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18 Stunning Aussie Bars That Are Perfect For Summer

Because summer is the season for day drinking.

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We recently asked BuzzFeed Community to share with us their favourite bars to drink at in Australia during summer. Here are all the ones you need to visit ASAP.

1. North Gong Hotel, Wollongong, New South Wales

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Recommended by Cathy Zillion (Facebook). The North Gong Hotel is one of the coolest places to be on a Sunday night. Drink until you forget that you have work in the morning.

2. 2KW, Adelaide, South Australia

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From Shaun Crawford (Facebook). This bar certainly has the best views over Adelaide. An excellent place for Saturday afternoon cocktails on a hot summer weekend.

4. Ponyfish Island, Melbourne, Victoria

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Suggested by Robert John (Facebook). What's better than drinking cocktail jugs during the afternoon while surrounded by water?

5. Sweethearts, Potts Point, New South Wales

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From Gyan Yankovich. Sweethearts is a great rooftop BBQ which offers an awesome array of cocktails and fresh summery drinks.

6. The Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

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From Michael Kay (Facebook). The Gallery is one of those venues that just oozes cool. With an extensive wine list, you can certainly spend hours chilling out here.

7. The Beresford Hotel, Surry Hills, New South Wales

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From jordanm29. The Beresford is an epic place to while away an afternoon in a leafy courtyard with a bunch of cocktail jugs. Plus its so close to Oxford Street so it's ideal for pre-drinks.

8. Rooftop Bar, Melbourne, Victoria

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From Priscilla Delatorre (Facebook). This place has amazing cocktails and astro turf. Best part is that in summer, it becomes a rooftop cinema.

9. Sky Terrace, Sydney, New South Wales

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From Mick James (Facebook). Sure, it's a little on the pricey end of the spectrum but The Sky Terrace is the place you want to be at sunset, sipping on Moët and taking Instagram photos so everyone knows you were there.

10. The Vineyard, St. Kilda, Victoria

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From brittanyg4eef8a39c. The Vineyard is an excellent restaurant, so it only makes sense that they have a kick-ass beer garden to go along with it.

11. Siglo Bar, Melbourne, Victoria

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Suggested by harrisonf4360539ec. This rooftop bar is a pretty classy establishment, a great place to split a bottle of wine and a plate of antipasti.

12. The Bank Hotel, Newtown, New South Wales

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From Tahlia Pritchard. A visit to The Bank isn't complete without tasting their amazing Pimm's jugs. It's great place for pre drinks before a night out in Newtown.

13. Portsea Hotel, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

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Suggested by adame4b54323e7. This amazing beer garden has stunning views of the water and is the perfect place to spend a hot day.

14. Preachers, Hobart, Tasmania

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From Gyan Yankovich. Preachers has reached peak hipster status by putting an old bus - complete with fairy lights - in their beer garden.

15. The Glenmore, Sydney, New South Wales

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Suggested by Jenna Guillaume. A great place for after work drinks, The Glenmore has stunning views of Sydney Harbour and also has a retractible roof so you won't be caught in the rain.

16. Jade Monkey, Adelaide, South Australia

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Recommended by Sarah Hurler Howley (Facebook). The Jade Monkey is 100% better after its location change, as it now has a perfect outdoor section which lets you enjoy Adelaide's scorching summers while sipping on a cold beverage.

17. Opera Bar, Sydney, New South Wales

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From Catherine Aurora (Facebook). You can probably just tell from the photo what makes this bar so damn special. Enjoy stunning harbour, bridge and Opera House views while you sip on delicious cocktails and soak up the sun.

18. Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, Queensland

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From Courtney Cork Edwards (Facebook). Queensland can get hot. This riverfront beer garden has heaps of shade to escape the heat while you down a cold one.

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