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There's a pop-up harbourside wine bar in the Botanic Gardens
Written by
Alyx Gorman

All your verdant, alfresco drinking Christmases have come at once – just in time for actual Christmas. 

Busby's Bar, which first made its debut at Vivid Sydney, has come back to the Royal Botanic Gardens' Victoria Lodge, right on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. The bar is open for boozy brunches, lunches and lazy afternoon sessions, and will be serving up Tyrrell’s wines, plus beers, cider and plenty of non-alcoholic options. There'll also be snacks available.

But let's be real here – you're coming for that unbelievable water-on-lush-garden view.  

The bar is open from December 18 to February 19, from 10am to 7.30pm, Thursday to Sunday. It'll be closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, but any other day of the summer you're good to go. 

Want more outdoor drinking and dining? Check out our guide to doing Sydney, al fresco. 

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