Rooftop. Bar. Two words that are like sexy music to our ears.
In 12 short months the Gold Coast has effectively gone from a one-horse town to elevated rooftop drinking options galore. And today, we’re here to share breaking news of another newbie to add to your weekend hit list. Can we get a “heck yeah”?
The owners have gone to great lengths to bring the outside in—raising the roofline and soaking in a crazy amount of sunlight via vaulted ceiling skylights and a retractable roof. Add to that, salty sea breezes wafting through bi-folds, which open to views across to the crashing waves of… Palm Beach!
Those who’ve been driving past on the reg will know that a helluva lot of work has been happening above the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Seventh Avenue. Once again, the fun-loving local lads of Wildernis Cafe + Bar, Josh Bailey and Andy Canfield, have put their construction backgrounds and tradie mates to work. They’ve completely transformed the upstairs space and are now busting with excitement to share it with you and the thriving 4221 scene.
Palm Beach is undergoing a stellar coming of age, and the lads are proud as punch to bring a landmark new beachside offering to the cherished suburb they grew up in.
Opening date has been locked in for Saturday, April 22, when we will all be invited to check out Wildernis’ impressive extension. In contrast to the quirky design elements of Wildernis downstairs, Josh and Andy have gone all clean and contemporary with a bright and white Mediterranean-inspired dining room and bar, featuring blue mosaic tile highlights and natural wood finishings. Oh, and you’ll only be able to access it via a narrow hidden laneway inside the cafe.
They’re staying tight-lipped on menu details for now, though we do know that Wildernis’ rooftop offering will have its own kitchen and cocktail bar, providing a completely different vibe and mood. Intrigued much? Us, too!
Well, folks, that’s all the deets we’re prepared to share right now, but sit tight and we’ll bring your first look side just as soon as the launch cocktails are being shaken.
Where: Access via Wildernis Cafe + Bar, 7/Seventh Avenue, Palm Beach
Photo Credit: Hayley Williamson for Metropolist