Friday night had to be the coldest, windiest, most awful night we've had all winter. I should have been tucked up somewhere warm and inside but instead I braved the elements and headed out to the pop up Biennale Bar at Pier 2/3, part of the 18th Biennale of Sydney. I hadn't yet been to see the work at Pier 2/3 and was really looking forward to seeing Tiffany Singh's installation- and I certainly wasn't disappointed. I could only imagine what it would have been like had the side doors been opened, allowing the breeze to blow through and move the wind chimes- the noise would have been deafening.
It was a pleasant surprise to discover that drinks were all reasonably priced at $6 and bottled water was free- these are not city prices- well, nowhere I've ever been anyway and as a result of the awful weather the bar was never over-crowded. Seats were scattered about amongst the art and a DJ spun some tunes off to one side. Another pleasant surprise was the free risotto. Yep, you heard that right- free food. And it was good food. Add to that the free manicure station and this was every girls dream bar. Even with the dismal wind blowing a gale outside it was a really great place to escape. It's no surprise that on their opening night the bar attracted around 1, 200 people. The Biennale Bar is open every Friday night through August, 6.30pm.