Pulling into The Forresters on Friday night, the place was rammed. Luckily my intention was traipsing up the stairs to Queenie’s, their Jamaican-inspired domain. Cute-as-a-button waitresses wearing eclectic combinations of braids, hair wraps and tropical shorts were quick to make us feel at home.
Bar Fly: Love on Top
You can feel the love all right. With the balmy night sky above, palm trees, fresh flowers and cacti of all sorts on the garden-setting tables, Astroturf underfoot, and the broadest, genuine welcoming smiles behind the bar, Love on Top brings back to Kings Cross love, passion and magic.
Bar Fly: Garden Bar by The Corner House
Ashtrays. Astroturf. Paper straws. Plastic cups. This fabulous, outdoor pop-up bar, cradled in the arms of the Sydney Opera House, is just the place to settle in for the Australia Day Long Weekend, with magnificent Sydney Harbour views for the Ferrython.
With a reputation for being one of the North Shore’s only late night venues where you can get a decent feed after a flick at the Hayden Orpheum, you’ll be pleased to note the newly renovated hotel - subtly masculine without being alienating to women – kept the 1am kitchen.
Bar Fly: Cantina Bar
The vibrant Mexican Day of the Dead decorations beckon from outside on Darling Street by day, but it’s by night when the colourful Cantina Bar really comes alive. You know our modus operandi: we usually like to pull up a stool at the bar, but at this gig, the rest of the room rocks with intimate high timber tables and stools, so take your premium place anywhere.