Escape to the Mediterranean in Sydney at Zephyr rooftop bar

Zephyr Bar Sydney Summer Shoot December 2022 Photography by Trent van der Jagt 161

We can’t all be in Europe, in fact, it’s winter there so Sydney is the hottest place to be anyway (perhaps literally). If you are craving the Mediterranean vibes though of sipping a frosty beverage, staring at the water and feeling a million miles away from your problems, then there’s only one spot on Sydney you need to be and that’s Zephyr bar.

Situated on the 12th floor of city centre located Hyatt Regency is a not-so-hidden gem of a rooftop bar. We say not-so-hidden, because while a peaceful oasis, the great views are coveted so we recommend making a booking! All through the summer months Zephyr is embracing the French Riviera energy and has redone the rooftop setting with trails of bougainvillea and upscale seaside decor in classy navy, white and orange palettes.

Naturally they’ve also redone the menu to suit a spot simply screaming let’s have a kiki.
“Zephyr’s latest cocktail creations are a sensory journey that brings drink trends and the flavours seen in the Northern Hemisphere summer to Sydney as we enter the warmer months and the timeless attraction of the Mediterranean’s most sought-after summer locations, such as St. Tropez, the Amalfi Coast and the Greek Islands straight to your glass,” explains Zephyr’s Mixologist, Jordan Rizk.

With classics, twisty classics and new creations on the menu it’s hard to recommend just one drink that will be the perfect sundowner, however Jordan recommend the hero cocktail, the Zephyr St Tropez Spritz. Tastes of charred pineapple rum, deep of barrel-aged gin, sparkling rosé wine, fresh basil, and a splash of soda, this spritz offers a sophisticated twist on a classic that feels like a beach holiday.

Cocktails aren’t the only Mediterranean inspired items on the menu, with the new bar snack lineup bringing the best parts of Spanish, Italian, and Greek flavours to the forefront. Expect fresh Pacific oysters, lobster popcorn (a must try for the presentation alone), and fried goats cheese balls (our personal favourite with a sharp spicy marg).

The relaxing daytime vibes quickly become a dancing hotspot as the Zephyr DJ spins the decks on Friday and Saturday evenings, however every night at Zephyr you’ll get a birds eye view of the stunning Darling Harbour fireworks. Whatever your poison, Zephyr rooftop bar is a must visit this summer for Sydneysiders.

P.S. They also host an epic New Years Eve party but it’s sold out, better luck next year!

Hyatt Regency Sydney Zephyr Interior 2