Above Bungalow 8 sits its sophisticated sibling, for when you're feeling a little bit fancy. The Loft is a cocktail and lounge bar aimed at offering opulence and a wistful nod to a bygone era. And it's not hard to get into the feel of it all with those harbour views and live music.
While its downstairs neighbour is where to go for a full sit-down dinner, The Loft is about having a drinking experience. Don't get us wrong, you can enjoy bar food like natural Sydney rock oysters, artichoke skewers and fried avocado tacos, but the short food menu is overshadowed by the drinks list.
The bar's signature cocktails have a tropical tilt: Rhu The Day with Archie Rose gin, prosecco, peach and rhubarb syrup and soda ($18); get to know Miss Myrtle with Espolon Blanco tequila, raspberry sorbet and lemon myrtle-infused agave ($20); or try The Tiki One for a mix of cachaca, sweet vermouth, lime, pineapple, coconut and Pernod ($21). The menu continues with all your favourite classics, bottled cocktails, fancy mocktails, and plenty of beer, wine and cider. You can also splash out for bottle service with your favourite liquor starting from 300 bucks.
Image: Daniele Massacci.