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“Great Event Venue! Cool chilled vibe.”
Review of The Island Bar

The Island Bar
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Reviewed 20 April 2015

We chose this venue to host my sister's Hens Night. We were a group of 30 women and from my first email requesting an event booking, up until the moment we left The Island, everything ran smoothly. Catherine organised my event and was a pleasure to deal with. For our group booking we had both a drinks and a food package, in the private area upstairs. The drinks are relatively expensive on their own however for a group event with a bar tab it was worth it. I would recommend jugs of cocktails. (The cocktails were great by the way!) Pizza was great, it was served throughout the night so it was always fresh and hot. The DJ was good and almost every single person in our party was up for a dance by the end of the night, even the older and more conservative ladies amongst the group! Good view of the harbor. Cool chilled vibe. I was so pleased with our event and am very grateful for the hospitality of The Island Bar. Highly recommended for events similar to mine, or a cool place to go for a couple of cocktails, a pizza, and a dance with friends if you don't mind a short ferry ride to your destination.

Thank Michelle V
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

We ventured here for a friends Birthday drinks. I say ventured as you need to get the ferry to Cockatoo island from Circular key or Darling Harbour it only takes about 20 mins and is a nice trip. Upon arriving on the Island we were seated in some low plastic chairs under an umbrella on a grassed non smoking area right on the edge of the harbour. The view was amazing. The bar was easily accessible with plenty of staff with a good range of cocktails that were priced fairly for the venue. The only food avaible was Pizza which had to be order and collected and came in a cardboard box which would ahve been nice if it came on a plate. All the staff were very friendly and accomodating. We all had a very enjoyable day and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to drink somewhere a bit different. But get there early as tables and seats do fill up quickly. Thanks for a great day Cockatoo Island.

Thank SealWoods
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

Like most visitors to The Island Bar, we found the management, security and service to be appalling. We were a large mixed group of 16, the guys went ahead to grab a spot while the girls went to the bathroom. Security and management would not allow the boys in as they were "disorderly". When they realised the group was half girls, they did an "RSA check", despite none of us appearing, or being, in any way drunk and let us in. Security watched over us just in case we got 'disruptive', but a group of drunk girls doing the conga through the entire bar was totally fine, not at all disruptive to anyone else. Drinks were expensive, food was average, but overall the night was ruined by the terrible way the guys in the group were treated like criminals, would never recommend this place to anyone and will never go back. Trust should find new tenants to run this area as it is entirely let down by the current establishment.

Thank kittysquish
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Reviewed 18 January 2015

Sadly the fantastic view and food is destroyed Rude and Arrogant Staff. When we arrived no hello or welcome by the Staff or security but we were yelled at "Open your bags" and "How many of you". Security staff did not move so we could walk in, we had to walk around them... We were taken to an area by staff that didn't say a word to us and said this "is all we have" and left. The Bar staff were so rude when asked any questions about the menu and when asked for water just pointed.... (To an empty space where a water cooler should be, we had to ask again where to get water and was advised "it's coming" I will point out is was 35+ degrees ) , Staff when collecting glasses just pushed passed no excuse me or can I take that. They even took away a unfinished Pizza! One person in our group went to ask the Security staff a question and was greeted by an up and down and "What do you want". I have lived in Sydney my hole life and never had such poor treatment as a paying customer anywhere else!

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