Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Premises, Floating Pop up Bar, Sydney Harbour

Partying your weekaway with a view like this? Yes please. Thank you Daniela Penno from Pokadot PR for inviting me to take part in the launch of The Premises. The Floating Pop Up Bar, The Premises, will be available for a limited time on Thursdays to Saturday (6pm - Midnight) from 07/10/11 - 22/10/11.

View of Sydney Harbour from The Premises

Arriving in a water taxi, The Premise is situated in a 'prime position between the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens. Temporarily joining the likes of The Harbour Bridge, the bar will be become a new icon on the water and be smack bang in the public eye for all to see'.

Left: Signature Drink - Drambuie, Ginger Ice Tea and Lemon Grass - $15.
Right: Ruby Bismuth - Drambuie, Grenadine Syrup and lemonade - $9 

More Drambuie!
Lamb Skewers with yogurt dipping sauce - $12
Left: Cheese platter - $14
Right: Beef and chicken burgers - $10

The tiny kitchen
Winners of "The Dispensary"
The bar
More snaps of the bar and crowd
The food was really tasty, especially those burgers. There was mountains of mayonnaise but it did the burgers justice and the lamb was juicy and tender. The kitchen was fairly small with a 1 man crew which made it difficult to bring out the food faster.

The atmosphere that night was really lively and the music wasn't too loud so you could actually hear yourself talk without having to scream at the top of your lungs and perhaps lose your voice the next day. A word of warning is that the bar sells predominately Drambuie (i.e. 'the yellow drink') which is basically a malt whiskey made with honey so that it isn't as rough on your throat.

The experience of being on a floating bar and possibly the world's first is simply worth trying. The Premise is only available for three weeks so try and check it out before it sails away. 

- 2 Minute water taxi from Man O' War Steps

Gotta go eat!!

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