Black-tea ice cubes, sultana swizzle sticks, honeycomb, vodka, gin, rye and more all shaken and stirred and muddled and served for your pleasure - meet the drinks (and their makers) you'll find at the year's biggest cocktail carnival
The Beach Road is one of those pubs that just doesn’t seem to change. Sure, it was expanded a couple of years back to include an extra thousand bars, but you’d still struggle to get a drink on a busy night, and it’s still rammed with local Kiwis and Brazilian backpackers. The very laid-back crowd come here to drink and pick up without a care in the world. Head upstairs to the back bar, where service and a very decent spirits list reign supreme. Wednesdays and Saturdays are the big nights, or anytime a New Zealand team or the Roosters are playing. The food has been better in the past – we’re speaking of the No Names era – but you’ll still get a good range of pub grub for a decent price. Thursdays are $10 pizza and Peroni nights. The live entertainment is another highlight, especially in summer, where this place is the most rocking joint in Bondi most nights of the week.