Where: 2 Macquarie St, Sydney
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 11.30am - midnight, Fri - Sat 11.30am - 1am, Sun 11.30am - midnight
Phone: (02) 9247 1666
A destination for tourists and locals alike, Opera Bar boasts the views of Sydney (the ones we all know from the postcards). If the outdoor seating could fairly be described as a 'beer garden', it would have to be one of the world's best. Behind you is the Opera House, ahead the Harbour Bridge, and between you is a table just waiting to be filled with glasses of your drink of choice.
The Opera Bar's own OB pale ale is worth a taste, though the reasonably-priced wine menu, featuring a number of smaller local producers, is hard to go past. My pick? A Mojito ($17) to sip while I soak up the live jazz. You'll have plenty of time to make your choice. Unlike most outdoor bar areas, you can stay here until at least midnight every night of the week.
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