People have been yearning for a bar with this kind of proximity to Bondi Beach since captain cook landed with rum. So it’s no surprise that Sydneysiders are taking full advantage of this pop-up bar before it vanishes along with the warmer weather.

Like most pop-up bars, The Bucket List applies a simple concept to a temporary setup. Smatterings of sand, improvised furnishings, beach umbrellas and picnic tables are strewn throughout the breezy space. Substituting chairs with milk crates, logs and just about anything solid enough to sit on, The Bucket List is somewhere between a gypsy camp and a spontaneous beach party.

With its prime positioning comes a paradoxically cheap drinks menu. Offering bright beers, ciders and a classic selection of warm weather cocktails to compliment the atmosphere. Surprisingly, the bucket cocktails notorious in Southeast Asia are absent from the menu, though it’s probably for the best.

Thankfully, the food menu plays into the pun with buckets of chips, oysters and fresh Queensland prawns filling the all-day menu.

There’s no telling how long The Bucket List will exist, so hightail it to Bondi Beach before it disappears.

The Bucket List
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
(02) 9365 4122

Daily 11am–midnight