12 Spots For Summer Sundowners
December 13, 2018
The Fold Loves // Summer Sundowners
We tend to be a little partial to finishing the weekend or the day with a quiet glass of bubbles, a chilled local wine or a sneaky brewski. Add a sublime view, fresh air or some cool al fresco surrounds and you’ve got yourself a pretty good spot for a sundowner.
Here’s a list of fab spots we’ve popped together for you to kick back, relax and drink in a Highlands sunset.
Burrawang Village Hotel
It’s pretty hard to beat the view from the Burrawang Village Hotel beer garden as the sun sets. Rolling hills and water views! Yep! Water views in The Highlands – it is a thing. The beers are cold, the wine is chilled, and the view is sublime.
The newly renovated Robbo Pub has definitely got its party dress on and we are loving the new look – such suckers for cute festoon lights. Park yourself on the covered veranda or hang about on the grass in front of the pub for a late arvo cider.
This boutique winery in Mittagong definitely has a cool, relaxed vibe about it. Grab a delicious bottle of the cold climate wine Artemis is so well known for, and take a seat at one of their outdoor tables literally right next to the vines. You could reach out and pick your own grapes! And fur babies are welcome - we LOVE that!
Swing by the Cellar Door at Berrima’s Bendooley Estate, grab your favourite drop and take a seat outside in the sunshine overlooking the vines as the sun drops behind the hills. You can’t beat the golden hour in a vineyard, right?
We love the super-relaxed vibe on the back deck of the Royal Hotel in Bowral. Colourful chairs hugging high wooden tables, leafy plants, bright brollies and plenty of cover with some festoon light action – this area has sundowners with mates written all over it.
The Argyle Hotel Courtyard
Moss Vale’s Argyle Hotel has a hidden gem of a courtyard out the back. With vertical gardens and plenty of seating space, you can kick back any day of the week for a late arvo beer.
Biota is known for its quirky menu and creative food, but did you know you can simply pop in for a relaxed drink in their courtyard? Lush greenery and handcrafted botanical cocktails sounds like the sundowner trifecta to us!
In the leafy and luscious surrounds of Bowral’s gorgeous Green Lane tucked away behind Dirty Jane’s Emporium, Harry’s is such a gorgeous spot and open for Fridays and Saturdays for drinks. Take advantage of the fab wine list and cocktail menu or sip a glass of bubbles in the citrus grove - so al fresco!
The Sutton Forest Inn is the quintessential country pub. The spacious back deck faces west which means you can watch the sun go down over the farms of Sutton Forest. Tuck yourself in undercover on the veranda or grab the table down by the big leafy evergreen tree. Sipping your sundowner listening to cows moo in the distance and the wind blow through the trees….it doesn’t get more country than that, does it?
How does a pub with plenty of grass out the back sound? Hotel Bargo has got stacks of space, perfect for grabbing a few sundowners, especially if you have the family in tow. You can set yourself up under the pergola next to the kids’ playground and relax……everyone wins!
Berrima’s historic pub, the Surveyor General has two great locations to take in some late afternoon drinks. Watch the world go by out the front of this beautiful stone building under the cover of the veranda, or catch some sun in the beer garden and drink in a bit of history – literally – at this local favourite.