Three levels of drinking and dining, right on the water in Barangaroo. From rooftop cocktails while the sun sets to sunny schooners and views of the Sydney skyline.
Barangaroo House is a multi-level playground for adults, with dark, curved timber facades, dripping with lush hanging gardens - and a dining menu designed by hospo legend, Matt Moran. Thanks to its spot on the waterfront there are views of the big blue from each of the three bars and restaurants in the building. On the ground floor you’ll find chill vibes, a sun drenched waterfront terrace and cold beers at House Bar - on level one there’s DJs spinning vinyl and Japanese inspired dishes at Rekodo - then on the second floor there’s sunset revelry, low-lit romance and sophisticated cocktails at Smoke.
When the sun’s shining House Bar is where you want to be in Barangaroo. The interior is dark and sophisticated but spilling onto a terrace that’s bathed in light, just a ripple from the waterfront. The vibes are relaxed, the beers are local and the classic cocktails are mixed by those who know how. There’s a full menu of Japanese-inspired pub classics to snack on, including crispy pork baos, spicy chicken wings, and an Angus beef burger dripping with wasabi mayo.
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Rekodo Restaurant and Vinyl Bar
Rekodo on level one is a little darker, a little cooler. Floor to ceiling windows cast light from the Sydney skyline onto plush leather booths and a darkwood bar, while mixologists shake cocktails and DJs spin vinyl records. The Japanese theme continues here with cocktails like a geisha negroni with matcha and shiso leaf, plenty of sake, and a sophisticated dining menu. To eat, try the MBS 9 beef tataki with an onsen egg yolk, or the whole snapper karaage with sweet and sour sauce. If you can’t choose, throw caution to the wind and try the ‘omakase’ menu (which translates to I’ll leave it up to you).
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Rooftops and revelry go together like cocktails and sunsets. That’s the idea at Smoke, a sultry cocktail bar on the top floor of Barangaroo House. Inside flows seamlessly to outside, where you’ll find bar learners and plush booths looking out over the twinkling city lights and harbour. DJs spin from Thursdays to Sundays to turn up the vibes, and a stocked bar means you can order almost any cocktail you fancy - or try a house mix, like the native old fashioned with wattleseed, or the coastal martini with pepperberry. The interior’s all moody dark tones, emerald leathers and veined marble bar tops - built for long evenings and a little romance.
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