A Pop-Up Hard Seltzer Bar Has Opened On Sydney’s Harbour Proving Summer Is Almost Here

It's aptly named the Garden of Fizz.

FELLR Garden of Fizz
Photo: FELLR

With the weather warming, and the days longer, we get a sense summer is almost here. Now that restrictions have eased in Sydney, we can kick back and enjoy drinks with friends in the park or at the pub. For those heading to the park for a picnic, you can now stop by Australia’s first pop-up hard seltzer bar.

Locally owned, independent seltzer company FELLR, has set up a Garden of Fizz at one of the city’s most coveted picnic spots—the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Perfect for balmy summer days and nights, you can now swing by the bar to pick up the entire FELLR seltzer range, which includes dry and lime, watermelon, passionfruit and lime and soda. You will also find their newly launched FELLR cocktail seltzer range, behind the bar.

The FELLR Garden of Fizz opens Friday, 8 October, and will operate from 10 am to 7:30 pm, beginning four days a week—Thursday to Sunday until March 2022.

Now that daylight savings have kicked in, expect a string of events to come organised by FELLR, including live music, entertainment and special celebrations for New Year’s Day and Australia Day.

From the end of October, they plan to host monthly music series, in partnership with music and arts agency Fruit Bowl, so you can listen to local artists while enjoying a fresh hard seltzer as the sun sets over the water.

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All of the Sydney Food News You Need to Know

For all your Sydney food moments.

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There’s plenty to celebrate this year, from new menus to restaurants throwing parties, bottomless brunches, and more.

Here, we have the latest on Sydney’s food news, from chefs taking over restaurants to limited-edition menus and feasts for all your friends to enjoy.

  • To celebrate World Gin Day, and for one week only, gin and food lovers can try nagashi-sōmen—translating to ‘flowing noodles’— which sees noodles sent down a bamboo chute for diners to collect with chopsticks. The one-off experience will be hosted at Kid Kyoto, where guests can enjoy their flowing noodles alongside a menu paired with delicious KI NO BI Gin cocktails. Purchase tickets here.
  • Tuck into a Fireball Burger
  • Feeling the cold? Fireball Whisky and Bar Luca have teamed up for the ultimate firey menu. Offered for a limited time only, head down to Bar Luca for $6 Fireball shots all day, a Fireball shot and cocktail on arrival, and an all-you-can-eat bites of the full “Blame Fireball” menu on Saturday, July 1. Book a spot here
  • For two nights only, on Tuesday the 20th and Tuesday 27th of June, Graeme Hunt, Head Chef of Sydney’s trending late-night bar and dining venue at Zaffi, will be stepping up to the kitchen at award-winning bar PS40. Pop-up guests can expect a mosaic of colourful Lebanese-inspired bar snacks paired with exclusive midweek sips made by the mastermind behind the experimental bar, Michael Chiem.
  • Fan of Cinderella? The Great Hall is transforming into The Royal Palace for an enchanting high tea from July 1-2. There will be dancing and fun, and then Cinderella will run out of the venue leaving behind her glass slipper—the search for the missing beauty will begin. Tickets for the Cinderella High Tea costs $80-85 and you can purchase them here.
  • Grill’d has dropped two new burgers, and they’re beyond anything we could have imagined. Taking inspiration from Mexico, Grilld’s two new burgers are a Zesty Mexi and Luxe Nacho Burger. The Zesty Mexi features a black bean pattie with corn chips, tasty cheese, slaw, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo mixed with green tomatillo lime salsa. For meat lovers, the Luxe Nacho Burger is the same as the Zesty Mexi, but with a premium Wagyu pattie.

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