s than with the show that was the ‘90s: Seinfeld. And Melbourne’s Fitzroy has the perfect place; a bar dedicated to all things George Costanza, Georges. The whole place, from the wall decals (of George’s face, natch) to the toasties and even the drinks are all an ode to that great annoying man and his perfect one-liners, like this piece of gold: “when you look annoyed all the time, people think you’re busy.” It’s the perfect place to sit around in your retro sneakers and talk about nothing with your mates.

The ‘00s: Head to Hogwarts

If, like the rest of the world you fell deep into the Harry Potter wormhole in the noughties, now is the time to relive the magic (geddit?). But this time around it’ll be even better because booze is involved. See, this April, a rather clever crew are putting on a Harry Potter themed Wizards Brunch in fair old Sydney town. What we know so far is that it’ll be a bottomless brunch with booze, spells and even quidditch, and it’s happening somewhere in the CBD, in a hall that looks like Hogwarts. The rest is hidden under a cloak of mystery so you should probably books some tickets to find out...

Once you've settled on a theme, all that's left is picking your party outfit.

Sarah Tarca
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