There’s something about the soft, hazy glow of Sydney’s afternoon sun that violently commands you to have a drink in your hand. Whether you’re on the search for a lazy end of day beer or a weekend tipple with friends, we’ve got you covered for the dreamiest spots in town to wet your appetite.
Fresh from a pink-wash refurb, this iconic Bondi watering hole has shed its sports bistro vibe for pure, boutique elegance. Flamingo shaded chairs, bright spaces and lots of sun have transformed the Campbell parade staple into a flirty and feminine drinking spot. Kick back on the wrap around balcony and watch the waves roll in from the break, passionfruit Collins in hand.
118 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Monday to Saturday: 11am to 1am
Sunday: 11am to 12am
If you’re after a chic, coastal vibe and the envy of your social media followers, The Port has just about the most fashionable fit out in town. Pull up a seat at one of their indoor or outdoor cabana’s for larger groups, or turn up to find your own nook and cranny among private pods and dining tables. There are also DJ’s and acoustic acts to complete the beachside mood.
2-10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Monday to Wednesday: 10am to 12pm
Thursday: 10am to 2am
Friday to Sunday: 10am to 4am
Is there a more suitable match then Sydney and sunshine? Perhaps not. But if there is – we would put our bets on the rum and rye’s at Kittyhawk. The Parisian inspired venue captures the heart and soul of the end of World War Two, and has managed to pour it into a glass. For ultimate dream-time dining, nab yourself a spot out the front section with high, glass ceilings and plants to rival a green house. If a fresher flavour is more your palette, ask for Dre at the bar to make you the best Daiquiri in town.
16 Phillip Lane, Sydney
Monday to Thursday: 3pm to 12am
Friday & Saturday: 3pm to 2am
East Village Hotel Terrace
Atop of the East Village Hotel, you’ll find a terrace well worth the challenging flights of stairs. With CBD skyline views, bright prints and a lazy, afternoon pace, enjoy a season mimosa with interchanging fruit juices, and summery, casual menu of grilled meats, salads and snacks.
234 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
Terrace open Monday to Sunday: 11am to 10pm
For a classy hideaway drink before a night out on the town, slip up the stairs above Greek restaurant Alpha, to the wonderfully curious space that has recently become Beta Bar. With soaring ceilings and aged brick walls, you’ll delightfully lose your bearings and succumb to the enchanting vibe. Be warned; cocktails come with a $28 price tag, so you may want to stick to a wine or an ouzo.
238 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Contact venue for opening hours.
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