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Blu Horizon Bar, Sydney

Shangri-La Hotel
176 Cumberland Street
Central Business District
Tel: 61 2 9250 6013's insider take:

If you get vertigo easily, you'll want to avoid this 36th-floor place; the views, through 16-foot glass walls, will buzz you even more than the drinks. That's not to say the bartenders are slouches, though—the team here mixes up some pretty distinctive cocktails. The "Showgirl"—a concoction of Absolut and lychee liqueur with fresh strawberries and lychees—is sure to help you get your happy on; you can also try the equally deadly sounding "Carnival in Rio" —Bacardi, cachaca, and blackberry liqueur with lime, mint, and sugar.

Open Sundays 5 pm to midnight, Mondays through Thursdays 5 pm to 1 am, Fridays and Saturdays 5 pm to 2 am.

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