Bungalow 8 Sydney, Sydney
King Street Wharf
Tel: 61 2 9299 4660
Concierge.com's insider take:
Forget everything you know about the Manhattan nightspot of the same name; this completely unrelated bar, with its rattan furniture, cane lanterns, and bamboo ceilings, is definitively Australian. First, there are the views across Darling Harbour, which make a fabulous backdrop for summer drinks; cocktails aren't mixed here, but there's plenty of cold Aussie beer, crisp white wine, and about 35 vodkas to choose from. And though weekends bring trendy crowds vying to charm their way past the doorman, weeknights are more relaxed, with specials like all-you-can-eat mussel feasts.
Open Sundays and Mondays through Thursdays noon to 1 am, Fridays and Saturdays noon to 3 am.