The Light Brigade In Woollahra Has Undergone An Epic Revitalisation

Drink, Sydney / 11 April 2023

It’s Miami Pool Club meets Urban Woollahra.

Woollahra locals would be familiar with The Light Brigade rooftop. The venue has cemented itself as part of Sydney’s history for having one of the most brilliant views of the city skyline. Situated on the 4th floor of The Light Brigade, the rooftop bar is 83m above sea level with a large open-air feel. It’s the perfect spot for weekend drinks and post-work hangs, and now, The Light Brigrade’s Rooftop has unveiled a brand new look, bringing a touch of Miami right to Woollahra.

Long gone are the solid oak colours and matching grey furnishings. The rooftop bar decor has now been replaced with bright pastel colours, splashed across benches, pillows and even on the tables. Light Brigade’s new look has been largely inspired by ‘pastel pinks, greens and terracotta tones of the pool club at the Goodtime Hotel in Miami’. The team still kept the iconic art deco red brick facade of the original rooftop, complementing it through colourful outdoor furniture.

For drinks, expect a wide range of bespoke cocktails ready to order from 12pm. Sip on your usual classics or opt for a Spritz and more creative jalapeño-infused gins. If you’re feeling adventurous, go for a delicious twist instead with flavours like Limoncello and Mediterranean gin. Spice is a big theme at Light Brigade’s rooftop, and you can find it being used amongst their signature cocktails. Try their ‘Karakuchi Butterfly’ (jalapeno-infused Roku gin, St Germain elderflower liqueur and butterfly pea flower syrup) and the ‘Chilli Watermelon Margarita’ (tequila, fresh watermelon, lime and chilli salt).

Food at The Light Brigade rooftop has an eclectic style, curated by the Bayfield Hotel Group’s Executive Chef Justin Schott. A lot of the menu draws on fiery elements for a wood-fired touch to classic pub favourites, from chargrilled vegetables to smokey meats. Expect ‘Wood Fired Puff Bread’ accompanied with delicious antipasti like ‘Roasted Eggplant Caponata’, ‘Whipped Buffalo Ricotta’ and ‘House-made Taramasalata’. Heartier options include fresh takes on traditional pastas like ‘Lamb Pappardelle’ and ‘Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi’. Of course, pub classics aren’t forgotten on the menu. You can still find an impressive selection of fresh wood-fired pizza, weekly burger specials and an Aussie staple, the crowd-pleasing schnitty.

The Light Brigade Rooftop is now open 12pm-midnight on Monday – Saturday and 12pm – 10pm on Sundays. To make a booking or to find out more information, click here.