Lockdown got you feeling blue? While the latest extension could mean that we'll be saying hello to nights in and sayonara to flights abroad, the idea of a tropical paradise might be closer than you think. Ready to transport you to an exotic space once restrictions end, Saga Bar is the Chippendale spot that you need on your post-lockdown agenda.
From its stunning decor to the menu of impressive cocktails, this sultry lounge is channeling the far-flung feels of the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. Not only can you expect leafy touches, golden accents and low lighting, but there's even a photo-worthy waterfall feature. Indiana Jones eat your heart out.
Worked up an appetite after all that exploring? There's a menu of fancy small plates for that. But it's the quirky drinks (think candy floss-topped and berry-infused) that you really won't want to miss. On our must-try list? The Jewel of Mexico which blends reposado tequila and mezcal with agave and chocolate bitters, and All Afternoon at the Lagoon; a tall mix of tequila, goji berry liqueur, fresh lime, lemongrass and kaffir lime syrup, and house-made pink grapefruit soda.
Saga Bar is located at 49-51 Goold Street, 2008. Discover Sydney's most unusual bars here.