Rooftop, The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont (02) 9777 9000 star.com.au
Blackjack! Yep, in two out of my first three hands. “Rooftop gambling. Thank God it’s fake money!” My BFF posted on her Facebook. Nah, with that kind of streak, I wished it had been real; but it WAS only for FUN as part of the Sky Terrace launch party. Meet your mates, because that’s how the cocktails are listed: the five New Mates ($16) are my picks – signature cocktails from The Star venues – Rock Lily (Ketel One, Million Dollar Martini), Cherry (Don Julio, Rancho Relaxo), BLACK by Ezard (Ketel One, Apple & Ginger Sour), Balla (Tanqueray, Balla Garden) and Sokyo (Tanqueray, Chai Collins). Yum. Lots of Mates? Then order jugs: Pimms No. 1 ($22), Mango, Coconut & Mint White Sangria ($25), or Old Mamma’s Margarita ($25). From 5pm Friday and Saturday nights until the end of January.