A harbourside bar with views from the beer garden, tropical vibes and a buzzing dance floor.
This buzzing social spot on King Street Wharf is perfect for when you want to flee the office and enjoy the last of the day's sunshine — or midday rays and a boozy lunch — as quickly as possible. Bungalow 8 has a bit of a beachside tiki vibe, so you can enjoy a spring cocktail and some freshly shucked oysters, without having to battle peak hour traffic to get out of the city.
Keeping the coastal theme rolling, the menu is health-conscious with a nod to both Californian and Mexican flavours. As well as sharing snacks, sides and bigger main meals, there's a selection of tacos and Buddha Bowls — you get avo, slaw, radish, edamame, cucumber, spinach, chickpeas, brown rice and a soft boiled egg, with your choice of protein or charred broccolini, for $19. Hot tip, the bowls are just $15 for lunch between Mondays and Thursdays.
The drinks list is made to be enjoyed through the warmer months, with plenty of local and international wines — including six different sparkling wines by the glass — cold beers on tap and a few tropical cocktails by the jug. There are the classic mojito, sangria and Pimm's options, or try the Strawberry Fields (gin, rosé, berries and juice) or the Blue Banana Colda (Malibu, blue curacao, banana, lime and pineapple).
Enjoy the view as the sun goes down, before Bungalow 8 becomes a summer dance club into the night, or head upstairs to party at The Loft.
Image: Daniele Massacci.