The Bucket List
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Summer Nights near the Sand
It's no wonder the Bucket List in Bondi Beach is so popular; this is about as close as it gets to a bar on the beach in Sydney. Unfortunately, the ground is not sand, but there are umbrellas and lights and open-air views of the ocean. Inside, the place feels like a thumping Mexican cantina, especially when a tan waiter walks by with buckets of Corona and Pacifico. Look for the daily happy hour specials, which range from $10 paella and frozen margaritas to $15 pitchers ("jugs") of sangria. Otherwise, order one of the life-list-themed cocktails with such names as "go down a waterfall on a raft" or "learn flamenco dancing." The food menu is fish and prawn centric, but you'll find a grilled haloumi salad, Moroccan lamb, and a flat-iron steak as well. The place is always busy, especially during live music or surf film events, but that's what we get from a place called the Bucket List.
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