Coolest bars in Australia

October 15, 2002

We’ve got the low down on the coolest bars from coast to coast. Get your drinking shoes on and check them out!BrisbaneThe Lychee Lounge

2/94 Boundary Street, West End. Phone 07 3846 0544.

If it’s vodka you crave down Bris Vega way, head to the hip West End and make a bee line for the Lychee Lounge, for what is surely the best cocktail list in town. Try a champagne and lychee shooter, or make your own with the help of the dashing young barmen…



Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay. Phone 02 8273 1222.

Serious cocktail lovers flock to the revamped Overseas Passenger Terminal in the Rocks for their regular fix. And while the cocktail list (more like a book) has to be seen to be believed, you won’t believe the view you get of the Sydney Opera House.

Water Bar

6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo. Phone 02 9331 9000.

It’s not often you walk into a bar and think “I want to own every stick of furniture in the place.” You do at Water Bar. Sexy people and delicious cocktails in a slinky harbour style.


Trinity Bar

28 Challis Street, Dickson.

Wildfire, Sydney

5010.Slink inside the slinky interiors of the Trinity Bar and feast your eyes what is reputedly some of the capital’s best eye candy. Yep, the staff at this place are almost as famous as the drinks. Try a chocolate flavoured martini on for size…Corvo’s

West Row, Canberra. Phone 02 6262 7898.

The first port of call for the capital’s Bolly Dolly set, Corvo’s is the perfect place to sip a long frosted stem of bubbles while shucking down a few oysters… Keep your eyes peeled for local hunky sporting legends too!


The Kitten Club

267 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Phone 03 9650 2448.

Reminiscent of the sexy and stylish nightspots of the 50s and 60s, The Kitten Club is a warm and charming venue offering drinking, dancing and great food. Don’t miss The Powder Room the perfect place to refresh one?s make-up, while The Love Lounge is

plush, pink and red, quilted room is the perfect place to escape your friends and canoodle with your lover.Gin Palace190 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Phone 03 9654 0533.

If martinis are your thing, you can’t go past the lavish interiors of the Gin Palace. Famously good-looking bar staff serve first class cocktails in a bar that’s way more chic than shabby. The perfect antidote to all this Vodka-bar madness.


Duckboard Place, City. Phone 03 9662 4555.

Arguably the best cocktail list in town, Honkytonks is renowned for serving cool cocktails (think lychee flavoured martinis) to an even cooler crowd. With decor that reeks of Liberace, it’s no surprise to find that the DJ booth is nestled inside a baby grand piano… Groovy baby.


Moskva bar

192 Hindley Street, Adelaide. Phone 08 8211 9007.

Inner-city chandeliers au-go-go at this hyper groovy vodka bar. Known for its super star spotting potential (think popstars – both real and manufactured) as well as its vodka (they have over 40 varieties!)

Rundle Wine Bar

273 Rundle Street, Adelaide. Phone 08 8359 2222.

If your tastes don’t stretch as far as exotic fruity cocktails, fear not. You can whet your whistle at the Rundle Wine Bar and indulge in an impressive list of wines by the glass. Complimentary bar nibbles are always welcome and we especially like the plump olives…

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