The Bayfields have unveiled their magnificent new lounge and rooftop bars in the Light Brigade, sporting incredible views of the city and exquisite Art Deco restoration.

The Bayfield family purchased Haritos Hotels’ Woollahra pub almost a year ago, shortly after divesting their sprawling landmark pub, the Newport Arms, to Justin Hemmes.

New refurbishment of cocktail bar and new city views roof top garden bar

Dean Haritos had already submitted a DA for a rooftop bar when tempted to sell his popular pub, which he had operated for nine years. The unapproved space was not a consideration for the Bayfields, but after some time the DA was approved and work began to capitalise on the opportunity.

The new rooftop area was to be coupled with a new lounge bar on the third level below, which has reinvented former accommodation rooms and amenities into a sophisticated blend of royal blue, brass and mirrors, in an Art Deco nod to the building’s 1920s construction.

While the rooftop was first seen last night by a select group of “media, bloggers, influencers and suppliers” it still awaits extended licensing by L&G NSW before being fully operational.

“We’ve been planning the new rooftop and lounge bars for months now, and are anticipating the public opening in the coming weeks,” group general manager Kaine Bayfield told PubTIC.

“We’ve provided a soft preview and have received really positive feedback so far, so we are certain that the public launch will be well received.”

Last night’s preview saw a curated selection of food and beverages to showcase the hotel’s new offerings, including canapés of freshly shucked pacific oysters, smoked rainbow trout betel leaf and selections from the new wood-fired pizza menu. Drinks consisted of cocktails such as the cognac-based Real McCoy, Dirty Martinis, and Pimms and Aperol Spritz, as well as wine, beer and Moet champagne.

Group patriarch Wayne Bayfield told PubTIC at last night’s soiree, they are “very proud of the result”.

New refurbishment of cocktail bar and new city views roof top garden bar

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