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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
When it turned dark, the lanterns lit up and Sky Terrace transformed into a magical place.
My final thoughts – love, love, love this bar!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Address: 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone: 1800 858 858