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THE FOOD

The Commons HQ have had the enviable job of spending 12 months eating our way around Australia to find you the very best eats for our 2017 street feast. Hoy Pinoy, Maverick Wings, Killa Fries, Pimp My Chimney and over 15 more food trucks will bring their own unique flavour, passion and style, plus the return of 2016 favourites Gelato Messina serving a custom dessert range exclusive to The Commons, and Mary’s who this time are bringing fried chicken alongside their ‘get fat’ burgers.

You’ll indulge in everything from cheese platters to cheeseburgers, Brazilian smoked meats to bao trifectas, ribs to rogan josh and berry boss pastry chimneys to Belgium waffles. With more than twenty options available, you’ll be able to treat yourself every single night.

Now, where are you going to start?


PIMMS GARDEN BAR

Pimms, the quintessential summer drink, is bringing their Summer Garden Pop-Up to The Commons. Transforming Commonwealth Park into a mini summer wonderland, Pimms will be serving their refreshing aperitifs all feastival.


CRAFT BEER BAR

Discover the best brew guaranteed to satisfy your cravings on these long summer days. Canberra has steadily built a reputation as a craft beer hotspot, so it’s only right for The Commons to serve up the best of the best.


WINE BAR

The Commons Wine Bar will be serving the best of the local wine district, plus a few Australian favourites.

If you’re looking for a classic summer cocktail to quench your thirst, we got you! Prosecco Spritz, made with Prosecco blended with blood orange, botanicals and a twist of bitters, plus a Miami Ice Tea and Peach Bellini – which one first?


THE BUTLERS

The ultimate in luxury service – the Butlers can reserve you a table, queue for you, deliver food and drinks to you and your friends, curate a menu and much more. Sign up for first bookings, which will be available in early November. Find out more here.


COMMON CULTURE TRIVIA

Back after back to back sold our sessions in 2016, our nightly trivia covers Game of Thrones, Sex & the City, Back to the Future and Kim & Kanye. YASSS! Do you know your flux capacitors from your House of Targaryen?

Nightly sessions book our quick and The Commons subscribers will receive first access, so sign up here so you don’t miss out!


BRINGING THE KIDS?

We’ve got lots lined up for little kids (and big kids alike), with face painters, roaming performers, lawn games and we’ve even got word that even a visit from Santa.

Check out the calendar of events.


GAMES

There’ll be plenty of games across the event space to keep everyone entertained! Become the lawn games master and challenge your friends to giant Connect 4, Jenga or table tennis. Available during opening hours.


SEATING

We’ve made sure there is enough seating for everyone at The Commons, however during busy periods these may fill up. There’s an array of picnic tables and lawn chairs which are available on a first-come-first-served basis (unless you’ve booked a Butler!), otherwise bring your picnic blankets along.


the commons is a smoke-free event

Please respect your fellow foodies and help keep The Commons a 100% smoke-free event.