Cockle Bay Wharf’s finest to channel Vivid Sydney into exclusive cocktails

Throughout this year’s highly anticipated VIVID Sydney, the water-side precinct of Cockle Bay Wharf will once again be bringing back their exclusive food and drink offerings to meet, and surpass, the success of their involvement last year. The renowned dining and entertainment hub will be drawing on some of their best venues to absorb inspiration from all the lights, music, and ideas to design special cocktails and desserts to keep visitors satisfied while roaming street performers in lit-up costumes add to the VIVID atmosphere and complement the Darling Harbour activations in line of sight.

Back by popular demand, each of the participating Cockle Bay Wharf venues (see below) has designed a bespoke $15 cocktail or a decadent $10 chocolate sundae, courtesy of Lindt, served in a keepsake illuminated resin glass.


Eight of the precinct’s top restaurants, clubs, and bars have put forth bright, light, and inventive VIVID cocktails including Boogie Wonderland, made with bitters, elderflower, and sparkling wine, The Huntress, made with in-house barrel-aged Ketel One Vodka, Cointreau, and cranberry juice, and Lemon Teardrop, which is a blend of Limoncello with Vodka, Blue Caracao, lemon juice, and sugar syrup. Venues offering these cocktails include: meat and cocktail staple Hunter & Barrel, crowd favourite Blackbird Cafe, steakhouse I’m Angus, Mediterranean powerhouse Adria, renowned restaurant Nick’s Seafood, live music venue Tokio Hotel Live, harbour mainstay Pontoon, and the legendary Home The Venue.


Those not after an alcoholic hit can head along to the precinct’s Lindt Chocolate Cafe for a specially made dessert that will only be available for as long as the festival. The Lindt VIVID Sundae will be an indulgent build of vanilla white chocolate ice cream flecked with brownie pieces and topped with gooey chocolate fudge sauce and Chantilly cream which is then finished with shavings of white and dark chocolate.

Cockle Bay Wharf will also host live street performers dressed in LED lit costumes, all of whom will be performing for free every evening from Thursday to Sunday during the festival; presenting everything from stilt walking to fire twirling from acts like Space Ballerina and Birds of Paradise.

For more information on what’s on for Cockle Bay Wharf during VIVID Sydney click HERE.

This news article is brought to you in collaboration with Cockle Bay Wharf. All images supplied and used with permission.


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.

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