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“Amazing view of Sydney” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blu Bar On 36

Blu Bar On 36
Ranked #7 of 235 Nightlife in Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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“Amazing view of Sydney”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Very impressive view from the Harbour Bridge to the Opera House. Food is great and its not too expensive.

Visited January 2014
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“Perfect for showing off the city to visitors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

As the name suggests, Blu is on the 36th floor of the Shangri-La hotel. The lounge area has an AMAZING view from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge. It gets busy in the evenings, but you can enjoy a drink at the bar after you've put your name sown on the waiting list for the great seat.

The bar is pricey, but which 5 star hotel bar isn't? The reasonable cocktail list is complemented by a number of experienced barren who may be able to contour you up something not on the menu.

Visited April 2013
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“Lives off the view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

The view from the top floor of the Shangri-La is pretty impressive but the decor in the bar is very poor for a hotel of this calibre. The carpet was frayed at the edges and the frosted glass on the front of the bar was stained with drinks that weren't from today. Very disappointing.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Excellent bar with amazing view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Definitely this is the best bar and the best views I have had from Sydney. Blu bar on 36 is a very enjoyable place to have a drink or two, however if you want to enjoy it to the fullest be sure to reserve a table and be seated in the lounge area.
The bar tenders are all professionals and they will mix for you any kind of drink, even if it is not on the menu. They are all extremly nice and outgoing and it is a pleasure to see them mixing your drink.
The prices are a bit higher, but later I found out that a beach bar on Bondi will charge you almost the same price as in Blu bar and additionally the people serving in those places will not know how to mix a simple gin and tonic.
Definitely recommend it for the view, the service and the drinks!

Visited December 2013
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Highvale, QLD
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“Great View, Very Expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

This was a great place to start a trip in Sydney on a beautiful evening over looking the Harbour. Be prepared to have plenty of money though or your evening will be short. Its very expensive and slightly cramped in what is the most part a long skinny bar. The views are available from a function type room although seating is at a premium so be up there as soon as they open before all the business types arrive. Do it once but then go down and actually sit on the harbour for a drink.

Visited November 2013
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