The launch of Sydney's light rail might be delayed, but despair not: you can climb aboard the Chandon S Tram instead. The pop-up bar will be rolling into North Sydney, ready to help you celebrate spring and the arrival of blooming flowers, baby lambs and balmy evenings.
Your ticket to the beautifully restored vintage carriage comes in the form of a glass of Chandon S, purchased from The Greens bar for $15. Made with local grapes in the Yarra Valley, this warm weather-friendly aperitif is a rather delightful concoction of sparkling wine and handcrafted orange bitters. At The Greens, it'll be served in ideal form: on ice, with a twist of orange.
Claim a window seat and you'll be instantly transported to some Parisian past life — but with views over Sydney Harbour. Once you've lingered over your Chandon S, the tram-dedicated wine list and food menu will be ready for your perusal.
The pop-up bar plans on hanging around until mid-November, giving you ample time to enjoy both sundowners (Thursdays–Sundays from 4pm) and a weekend morning session (Saturdays and Sundays between 9–11.30am) — complete with a brekkie board for two with Chandon S mimosas for $55.
You can also grab a bunch of mates and undertake a hijack. The Chandon S Tram Takeover package includes Chandon cocktails, share platters, lawn bowls and your very own private bar (price available upon request).
It takes two years to make a single bottle of Chandon — thank goodness we don't need to wait that long between drinks (or for spring).
For more information on the Chandon S pop-up visit The Greens website.