Good Friday Eve is a popular night to get out and about for a few drinks with friends - you have a whole long weekend ahead of you and no excuse not to hit the town and let your hair down a little! So which venues are offering up the best nights to kickstart the long weekend?
The regular contenders still offer their Thursday specials this week; Seven Nightclub's 'Unlucky' with resident DJs like Andy Murphy and drink specials including $1.50 pots & $4 spirits before 12, or Hush Bar's Uni night with $3 pots from 5pm to 7pm and $5 spirits 10:30pm to 11:30pm. Getting in early is always preferable, but is especially recommended Good Friday Eve as it's bound to get fairly busy fast.
The Deck Hotel has a special Good Friday Eve 'shindig' going by the name 'What's Up Deck?' at which a $25 ticket gets you free drinks from 8 - 9pm and VIP entry (no waiting in line). If you're after something else a bit gimmicky, try the 'Hollywood Glam' party at Ocean Blue in Port Melbourne, or the dinky Easter-themed cocktails (eg 'The Fluffy Bunny') on offer at Secret Garden in St Kilda.
If you're planning on going to a smaller venue or a venue that hosts bands or other entertainment, be sure to check what they have on this weekend and whether you will need to pre-purchase a ticket for entry. Also, many popular lounges and bars are also much easier to get into if you have pre-arranged a guest list or ticket, so look into it beforehand as Thursday is bound to be a big one!