So here’s my final weekly newspaper BAR FLY column for the year, and I thought it might be good to give you a bit of a peek at how it looks in print. Monopole was previously published >> here << so this piece is from the second review, The Bucket List (reprinted with permission of Alternative Media Group.)
THE BUCKET LIST
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach (02) 9365 4122 www.thebucketlist.com
Summer, and in Sydney that shouts: Bondi Beach. The Bucket List in the Bondi Pavilion provides a view of beach activities without having to get that pesky sand between your toes. French bartender Tanguy confided that beer is most popular with Aussies. On tap there’s One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale, Kosciuszko Pale Ale, Heineken, Sundown Lager ($7.80 a schooner) and Hahn Super Dry ($6.80.) The Bucket List however is more famous for its jugs (no, not the type in bikinis) but those bearing Pimms No. 1 or sangria. The drinks menu is actually half wines and half cocktails (which are all $16 except the Long Island Ice Tea which is $19.) Hungry? At Bondi Beach your chow has to be seafood: oysters or a bucket of crisp battered fish and chips, or my tip – the grilled Coorong mullet Niçoise.