Bars Restaurants

The Bucket List Bondi Beach: Pop-Up Bar and Eatery

Sydney has well embraced the pop-up concept and one of the latest to grace our shores is The Bucket List. Occupying a prime position at Bondi Beach along the Bondi Pavilion, the pop-up bar and eatery with an indoor and outdoor space is proving very popular with Sydney-siders.

The Bucket List
The Bucket List – outdoor seating

Leather lounges on wheels, milk crate chairs, tables made of stacked wooden pallets and the odd lime green chairs contribute to its relaxed vibe. Food and drink are ordered at the bar and a large kitchen serves up the food without too long a waiting period.

The Bucket List
Clockwise from top left: Communal dining table, the bar, the kitchen, garden seating

The Bucket List drinks menu offers a choice of two Pommery champagnes, four white wines, reds and a rosé. All wines are $8.50 by the glass or $42 a bottle. Cocktails are priced at $15 each and include popular choices such as the Mojito, Caprioska, Margarita, Bloody Mary and the Moscow Mule. A choice of beer is also available on tap.

The Bucket List
Indoor seating

The food menu is kept light with dishes such as marinated and grilled chicken ribs, toasted bikini with prosciutto, mozzarella and truffle, fish and chips and plates to share such as the Moorish salt bush lamb skewers – tender pieces of spicy lamb served on a bed of aioli.

The Bucket List
Moorish salt bush lamb skewers with aioli, Farnese Pinot Grigio Italy

More substantial dishes include the Barramundi fillet with confit of cherry tomatoes and the Scotch fillet. Dessert offers a choice of crème brûlée and yoghurt and buttermilk pannacotta.

The Bucket List
DJ Jazzy Morgan, Wooden pallets  seating

The Bucket List
The Bucket List murals, Biodegradable wooden cutlery

Sydney needs more places like The Bucket List. The casual vibe and prime location a few steps from the sand make it an ideal place to go for drinks and watch the ever changing colours of the sky at sundown.

The Bucket List

The Bucket List is open daily from 11 am until midnight.

The Bucket List
Bondi Pavilion
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

Other Bondi restaurants and bars reviewed: Bondi Hardware, The Anchor


This article is posted on - All rights reserved - Copyright © 2018.

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.