By Stefanie Collins, editor bars&clubs

It’s officially gin o’clock from 4 December as the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) opens its garden gates to Sydneysiders.

The museum is getting into the summer spirit with its first-ever pop-up bar, with the Gin Garden set to feature fantastic views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

The museum is calling it the “ultimate celebration of British eccentricity with a twist of antipodean flair” with the menu offering a range of creative cocktails featuring native ingredients and juniper-inspired culinary delights.

The antipodean side of the equation is being provided by Sydney’s own artisanal gin distiller Archie Rose – which utilises Australian botanicals in its gin – and local craft brewers Young Henrys.

The opening of the Gin Garden will coincide with the MCA’s Sydney International Art Series exhibition Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career – the first major survey in the Southern Hemisphere of the works of one of Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary artists (10 Dec 2015 – 1 May 2016).

Museum of Contemporary Art director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, is excited for the launch of the bar.

“Our Grayson Perry-inspired Gin Garden will be a wonderful spot to enjoy a post-exhibition tipple, have a great conversation about contemporary art and make the most of Sydney’s balmy summer evenings,” she says. 

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