Tucker, Tunes & Trivia – Weeknight Winter Updates

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After a long day at work, don’t let the winter chills put you off catching up with a few mates for dinner and a drink, especially when you can grab a good deal along the way.

The Border has no shortage of great restaurants and pubs for a cheeky weeknight catch up, the only question is what’s on and when?

Whether you’re after traditional pub grub, or you just want to relax with a few drinks while going easy on the wallet – this is the list of weeknight dinner deals, drink specials and entertainment to keep you going until the weekend.

With winter well and truly here, a warm meal and comforting drink is even more enjoyable. We’ve updated our list to see you through the back half of the chilly months.


The Bended Elbow – $15 pizzas

Sodens Hotel – $15 pizza & pasta night

The Star Hotel – $15 300gm parmigiana

SS&A – Poker Night from, 6.30pm registration for a 7.30 start

Boomerang Hotel – $12 roast or rib of the day

Northside Hotel –pick the joker from 4 – 6pm, plus daily happy hour specials


The Bended ElbowSteak Night with a 300g porterhouse steak for $20

BeerDeLuxe (Paddy’s Hotel)Poultry in Motion offering $15 chicken parmigiana starting at 6pm, with trivia starting at 7.30

Kinross Woolshed – $12 steak and trivia from 7pm

The Star Hotel – $15 200gm Porterhouse steak

Northside Hotel – Free trivia, plus daily happy hour specials

Boomerang Hotel – $12 lamb shank

Sodens – $15 Pot & Parmi


Birallee Tavern – Buy one main meal, get the second at half price

South Cali CantinaTaco Night serving $6 Coronas, tequila, and cider and $6 tacos from 5pm

The Bended Elbow – $12 grazier’s steak and pot

BeerDeLuxe (Paddy’s Hotel)Uni Night with $2 selected middys and $3 vodkas (7 – 9pm), $5 selected schooners and $5 vodkas (9pm – close), $10 chicken strips, $1 wings.

Kinross Woolshed – $12 parmigiana and open mic night

The Star Hotel – $10 pasta

Zed Bar – $18 porterhouse steak night

Boomerang Hotel – $12 steak and pot

Republico – drink specials 6 to 8pm

Sodens – $15 250G rump steak from 5.30pm

Northside Hotel –$15 pot and parmigiana, plus daily happy hour specials


Sodens Hotel –Rib Night $15 half rack $20 full rack

Birallee Tavern – $17 steak

St Ives HotelClass Pub Trivia Night with a $14.90 dinner menu

BeerDeLuxe (Paddy’s Hotel) – Beers, Burgers and Beats keeping you fed, watered and entertained all day Thursday with $15 burger and beer and Karaoke kicking off from 10pm

Kinross Woolshed – Pool competition from 6pm

The Star Hotel – $20 ribs and wings

Zed Bar – $8 parmigiana and musical bingo from 7pm

Northside HotelMega Meals with mega schnitzel $14, mega parmigiana $15, mega porterhouse $16, plus daily happy hour specials

Boomerang HotelPot & Parma Night for $12

Republico – drink specials 6 to 8pm

Public HouseKaraoke Night

The Bended Elbow – Comedy in the Club hosted by Off the Rails Comedy North East Victoria on the third Thursday of the month, showcasing local stand-up comedians. Tickets are $15 at the door, doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.


Birallee Tavern – live music from 6.30pm

Sodens HotelFlippin’ Friday offering $15 fish of the day

St Ives Hotel – Famous $6 Night offering $6 parmigiana meals starting at 6pm and $6 basic spirits starting at 5pm

Kinross Woolshed – live music from 8pm and $5 schooners from 4pm to 7pm

Zed Bar – $12 espresso martinis from 6 to 8pm plus $6 Finlandia vodka all night long ($8 with Mother)

Northside HotelMega Meals with mega schnitzel $14, mega parmigiana $15, mega porterhouse $16, plus daily happy hour specials

SS&ALive & Free, check website for details.

Boomerang HotelPasta & Pot for $12

Republico – drink specials 6 to 8pm

Public House –  Happy hour 4 to 6pm

Zed BarHappy Two Hours with selected $4.50 spirits, $10 cocktails, $3 middys and $4.50 schooners and $4 150ml wine, $12 espresso martinis and Finlandia Fridays with $6 vodkas and $8 vodka Mothers

Beer DeLuxe (Paddy’s Hotel) – Mixtape Fridays with a DJ and themed events from 9pm

Something every night of the week

Q Manhattans – $12 cocktails, $5 Carlton Draught beer and $6.50 basic

SS&A – Members Happy Hour 4 to 6pm $4 schooners, wine and sparkling (house selection only)

Brady’s Railway Hotel – daily pizza and bar specials

Kinross WoolshedHappy Afternoons with $5 schooners from 4 to 6pm Monday to Thursday

Sodens – 4pm to 6pm with $3 middys, $4 schooners, $5 house wine and $6 basic spirits

The Bended Elbow – nightly happy hour from 4-6pm

The Boomerang Hotel – daily beer and spirits specials

Northside Hotel – happy hour from 4 – 6pm with $4 middys and house wine and $5 schooners

Border Cafe has made every effort to ensure a variety of venues are included, and that these specials are correct and current. We recommend checking with the venue before heading out to make sure these deals are still valid. If we have missed a venue’s regular weeknight entertainment, dinner or drinks special, or if any of these specials are out of date, please let us know.