Australia's Best Champagne Lists
"Solera is all about rare champagne. You are bound to find champagnes you can’t get anywhere else in Sydney on their extensive list including the likes of cult wine maker Benoit Dehu. The best part of the bar may not be their interesting champagne list but the integrated cooling system (Kaelo) that lives under your table to keep your champagne at the perfect temperature."
Barangaroo Now Has a New Watering Hole
“The building is amazing, a heritage building around 170 years old, and it used to be a light bulb factory – so we’ve made a couple of signature drinks served in a lightbulb. We’re going to use descriptions on the menu like low voltage, high voltage and things like that,” renowned bartender Marian Beke, told BARS&clubs.”
Boutique Champagne and Bespoke Cocktails
"Solera Bar is the first venue in Australia to boast a built-in table cooling system, Kaelo, which takes the Champagne drinking experience to a new level."
Barangaroo's Luxe New Small Bar
“Working on the rather exotic drinks list is international hot shot Marian Beke, formerly of The Gibson, London. One example is the Apple of Louisiana, an original take on the Sazerac, with apple brandy, absinthe jelly and rock sugar.”
Intimate and Sumptuos
"A big focus of the drinks menu at Solera is champagne. The list includes big names such as Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot and lesser-known, difficult-to-find small producers such as Leclerc Briant, Jérome Dehours and Ulysse Collin."
If Champagne is Your Thing
“If champagne is your thing, then new Sydney bar Solera is what you need. The new Sydney bar from owners Scott Bayly, Ty Van Emden and Roman Kristek focuses on cocktails and champagnes and joins the nascent bar scene down at Sydney’s new Barangaroo development.”
Good Things Come To Those That Wait
“Situated on the street level of a historical heritage building on Hickson road, Solera is the product of both old and new. The bar occupies a sandstone building originally constructed back in 1845, with many of the original features still in tact today. New comes from the modern interior, complete with green velvet couches, a luxe marble bar top and sleek wooden furnishings. That same modern flare reveals itself in the food and drinks menu."
Drink Champagne in Historic Surrounds
“Talk about shooting fish in a barrel. Opening a bar in a little, stone, heritage building that sits at the base of a shiny corporate HQ on Hickson Road – a mere spitting distance from Barangaroo’s mass of offices – means people can go from computer screen to Champagne in record time."