Cementing its place as your favourite watering hole for the second year in a row, Opera Bar had a clear lead on other finalists.
Famed for its location just outside the Sydney Opera House with front-row seats to the harbour and bridge, many of you gushed over “that view”, and rightly so.
Mind you, the extensive drinks list, menu and “overall ambience” also received plenty of mentions, but it was the surroundings that proved the greatest drawcard. As one reader wrote, “it’s the best sundowner location for both locals and tourists alike. It’s the kind of setting that makes you proud to be Australian”. Well, we can’t argue with that. See operabar.com.au
Blue Bar on 36 atop Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel again made the finals, while The Baxter Inn (a candle-lit basement whisky bar in Sydney’s CBD) was surprisingly popular, in third place. Adding to Sydney’s success was Ivy Pool Bar for its “amazing cocktails”, while Broome’s Sunset Bar was a contender with “magnificent ocean views, especially at dusk.”