Why do we need igloos in a city without ice? It’s a mystery. But are they cool? Hell yes, they are; and in these times of social distancing, dining in a private igloo sounds more appealing than ever, which is why we're pretty stoked that Cargo Bar and The Winery have brought them back for another year.
That's right, now you can embrace the chill of Sydney inside your very own private igloo, underneath a canopy of twinkling fairy lights, beside the sparkly waters of Darling Harbour, or within The Winery's pretty Surry Hills wine garden.
Available to book for lunch or dinner for two - eight guests (a minimum of six at peak times on Fridays and Saturdays), igloos at Cargo your include a bespoke "igloo menu" and two hours of bottomless house beer or wine (red, white or sparkling) for $59 per person. On the igloo menu are bar snacks like pulled wagyu beef sliders, mini fish and chips and a Margherita pizza. Still hungry? Order from Cargo's regular menu from the safety of your igloo using a dedicated QR code.
At The Winery, it's more of a feasting affair. For $69, your igloo comes with a three-course set menu and a cocktail on arrival (mulled wine or an Adams Apple). Want bottomless drinks? You can add on a standard drinks package for just $39 per person.
What: Winter Igloos
When: From Saturday 6 June
Where: Cargo Bar and The Winery
Cost: $59 per person at Cargo, $69 per person at The Winery
Walk off your igloo night on the most spectacular bushwalks 1-hour from Sydney.
Image credit: Aus Venue Co