10 outdoor bars you must visit right… now!

Days are getting longer, beards are growing longer, skirts are getting… shorter? Summer must be around the corner. Meaning you’re less likely to be found in a smelly, stinky pub on a Sunday afternoon. You’d much rather be out in the sunshine, sipping on a G and T spending time with Sydney’s beautiful people. This is where you’ll find them.

Bristol Arms - 81 Sussex Street, Sydney

City skyline on one side, Darling Harbour and water views on the other. With it’s kitschy coloured lights and green tartan carpeting it definitely puts on a show.

New Brighton - 71 The Corso, Manly

Recently renovated into a relaxing beachside getaway the New Brighton has uninterrupted views over Manly Beach and The Corso.

Watsons Bay Hotel - 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay

The pop of minty green is unique to Watsons Bay and it’s everywhere from the bar, the chairs and even the coffee cups. It definitely gives the whole place a relaxed, outdoor summer vibe.

Kings Cross Hotel - 244-248 William Street, Kings Cross

One of the only historic places still open in Kings Cross, the rooftop of the Kings Cross Hotel still looks over the iconic Coca Cola sign and has done so for over 60 years.

The Sky Terrace - 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont

Opening October 1st, The Sky Terrace is only open during Sydney’s warmer months and is a perfect location to have the VIP treatment.

Ivanhoe - 27 The Corso, Manly

Another Manly renovation, the Ivanhoe boasts not one, but two incredible outdoor spaces to sit back and enjoy a jug of Ivanhoe white wine sangria.

Cafe del Mar - 35 Wheat Road, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney

With its rich royal navy walls, gold and timber furnishings, Cafe del Mar is a luxurious place to be and definitely the place to be seen.

The Island - Sydney Harbour

A truly exclusive location, The Island is a floating open air space that combines a European beach club culture with the distinctive Australian backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

The Workers - Level 1, 292 Darling Street, Balmain

What looks like a small hole in the wall, the rickety staircase will send you up into land of leather lounges, vertical gardens and neon lights.

The Fiddler - Corner of Commercial and Windsor Road, Rouse Hill

After dropping the ‘mean’ from their name, The Fiddler has definitely become a lot nicer in more ways than one. A lush beer garden, live music and flowing beers on tap make it a great weekend destination.