True to its name, the Bucket List on Bondi Beach is one of those places you have to drink at before you die! I mean you’re front and centre on one of the most famous beaches, and you’ve got a coldie and a delicious plate of something in front of you.
Can it get much better?
The Bucket List is open all year round, but of course it’s the summertime that you should be heading there. Sit in the sandy front garden on a long bench or a barrel stool, or head inside into the cool shade of the bar. Either way, she’ll be right, as the locals might say.
And that’s the great thing. Yes, Bondi is predictably touristy. Of course it is. But the Bucket List still manages to maintain a good local feel. Perhaps it’s the mercifully not-so-polished style of the place. In and out, you get the feeling of eating and drinking at a little beach shack bar miles from anywhere.
As you’d expect, the Bucket List is beach themed – it’d be weird if it weren’t – and so the food menu reflects that too. Try the Bucket List fish and chips or the crispy polenta, artichoke and asparagus salad.
As for drinks, the bar has a pretty good range of local and international beers on tap in off the neck. The wine list’s okay too, though a bit pricey. But I’d pay a lot more for a seat at the seaside and a view like this.
The Bucket List
The Bondi Pavilion
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Open Monday to Sunday – 11am till late
Bucket List pop-up bar
From 24th October to 10th November this year (2013) while Sculpture by the Sea is on, head to Marks Park between Tamarama Beach and Bondi Beach for the Bucket List’s pop-up bar.
It’s perfectly positioned for a mid-art tour beer stop. We’ve been to Sculpture by the Sea on really hot days and we wish this little oasis had been there then!