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, igloos at Cargo 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 mac and cheese balls, tasty and saucy birria tacos, buffalo wings, and Margherita pizza. Feeling fancy? Opt for an Espresso Martini on arrival for an extra $10.
At The Winery, igloos hold a minimum of four guests and a max of eight. Also coming in at $59 per person, it's more of a winter feast affair here with Sydney rock oysters, a crispy spinach, ricotta, and pine nut ravioli, The Winery sausage rolls, baked camembert with grilled sourdough, and a triple chocolate brownie with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce all included. Want bottomless drinks? You can add on a standard drinks package for just $39 per person.
What: Winter Igloos
When: From Tuesday 8 June and at The Winery and from Thursday 17 June at Cargo Bar
Where: Cargo Bar and The Winery
Cost: $59 per person at Cargo, $50 per person at The Winery, or $89 per person with the bottomless beverage package
Walk off your igloo night on the most spectacular bushwalks just one hour from Sydney.
Image credit: Aus Venue Co