27 June 2010

Opera Bar: A Bar with a View, Sydney (17 April 2010)

Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW 2000

Iconic view

You probably can't get more Sydney than the Opera Bar which has the benefit of spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House at it's doorstep. I'm sure many Sydneysiders will take their tourist friends and relatives to this bar just for the views alone. Seating is on a first come basis so depending on how nice the day and evening is usually will determine how busy and filled out the bar will get and also how long the lines will be to get a drink. That's why I usually prefer to grab a bottle to minimise waiting time in bar queues. A bottle of NV Opera Bar Brut ($34) isn't too expensive for a house sparkling considering the fact that you're standing in one of Sydney's most touristy areas and it will get you in the mood for the bar DJ's or live musicians if they're playing their groovy music.

PROS: Great views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, Free live music
CONS: Gets really busy on a nice evening and hence long lines at the bar, Weather permitting for outdoor seating
MUST TRY: Grabbing a spot early to sit and relax

NV Opera Bar Brut $34 (bottle)

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Opera House and Opera Bar

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Laura said...

incredible location

Vix said...

Definitely one of my favourites

YaYa said...

Fabulous views and drinks and sometimes they have a band playing too, pity the food couldn't be better, it's ok but doesn't match the view!

Brenda said...

It truly is one of the best bars in Sydney with that view....but so so so cold this time of the year ; )

john@heneedsfood said...

I love this bar on a summers evening, listening to live jazz, cold drink in hand and watching the sun set over the Bridge

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi laura, one of the best isn't it.

hi vix, great spot to watch a beautiful sunset, pity it's so popular sometimes.

hi yaya, i haven't tried the food except the wedges which i think were ok but you can't really get those wrong hehe :-)

hi brenda, i think they have some heaters but it's still no fun with such incredibly cold weather we're having at the moment.

hi john, i'm looking for the summer to come back to take good advantage of the bar again.

Albury Accommodation said...

I totally agree what a way to spend nice summer evenings with friends, family or partners...

Great photos Simon by the way, especially the photo of the Sydney Harbor bridge, you have really captured the essence of it there!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi Albury Accommodation, thanks for the positive feedback. much appreciated. waiting for summer to return :-)

Dining said...

Yes I agree bring on summer...

Lovely photos Simon

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi dining, summer not too far away now. thanks for the compliment :-)

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