The World’s Best Bars – Pontoon Bar, Sydney, Australia – Review

Let me start his review by saying if you are looking for a place full of 21+ patrons out to have fun and meet new people then simply put… you have found a home. 

Funnily enough, we ended up at Pontoon Bar by accident. Me and 3 mates were supposed to have a quiet one at the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel, however after a few drinks, we looked for greener pastures. After a quick chat, we deemed that Pontoon was both the closest nightclub and away we went in a semi drunken stupor across the bridge. 

For those who have never seen Pontoon Bar, it is stylish in it’s simplicity. Half the bar is outside, half inside within feet of Darling Harbour and the array of luxury boats dotted on the water. After being interrogated by the bouncers (and we mean interrogated) we were let in and the fun began. ensure you get in. 

The dance floor only kicks off at 10.30pm or so, the great thing about Pontoon Bar is the fact you can still kick back, watch a game of footie, grab a reasonably priced bite to eat and wait in anticipation for the girls to arrive. If you are heading to Pontoon Bar with a group of guys, it is strongly recommended you get there early (8.30pm) and dress smart casual as the bouncers are pretty picky with who they let in. As someone who is a bit of a regular, I can say this is not an effort to be pretentious, rather to prevent violence which used to be overly common at this hotspot. I can say however that those days are over and the only reason people go there now is to have a good time. 

So after a few drinks, the dance floor filled up with a countless sexy girls and we were in heaven. It wasn’t longbefore we hit the dance floor having a great time. As has always been the case with Pontoon Bar, there was a hen’s night going on, which added a little bit of side entertainment to the night. (For some reason, every Saturday there is at least 1 Hen’s night going on here). 

So anyways the rest of the night remains a bit of a blur, however without question the clientele who go to Pontoon Bar are there to have a good time and are definitely not afraid to try and meet someone new (if you know what I mean). The only downer on the night was that the bouncer’s, in an effort to keep the peace are a little bit overzealous, so behave yourselves.

By Ben King For Cargo bar and Hugo’s Lounge

Stocking up the Bar ? Wet Stock and Bar Accessories

Whether you are starting a new bar business, hotel or restaurant; or whether you are merely setting up a home bar, getting stocked up can be quite challenging. Not only do you have to think about all the wet stock, the drinks, but also you need to ensure you have the right bar accessories and equipment.

Fortunately much of the bar equipment you will need will depend entirely on the drinks you plan to stock and/or sell. So ordering bar equipment when you are preparing you wet stock is one way of taking some of the headache out of buying bar equipment and accessories.


When you start looking at the spirits you stock then it is a good time to order the accessories you need to go with it. Spirits are commonly drunk in three ways – neat, just served in a glass with ice; mixed, with a single mixer; in cocktails, mixed with other ingredients.

The key bar accessories you will need for serving spirits are glasses and measures. Spirit glasses and long glasses are required for both those that prefer neat drinks and those that drink with mixers.

Spirit measures are highly important as serving short measures is not only illegal, there are few things that will upset a customer more; alternatively, being too generous will soon dip into your profits.

Ice is also a requirement so an ice-maker or good supply of ice is a necessity, equally, an ice bucket and set of tongs will also be needed.


Other than wine glasses (that can take both small and large measures) wine measures will be needed if the glasses have no marks on them. Also, white wine has to be chilled so a fridge will be needed. Other than that, the only other bar accessories required for serving wine is a good cork-screw – don’t buy anything too elaborate and complicated though, a traditional cork-screw will do.


If you are serving draft beer then drip trays are a must as are bar towels, bar trays and beer mats. Draft beer can be messy, so ensure beer mats are supplied on tables and the bar too. For bottled beers there is less need to worry about spills but a good bottle-opener will be required – as will a fridge to chill the bottles.

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Baroq House (Whisky Bar and Belvedere Bar) – Melbourne, VIC

It was a standard beginning to the night. My friends and I caught a cab into the city, and $ 60 later there we were in Drewery lane, destination, Baroq House. As expected of any half-decent club on a Friday night, the line was ridiculously long. 

So there we were, 5 girls amidst seventy or so others, sporting their latest threads and taking on the rigorous task of waiting out in the cold. Anticipating that red rope to be lifted before us all to step into that world of regrets, excessive alcohol and doof doof beats. 

Approximately 2 minutes go by when we decide that waiting in line is utter bullshit and that perhaps one of us should flash something in order to get in quicker. Whilst fighting to see which of the five of us would have the ‘balls’ to do so, we notice a guy with a clipboard approach us. To our delight he wasn’t just some creep with a clipboard he was the doorman, and he was our ticket into the club. 

At this point it is safe to admit that we all felt pretty damn special walking past those gazing eyes, which pierced us as we walked to the front of the line. From here on we knew it was going to be a good night. 

As we stepped foot into the first of three levels of Baroq, it’s aura of sophistication and class was sensed instantly. The delicate decor, the dim lighting, the ceiling to floor mirrors, candelabras and colour schemes ooze a standard that not many clubs perfect nor even attempt. 

We made our way down rather intriguing, narrow stairs, which somehow remind me of Alice in Wonderland. Perhaps it’s the black and white wallpaper, or the fact that they’re so damn narrow. Who really knows? All I know is that once you’ve had a few drinks they’re not as great as you initially thought they were. 

The stairs lead us to the bottom level of Baroq where the latest house tunes blare through the speakers. There are swarms of people, the roof is rather low but considering my friends and I are shorties it doesn’t seem to bother us. 

A round of Midori and Lemonade, and Wet Pussy shots to kick start the night. It took longer to order the damn drinks, than it did to consume them, but we were buzzing, that was all that seemed to matter. 

As we look around we can’t help but notice all the fine men in the club. Not only does the club itself yield sophistication, its crowd does too. The boys play it up with, slacks and shirts, jeans and shirts or full-blown suits. The ladies are absolute stunners too. They wear immaculate make-up, have perfectly styled hair, little dresses and sky-high heels. A perfect mix to perhaps find ‘the one’. 

Well apparently I did. Being the joker I am, I happen to steal a hat off some random guy (who ended up being the dude who runs the Friday night at Baroq). He then approached me, and asked me to bare his children. I broke out in laughter, thinking it was the most unique and forward pick up line I had heard in a while. 

2 bottles of wine, and 4 Wet Pussy shots later, our bodies gave in and it was time to go. We said a quick bye to the heater sharing, beat dropping security guards, and were back in a cab. This time, destination was home. 

Baroq House is a definite must-go-to place. Ladies, if you don’t mind dolling yourself up for a night out on the town and don’t mind rubbing shoulders with exquisite smelling and dressing men then be sure to check it out. Fellers, if actually brushing your hair and getting out of your trackies and Havainas is not a task that proves too difficult, then be sure to make an appearance. 

In summary, the Baroq House is the divine cross between sophistication and fun.

By Dianne Climent for Sydney Bars and Function Rooms

Energy Bars With a Difference – Tiger’s Milk Nutrition Bar

You may have experienced during a baseball match or a football game that the players are given refreshments in the form of drinks. These are essentially meant to rejuvenate the players and replenish them with the exhausted body stores of nutrients. Similar to players, bodybuilders and other people who are engaged in strenuous work regimes require the intake of nutrient rich energy bars so that the nutrient stores in their bodies are restored and they again gain the energy to carry out the necessary task.

One of such highly popular energy bars with all the ingredients in the right quantities is the Tiger’s Milk bar. It was the first and the most famous energy bar being manufactured in America till date. It employs the most effective nutrient combinations in order to make sure that the person consuming the product is satisfied and his or her appetite is satiated.

Not only does it provide the body with high quantities of nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats and calories etc. but also these make sure that one gets adequate energy from the bar and is able to participate in the effective completion of whatever one was involved in. Market experts have claimed that there is a lot of demand for this product nowadays. The fitness scenario is changing and people need products that can help them to lose weight in an efficient manner. Even though this bar does not have much of a weight loss property, the amount of energy provided by it can be successfully utilized for carrying out exercises.

Another reason as to why this product has been hailed to be one of the most sought after ones in the market is the fact that the manufacturers have not left any stone unturned in making sure that it gets the popularity that it deserves. The product has been endorsed by some of the most popular NFL players and a lot of Olympic athletes have expressed their views on how they were immensely helped by this nutrition bar. Some of the players explained that as compared to their earlier experiences, when they had to drink two glasses of protein drinks to get the energy, only one bar is sufficient to fulfill their energy needs.

There are a lot of flavors in which this bar is available. People can enjoy the sheer flavor of the chocolate bar or the sweet taste of butter and honey. is one of the United States leading tigers milk bars website. First established in 2003, its mission is to become the number one site for best appetite suppressants searches.

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The Swivel Bar Stool is Not Just For the Bar Anymore

While you will always find a swivel bar stool in a bar setting, you may want to have these stools in your home too. They provide a great setting for social interaction since they can turn nearly 360 degrees. If you like the dark wood style of bar stools then you can easily find that style but there are more styles made today for home use. Many have leather seats, others have back rests and arm bars for the most comfortable seat in the house.

If you are in the market for some new types of stools for your kitchen or home bar or decorating a new kitchen or room altogether, then a swivel bar stool will add a unique functionality to your room. Many are designed to fit the form of your body so you aren’t continuously shifting in your seat looking for a comfortable position. They don’t take up a lot of room and they are sturdy pieces of furniture that will last for many years. They are made so they won’t tip easily so you won’t have to fear for your child’s safety should they want to climb up in one. Of course they shouldn’t be left alone as accidents do happen. But they are designed with a low equilibrium to prevent tipping. Selecting the right height swivel stool is important. You don’t want them to be too tall or fall short of your counter area or bar table. Having about 12 inches of leg room is suggested for proper height.

One thing you will want to know about your swivel bar stool is if it has a flat swivel or a tilted swivel. This is good to know in case you swivel breaks for any reason and you need to replace it. Even if you aren’t sure there are some easy ways to tell. Removing the swivel and looking is the easiest way. A flat swivel will have equal distance at each corner of the casing around the bearings. A tilted swivel will not. It will have about a 3 degree slant that can be noticed by turning the swivel. When your stool runs out of swivel you will want to know this information so you can easily replace the part. Swivel bar stools are a fun way to add some style to your kitchen.

If you are interested in learning more about the swivel bar stool or perhaps you are entertaining thoughts on other kinds of chair furniture like stacking chairs just follow the links provided and you will find all the information you need.

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