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“Come for the view!”
Review of Blu Bar On 36

Blu Bar On 36
Ranked #8 of 236 Nightlife in Sydney
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
461 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Come for the view!”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Beautiful view & highly recommended for all tourists.
The service at the bar was really good.
The service in the seating area, pretty slow.
Food was ok but the drinks were good.
Expect to pay...

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing view of Sydney”
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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Melbourne
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105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Perfect for showing off the city to visitors”
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”
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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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent bar with amazing view”
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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