Family-owned Bacardi-Martini Australia (BMA) are teaming with Bondi’s iconic Icebergs Bar to bring Melbourne’s Bar Americano to Sydney for a special residency in April.

The concept of creating a bar within a bar was dreamt up between Iceberg’s Maurice Terzini and Bar Americano’s Matthew Bax during a long night out in Venice over a few Negronis.

Usually found tucked away within Melbourne’s laneways, Bar Americano famously holds only ten people standing, so when recreating this at the Icebergs Bar will accommodate seven guests seated or 10 guests standing. This exclusive and intimate space will be available for individual and group bookings from Thursday 31 March through to Sunday 1 May, featuring cocktails including Bacardi-Martini’s premium spirit brands, Tequila Patrón, Grey Goose Vodka and Bombay Sapphire Gin.

With 20 years of experimental and ground-breaking bartending hidden deep within their cocktails, Bar Americano prides itself on restricting the drinks menu to just eight to ten select cocktails per night, reflecting the season and the creative whims of bartender and founder, Matt Bax. Every sip unveils the layers and secrets behind what Matt describes as “simple” classics.

When recreating this experience at Bondi Beach, the drinks menu will include eight classic cocktails, inspired by premium spirits, Tequila Patrón, Grey Goose Vodka and Bombay Sapphire Gin.

Bacardi-Martini’s Marketing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Sarah Nichols said “This is an exciting opportunity for Bacardi-Martini Australia to have three of its of premium brands at Bondi’s iconic Icebergs Bar, with the backdrop of one of Australia’s best views.

Tequila Patrón, Grey Goose Vodka and Bombay Sapphire Gin perfectly compliment the incredible drinks menu Matt Bax has curated.

Bar Americano will give cocktail lovers an intimate experience by receiving unmatched service and the upmost care and quality into the signature cocktails they know and love, as well as adding a few surprises along the way.”

Where & Residency Dates
Icebergs Bar, 1 Notts Avenue Bondi Beach
Thursday 31st March to Sunday 1st May

Session Times
2.00pm – 3.30pm – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
4.00pm – 5.30pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
6.00pm – 7.30pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
8.00pm – 9.30pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

How to Book
Book your session online via
$80 pp pre-paid, (will be taken off final bill)

Group Reservations
The Bar Americano pop-up also welcomes exclusive hires, group reservations, pre-dinner or lunchtime drinks, perfect for corporate or celebratory events. Seven guests seated and 10 guests standing can be accommodated.


The tart Tuscan wonder. House Patron Limoncello, Amaro Americano, Italian Aperitivi and fresh lemon all charged with icy DOC Prosecco. Bold, refreshing and ridiculously Italian.

No. 8 Mimosa
Fermented Ruby Red Grapefruit, House Grapefruitchello. Italian Bitters, Grey Goose Vodka, all charged with DOC Prosecco.

Floral Bombay Sapphire Gin, fresh lemon and perfumed aromatic cherry.

Rick Dalton
Inspired by Rick’s Hollywood Poolside Blending. Patrón Silver Tequila, Spaghetti Western herbal liqueurs, Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum and fresh-pressed lime. Frozen and blended, of course.

Our namesake and the most underrated cocktail on the planet. The drink that inspired the Negroni and we say probably still trumps it. A bittersweet symphony of Italian Martini & House vermouths, Northern Italian Aperitvi and a refreshing twist of citrus.

Antica Fashionista
Our homage to Mr Terzini. Our (very Italian) version of the classic Old Fashioned. Whiskies, Amaro Americano, aged & spiced fruit gum syrup with aromatic bitters.

Many say this is the best in the world but can bar talk be relied upon? A simple but secret blend of Bombay Sapphire Gin, Martini, House Vermouths & Italian Bitters.

2+2=5 Martini
Catch it before it disappears like the rest of our culture today, down the memory hole. Curated by the Ministry of Truth. Bombay Sapphire Gin, Grey Goose Vodka + House Vermouths, Disputed Territory Bitters = 5.

Pecorino & Alto Olives 8
Wasabi Melon & David Blackmore Wagyu Bresaola 12
Smoked Bacala & Yarra Valley Salmon Roe Cruller 12
Cotechino & Fontina Burger 18
Bombolone, Beef Fat Caramel 10

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Source: Bacardi-Martini Australia