There are a lot of people who have absolutely no interest in spending $17 on a glass of amber wine that has spent nearly three months on skins, nor do they consider a $22 gin a good investment. That’s OK, because if you want somewhere that pumps out party vibes even on a Wednesday and is all about cheap fun, then Soda Factory is the place. Their humpday special includes five dollar burgers and fried chicken, and jimminy cricket, if that isn’t a table of girls with high ponytails drinking eight dollar thickshakes – like in an episode of Happy Days.
Mondays they show movies, Tuesdays they have one dollar hot dogs, which has to be one of Sydney’s cheapest dinners, and on weekends this place is extremely popular for anyone who wants to boogie to ’80s and ’90s tunes – the queues are hectic. The cheap and cheerful party vibes suit travellers and the early twenty-somethings to a tee.