When the lockout laws were repealed, the Oxford Street institution that is the Burdekin got to work on opening up the rooftop that very few people knew even existed. Last summer, it finally opened and the proud pub that once stood four-storeys tall is now standing tall at five-storeys.
The open-air triangular terrace, kitted out with timber booths to the left of the bar and large white umbrellas for shade, features stunning views of Hyde Park and the CBD on one side and of Kings Cross and Darlinghurst on the other. But don’t think that the recent upgrades to the Burdekin has changed its character. Not at all. The Burdekin remains all-inclusive.
To further tempt punters, the Burdekin’s Happy Hour is a doozy. From 4-6pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, the Burdekin has slashed their prices on beers, wines and spirits to just $6, and to make sure that you don’t overconsume on the liquor, pizzas are priced at $14.
Menu specials are also available at the rooftop bar, with the likes of 2-for-1 deals, half-kilo specials of chicken wings or buffalo cauliflower, and $15 schnittys (both meat and vegan) on Tues, Weds and Thurs respectively.
You can also now get wines that are natural, organic and vegan at the Burdekin rooftop. There are Australian drops and ones from New Zealand too with a couple from France and Italy thrown in for good measure as well. There are four beers on tap, two of which are made in collab with Marrickville’s Stockade Brew Co and will always feature while the other two craft beers will be on rotation.
The Burdekin is also serving up cocktails—a healthy selection between signature and the classics—and two mocktails. The signature cocktails, like the Burdekin, are fun, colourful and primed to turn any gathering into a party once photos have been taken.
On Sundays, the Burdekin Rooftop is home to a bottomless brunch that includes drag show Spritz or Swallow. Hosted by Mynx Moscato with special weekly guests, you’re going to be entertained with gossip and glam as well as spritzes, bellinis and bubbles for two hours. And, it is only $69pp.