Food + drink (restaurant reviews) · Sydney · Sydney · Travel

Sky Terrace – Rooftop Bar at The Star, Pyrmont

Two weeks ago, 30 degrees and humid –  meant one thing – after work drinks at Sky Terrace, the rooftop bar at The Star casino complex in Pyrmont overlooking the city skyline.

Mr. A and I had been desperately trying to check out Sky Terrace since last Summer!  Due to a series of ill-timed visits (closed for private functions, closed all Winter, etc), we were unable to go…until now!  We tried our luck this time and successfully gained entry.

We went up several flights of stairs and walked by some stone statues similar to the Terracotta Warriors which led to the entrance of Sky Terrace.

The entrance to Sky Terrace, three flights of stairs up and terracotta warriors on both sides of the path leading to Sky Terrace
The entrance to Sky Terrace, three flights of stairs up and terracotta warriors on both sides of the path leading to Sky Terrace

I was wowed straight away.  mart, classy and modern on a rooftop on a warm night (what more could you want?!) – and as a bonus, it was decorated with red lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year!  I have a major gripe with Australia being backwards, especially compared to the swanky futuristic bars of Asia and Dubai – but now that Sky Terrace is here, my thoughts on Australia have tipped (if only there were more places like this!).  I love the seating – I wanted to sit on all of the chairs and sofas.

More views!
The main bar area

 

The main bar area
More views

The second thing that wowed me was view of the city skyline.  You could see all the way from North Sydney, Luna Park, across the harbour bridge, the wharves at Pyrmont, all the way over past the Centrepoint Tower, almost to Central!

There were food and learn to gamble stalls, which were set up as temporary market-like tents, as Sky Terrace is open during Summer only.  Each of the food stalls were run by the restaurants in The Star complex (we saw Sokyo, Momofuku and Balla the Italian).

The food stalls
The food stalls and a decorative pagoda full of  to celebrate Chinese New Year

There were also tents where you can learn to play casino games.  We visited the food stalls but not the gambling tents – as we didn’t want to be lured into turning into gambling addicts!  Personally, I thought they were a bit of a marketing ploy to convince people to gamble in the casino, but as long as you don’t go near them, they’re fine – they add to the background vibe.

We settled on a comfy oversized day bed overlooking the harbour, facing the harbour bridge.

Our day bed
We sat on this oversized comfy daybed with pillows

We ordered a jug of sweet lychee cocktail and a hot dog from the Momofuku stall and listened to the electro-beats playing in the background.

Food and cocktails
Momofuku hot dog and cocktails

When it turned dark, the lanterns lit up and Sky Terrace transformed into a magical place.

Sky Terrace after dark
Sky Terrace after dark

 

More night views
More night views

My final thoughts – love, love, love this bar!

Rating:
Address: 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone: 1800 858 858
http://www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/Sky-Terrace.aspx

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s