Friday, December 31, 2010

Island Bar hopping

If you’re not lucky enough to be lying on some sun soaked island beach at this very moment, there’s an alternative in Sydney that still involves water and boozy drinks. Hop on a ferry to Cockatoo Island for The Island Bar – a temporary bar set up on the heritage listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour.

Harbour views of a slightly different sort
Photo courtesy of The Cru
The custom-designed bar space is located on recycled shipping containers so as to retain the island's shipbuilding history, and has harbour views of a slightly different sort.

The Island Bar offers light food options and signature cocktails by Bacco barman Marco Faraone under extensive covered areas with two levels and deck chairs for sunning - it's like you really are on a leisurely island. It is actually Faraone's own concept and promises fun, relaxation and the best quality drinks and food.

Cocktails by Bacco barman Marco Faraone at The Island Bar,
Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour

Photo courtesy of The Cru

Signature cocktails will feature Campari, Sauza tequila, Russian Standard Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin, Maker’s Mark and Mount Gay rum. Peroni and Grolsch beers will be on tap with Jacob’s Creek and Brancott Estate wines featured.

The Island Bar will be open every day with entry to the island free, not including whatever Sydney Ferries charges for your approximately 12 minute trip to get there from Circular Quay. Sure, it's a bit of novelty, but sipping cocktails on an island is the right kind of novelty for me.

There's also a schedule of events such as Sunday Bloody Mary sessions, croquet and bocce, live acoustic acts and public events for New Years Eve and Australia Day.

See the website for event details and more information - and perhaps I'll see you while I'm island hopping in Sydney.

The Island Bar on Urbanspoon

4 comments:

Simon Food Favourites said...

wow that's so cool. looks great :-)

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

This is interesting! I haven't done island hopping around the harbour. Checking out the event schedule. Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

Hi Simon - It is a pretty cool concept, hey?

Hi Ellie - No probs ;)

susan said...

I would definitely visit this island if I were in Sydney.

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