We are blessed with unusually good weather in Sydney, which means all year round there are beer gardens to visit, rooftops to summit, and waterfront bars to kick back in. And that's before you start ticking off all the best al fresco dining experiences in the city. If you love nothing more than eats and drinks in the open air, these are the venues for you.
Drinks in the sunshine
Cafés in the open air
Outdoor seats worth fighting for
Drink all the wine out under the Frangipanni trees in Surry Hills.
El Loco at Slip Inn
Head for this sunken beer garden that taunts drivers stuck on the City Westlink with its colourful lights and party tunes.
The Powder Keg
Prime seats here are the ones on the raised timber deck, right beneath the fairy-lit boughs of an old fig tree.