Coogee Beach Bash
A quick bus ride from the city, or a refreshing end to the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, the Coogee Pavilion has transformed a neglected pub into one of the most happening beachfront establishments in Sydney. The secret to success for the multi-million-dollar property (due to its prime location and view) is the diversity of offerings. Downstairs, there's a wood-fire pizza oven, an oyster bar, a juice stall and a game zone complete with giant scrabble wall, shuffleboard, ping pong and nautical books. But the sea-breeze rooftop is where the big kids play—in four different bars kitted out with love seats and wire-frame stools as well as glass display cases protecting eggs, mushrooms, crabs and dinosaur miniatures. A carafe of wine comes in a chemistry flask. Beyond wine, there's big-name beers as well as a few craft options plus fruity cocktails shaken with housemade juice. Bar bites are heavy on chargrilled options from Middle Eastern lamb chops to blistered padron peppers. And did we mention that view?
By Serena Renner, AFAR Contributor
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