Jazz & Blues
May 11, 2018
If there’s one perfect place to down a sunset cocktail by the beach in Sydney, it’s hard to beat Icebergs. Perched on the cliffs at the southern end of Bondi Beach, the panoramic views of Sydney’s most iconic stretch of sand really are unbeatable. Founded in 1929, Bondi Icebergs was initially a swimming club formed by a band of lifesavers keen to maintain their fitness during Sydney’s winter months. The swimming club still operates today, but the original tin clubhouse underwent several reincarnations throughout the years before reopening as the gleaming ode to beachside relaxation it is today. Spacious and stylishly furnished in oceanic hues, with ultra-cosy cane pod chairs dangling from the roof, Icebergs bar attracts a glossy crowd of local urbanites, visiting celebrities and gobsmacked visitors. While the drinks don’t come cheap, there’s a hefty wine list with a commendably large selection by the glass, a decent list of Australian craft beers and plenty of top-shelf fizz. While many are on the sweet side, the cocktail list boasts an ever-changing roster of inspired tipples and few can resist the polenta chips on the bar menu when the munchies strike. If you’re staying on for a more substantial meal in the dining room, expect beautifully executed modern Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Sunset is always the most magical time to visit the bar, but it’s worth arriving earlier ß-especially at the height of summer to snag the perfect vantage point. Just remember to leave your flip flops at the beach Icebergs isn’t just any beach bar.