The Star’s Sky Terrace roof top bar opens again for summer

The Star’s roof top bar, the Sky Terrace, opened again for the second year running on 31 October 2014 for summer.

The official launch party was held the night before the public opening (30 October 2014) with celebrities Laura Dundovic and Richard Wilkinson (and two of his children) in attendance.

Sydneysiders now have the opportunity to enjoy sunset drinks, great food, summer tunes and the best views of city skyline from the large balcony of the Star Event Centre.

Sky Terrace visitors can enjoy a range of cocktails, wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. In addition to the beverage menu is a range of bar food options including Spiced Corn Chips with Pea Guacamole, Philadelphia Cheese Steak, Chicken Quesadillas and Sushi. Further, there will be a weekly rotating menu from one of The Star’s award-winning signature restaurants, Balla, BLACK by ezard, Sokyo, Momofuku Seiōbo, and Fat Noodle.

There will also be an impressive line-up of musical talent, delivering the ultimate summer playlist with everything from hip-hop to soul and electronica.

The Sky Terrace will also be the official bar of the Sydney Festival with live music nightly from a range of local and international talent.

The Sky Terrace is located on level 3 of The Star at 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009. For direct access to Sky Terrace, take the elevator direct to level 3 from The Star’s Pirrama Road entrance.

The Sky Terrace will be open from Thursday to Sunday 5pm to late and daily from 6pm for the Sydney Festival (6-26 January 2015).

For access to a range of discounts across The Star’s accommodation and food and beverage offering, visitors to Sky Terrace are invited to sign up for The Star’s free to join rewards program – Absolute Social.

For more information visit

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Johnnie Walker launches their new Blue Label Room pop bar at The Stables Sydney

Johnnie Walker launched their new Blue Label Room at the private members only venue, The Stables Sydney, on 29 October 2014.

Guests were invited to step inside the beautiful transformed room, which includes a lounge area and outdoor bar. The sophisticated space reflects the history, culture and essence of the Johnnie Walker brand, and includes a whisky constellation, Johnnie Walker collectibles, Alexander Walker’s quality statement and more.

Upon arrival guests were served Johnnie Walker cocktails including the ‘Blue Silk’ Old Fashioned. The ‘Blue Silk’ Old Fashioned is a cocktail reminiscent of the prestige and decadence associated with Johnnie Walker Blue Label. It is a combination of a salted caramel syrup, maple syrup and a smoked Apricot Bitters created by Mr. Bitters in Melbourne. The drink is soft and silken, hence the name, and beautifully highlights the smoke and peated oiliness found in Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

The event was hosted by whisky expert and MasterChef Australia 2014 contestant, Sean Baxter, who is the National Brand Ambassador for Diageo Reserve Whisky. Sean has been working with whisky for over twelve years, both across the bar and as a professional trainer. Sean shared his knowledge with guests through an interactive whisky tasting demonstration. Sean will feature on going tastings at the Blue Label Room for members, guests and special events.

The highlight of the evening was the gourmet canapés menu curated by Sean and the team at The Stables Sydney. The canapés perfectly complemented the rare and smooth character of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, one part of the six variants in the House of Walker range.

Dishes served on the night included oysters shucked to order – shallot and whisky vinaigrette; tartar of white fish, chilli, finger lime and fennel pollen; steak on a stick – BBQ rib eye cubes; stuffed Swiss brown mushrooms; braised pork belly, fennel slaw and mustard fruits; and to satisfy the sweet tooth of the guests, lamington and brownie desserts. 

VIP guests included Matt Doran, Justine Schofield, Joe Snell and Arrnott Olssen, who were personally chauffeured to and from the venue by event car partner Audi Centre Sydney.

The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Room at The Stables Sydney (located at Randwick Racecourse) is the quintessential arena to conduct business, relax and unwind, and enjoy special events in a professional and luxurious environment. The venue is set to be the place to entertain this Spring Racing Carnival. 

For more information on Johnnie Walker please visit

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Chandon Summer Castaway Party at the Beresford Hotel

While the VIPs and celebrities partied at the combined Vogue Magazine and Chandon Summer Castaway Party at Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel on Tuesday 21 October 2014, the general public got to join in the fun and celebrate the launch of the new Chandon bottle at the Beresford Hotel on Saturday 25 October 2014.

This mid afternoon party at the courtyard of the Beresford Hotel was attended by Eastern Suburbs locals who were literally given unlimited bottles of Chandon to drink, BBQ food and Gelato Messina ice-cream to consume.

The décor of the courtyard matched the nautical theme of the Chandon bottle. The main feature was the media wall that had Chandon Summer written across it with Chandon bottles. Attendees that had their picture taken at the media wall and uploaded their photo onto instagram where given Chandon branded sunglasses and thongs. One lucky instagramer got to win a chest full of bottles of Chandon, Chandon branded towels, beach balls and other summer goodies.

As part of the Chandon Summer Castaway at The Beresford Hotel, patrons can enjoy a bottle of Chandon Brut for only $40 every Saturday from 12pm to 5pm.

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Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar opens its doors to Sydney this summer

The Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar launched on Thursday 23 October 2014 and gave Sydneysiders the opportunity to taste Asahi Super Dry and Asahi Super Dry Black served to perfection – poured fresh, at sub-zero temperatures.

VIP guests at the launch included INXS rock star Kirk Pengilly and men’s stylist Christopher Haggarty as pictured above.

Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar is already a huge success in other parts of the world, including Japan and Korea and this is the brand’s first-ever Australian pop-up bar in Sydney. The Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar will be conveniently located in the heart of Sydney, on Bligh Street in the Sydney CBD. Boasting a relaxed vibe and serving an innovative menu of bar snacks to complement the dry, crisp and refreshing flavour of Asahi Super Dry.

Further, the Asahi Super Dry Black Extra Cold – Asahi Super Dry’s slightly maltier, fuller bodied, yet still refreshing and crisp variant – will also be served at the Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar. This will be the first time the dark lager in draught will be served in a venue in Australia..

Opening to the public on Friday, 24th October, the Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar will give Sydney’s most discerning drinkers the opportunity to taste Asahi Super Dry and Asahi Super Dry Black served to perfection – poured fresh, at sub-zero temperatures. By chilling Asahi Super Dry beer to -2 degrees, the beer head maintains its high bubble density for longer, which creates a smoother texture, and ultimately makes it more refreshing.  

Asahi Premium Beverages is a wholly owned Australian subsidiary of the Japanese beverage giant, Asahi Group Holdings.

The Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar will be located at 37 Bligh Street Sydney and will be open to the public on Friday 24th October through to Friday 23rd January 2015. Opening hours are from 4pm-10pm Monday – Wednesday and 12pm-10pm Thursday – Saturday.

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