Upon opening its doors late last year, Bivacco quickly solidified itself as the place to be for after-work drinks and leisurely weekend lunches alike, offering up views that span the iconic Viaduct Harbour, exceptional fare, an extensive list of libations and consistently good vibes to match. Now, adding to the list of reasons to visit, the beloved dining institution is taking things up a notch, adding regular DJ sessions to its remit.
Bivacco’s Sundown Sessions — running from now until the end of March — promise the perfect setting for summer satiation, with an ever-rotating lineup of DJs every Friday and Saturday and seasonal drinks specials (including a series of summer punches, but we’ll get to those shortly), best enjoyed at one of their long tables and shared with friends. Here, as the sun goes down, the volume goes up.
The hospitality destination’s dedication to aperitivo hour will never change. In fact, if you’re looking to push the boat out (no judgment here), Friday evenings will see this elevated further, inspiring you to celebrate the end of the working week in style. Running from 4pm to 6pm (as it does Monday through Thursday), Bivacco welcomes punters to delight in an array of champagne, cocktail, Peroni (and now, punch) specials, accompanied by complimentary bites.
One of the best spots in the city to make the most of the longer, warmer nights, Bivacco’s extensive list of drinks has something for every taste and proclivity, and the addition of three new, summer-focused punches is a welcome one. The Frutta sees wild strawberries muddled with pineapple, orange, lemonade and a healthy splash of vodka, while the Tazza Di Whisky is Bivacco’s take on an elevated whisky & dry, pairing Glenmorangie, rose vermouth, lime, mint and ginger ale. The Passione Fragola came up trumps for us, though, as citrus, strawberry, grapefruit and passionfruit are blended with vodka to create the ultimate taste of the tropics. If punch isn’t your thing, the margs are a modest $15 and there’s four to choose from: coconut, chilli, passionfruit or original.
When it comes to the food, look no further than their beloved selection of flavourful pizzas. From classic Margherita to mushroom, to spicy salami and a delightful goats cheese iteration, the concise menu features something for everyone’s tastes.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better perch from which to watch the sun go down this summer season. With a stunning vista, an impressive host of drinks specials, fantastic fare, and now, the addition of rousing DJ sets every Friday and Saturday from 4pm – 6pm at Bivacco’s Sundown Sessions, there’s only one thing for it. Make your booking here.