Two New Sky-Excessive Bars Have Opened within the CBD’s Historic Shell Home

Following the opening of the Menzies Bar bistro on the ground floor last month, the historic Shell House CBD building welcomes two new sky-high venues called the Sky Bar and Clocktower.

Both bars offer guests the opportunity to sip drinks in two unique locations high above the Sydney skyline.

The Sky Bar has an open-air roof terrace with a first-class city view. Those who want to look out over Sydney while having a drink will be pampered by floor-to-ceiling glass doors around the bar. Doors retract fully for optimal view of the venue.

Here on the menu: delicious bar snacks such as pickled mussels, raw tuna and quail fried in charcoal. If you’re looking for a more decadent experience, Oscietra’s caviar service is really luxurious, but it’ll cost you $ 190. When it comes to drinks, the Sicilian margarita from Menzies Bar has made its way, but there is a unique range of cocktails at the Sky Bar. The Tenth Floor Fizz mixes whey gin, local peach, yuzu, amaro, and rosé Soda; while the Cloony Tunes is a Casamigos reposado, mezcal and pineapple creation.

“The sky bar is designed for fun and relaxation, a short vacation, an oasis in the city. It just feels like the living room of the city to me. It’s just super relaxed, ”says Shell House owner and restaurateur Brett Robinson.

Next to the Sky Bar, the Clocktower Bar was opened, which accommodates guests in the Shell House’s 400-tonne clock. The interior of the clock has been renovated with fittings that pay tribute to the Art Deco of the 1930s. The empty bell tower with restored functioning clockworks is located above the bar and reminds visitors of the history of the room with magnificence and magnificence.

Shell House was announced back in May when The Point Group was preparing plans for a multi-story venue in the Margaret Street building after signing a 15-year lease with Brookfield Place Sydney. The Point Group currently operates The Dolphin, Bondi Beach Public Bar and Harry’s and will open a restaurant, bar and wine room in the former Fort Denison fortification.

Sky Bar and Clocktower are the second and third bars to open at this venue, with the final piece of the puzzle, The Shell House Dining Room and Terrace, opening this November.

“I’ve been thinking a lot over the past few days about restaurants that are indispensable – the havens that become indispensable for their communities, that set trends, set standards for hospitality, or illuminate a kitchen in a way that feels fresh and appealing.” says Robinson over the dining room.

“I want Shell House to feel indispensable to the Sydney CBD. This dining room occupies a very special place for me, as I hope it will for many others – it is the heart of Shell House.”

Bell tower

The Sky Bar and Clocktower are now open at Shell House, 37 Margaret Street, Sydney. Shell House is open Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to late.

Pictures: Jonny Valiant and Jason Loucas

Posted on November 29, 2021 by

Ben Hansen