Time Out Bar Awards is an industry-recognised celebration of talent, voted on by independent editors and reviewers. Over the last few months, hundreds of nominations have poured in for the best watering holes in Sydney - from classic haunts like O Bar and Dining, to new favourite Eau De Vie. So who who will walk away with the coveted awards?
The views from the Star rooftop – it is one the best views in Sydney! Photo credit: The Star
The award ceremony was held at Sydney's coolest rooftop terrace at the Star on a beautiful Summer's day. Sydney loves a rooftop, so it's the perfect spot for a summer party with harbour views and sunset beats. The expansive views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline from the balcony of the Sky Terrace was definitely an impressive venue.
With one of Sydney's best views in the background, the guests were in fine spirits with ample refreshment from Makers Mark's bourbon whisky cocktail, White Rabbit craft beer, Hills Cider and Gentlemans Collection wines.
My friend really liked the slow cooked pulled pork taco. It was freshly made and generously filled with tasty pulled pork, summer coriander salsa, creamy guacamole and topped with pork cracklings. It was a great summer snack that tasted healthy and refreshing.
The vegetarian version, falafel-Chickpea Fritters taco was served in a soft tortilla with baby gem and pico de gallotaco. It tasted a bit bland for our liking. The conversation was merry and the spirit was high, so we got another round of drinks.
Next, the hot food finally made their appearances. The elegant prawn spring rolls were addictive and the satay chicken skewers were juicy and tender. They were the perfect snacks that made us to go for more. Definitely recommended together with Makers Mark's bourbon on the rocks.
In addition to great music, snacks and all the excitement of the awards ceremony, all party invitees partied hard and were very social. I had thought bartenders were hard to get along because they looked so cool and collected behind bars, but they were really a fun bunch to party with when they don't need to pour drinks for anyone.